Even if you aren’t in treatment for substance abuse, it’s very likely you’ve heard of Suboxone.
So, what is it? And how does it work?
Suboxone is the brand name of a medication used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help individuals in treatment for substance abuse manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings and increase their chance for sustained abstinence from prescription opioids or heroin. Suboxone is actually a combination of two different drugs — buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, blocks opiate receptors and reduces urges; and naloxone, a pure opioid antagonist, helps reverse the effects of opioids.
Together these drugs, known as Suboxone, have been proven effective in helping individuals manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings and increase chances of sustained abstinence from prescription opioids or heroin. Suboxone is designed to relieve physiological cravings, stabilize brain chemistry and other body functions, and block the effect of opioids.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
MAT can help people to get back on their feet and live their life to the fullest.
MAT is the use of medication, as described above, paired with counseling to treat opioid use disorders. MAT has been shown to help individuals manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings and increase chances of sustained abstinence from prescription opioids or heroin.
Using a whole person approach, PPI combines MAT with individual, intensive outpatient and group therapy. Education and connection to other services is provided as needed. PPI offers MAT in a private and welcome setting at the following locations by experienced providers here to get you started on your journey to wellness.
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