Suboxone treatment is offered here at Trifecta Health, under the watchful eye of Dr Edward Fruitman.
Substance abuse is not a subject that many people feel comfortable talking about. That could be because they know someone who is addicted to a particular drug, they have been an addict in the past, or they are with someone, or have a family member, who is currently in the midst of substance abuse patterns. Basically, this is a subject which has a huge stigma attached to it.
That stigma needs knocking down.
The biggest barrier to someone getting the treatment and support they need is the fact they feel unable to reach out and ask for help in the first place. If this stigma wasn’t around, if people didn’t feel this way, more and more people suffering from the grips of addiction would be able to free themselves and get back to a healthier, happier, and brighter life.
It can be done.
Suboxone treatment is something which is offered here at Trifecta Health, under the watchful eye of Dr Edward Fruitman. This is a drug which is administered to help a sufferer when they stop taking whatever substance it is that they are addicted to. The idea is that Suboxone is much less dangerous, when taken in a controlled and monitored way, and it also helps with the symptoms of withdrawal, which can be rather unpleasant when a sufferer stops taking their drug of choice.
So, let’s explore Suboxone treatment in a bit more detail
Firstly, you might be wondering why you would prescribe a drug user another drug, when the idea is that they are to stop using any type of drug in the first place. The idea with prescribing Suboxone is that it is given in a controlled manner, e.g. it is taken at set doses and all under supervision. In this time, the sufferer will then stop completely taking the drug they have been taking to now, if they haven’t already stopped.
Suboxone is an opioid, and that helps with the withdrawal feeling. It gives a sense of pleasure and happiness, but on a more mild scale. The withdrawal process will be much less difficult as a result of Suboxone, and there will be no high and crashing low, as the dosage is maintained and steady. Basically, there will be a pleasant yet level headed feel, and going through withdrawal of the original drug will be much easier as a result.
There is a lot of history to Suboxone, as its main ingredient, Buprenorphine has been used for the same reason in Europe since the middle of the 1990s. Research and proof has shown that it is hugely effective and when used in conjunction with counselling and support, the chances of a total recovery are extremely high.
In order for all of this to work however, the first step is to reach out for help. If that social stigma continues to be in place, the chances are that less people will come forward and say those magic words – ‘help me’. The thing is, saying those words is one of the strongest things you can possibly do in life, and will be the start of your journey towards total recovery.
Call Trifecta Health for your Suboxone consultation today at (212) 233-2830