There have been cases where opiate addicts have had success with short term use of Suboxone. It is marketed as a miracle drug to provide painless detox from heroin and painkillers. However, if the dosage is not given properly, cross addiction can likely take place. Suboxone is long acting and because of this takes longer to leave the body than opiates. Tapering oneself off of an addictive substance is too difficult to do alone or on an outpatient basis. Summer House provides the security of a caring professional staff who are dedicated to getting you clean and reaching your goals.
Signs of Withdrawal
Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to Suboxone. Many opiate addicts see Suboxone as a way to detox with no side effects and try to taper themselves. All too often the user depends on Suboxone for prolonged periods of time only to discover that they have developed an addiction to the opiate replacement therapy. They may start to experience anxiety, cold or flu symptoms, pain, vomiting, diarrhea, leg restlessness, insomnia, and irritability. Sadly, these symptoms are very similar to the ones they were trying to avoid by using Suboxone in the first place.
There is a general feeling of discouragement that comes when a supposed “miracle drug” does not work the way it was promised. Self administering an addictive substance proves to be a fruitless effort for most addicts. Summer House customizes their detox plans for every patient and is dependent upon the amount the patient has been using and for the length of time. Summer House understands that everyone is different and treats each patient as an individual. Our gradual reduction method of detoxing provides the most comfortable experience possible.
Medical research shows that after abusing heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opiates that the brain is thrown off balance, making the goals of drug treatment to encourage stability, both in your body and in your life.
In cases when the patient decides to stop taking Suboxone or Subutex, He or she finds it nearly impossible to quit. At Summer House we offer a quick and painless detox method aimed at getting the patient away from dependence on medication and back to their normal lives as soon as possible.