4 Reasons Getting Clean in Rehab is Better Than SuboxoneApril 15, 2016 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Detox, Recovery, Treatment - 0 Comments
Rehab is the best way to detoxify and enter treatment for heroin and opioid addiction. Getting clean can be difficult because of the severe illness and discomfort that accompanies opioid withdrawal. While drugs such as Suboxone can relieve withdrawal, for most addicts they simply postpone it. They will experience deep withdrawal illness when getting off of Suboxone too.
Juggling Dangerous Drugs
Government data suggests that addiction to narcotic painkillers is worse than other drugs. It appears that heroin is the second choice for many drug users because it is cheaper and more accessible. Using one addictive and dangerous drug to bridge between using a preferred dangerous drug is not a good long-term solution for an addict. It merely postpones a true form of treatment.
Suboxone for Detox
Many doctors prescribe Suboxone for opioid addiction. They often prescribe a maximum dosage of about 28 mg per day. Many users accept the prescription, use only part of the drug dosage and sell or give away the balance. There are many testimonials of persons who have used Suboxone to escape another addiction like heroin or Oxycontin. They report that they were able to avoid withdrawal symptoms and use Suboxone in smaller and smaller amounts until they successfully ended their drug dependence. These stories lack follow-up and verification; they lack follow-on study to see if cravings returned later. Taken at face value, it suggests that some people have enough willpower to use Suboxone in place of rehab.
Four Reasons Rehab is Better than Suboxone
- Suboxone is illegal unless prescribed by Doctor
- Suboxone is a bridge drug; it avoids withdrawal from heroin until one goes back to heroin
- Suboxone is addictive to most users and for many the withdrawal is more severe than heroin
- Suboxone lacks control and direction
Rehab has Advantages
Many medications have passed FDA review as treatments for opioid dependence and pain relief. Many of these drugs, like Suboxone, are addictive in their own right. For persons prone to addiction, addictive drug treatments come with a high risk of causing further dependence. Rehab has the advantage of supervised drug usage, counseling, and drug-free therapy. With rehab, one can get clean and learn decisions that can sustain long-term sobriety. Rehab is more predictable than self-medicating with Suboxone.
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When you or a loved one decides to get clean and fight for a productive life free of drug dependence, call us. We have resources that will match your needs with the best chance for successful rehab. We understand the difficulty of heroin and opioid abuse, and the challenge of getting clean. Call us today, there is no better time than now to start the journey to sobriety.