Welcome to Suboxone Rehab Treatment
Prescription drug addiction is a significant health issue in the United States today. In fact, prescription drug addiction is a far greater problem than illegal drug addiction. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are those that cause feelings of euphoria, which are usually pain medications. Sometimes these medicaitons are prescribed for appropriate reasons – due to an injury or to control post-surgical pain. The problem starts when the person cannot decrease the dosage, actually begins to increase the dosage, and continues to take the drug for long periods of time. The human body simply does not react well to long-term use of these powerful opiates and as resistance build the body is further taxed by increasingly toxic doses.
What Are Partial Opioid Agonists and Opioid Antagonists
A partial opioid agonist is a drug that stimulates activity at opioid receptors, but doesn’t produce the same full effects of a full agonist (sch as heroin or oxycodone). Under the right conditions, partial agonists are used to produce effects similar to either agonists or antagonists. The suboxone ingredient buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist.
An opioid antagonist is a drug that attaches to but does not activate specific receptors to stimulate drug actions or effects and can block other similar from binding to, in the case of Suboxone, opioid receptors. . Antagonists can also displace other drugs. When an antagonist displaces an opioid, precipitate withdrawal can occur. Naltrexone and naloxone are opioid antagonists.
Will I Just End Up Addicted to Another Drug?
This is a critical question to ask. Do you really want to switch one drug addiction or another? The most clinically rigorous drug rehab problems set the goal of weaning you from not only the original drug of choice, but from Suboxone as well. This is done in a controlled setting where symptoms are closely monitored and your medical doctor can adjust the medication as you move through the detoxificaton process. You should know that withdrawal from suboxone is significantly milder than withdrawal from Oxycontin, oxycodone, or other opiate drugs. For this reason, in the right environment, you can detox from these drugs and finally start life fresh, free from the debilitating effects of opiate addiction. Promises drug rehab in Malibu recently created the first specialized residential program for detox from suboxone maintenance.