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Buprenex Addiction

Buprenex is a brand name for buprenorphine. It is a narcotic analgesic that’s used in treating acute and chronic pain. Pain from cancers as well as neuropathic and musculoskeletal diseases are often treated with Buprenex. Buprenex is also used in addiction treatment to help ease withdrawal syndrome in those who are addicted to opiates and want to stop using them. The chemical composition of Buprenex is similar to codeine, tomorphine and heroin.

Buprenex (buprenorphine) is primarily used as a pain reliever for acute and chronic pain, as well as an addiction treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms for people with opioid addiction. Its chemical composition is similar to that of codeine, morphine and heroin. When taken moderately it can be helpful as a pain reliever but in higher doses it can be as addictive as other narcotics. Often, people begin taking Buprenex for legitimate medical reasons but develop a tolerance as time goes on. The longer one takes Buprenex, the more they need to achieve the desired effects, which can increase the potential for abuse and addiction.

As a prescription drug for pain, there are more ways to become exposed to it than those that are legally prohibited. Some may seek Buprenex as a substitute for harder drugs, whereas some may become dependent on it through their own doctor-prescribed medications. While it does not provide the same kind of high that heroin does, the effects of Buprenex are similar and the drug itself is much cheaper and more widely available. As a result, overdose may be less likely but the potential for addiction remains high. Regardless of the situation, Buprenex addiction is a serious and potentially dangerous condition that merits attention from a professional dug treatment facility as soon as possible.

Buprenex Addiction

Addiction for Buprenex occurs in two stages. The first is when the user develops a tolerance to the medication, meaning higher doses become required to achieve the desired effects. The second stage occurs when withdrawal symptoms begin to happen if the user goes without their medication for more than 24 hours. These withdrawal symptoms can include things like headaches, nausea, agitation and sweating.

Other symptoms for Buprenex addiction include:

  • Intense cravings
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or drowsiness
  • Stomach aches, headaches, back pain or painful urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever or chills
  • Sneezing
  • Sleeplessness
  • Pale or blue-toned lips, skin or fingernails

Aside from the side effects of addiction, an overdose is also a real possibility. Though it isn’t as common as with other opiates, it is still possible when taken in excess. As with many addictive substances, the longer Buprenex is used the higher the risk of overdose becomes. If you or someone you know may have developed an addiction to Buprenex, getting treatment is incredibly important.

Professional Help for Buprenex Addiction

Once it’s established that a patient has developed an addiction, finding a treatment facility that can enable them to recover should be an immediate priority. Recovering from addiction is a process that requires several stages, the first of which is detox. A person with a Buprenex addiction should never try to detox alone. Not only is this potentially dangerous, but without guidance, relapse is also a greater possibility. Furthermore, ridding oneself of all addictive chemicals is rarely enough to make a complete recovery. Counseling, healing and treatment options are important for addressing the heart of the issue and building a person back up to a functional and sober individual. That’s why finding a quality treatment facility is by far one of the best options for addressing a Buprenex addiction.

Buprenex Rehab and Treatment

Detoxing from Buprenex, as with most forms of addiction, is the first step in the recovery process. This lasts until every addictive chemical is completely removed from a person’s body. The detox process is without doubt a challenge that requires professional assistance for the best chances of success.

One of the most significant concerns has to do with people’s chronic pain issues, which many fear would become intolerable while detoxing. The truth is that detoxing is rarely a comfortable process, but it is absolutely worth doing for the sake of one’s health and wellbeing. In addition, facility staff like ours at Cliffside Malibu will do everything in their power to ensure the detox is as safe and comfortable. Once finished, the work to heal and fully recover can begin.

One of the keys to understanding addiction of any kind is that it isn’t merely a mental or physical issue, it’s both. Even after the addictive chemicals of Buprenex have been drained from your system, psychotherapy and other treatment methods are still critical to achieve lasing sobriety. Those who become addicted to Buprenex often start out innocently because of a legitimate medical need, but over time the addiction begins to change the way their brain chemistry and psyche respond to its effects. Psychotherapy helps people by teaching them to cope without Buprenex in their lives, to understand the root causes of addiction, and finding ways to handle life once their treatment is over.

Buprenex Treatment at Cliffside Malibu

What sets Cliffside Malibu apart is our combination of proven treatment methods tailored for one’s individual needs as well as our top-of-the-line luxury facility. While here, patients can expect to receive high-quality care from compassionate staff who understand the process and how it feels, as well as the most comfortable, relaxing and beautiful accommodations to be found. Our facility sits between the ocean and mountains, creating a truly serene atmosphere far removed the pressures and worries of every day life. We also provide plenty of engaging activities to keep you busy during your free time and gourmet food prepared daily with a focus on health and wellbeing.

If you or someone you know may have developed a Buprenex addiction, be sure to give us a call as soon as possible at (855) 403-5641. Getting treatment for yourself or someone you love may be one of the most important decisions you make. Get started today and take the first step on the journey to recovery.


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