Suboxone: A Tool for Opioid Addiction Recovery
Discover how Suboxone aids in opioid addiction treatment, easing withdrawal and curbing cravings. Learn about its benefits, considerations, and journey to recovery
What Is Suboxone?
Using Suboxone for Opioid Recovery
Suboxone Side Effects
- Joint or muscle pain
- Feeling very irritated
- Big pupils in your eyes
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling jittery
- Having a runny stomach
If you notice any problems while using Suboxone, talk to your doctor. Some issues it can cause include:
- Feeling like you have the flu
- Throwing up
- Sweating a lot
- Stomach hurting
- Low energy
- Teeth problems
- Shaky feelings
- Hard time breathing
- Hurting, including nerve pain
Pros and Cons of Suboxone: What to Know
- Helps with withdrawal: Suboxone helps people addicted to drugs transition to a drug-free life by easing withdrawal symptoms.
- Reduces cravings: Suboxone contains buprenorphine, which can reduce the urge for drugs by attaching to the same brain parts as opioids.
- Safer choice: Suboxone is safer than other opioids, having a lower risk of causing severe breathing problems or overdose.
- Improves life quality: Suboxone treatment can make life better for those with opioid addiction by helping avoid the bad effects of drug use.
- Less shame: Suboxone treatment can be less embarrassing than other treatments, like methadone, as it can be given by a regular doctor and doesn’t need special clinics.
- Can cause dependency: Suboxone is an opioid, like other drugs in this category, making it possible to get hooked and dependent on it.
- Has side effects: Suboxone can lead to issues like constipation, feeling sick, throwing up, dizziness, sweating, and tiredness.
- Possible overdose: Even though Suboxone is safer than other opioids, taking too much can still be harmful, especially when mixed with other similar medications.
- Can be expensive: Suboxone might cost more than other addiction treatments, making it hard for some people to afford.
- May not be everywhere: Suboxone might not be available in all places or might only be given through certain programs, limiting who can get the help they need.
Is Suboxone a controlled substance?
Suboxone for withdrawal
- muscle and joint aches or pain
- cold-like symptoms
- opioid cravings
- general discomfort
|Symptoms lasting about 24 to 72 hours:||Symptoms lasting up to 1 week (including withdrawal day 5||Symptoms lasting up to 10 days (including withdrawal day 9|
|muscle and joint aches or pain||anxiety||increased tear production|
|cold-like symptoms||restlessness||pupil dilation|
|yawning more than usual|
|runny or stuffy nose|
Where Is Suboxone Available?
To access Suboxone, a prescription from an authorized doctor is necessary. It should only be used as directed for approved conditions, and regular check-ins with the doctor are usually essential due to its specific components.
Looking for a place to start?
With GloFusion Take the first step towards recovery with Suboxone—reach out to a healthcare professional to discuss if it’s the right choice for your journey to a drug-free life.