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How do people use Suboxone to control opiate addiction?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Buprenorphine helps

Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction.
It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps.

In brief: Buprenorphine helps

Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction.
It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two Models

There are two models when it comes to the treatment for opiate dependency.
The first is called: abstinence based model which means the addict does not take any opiates and becomes involved in various other therapies, either inpatient or outpatient. The other is called: harm reduction model which utilizes replacement therapy with opiates like suboxone until that can be gradually tapered off.

In brief: Two Models

There are two models when it comes to the treatment for opiate dependency.
The first is called: abstinence based model which means the addict does not take any opiates and becomes involved in various other therapies, either inpatient or outpatient. The other is called: harm reduction model which utilizes replacement therapy with opiates like suboxone until that can be gradually tapered off.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Take the medication

Take the medication as directed.
It is helpful to be treated with psychotherapy as well as the medication.

In brief: Take the medication

Take the medication as directed.
It is helpful to be treated with psychotherapy as well as the medication.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
Thank
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