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Subutex Detox

One thing that is unavoidable if you have been through Subutex therapy is Subutex detox. Just because Subutex is a controlled opiate to you’re your detoxification off of another opiate does not mean it is not just as important to go Subutex detox.

The entire purpose of Subutex therapy is to make your withdrawal process from other opiates easier, while helping you to not have any opiate cravings and making you want to stay in treatment. What you need to ask yourself now is even with a full rehabilitation process, if in the end, you did not go through Subutex detox, are you not right back where you started, with an opiate addiction?

At Cliffside Malibu, we understand the importance of your going through Subutex detox and we strive to help you understand it. We want you to have a complete addiction recovery and this means coming of the drugs such as Subutex that helped you through your initial opiate (heroin, Oxycontin, etc) withdrawal.

It is our goal to help you reach a complete sobriety that will last. This can only be done when all drugs are out of your system. If you are interested in complete, long lasting sobriety, please call Cliffside Malibu today at (424) 320-3061.

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Something that is important for you to understand is that there are steps that will lead up to your Subutex detox. Because Subutex is an FDA approved drug to help with the withdrawal of all opiates besides methadone, probably the only reason you will ever be prescribed this drug is if you are trying to recover from opiate abuse. This means that before you will even consider Subutex detox, your other opiate of choice will be replaced with Subutex. The length of time you stay on Subutex depends on the strength of your addiction and a few other things. Before your Subutex detox, you will be in what is known as your maintenance period, because this is the time that your dosage of Subutex will be adjusted until you are no longer feeling withdrawal symptoms or cravings. When your doctor and you decide that your drug addiction is well maintained, Subutex detox comes into the picture.

If it there is one thing we understand perfectly at Cliffside Malibu, it is the process of reaching sobriety. We also understand that this process sometimes involves Subutex detox. This means that we understand completely what you need in order to have a successful detox. Moreover, just to make things more comfortable for you, we offer you the chance to go through your detox in a luxury setting. All you need to do is call Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061 to get started detoxing today.

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The beauty of going through Subutex detox is that it may be less physically and emotionally stressful than other forms of detox. While this statement may seem a little confusing, it is true. With all other forms of detox, even in a controlled setting, the drug is not controlled. The rehabilitation center you enroll in cannot just give you controlled doses of cocaine of alcohol to make the detoxification easier. However, with Subutex, you are taking controlled amounts of Subutex to ease the withdrawal symptoms of your other drug. Once you become used to taking Subutex, meaning you are no longer craving your original opiate of choice, you can have a truly controlled withdrawal. In fact, to ensure that you feel as little emotional and physical stress as possible, your Subutex detox may consist of reducing your dosage so gradually that you may not feel anything at all.

One thing that is very abundant at Cliffside Malibu drug rehab center, aside from quality staff members and treatments, is an air of comfort and luxury. Not only will many of your withdrawal symptoms be non-existent during your Subutex withdrawal, but with the luxury amenities we offer you, any remaining stresses can be alleviated. Your Subutex detox can be almost stress-free if you call Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061.


Even with understanding the Subutex treatment process, it is only normal that you may still wonder what the Subutex detox will entail. At Cliffside Malibu, we will discuss this with you in detail because we believe that knowledge is power and the more you know the more powerful you will be. We want you to know what is going on during your stay with us so that you can be more comfortable and know exactly what to expect. This is why at the very beginning of your enrollment process, we will assess you and then, with your help, we will create an individualized treatment plan for you. If this drug treatment program includes a Subutex treatment, then we will discuss with you what you can expect during your Subutex detox.

Even with only a vague understanding of how Subutex works, you will be able to see that this type of detox is, by far, one of the least stressful types. This is because during this type of detox, you do not usually have to stop taking Subutex “cold turkey” but rather your doctor will be able to reduce your dosage until you are no longer using Subutex. However, if you do start feeling withdrawal symptoms during your Subutex detox, we may increase your dosage until those symptoms are gone and then we will start the reduction process again.


While it is generally true that detox does not mean sobriety, this can be true with Subutex detox. The reason for this is if you are enrolled in a residential treatment center where your entire recovery process monitored, including your Subutex detox, you will probably be attending other therapies to reshape your mind. Other forms of detox require you to be physically independent from your drug before any other healing can begin. This is what is great about a controlled Subutex withdrawal; because its entire purpose is to remove withdrawal symptoms and help you stay in rehab.

On top of having sobriety within your reach at Cliffside Malibu because of the lessened stress of detox, you will have luxury beds, massage therapy, a Jacuzzi, a gourmet chef, and a mixture of Eastern and Western healing techniques to choose from. A controlled Subutex withdrawal can lead you to sobriety if you want it to.

For additional information on the exclusive Subutex detox programs at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Detox page. For immediate assistance call Cliffside Malibu anytime at (424) 320-3061.


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