Buprenorphine Maintenance Programming for Opioid Addiction

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"Heroin, morphine, and other prescription painkillers are substances that many people abuse today. The pleasurable sensations that these drugs elicit can be enough to trap people into ongoing cycles of abuse and subsequent addiction when treatment is not received. The negative effects of this form of substance abuse can be far-reaching and long-lasting, leading irreversible detriments to impact the lives of those who use these dangerous substances.

Overcoming an opioid addiction can be monumentally difficult, seeming impossible for those facing this challenge. One of the biggest hindrances that prevents individuals from stopping their opioid use is the fact that, upon cessation of such use, withdrawal symptoms will arise. These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and can lead individuals back into using, simply to alleviate the distress that the withdrawal period elicits. Even those who have the best intentions in regards to putting an end to their opioid abuse can find the withdrawal period to be too much to handle.

Fortunately, there are options for treatment that can help minimize the effects of this withdrawal, ultimately making recovery achievable. Buprenorphine is a medication that can be used in the treatment of opioid addiction, as it helps to alleviate withdrawal symptoms while keeping cravings for continued use at bay.

This medication is administered as a dissolvable tablet that is placed under the tongue and rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. By taking Buprenorphine, individuals are able to stop using opioids without suffering from the negative effects that the cessation of use elicits when Buprenorphine is not taken. As a result, individuals have the clarity of mind to focus on other aspects of their recovery."

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