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About Opioid Treatment

Suboxone, which the Food and Drug Administration approved in 2002, is a medication-assisted treatment for addictions to opioids. It consists of two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone, and per regulations, it must be administered under medical supervision. The benefit of Suboxone benefits the patient by lessening their brain’s need for opioids, also preventing opioid […]
An Opioid is a chemical substance that creates pain relief or euphoric physical “highs” in the body. The bind to receptors in the central nervous system and in other tissues in order to create that pain relief. Opioids can be classified as natural, semi-synthetic, and fully-synthetic. Natural opioids include morphine, codeine, thebaine, and […]
For thousands of years, humans have known of the analgesic qualities of opium. Early Middle Eastern societies (dating back to the Neolithic Age) included evidence of opium poppy usage. And for at least the last 300 years, societies have acknowledged that opioid addiction as a problem. Opioids belong to classification of drugs derived […]
Since 1949, the 12-step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous has been the dominant way we think about facing and fighting addiction. Many people have successfully used this approach, which uses both community and willpower to recovery from addiction. However, countless others have tried it and relapsed. Given that opioid addiction afflicts so many Americans, it’s […]
Suboxone® is the first narcotic drug available for prescription from a doctor’s office for use in the treatment of opioid dependence under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000). The primary active ingredient in Suboxone is buprenorphine, which itself is a partial opioid agonist. This means the the opioid effects (the […]
An opioid is a drug that belongs to a larger category of pain-killing drugs (including heroin, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and other substances). Opioid dependence is the condition where a person physically and emotionally can’t stop using opioids, even if he or she knows they are harmful. The World Health Organization defines substance dependence through six […]
Suboxone is a buprenorphine medication taken under a doctor’s supervision to treat dependence on opioids. It comes in a tablet, or as a dissolvable film. Anyone looking for medical options for recovery from opioid addiction should have a thorough consultation with their doctors, so that they can both weigh the benefits of Suboxone against its potential […]
Suboxone is the high-dosage form of Buprenorphine paired with Naloxone, a drug that counteracts opioids’ risk of addiction. Opioid doctors prescribe Suboxone to treat opioid addiction, as the medication is one part of medically-assisted treatment (MAT). Suboxone’s History Buprenorphine hydrochloride was produced in the 1980s by the manufacturer Reckitt and Colman, first in […]
Suboxone treatment can help those suffering from opioid addiction find their path to recovery by relieving pain and lessening withdrawal symptoms.  However, Suboxone itself is a drug and has the potential to be addictive, which is why you should always seek Suboxone treatment under the care of a licensed professional – find a Suboxone […]
Here at Buprenorphine Doctors, we want want to assist you in finding the Suboxone doctor that will help you regain control of your life from opioid addiction.  You can use our directory to search for a Suboxone clinic in your area, but do you know what to do when you have found one […]
Opioid addiction is a looming threat for many American communities. And yet, it’s not a problem without a response. Here’s what you should know about opioid addiction medication. When someone has a opioid addiction, many changes within the body interfere with its normal functioning. These changes affect the brain and other vital organs. Within […]
Here at Buprenorphine Doctors, we do our best to explain the relevant parts of opioid addiction and treatment. But sometimes, it helps to return to the basics. What would you (the reader) want to know? We’re here to help you learn whatever you’d choose. That’s why we’ve put together the first half of […]
Buprenorphine is an FDA approved opioid addiction treatment. Currently Subutex® & Suboxone® are the only Buprenorphine medications approved by the FDA. Buprenorphine itself is opioid itself, but the maximal effects are less than other more dangerous opioid agonist like methadone and herion. By producing enough agonist, individuals taking Buprenophine that have become addicted […]
There can be many challenges associated with talking to a loved one about their addiction that could result in the conversation not occurring. However, addressing addiction to a loved one is important because they need a lot of empathy and support during this difficult time. Knowing how to prepare and approach your loved one is crucial to having a beneficial conversation about […]
One of the major concerns people suffering from drug addiction have about substance abuse treatment is whether their treatment can remain confidential – and this often prevents them from seeking treatment at all.  They fear losing their job, family, and friends if anyone were to find out about their addiction struggles.  This is […]
Countless soldiers, home from World War I, returned as heroin addicts. Drug Treatment clinics were swamped, then shut down by the Federal Government, because Opioid addiction was considered a criminal offense, rather than a medical problem. Physicians were dissuaded from treating addiction from the 1920s until the 1970s. The Narcotic Addict Treatment Act of 1974 then allowed […]

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