Suboxone Detox

Suboxone is a medication that is used primarily in the treatment of opioid addiction. This medication is opioid-based and is effective in decreasing the impact of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms suffered by someone decreasing their illicit opioid use. It minimizes drug cravings for those desiring to quit heroin and other opiates, like oxycontin, and fentanyl.

While detox services are not offered at our JourneyPure Nashville campus, Journey Pure has several other facilities that provide detox. We will make sure you receive the highest care of medical detoxification.

Suboxone is the brand name for a medication that combines both buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine itself is an opioid, but its most acute effects are far less dangerous than their opioid agonist counterparts, like methadone and heroin. It adheres itself to the opiate receptors in the brain and causes effects similar to opioids without the high. This allows the body opportunity to gradually quit. Naloxone is the other main ingredient in Suboxone. It is an opioid antagonist. Opioid antagonists completely negate the effects produced by opioids by blocking the opioid receptors. Naloxone is included in buprenorphine because it is designed to help prevent abuse. Suboxone itself can be abused, should an individual take increased amounts of this medication. With increased consumption, a high can be produced, although not as intense as other opioids. This can become a serious problem for the user, and they will experience detox withdrawal should they desire to quit.

Suboxone Dependence

Suboxone and buprenorphine like all opioid-based substances, even those that are not as potent as others, can cause dependence in an individual. Both the body and the mind can become dependent on the substance of Suboxone. This means that once the drug is not being taken, withdrawal symptoms begin to develop.

Suboxone Withdrawal

The symptoms that they experience will be a direct result of the length and intensity of their use. Suboxone withdrawal symptoms can affect both the individual’s physical, and mental wellbeing, and can include the following:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Sweats
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Problems sleeping

Psychological Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts/behavior

Most users of suboxone will be all too familiar with the effects that come during periods between use.  The may have run out of the drug, money to buy it, or both. Know the kind of suffering they are in for, is enough to deter most from attempting to detox, and keep them in active addiction. Our suboxone detox center in Nashville Tennessee is an addict’s best hope at a less severe, most comfortable detox period.

Suboxone Withdrawal Timeline

Symptoms of withdrawal can surface a mere hours after the addict’s last use. In the next 72 hours, the symptoms will intensify and potentially reach their peak,  causing further physical and emotional discomfort. It is important during this time that our Nashville Tennessee suboxone detox center, employ methods of medical and emotional support, in an effort to relieve these symptoms and offer some comfort.

After a few days, symptoms will subside, however, body ache, pains, insomnia, lethargy and mood disorders, like depression may continue. Addicts can suffer from depression for prolonged periods of time, as an after effect of long-term abuse. Relapse is at its highest likelihood within the first month of recovery, so inpatient treatment at JourneyPure, following our suboxone detox center in Nashville Tennessee is critical. During recovery from Suboxone addiction, patients can experience PAWS, post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Suboxone has deeply affected the individual’s physical and psychological functioning. Symptoms associated with PAWS include the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Cravings
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Fatigue

Ending an addiction to Suboxone does not have to result in unbearable withdrawal symptoms.

Medication-assisted treatment to address Suboxone addiction may seem counterintuitive, as it is the use of drugs that got the addict into the situation they are in. However, naltrexone has been proven effective in treating the adverse symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal. Naltrexone is also used to treat those with alcohol use disorder, as it helps lessen the desire to drink. When utilized for those addicted to Suboxone, it can minimize cravings and lessens the intensity of the symptoms.

Naltrexone is most commonly administered by injection and lasts upwards of 30 days. While this medication is also available in pill form, most individuals in a detox setting will receive it through injection as this method eliminates any misuse (or abuse). In addition to the use of naltrexone, psychiatric treatment and medications can help an individual get through detox with more peace and comfort. Medications prescribed by doctors during the detox program are well monitored and frequently assessed as to their effectiveness and necessity.

Choosing to detox at a Nashville Tennessee suboxone detox center is a great option for those who are ready to stop their Suboxone addiction, as they can begin to thrive in a safe environment where they are not tempted to use again and have the support of others to stay on the right track.

Get The Help You Deserve At JourneyPure’s Suboxone Detox Center In Nashville Tennessee

When our suboxone detox center in Nashville Tennessee is completed, it is critical to obtain additional treatment. Inpatient or outpatient care in a professional addiction treatment facility like JourneyPure’s Nashville Tennessee suboxone detox center can help establish a strong foundation for long-lasting recovery.

Our suboxone detox center in Nashville Tennessee can provide individuals with the services and support needed in order to get through the detox process and into a comprehensive treatment program.

Do not wait any longer. Call our Nashville Tennessee suboxone detox center and get the help you deserve.


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