good reason: An estimated 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose and more than 2 million Americans battle opioid use disorders. The medical providers at Jacinto Medical Group are fighting back against opioid use by offering Suboxone®, a medication designed to break your dependence on opioids. To learn more about Suboxone, call one of the office locations in Baytown or La Porte, Texas, or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.
Suboxone was first introduced in 2000 as an effective tool to battle opioid use disorder. Suboxone contains two ingredients, which perform separate, but equal, tasks in helping you overcome addiction:
This drug is a weak narcotic that heads off withdrawal symptoms in opioid users. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist, which attaches to the same receptors in your brain as other opioids, but it reduces their effects by blocking them from these receptors.
This ingredient is an opioid antagonist and it blocks the receptors in your brain from the effects of opioid use. The primary goal of this ingredient is to prevent misuse of Suboxone.
Together, this agonist/antagonist combination, which is delivered through a sublingual (under the tongue) film, can help you stop your opioid use and prevent you from relapsing.
If you’ve tried other avenues for stopping your use of opioids, only to find yourself unable to get through the withdrawal period, Suboxone may provide the solution you’re looking for. Withdrawal symptoms from opioid use disorders are severe and present an enormous hurdle to anyone who’s trying to get clean. With Suboxone, you won’t undergo the acute withdrawal symptoms that often send people right back to using.
There’s no single answer to this question and everyone is different. Suboxone is designed to help you through withdrawal, but many people continue its use to prevent relapse. Opioid withdrawal symptoms are acute immediately after you stop taking the drug, but other, more subtle withdrawal symptoms can crop up months down the road. The best answer to this question is to take Suboxone under the close watch of your doctor at Jacinto Medical Group and, together, you can decide on the best timeline.
It’s important to note that Suboxone alone isn’t a cure-all for opioid use disorders. Talk to your doctor about other steps you need to take, such as 12-step groups, counseling, and lifestyle changes.
If you want to break the chains of your opioid use disorder, call Jacinto Medical Group about Suboxone. Or use the online booking tool.