Futures Recovery

How Long to Wait Before Taking Suboxone to Avoid Precipitated Withdrawal

While opioid withdrawal is not typically life-threatening, it is not recommended to stop taking an opioid drug, such as heroin, methadone, and narcotic pain relievers, suddenly or “cold turkey.” Although not usually life-threatening, opioid withdrawal can still be very uncomfortable and may managed by certain medications, such as Suboxone.  Suboxone is an Food and Drug […]

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How Long Does Suboxone Withdrawal Last? Timeline, Tips, and Symptoms

Opioid abuse and dependency treatment may start with a medical detox protocol since withdrawal symptoms are often uncomfortable and drug cravings can get intense. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist and antagonist alike, one of the first opioid narcotic drugs to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for […]

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How Long Does Precipitated Withdrawal Last

Patients who are ready to put opiate dependence behind them have the option of utilizing medication designed to help them break free from addiction in a slow and controlled manner. Unfortunately, though, certain medications (especially buprenorphine) can help to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and the harsh nature of “cold turkey” opiate detox in patients, but in […]

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Dangers of Mixing Suboxone With Benzos, Alcohol, and Other Depressants

A narcotic opioid with a long half-life that’s used in the treatment dependency on other opioid drugs, Suboxone is an effective tool when used as directed and in conjunction with psychotherapy and support groups during addiction recovery. Suboxone is part buprenorphine and part naloxone – part partial opioid agonist and part antagonist. In many cases, […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Suboxone Abuse

Suboxone is a synthetic opioid made by combining two different drugs – buprenorphine and naloxone. Like methadone, Suboxone is a medication-assisted treatment that’s prescribed to help people overcome addiction to other opioid drugs, such as heroin and morphine. The drug works by preventing withdrawal symptoms and by lessening the euphoric effects of opioids, making it […]

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Suboxone Abuse

Widely popular for its use in treating heroin and other opioid addictions, Suboxone has taken on a life of its own, with many patients developing a dependency on the more controlled – and supposedly safer – high offered by Suboxone. The reality is that using Suboxone as a crutch brings with it a number of […]

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Symptoms and Causes of Precipitated Withdrawal With Suboxone

Opioid addiction is considered a chronic and progressive brain disease that is highly treatable. One of the methods used during opioid addiction treatment is medication-assisted therapy. It is never recommended to stop taking, or abusing, an opioid “cold turkey,” or suddenly, as this can lead to the onset of difficult withdrawal symptoms. Medications may be […]

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Tips for Getting Off Suboxone

Suboxone is one of the few narcotic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction. It contains buprenorphine, which is a partial opioid agonist, and naloxone, which is a partial opioid antagonist. Buprenorphine binds to opioid receptor sites in the brain, stimulating them as other opioid […]

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When Does Suboxone Show on a Drug Test?

One of the benefits of utilizing Suboxone as a medication-assisted treatment after opiate addiction is to more smoothly – and more quickly – transition into recovery and enjoy the benefits of a clean and sober life. Employment is one of those benefits, and the concern that it could be threatened by the very thing sustaining […]

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