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opioid treatment programs in St Louis & Kansas City

How To Manage Opioid Withdrawal

Local Drug Rehab Clinics

If you’re struggling with opioid addiction, it can be hard to know where to turn to get help, and while there are many treatment programs to choose from, they don’t all take the same approach. When you’re getting treatment for your problem, you need to be confident that you’ve chosen a clinic that offers the most effective solutions to help you overcome your addiction and manage the withdrawal symptoms that you’ll experience so that you can move on to a drug-free life.

What Is Suboxone?

The best rehab clinics today are using Suboxone for medicated opioid addiction recovery. This prescription medication has been proven to work well for those who are suffering from addiction to either prescription or illegal opioid drugs. It uses two major ingredients – naloxone and buprenorphine. The first of those reverses the effect of the opioids while the second is a partial opioid agonist which blocks your opiate receptors so you experience fewer urges. As a result, this medication can effectively treat the withdrawal symptoms that occur when coming off opioids.

Can Suboxone Work Alone?

For some people trying to overcome their opioid addiction, Suboxone may be sufficient to overcome the withdrawal symptoms they are experiencing. However, most people find that a comprehensive program of treatment is the best course of action, with counseling and therapy to target the underlying causes of drug use and to find new, healthier ways of coping with stress and pain.

How Does Suboxone Help?

Suboxone can be prescribed for dependence on short-acting opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. It is especially effective in the early stages of withdrawal when the symptoms can be potentially dangerous. Once this phase has passed, Suboxone can continue to be helpful during the maintenance phase before finally being reduced in dose until the medication is no longer required.

If you take Suboxone you will experience:

  • Reduced pain
  • Greater sense of well-being and calm
  • Fewer worries
  • Reduced level of stress
  • Greater sense of relaxation

Suboxone comes in either a tablet or film format. Tablets can be taken as normal, but the film must be placed under the tongue where it dissolves slowly.

Getting Help For Opioid Addiction

If you’re ready to get help for opioid addiction, the Midwest Health Center is here to help patients in St Louis and Kansas City. Our outpatient medicated treatment program is designed to work around patients and their needs, offering them the support and assistance that they need to overcome their problem and to get back to a normal life without any need for drugs. We use Suboxone as part of our treatment program and our patients report excellent results. With absolute confidentiality and complete convenience for you paramount to our operation, our understanding team are on hand to make sure you have the best possible chance of making a full recovery.