The opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives in recent years. Alabama continues to be at the top of the list for most opioid prescriptions written per person. Treatment options are often expensive and difficult to get. That’s why MainStreet Family Care is taking action. We’re initiating a medication-assisted treatment program in one of our clinics. Our goal is to help patients get the addiction treatment they need, close to home.
Cherokee County Suboxone Clinic is located in Centre, AL. We are accepting patients who are looking to end their addiction to painkillers or heroin but may need long-term assistance. Our program utilizes a medication called Suboxone to reduce drug cravings. Coupled with counseling services or behavioral therapy, Suboxone can be very effective. This treatment is ideal for individuals who are physically dependent on opiates such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Demerol, Morphine, and Fentanyl. With help from Cherokee County Suboxone Clinic, opioid addiction recovery is possible!
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a prescription that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is an FDA approved medication that is used to fight opioid or painkiller addiction. It works by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. Meanwhile, it is also blocking the effects of other opioids in your system for at least 24 hours. It is a preferred alternative to methadone as it does not cause the euphoria that is associated with opioid drugs. This prevents the potential for abuse.
Buprenorphine is a relatively mild opioid that has historically been used in low dosages to manage mild to moderate levels of pain. The buprenorphine relieves withdrawal symptoms by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. This prevents other opioids from attaching. Buprenorphine is a “partial-opioid agonist.” This means it produces a milder effect, which can be enough to stop withdrawal and drug cravings but does not cause a strong euphoria. The naloxone is added to reverse or eliminate the effects of opioids in someone’s system. It is also the key ingredient in the “overdose drug.” As an antagonist, naloxone prevents abuse and misuse by blocking opioid receptors.
When used as directed, the Suboxone medication can help relieve cravings, eliminate withdrawal symptoms, and help curb a person’s addiction over time so that they can beat their addiction once and for all.