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How to Detox From Suboxone

How to Detox From Suboxone

In the battle against the opiate addiction sweeping our nation, many detox programs incorporate the use of medications to ease patients’ withdrawal symptoms. One of these is suboxone, a partial opioid agonist. Unfortunately, this drug is a double-edged sword. Some patients who use suboxone to fight addiction find themselves dependent on it. When abused, suboxone has the potential to be addictive.

If you or a loved one is struggling with suboxone addiction, call Diamond House Detox at (800) 205-6107 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.

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Patients who wish to get totally clean of all drugs may try to quit suboxone cold-turkey. But this can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, leading them to relapse and turn back to the drug for relief. The first step to getting off suboxone is to find a medically supervised detox clinic, like Diamond House Detox. These facilities are equipped to help you deal with withdrawal symptoms, offering support and ensuring your safety throughout the entire process.

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A Guide on What To Expect When Detoxing From Drugs and Alcohol

Many people avoid detoxing because they are afraid of the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. Maybe you’ve already tried on your own and failed. But joining a professional detox program is different. If you’re addicted to suboxone, the capable staff at Diamond House Detox understands what you will be facing during detox and are equipped to help you in any way. We create individualized detox plans to ensure you are getting the best care possible.

If You’ve Never Gone to a Detox Clinic, Here’s What You Can Expect:

1. Evaluation of Each Patient

When you arrive, we want to make sure we have all pertinent information about your condition, so we can come up with a personalized treatment program. That’s why our psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner will perform an evaluation right off the bat. This helps us understand your level of addiction and where you are in the withdrawal process. It’s also used to assess your mental health and determine if you have a co-occurring disorder. These are psychiatric disorders that may have been covered up by your addiction to suboxone.

For years, we’ve seen patients with a variety of different addictions, and in that time, we’ve come to understand that no two people are the same. That’s why each person receives a customized detox program. This may involve some sort of therapy where we help you address problem areas that contributed to your addiction. We may also recommend medication to help treat any underlying psychiatric issues, like depression or anxiety.

However, the most important aspect of detox is getting the suboxone out of your system. Our staff is there 24-hours a day, offering support and ensuring you are as comfortable as possible. Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and duration, depending on how long you used the drug. Physical symptoms usually peak about three days after your last use, but they subside within a week or two.

Before you leave our detox program, we encourage you to seek follow-up treatment. This will increase the chance of your successful rehabilitation and ensure you don’t relapse. These programs also allow you to identify personal stressors that led to addiction, and they provide you with the skills to overcome them. Some of the most common types of follow-up treatment include therapy, addiction meetings and rehab.

Don’t Detox Without Professional Assistance

Never attempt to detox from suboxone on your own. Many patients who try find themselves facing withdrawal symptoms and cravings which lead them right back into a life of addiction. It’s also a dangerous process that involves many physical side effects. The professional care at Diamond House Detox ensures you find a safe environment where our medically trained staff can assist and support you when you need help.

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