WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE, AND HOW DOES IT TREAT OPIOID ADDICTION?
At Symetria Recovery®, we treat patients for opioid addiction using the Symetria Method®®. This evidence-based program includes the physician-supervised use of medication to control and ultimately eliminate withdrawal and cravings.
One of the most common and effective medications that we use for treating opioid addiction is Suboxone® (buprenorphine). This chemical works by binding to the same receptors that are normally activated by opioids thereby blocking or minimizing the effects of opioids. Suboxone® can be administered as a “sublingual film,” which simply means it is a small strip of medicated film applied inside of the cheek or under the tongue, where it continues to release a steady dose until replaced.
This medication is typically the first medication a patient at Symetria Recovery® receives to reduce and eliminate the cravings and withdrawal of detoxification so that patients can focus more fully on treatment.
Buprenorphine medications used by Symetria Recovery® include:
Other medications used by Symetria Recovery® include:
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If you’ve been worried about a loved one, or if you’re concerned about the way you use your pain medication, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for help. To take the first step, contact us online or call (888) 782-6966 right away.