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Dangers of Home Detox with Buprenorphine

Trying to wean off buprenorphine at home can present challenges that could affect your health

Buprenorphine is used to help people detox from opiate addiction. It’s a prescription medication that makes up Suboxone and Subutex but it too can become habit forming. Some people who use buprenorphine to detox from drugs like heroin or OxyContin come to rely on it physically and/or mentally. When the goal is to become completely opiate free, patients must detox from buprenorphine as well and are much better off leaving that to medical professionals. Trying to wean off buprenorphine at home can present challenges that could affect your health. It is an opiate-based drug and can cause serious withdrawal symptoms once use is stopped after a significant period of time. These symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on factors that include the length of use, the dosage taken and the severity of the dependence. People coming off of buprenorphine can experience some of these symptoms: strong cravings for the drug, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, sweats, chills, restlessness, insomnia, depression, aggression, severe agitation, shakes or tremors, muscle and bone pain and seizures. This is why it’s so important that folks get proper medical attention to assist with buprenorphine detox.

Buprenorphine Detox Should Be Left to Medical Professionals

Home may not be the best place to undergo detox, not only because of the physical and psychological discomfort, but also because of possible triggers and distractions. In addition to not getting the proper medical care that’s so needed, patients may not have the support at home to get through this trying time. There are several detox and rehab options available for people with buprenorphine addiction. Because of its nature, it should always be handled medically on an in-patient basis. Many people think this means that detox has to be a painful and painstaking process. Buprenorphine detox doesn’t have to take weeks or months to work. The Waismann Institute in California offers an expert opiate detox that can be accomplished in less than two hours with a total hospital stay of 3 to 6 days. Our method happens in a medically-supervised setting so patients are never sent home or to a hotel to recover from detox. Our unique program is safe, has a high success rate and is known to be humane. Our confidential approach to opiate detox ensures that patients are comfortable and that their anonymity is never compromised.

Waismann Method Expedites Opiate Detox and Eliminates Painful Withdrawal

The Waismann Method of rapid detox uses intravenous medicine to reverse the physical dependence once and for all. This medicine eliminates all traces of buprenorphine at the opiate receptor sites. Patients are sedated under deep sedation during this and aren’t even aware that accelerated withdrawal symptoms develop and pass entirely. They awaken free of opiate addiction and illness due to withdrawal. They are ready to move on with recovery. Patients can return home once discharged though some may want to transition in our Domus Retreat aftercare facility.

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