Suboxone

3 Advantages of Suboxone Treatment Over Methadone

3 Advantages of Suboxone Treatment Over Methadone Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), the combination of medications and counseling for treating addiction, is considered the “gold standard” of care for opioid addiction. The two most commonly used medications for treating opioid dependence are buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) and methadone. They suppress withdrawal symptoms and relieve cravings, allowing for a more gradual, controlled recovery process that drastically reduces the risk of relapse. While methadone and Suboxone are both important staples in the management of opioid dependence, there are some striking differences between the two. Let’s look at three potential advantages of Suboxone and how they can impact your treatment.     #1 The Additional Abuse Deterrents Advantages of Suboxone Treatment Over Methadone Methadone is a full opioid agonist, meaning it fully binds to opioid receptors [...]

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