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Detox From Suboxone

photo of doctor writing a prescription for suboxone to treat drug addiction

Suboxone has proven to be a safe, effective and successful alternative to methadone for patients who are looking to detox from opioids; however, individuals have developed crippling addictions and find themselves unable to stop taking the drug. In 2002, the FDA originally approved Suboxone to help patients detox from heroin and other opioids, but many have reported that detox from Suboxone was worse than any other detox they had ever experienced.

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms

Symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal include, but are not limited to:

  • Crippling joint and muscle pain
  • Severe intestinal distress
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Weakness and restlessness
  • Insomnia

​The prevalence of addiction to Suboxone has been increasing in recent years because it is easily prescribed by doctors. Unlike methadone, which requires patients to go to an actual clinic to receive, doctors prescribe Suboxone to a patient as a means of detoxing from highly addictive painkillers. 

Detox to Stop Taking Suboxone

Suboxone addiction is almost always the result of patients searching for an easier way to detox from opiates. They’re lured to the drug by promises of a more mild withdrawal period and an easier time during detox, and wind up going through a vicious cycle that started with heroin, made a detour at methadone and finally stopped at Suboxone.

How Suboxone Detox Works

Suboxone is made up of two powerful narcotics and yields the same withdrawal symptoms as the drugs it’s meant to treat. Patients are given the drug well past their institutional detox period, and have a great deal of difficulty abstaining from use. 

Expert, Medically-Managed Detox From Suboxone

Each of our facilities are well versed in the clinical evolution, effects and chemical makeup of Suboxone. Our research department has extensively examined the positive and negative impact of the drug. We provide thorough, safe and responsibly-managed Suboxone detox to patients desperate for withdrawal symptom relief.

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches' detox facilities can help patients overcome their physical dependence on Suboxone in a safe, comfortable and compassionate manner. We start by conducting a thorough physical evaluation and use our research and expertise to administer safe and effective medical detox from Suboxone.

Infographic: Detox From Suboxone

Drawing upon research conducted by the University of California San Francisco, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the drugfree.org website - this infographic explores the complicated role that suboxone plays in addiction and treatment. Introduced as a prescription drug to help addicts cope with the withdrawal symptoms of quitting opiates, suboxone has also become a new source of addiction for many individuals who now require a detox from suboxone as well. This infographic states that 190,000 people have already been prescribed suboxone, making the scope of this potential problem enormous. In addition, the data presented in this infographic makes it clear that a black market for suboxone has already been created, with seizures of suboxone in police raids rising from 90 in 2003 to 10,500 in 2010.

infographic asks the question if suboxone is a real addiction cure or are you just trading one addiction for a different one
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Sources: 
  • University of California San Francisco
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • drugfree.org