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Posted on 08-23-2016
While Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction, it is important to note that the drug itself is also an opioid. As such, it is possible to become addicted to Suboxone when using it to treat addiction. Furthermore, there are withdrawal symptoms associated with the discontinued use of Suboxone.
When your body becomes dependent upon Suboxone or any other type of drug, it means your body has started to build a tolerance to the drug. In turn, your body will start to feel uncomfortable when you stop using it. Typically, withdrawal symptoms begin around 48 hours after the discontinued use of Suboxone. These symptoms, which can mimic the flu, may last for up to a week.
Just as with any other drug, discontinuing the use of Suboxone requires a medically-monitored detox period. In this way, the necessary steps can be taken to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout the detox period. At the same time, your level of Suboxone use can be monitored to ensure you do not relapse and begin using the drugs that you previously addicted to using.
Although using Suboxone to treat opioid addiction does have its potential negative side effects, it is an effective option for treating addiction and helping to get your life back on track. If you or a loved one suffer from opioid addiction, contact the experts at Advanced Spine & Rehab to learn more about our Suboxone treatment program. We will take a holistic approach toward treating the addiction and beating it once and for all.
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