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Quitting Suboxone Cold Turkey

The pain and fear surrounding withdrawal keeps many people locked into the cycle of use and/or abuse.

When it comes to detoxing from powerful opiate medications, most patients do much better with professional help. Trying to quit cold turkey, or abruptly without any assistance, can be dangerous and painful. The right course of Suboxone treatment can help patients get through this difficult time. Suboxone is used to treat opiate addiction and contains buprenorphine, an opiate medication, and naloxone, which blocks the effects of other opioids and helps prevent abuse. Suboxone has been helpful for some people who have been addicted to opiates including heroin and OxyContin but therapy might be fairly long-term. Because it contains an opioid, Suboxone may also be habit forming. Many people who try to step down their dosage of Suboxone on their own find it difficult because of withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone withdrawal is similar to other opiate withdrawals and can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, lethargy, sleep problems, severe agitation and drug cravings.

The Fear of Opiate Withdrawal Keeps Some People Trapped in Addiction

The bondage of opiate addiction is insidious. Many people who need prescription opiates to control pain find themselves dependent after a tolerance develops. This means the drug’s effects are diminished and patients need more and more to relieve pain. Once patients become physically dependent, withdrawal will set in once they stop taking the drug. The pain and fear surrounding withdrawal keeps many people locked into the cycle of use and/or abuse. Some people become addicted to opiates because of recreational use. Either way, Suboxone may not be the right treatment option. Waismann Method offers rapid opiate detox for people who become addicted to opiates and we don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone. In fact, we’ve treated a number of patients who were prescribed Suboxone and became dependent upon it.

Waismann Method Can Eliminate the Fear and Pain of Withdrawal

Suboxone withdrawal doesn’t have to be a long or painful process. Our trusted team of medical personnel knows that you’ve suffered enough already. That’s why we’ve developed an opiate detox program that’s safe, effective and humane. We start with a thorough medical evaluation to rule out any possible underlying problems. We then use intravenous medication, which is given in a hospital while patients rest lightly under general deep sedation. This medication cleanses the opiates from patients’ receptors and speeds up withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms develop and pass while patients are sedated and they awaken a short time later without conscious awareness they even went through it. The procedure itself lasts less than two hours and our total required inpatient stay is 5 to 10 days. We monitor patients closely after the procedure and discharge them  from the hospital to Domus Retreat  when they’re ready.  . If you or someone you know wants to become free of opiate dependence once and for all, the experts at Waismann Method are here for you.

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