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Why Suboxone® Remains Among the Most Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Apr 02, 2024
Why Suboxone® Remains Among the Most Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction is a disease, and most diseases benefit from medication. But can you really fight drugs with drugs? Suboxone® can. Here are the facts about this innovative and safe approach to treating and beating addiction.

Battling opioid addiction is often a silent struggle – it attacks your body’s integrity, your mind’s tranquility, and life’s overall joy. Yet, there’s a beacon of hope that shines through this adversity. 

Suboxone® has risen as a champion in the medical arsenal against opioid dependency.

Dr. Oluranti Adepoju at Revive Holistic Psychiatry sheds light on the transformative power of Suboxone in renewing the lives of those embroiled in addiction.

Suboxone: Two medicines in one

The principle of using medication to decimate addiction may puzzle some, and rightly so. The logic, however, has a solid foundation in robust scientific research and the irrefutable realities of recovery.

Suboxone’s duality is its strength. Its composition – buprenorphine and naloxone – is intricately balanced. 

Buprenorphine’s duty is to alleviate cravings by occupying the brain's opioid receptors, similar to opioids, yet without their fully addictive activation. 

Simultaneously, naloxone serves as a safeguard by mitigating the possibility of misuse and triggering withdrawal symptoms should you attempt to inject it rather than using it as intended — dissolved under your tongue.

Impressive clinical evidence

Conclusive evidence underscores Suboxone’s role in the healing process:

A compelling clinical trial showcased buprenorphine’s superiority in sidestepping addiction relapses when weighed against alternative treatments.

Further, another study corroborates that Suboxone markedly dampens the urge for opioid intake.

These findings affirm Suboxone not just as a treatment but also as a partner in the journey to recovery, enabling focus on rehabilitation without the plaguing dissent of cravings or withdrawal.

Advantages of Suboxone

Suboxone has advantages over other treatments for opioid addiction. 

First, Suboxone has a “ceiling effect,” which means that after a certain dose, its effects plateau, reducing the risk of misuse and dependency. 

Second, while Suboxone reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms, it doesn't produce the euphoria associated with opioid abuse, making it less likely to be misused.

Despite its effectiveness, people still have misconceptions about Suboxone. Some believe it’s merely substituting one addiction for another. However, when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan under Dr. Adepoju’s care, Suboxone manages your disease of addiction in the same way medications manage other chronic diseases.

However, Dr. Adepoju wants you to understand that Suboxone-assisted treatment should be part of a comprehensive recovery plan that includes counseling, psychotherapy, and participation in social support programs. She also offers telehealth appointments so you can connect with her from home or work. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, request an appointment with Dr. Adepoju online or call Revive Holistic Psychiatry in Weymouth, Massachusetts, today and discover whether Suboxone can help you kick your opioid addiction for good.