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Subutex Treatment

There is a relatively new way to go through opiate withdrawal pain-free called Subutex treatment. Although this treatment is not as popular in the United States as it is in other parts of the world, it has been proven to be an effective method to control opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Found in the category of prescription drugs named Buprenorphine, Subutex has been proven to be as effective as methadone treatment in “opiate maintenance” and may be more effective than methadone in complete opiate withdrawal.

However, Subutex treatment is only meant for the beginning of opiate withdrawal, because it contains only Buprenorphine, which is an opioid and can be abused, and is only meant to ease the pains of opiate withdrawal.

With that said, it is important to remember that if you want lasting sobriety, you will need more than Subutex treatment. Opiate addictions affect both the mind and body. However, your Subutex treatment will only deal with the physical addiction.

This is why you need to enroll in a rehab center such as Cliffside Malibu, so that we may address every aspect of your addiction. If you want lasting sobriety with most, if not all of your withdrawal symptoms alleviated, please contact Cliffside Malibu anytime at (424) 320-3061.


Before enrolling in any treatment plan, especially one that will include prescribed drugs such as Subutex treatment, it is only wise to understand what the purpose of the treatment is. In the case of a Subutex treatment, it is meant to ease the opiate withdrawal pains through allowing just enough opioid into your opioid receptors so that they are blocking the harmful opiates while tricking your sensors into thinking they have had their fix. Moreover, during your Subutex treatment, if you happen to relapse, none of the opiates you took will affect you because the Subutex is blocking them.

Just as it is wise to understand a little about Subutex, it is also wise to consider what other types of drug abuse programs and/or treatments you will need. At Cliffside Malibu, you will go through an intense assessment and then discuss an individualized treatment plan. This means we will keep you informed about the details of your treatment(s) from the moment you pick up the phone and call Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061. Our luxury rehab center, located on the beautiful beaches of Malibu California, is more than capable of helping you through your detox and therapies that will follow.

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Unlike its counterpart, suboxone, Subutex can be abused and lead to addiction. This is because, as explained above, Subutex contains only Buprenorphine as its active ingredient, which is an opioid, and nothing to deactivate the effect of the opiates. If prescribed outside of a treatment center, you can abuse the Subutex just like any other opiate derived drug. There has always been the risk of addiction during your Subutex treatment because you are replacing your chosen drug with it. Hence, if you do not take it as your doctor prescribed or if you are not under constant medical supervision, such as at a rehab center, you will become addicted and have to detox from the Subutex.

Something we will teach you at Cliffside Malibu is that the purpose of Subutex treatment is not to replace your addiction but to replace the uncontrolled drug use with controlled drug use that can be gradually reduced in a way that you do not feel withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, at Cliffside Malibu, if you were to go through a Subutex treatment, you would go through it in a luxury rehab center with a serene setting nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. All that is required from you is hard work and one phone call to Cliffside Malibu (424) 320-3061.


If you are addicted to opiates or have become addicted to Subutex, you should know that there is a lot more to your Subutex treatment besides detox. Detox-only removes the drugs from your system, it does nothing for your psychological dependence on the drug. While we cannot tell you how other treatment centers will approach your mental and emotional dependency on opiates, we can give you an idea of what your Subutex treatment will entail at Cliffside Malibu. When you enroll in our luxury rehab center, the first thing that will happen is a medical assessment. During this time we will get to know you and your addiction and then come up with an individualized treatment plan based on your unique needs. Following your detox (or switch to Subutex) you will enter into primary treatment. During this part of your Subutex treatment, you are attending daily group meetings, such as relapse prevention, art therapy, group therapy, journaling group, yoga, etc… Also during this time, you will be meeting for individual counseling, being treated for any dual diagnosis you may have, and essentially going through very intensive therapies.

The second part of your Subutex treatment is known as extended care. Your drug rehabilitation becomes more individualized and less intensive, but you are still attending group meetings daily. However, you can leave the center on pre-approved trips and meet with your sponsor.


The entire point of a Subutex treatment is to avoid withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. However, at Cliffside Malibu, we want to make you even more comfortable. Cliffside Malibu has the perfect location to offer you the privacy and confidentiality you need during your treatment as we have a private beach estate in Malibu California. Moreover, we are a luxury rehab center that offers a variety of amenities to make your Subutex treatment even more comfortable. Between a gourmet chef, massages, a Jacuzzi, luxury bedding, horseback riding, and surfing, along with many other amenities, you may not feel as if you are even in Subutex treatment, but rather a resort offering medical treatments. It is our goal at Cliffside Malibu to make your stay with us an exclusive and comfortable as it can possibly be.

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


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