What is Suboxone Detox?
What starts as an innocent, well-intentioned attempt at addiction recovery can ultimately become an addiction in and of itself. That’s the experience that many men have with Suboxone. Suboxone addiction is serious, but it does not have to be permanent. Recovery is attainable, and it starts with complete clinical detox. Located in Huntington Beach, California, Beach City Detox provides men with Suboxone detox that is safe, clinically rigorous, and medically assisted. We invite you to begin your journey to recovery today.
Understanding Suboxone Addiction
Suboxone is a medication that was once heralded as truly promising—a breakthrough in the treatment of opiate addiction. It offers a kind of opiate replacement; those who use opiates can switch to Suboxone, which significantly lessens opiate withdrawal symptoms, and ultimately opens the door to full recovery—at least from opiates.
The problem is that Suboxone works on the brain’s opiate receptors; in other words, it essentially acts as an opiate itself. It can be powerfully addictive in its own right—which means that those who use Suboxone in opiate treatment are basically swapping one addiction for another.
What is the Difference Between Suboxone Addiction and Suboxone Treatment?
Like all substances, if abused, you can become easily addicted. Suboxone is no different, the irony is that it’s also a form of treatment when dosed correctly, used at the correct stage of treatment and monitored very closely. When someone has become addicted to Suboxone, it’s because it has been prescribed for long term care, without the support of counseling and psychological therapy. Sadly, there are many doctors that will continue to prescribe Suboxone as a permanent solution to opiate addiction and it’s not.
Suboxone treatment is often used early in the detox phase. When prescribed correctly, it is for a short period of time and clients are tapered down until it is no longer necessary. At that point, the best approach to long term recovery is abstinence and to go through counseling, one-on-one and group therapy. It’s important to get to the route of the addiction, how and why did you get there to begin with? Not replace one addiction for another. It is possible to live a full life without substances and we can help you take your first step to recovery.
Signs and Symptoms of Suboxone Addiction
Those who become addicted to Suboxone will experience some intense symptoms, while those who try to stop using it may deal with significant withdrawal pains. Fortunately, clinical detox can provide a clean slate and a firm foundation for lasting recovery. Suboxone abuse is serious—and in fact, it can even be deadly. Additionally, there are a number of other common signs and symptoms to be on alert for. A few of these include:
- Wild mood swings
- Muscle aches
- Insomnia and sleeplessness
Also be aware of other common signs of addiction, such as lying or stealing in order to acquire more drugs; doctor shopping; or withdrawal from relationships and favorite activities. If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or in a loved one, that’s a sign of addiction—and of the need to seek detox and recovery.
Detoxing from Suboxone is not easy, and in fact there can be some serious withdrawal pains. That’s why we ultimately recommend detoxing in a drug treatment facility like Beach City Detox in California, where you can receive medical supervision that ensures your safety and minimizes your discomfort.
Some of the prevalent symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal include:
- Nausea and vomiting
These symptoms can be so intense that they may cause the individual to reach for higher quantities of the drug—leading to relapse and potential overdose. We recommend clinical detox as a safeguard against this.
How to Detox from Suboxone
At Beach City Detox, California, we provide an clinical approach to care and a dedicated Suboxone detox program that encompasses cognitive/behavioral therapy, group sessions, 12-step structures, and more. We also provide a full array of amenities, from nutritious meals to a comfortable setting to focus on your recovery. The journey to recovery begins with detox. Whether you or a loved one is addicted to Suboxone, we urge you to pursue healing, wholeness, and hope. Contact us at Beach City Detox in Huntington Beach, California, to learn what that means. We’re here for you when you’re ready to begin your road to recovery