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Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone and is used as a medication to help individuals suffering from opiate addiction.

 It is an irony that people often get addicted to the drug which otherwise helps people to get over an addiction. Suboxone, when used as directed by the doctors, acts as an efficient way of weaning someone off opiates without the severe withdrawal symptoms of going cold turkey.

Though Suboxone does not cause the same “high” as other opiates, it effectively suppresses withdrawal and when used in large quantities may even have mind-altering effects. Like every drug, Suboxone abuse also leaves behind a trail which can be helpful in identification of someone having a problem with the drug.

Signs & Symptoms of Suboxone Addiction

  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Loss of interest in normal activities
  • Difficulty maintaining responsibilities such as work and family
  • Excessive sleepiness or difficulty sleeping
  • Lying and manipulating
  • Constant obsessive thinking around getting and using the drug
  • Stealing money or drugs
  • Doctor shopping or frequent visits to the emergency room

Treatment for Suboxone Addiction, how we can help

The symptoms of Suboxone addiction and treatment can be very severe and unpleasant, if not identified early enough and if left untreated for long, Suboxone addiction may also prove to be fatal.

However, with proper Suboxone detox and treatment, treatment from Suboxone addiction is possible.

At AKUA Mind & Body, we provide holistic Suboxone treatment programs combining the time-tested traditions of East with the scientific approach of West to help our clients safely beat addiction.

Our recovery plans are highly individualistic in nature so that all the unique requirements of our clients are addressed, and they can overcome their addiction with relative ease. Our dedicated staff is always there to help the clients whenever they hit a rough patch. At AKUA Mind & Body, we believe in perfection and strive to give the best possible care to those who seek help.

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with suboxone addiction and substance use and mental health disorders. We offer both intensive inpatient programs as well as outpatient treatment. AKUA Mind & Body works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that their depressive disorder treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder. 

Effects of Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone, when taken in large quantities, has a severe impact on one’s health. It is easy to overdose on Suboxone if someone combines it with other substances, especially alcohol, leading to extreme respiratory problems. Other than that, it has several negative impacts on one’s body.

Here are some of the physical, mental, and emotional side effects of Suboxone abuse:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Slurred speech
  • Poor coordination
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Small pupils
  • Poor memory
  • Erratic moods and behavior
  • Difficulty in breathing

Withdrawal Symptoms of Suboxone

Like any other prescription drug, Suboxone is not a readily available drug. It requires a proper prescription from a registered medical practitioner. This makes it difficult to procure the drug, and an addicted individual may have to stop taking it until the time they figure out a new way to get the drugs. During this phase when an addicted person is unable to take the drug, Suboxone withdrawal will take place. The severity of withdrawal will vary from person to person and depend on the quantity of the drug consumed.

The withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Insomnia or excessive sleepiness
  • Stomach problems
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating and chills
  • Headache
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Depression
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