Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a form of treatment that uses certain prescription medications to help relieve withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. Those who are struggling with opioid addiction can benefit from the use of Suboxone as part of their treatment plan. This prescription medication has been FDA approved to treat opioid use disorder and can help those in treatment focus on their recovery without feeling the need to relapse.
Learn more about our Suboxone treatment program by connecting with the Vertava Health Mississippi team today at 844.951.1931.
What Is a Suboxone Treatment Program?
For individuals who are addicted to opioids, we turn to a medication that upholds a standard of care backed by countless scientific studies. Those in our opioid addiction treatment programs can benefit from medication-assisted treatment utilizing Suboxone.
Suboxone is a sublingual film (dissolves under the tongue) that contains buprenorphine and naloxone, two medications approved for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
A few of the benefits of Suboxone as part of a medication-assisted treatment program include:
Suboxone is intended to offer relief from opioid withdrawal for individuals attempting to stop abusing opioids. The two medications combined work to treat the symptoms and prevent misuse of this medication.
How Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Addiction Works
These are complex and sophisticated treatment methods that have been developed over decades. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions regarding the use of Suboxone in our MAT programs.
How Long Can Suboxone Relieve Symptoms of Withdrawal?
Suboxone is generally administered once every 24 hours. Once ingested, Suboxone generally takes effect after about three to four hours and can provide relief from symptoms for up to three days depending on a number of factors. How long it takes to fully take effect can depend on a person’s weight, metabolic rate, and history of drug use. The amount of time it takes to metabolize Suboxone can be affected by an abnormally functioning liver as well. After ceasing Suboxone treatment, it can take up to 5 days for the effects of withdrawal to be felt.
How Long Does Suboxone Block the Effects of Opioid Use?
Suboxone’s effects of blocking opioid receptors generally last for about 24 hours. This, of course, will vary from person to person depending on metabolic rate and drug use history. Generally speaking, opioids will be rendered ineffective if ingested within a day of Suboxone treatment. There are cases where Suboxone causes a near-permanent blocking of opioid receptors, although this is an extremely rare circumstance.
How Long Should You Take Suboxone?
Just like our approach to every patient’s treatment, Suboxone treatment length is completely individualized. There is no standard timeframe for Suboxone treatment. Some patients may benefit from Suboxone treatment for a month, others may use it for a year or more. This is why it is so important to receive treatment from respected and accredited treatment facilities such as Vertava Health Mississippi.
Is It Possible to Overdose on Suboxone?
It is extremely difficult to overdose on Suboxone alone as it is only a partial opiate receptor agonist. There is a ceiling to how much Suboxone your body can process, making it a relatively safe drug to use in medication-assisted treatment programs.
Learn More About Our Suboxone Treatment Program in Mississippi
Reach out to Vertava Health Mississippi today to learn more about how our Suboxone treatment program can help you break free of opioid addiction. Lasting, sustainable recovery is possible. Connect with our team at 844.951.1931 to learn more about our options for treatment and to get started.