Opiate addiction can be very isolating, but you’re not alone. If you’re ready to recover, Suboxone treatment with John Paul Kelada, MD, and the team at Roseville Family Healthcare in Roseville, California, might be right for you. Suboxone reduces opiate withdrawal symptoms and curbs cravings, making the transition to sobriety more gentle and sustainable. You deserve the best life possible. Reach out to the compassionate team at Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.
Suboxone treatment is a medication-assisted therapy used to treat opioid dependence. Taken as a dissolvable film under the tongue or against the cheek, Suboxone makes the transition from active opiate addiction to recovery less distressing by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
A wonderful tool on its own, Suboxone treatment is most effective as a part of a comprehensive plan that includes behavioral therapy and/or counseling.
Suboxone works using two main components: buprenorphine and naloxone.
Buprenorphine is a relatively weak opioid that binds to the opioid receptors in your brain. It diminishes your withdrawal symptoms and cravings without producing the same “high” as opiates like heroin, Vicodin, fentanyl, and the like. It also decreases the likelihood of additional opioid usage because it binds so well to your receptors.
As the buprenorphine binds to your opioid receptors, the naloxone counteracts the effects, so it’s harder to misuse, and you’re less likely to relapse.
Suboxone treatment works in three phases: the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases. The induction phase starts 12 to 24 hours after you last used an opiate. It helps with the extreme discomfort of early withdrawal.
The stabilization phase begins after the withdrawal process has finished and uses modified doses of Suboxone to help manage your cravings. During stabilization, your provider meets with you frequently and adjusts your dosage and frequency as needed.
After many months or years of maintaining your sobriety with Suboxone, your provider may decide that it’s time to taper your dosage until you no longer need it.
Recovery is challenging but possible. If you or a loved one struggles with opiate addiction, you want to take every step possible to help them stop using long-term. Suboxone treatment is an effective, modern treatment that can help you recover sustainably and with dignity.
Opiate abuse and addiction harm your body, mind, and relationships, but it’s never too late to seek sobriety. No matter what you’ve been through, you matter, and you deserve health, wellness, and peace.
If you’re ready to take the first steps toward recovery from opiate use, the team at Roseville Family Healthcare is ready to support you with kindness, understanding, and Suboxone treatment. To schedule a consultation, reach out online or over the phone today.