Suboxone is a trade name for buprenorphine. It was developed years ago as a pain reliever. It was later used in Europe as a substance to help people with opiate addiction ( hydrocodone, oxymorphone, heroin, opium and many others with their trade names such as Vicodin). Buprenorphine was approved in the United States in 2002 for opiate addiction treatment.
All opiates attach to “opiate receptors” in the brain. This helps relieve pain, relax people and for some people, it energizes them. Other people will feel drowsy. For some, an opiate will make them feel a sense of well-being and euphoria.
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When people think about opiate addiction they usually think of some moral failing; people want to get high or some other typical cliché. It turns out that none of these are true.
People use opiates/other drugs for all kinds of reasons. Their path to addiction is never a simple one.
Here I want to speak about people that became addicted to opiates through prescriptions given by a doctor.
Hindsight is 20/20, and this is true of doctors also. Over the last 25 years, new medicines were developed, and there was a lot of pressure on doctors to treat pain.
Now looking back 25 years we see that things could've been done more carefully.
Unfortunately, regarding treatment of many types of pain, we are still stuck with the medicines we have and these medicines will always be addictive until we find other methods that are not addictive which is going to be a long time in coming and difficult.
It is something to point out that through my work in this area I have rarely heard anyone refer to how much they are spending on street drugs. When I point out how much it actually is it is often the case that the person is surprised.
Oxycodone is more expensive.
Does this help make your decision?
I dedicate my practice almost entirely to substance-abuse and of that mostly to the use of buprenorphine(Suboxone, Zubsolv). I am limited to the number of patients I can see and I limit my patient number, voluntarily, to less than that number in order to give a higher quality of care.*It is if you want maximum privacy.
How to get off opiates?
The honest answer to this question is “with difficulty.”
The only way to truly get off opiates immediately is to stop them. This is usually not feasible as this is primarily not a mental task but a physical adjustment and healing of the brain, after damage has been done healig has to take place.
Simply stopping opiates causes a great many physical and mental problems.
Buprenorphine , the generic name for Suboxone, was approved in the United States in 2002 for opiate addiction treatment. It was developed years ago as a pain reliever. Suboxone Zublv and Bunavail are trade names for buprenorphine. It was later used in Europe as a substance to help people with opiate addiction ( hydrocodone, oxymorphone, heroin, opium and many others with their trade names such as Vicodin).