Essentially, your suboxone detox is your withdrawing from a prescribed, controlled drug in an extremely controlled way. This may seem confusing to you, but we will discuss this in detail later on. Whether you were prescribed the suboxone by your primary doctor or by a rehabilitation center, it is essential that you go through suboxone detox if you truly want to recover.
Suboxone detox is something that is different than other forms of detox. Generally, you will go through detox to remove your chosen drug from your physical body and, while this is true for suboxone detox, it is still unique. The reason for this is because of the reason suboxone is in your system in the first place. Unlike many other addictions, which formed from drug (alcohol) abuse, suboxone addiction is formed when a doctor prescribes this medication to you to help you through your opiates detox.
At Cliffside Malibu, we will explore all options to make your withdrawal easier, which is why a gradual decrease in your suboxone is the best plan of action. We understand all of the treatments offered for addictions and, moreover, we understand that part of any drug treatment may include suboxone detox. If you want be in some of the most capable hands in California, call Cliffside Malibu today at (424) 320-3061.
UNDERSTAND THE ROLE SUBOXONE PLAYED BEFORE DETOX
Generally, suboxone is prescribed as a medication to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms of other opioid detox. Some people state that this narcotic can even be used to maintain your addiction so that it does not get worse. It is important that you understand the role this narcotic played before you enrolled in a suboxone detox program. Essentially, through using a suboxone treatment, you were more capable of handling your withdrawal and treatments that would follow because suboxone is a partial opiate. By taking suboxone, you would receive enough opiates to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, bind your opioid receivers from getting any other opiates, and you would not crave your opiates any more. However, as helpful as this treatment is, you are bound to form a person with substance use disorderion to the narcotic, especially if you did not receive the treatment in a residential rehab center. Therefore, since your addiction has switched to another opiate, suboxone detox is inevitable. Without going through detox, there is no point of going through a suboxone detox because you are essentially, as already stated, only switching your addiction from one opiate to another partial opiate. If you have any other questions concerning suboxone detox, contact one of our dedicated staff members at Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE IN SUBOXONE DETOX?
As with all forms of detox, even a controlled suboxone detox is bound to produce some discomfort. Essentially, during your suboxone detox, your opioid receivers are being cleansed of all remaining opiates and your entire body is becoming independent from opiates. While it is true that, many times, suboxone detox is something of a gradual process, there is still the chance that you will experience some discomfort, so you may be wondering now, what you will experience during suboxone detox. You can experience symptoms such as nausea, the chills, anxiety, headache, etc. Chances are that if you are addicted to suboxone because of suboxone therapy, you will not experience any withdrawal symptoms. This is true because you were put on the suboxone to alleviate the opiate withdrawal symptoms and you went through a maintenance phase. This means that your suboxone dosage was adjusted until you no longer had cravings. The same can be said for suboxone drug detox because more times than not, your dosage will be adjusted so that you do not feel the withdrawal but you are still being weaned off the suboxone. What will you experience in suboxone detox; you can expect to have a gradual decrease in the partial opiate. To experience this almost painless suboxone detox, please call Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061.
SUBOXONE DETOX NEEDS ADJUNCT THERAPY
It is time to take your understanding of what your suboxone treatment entails to the next level because detox is only one part of your treatment. Mind you, suboxone detox is a crucial part of your recovery, but it is still only one part of it. In order to be truly successful, your detox will need adjunct therapy. Any addiction, even one created by your doctors to control other addictions, is a physical and mental addiction. Sure, the suboxone treatment helped you come off the more dangerous forms of opiates (heroin) however, if you go through suboxone detox with out treating the mental addiction, what’s to say that you will not go back to abusing the drug that sent you to treatment originally. All this goes to say that your detox is only the foundation of your rehabilitation process. This is something we will tell you constantly at Cliffside Malibu as we offer you the individualized drug abuse treatment plan that will address every aspect of your addiction. At our center, you will receive a detox treatment plan that combines eastern and western medicine. This means that you will be offered a variety of programs that can include massage therapy, family counseling, art therapy, journaling group, relapse prevention, life assessment group, and acupuncture. While these are just a few of the programs you can participate in at Cliffside Malibu, we wanted you to see that the adjunct therapies that you need can be almost luxurious.
YOUR DETOX CAN HELP YOU
If you thought that your suboxone treatment was helpful because it helped you overcome your other opiate addiction, imagine how helpful going through a controlled suboxone withdrawal will be. Right now you are probably relieved that you are no longer craving the opiate derived drug that landed you in rehab in the first place, but your relief can go beyond this. With suboxone detoxification and the mental therapies needed to heal the other parts of your addiction, you can be relieved that you are free of opiates all together. You can be relieved that your struggle with addiction has come to an end and you can live your life at home now as a productive member of society. Suboxone withdrawal is meant to help you get your life back and, in the right setting, it will do just that. Remember, your detox can help you. For additional information on the exclusive Suboxone detox programs at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Detox page. For immediate assistance call Cliffside Malibu anytime at (424) 320-3061.