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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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What is Suboxone

What is Suboxone? Suboxone is a medication that is mainly used for opioid addiction. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, which work together to help opioid-addicted patients find relief from withdrawal symptoms from their opioid addiction. It helps reduce cravings from dangerous drugs like heroin. Suboxone is prescribed by licensed professionals and is given along with counseling and behavioral therapy. There are different treatment options for opioid or heroin addiction, but Suboxone is considered to be safe and effective because it eases withdrawal symptoms while blocking brain receptors from receiving the effects of opioids. Suboxone should only be used with a prescription and under medical supervision. Components of Suboxone Suboxone  is a combination of two major components. Suboxone contains Buprenorphine [...]

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