Monday, June 18, 2012

The Truth About Using "Suboxone Detox"


Suboxone is a drug used to help people to detoxify their bodies from opiates such as methadone or heroin.  Even though Suboxone is utilized as a detox from another opioid, one can get addicted to it.  Many patients are not able to stop using it and they may take it for a long duration as a maintenance drug.  They may not be able to relinquish it even if they attempt to gradually wean it off. 

At The Coleman institute, we do not recommend the use of Suboxone or Methadone as viable detox treatment options for opiate addiction.  Therefore, we offer a different detox process that is much easier than the typical "Suboxone Detox" used by other facilities.  This process is the Accelerated Detox Program, which is useful for patients suffering from opiate addictions and those who have taken large doses of Suboxone.

Using our Accelerated Detox, we can detoxify patients off even large doses of Suboxone over a five to eight day period.  Following detoxification, we recommend Naltrexone therapy, usually in the form of a Naltrexone implant.  The Naltrexone implant fills up the opiate receptors in the brain and this decreases cravings and the residual withdrawal symptoms.  Each implant lasts for six to twelve weeks.  Combined with our commitment to quality aftercare, this gives our Suboxone patients a significant head start in remaining drug-free permanently!

We believe that abstaining from drugs completely means that patients should not take any drugs or alcohol.  The only drugs that a patient should take are the non-addictive medications prescribed by a physician who knows about the addictive struggles that the patient is dealing with.

If you or someone you love is in need of help detoxing off of Methadone, Suboxone, opiates, benzos or alcohol, please don't hesitate to call Jennifer Pius at 1.877.77.DETOX (33869). 

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