Suboxone and Subutex Withdrawal

Suboxone and Subutex withdrawal can be extremely difficult. Subutex and Suboxone are forms of the synthetic opiate buprenorphine that was developed to help opiate addicts to end their addictions. The drug was intended to provide a safer and less-stigmatized alternative to methadone for opiate addicts. However, since buprenorphine is also an opiate, it is highly addictive as well.
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Suboxone is a compound made up of a mixture of buprenorphine and the opioid antagonist naloxone, which is intended to make the buprenorphine less addictive. Subutex is similar to Suboxone, which is more well-known, but has a significant difference in chemical formulation. Subutex is a pure form of the drug buprenorphine, and contains no other active chemicals. Subutex is normally given during the first few days of treatment, while Suboxone is used during the continuation or maintenance phase of treatment.
These two forms of the drug buprenorphine have become a serious addiction problem, and yet have flown largely under the radar. Unscrupulous doctors have helped fuel the epidemic, and the drugs have a definite street value as they can be used by an addict to fund a heroin habit by selling them to other addicts. They are also widely used on their own as a relatively easily obtained substitute for other opiates. Once addicted, like with any opiate, it is extremely difficult – and potentially fatal – to try to stop using on one’s own accord. Oceanfront Recovery offers Suboxone addiction treatment and Subutex addiction treatment in a safe and comfortable setting.
The most common Subutex and Suboxone withdrawal symptoms include the following:
• Irritability
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Inability to sleep
• Increased Sweating
• Uncontrolled Shaking
• Diarrhea
• Joint Pain
• Hypertension (Elevated Blood Pressure)
• Tachycardia (Elevated Heart Rate)
• Death in extreme cases
Since the withdrawal symptoms are often so severe, as mentioned above it is strongly suggested that an individual not attempt to withdraw without professional medical help. Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach features comprehensive drug rehab treatment programs which can help an addict get through their Suboxone and Subutex withdrawal symptoms with the guidance of a professional clinical staff in a modern facility.
Suboxone and Subutex have become a huge challenge as drugs of addiction, and should be regarded as such. Thankfully, help is available today to end addiction to these dangerous prescription drugs.