When you are trying to recover from a serious opiate addiction, there are biological factors that need to be taken into consideration. Long term opiate use causes chemical changes in the brain, and when you attempt to stop using opiates, the need to satisfy cravings and avoid withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming. This often leads to relapse. By addressing the chemical changes in your body, Suboxone maintenance therapy suppresses withdrawal symptoms and eliminates cravings, greatly increasing the chance of recovery. At West Coast Rehab, we support evidence-based treatment methods. Studies show that Suboxone maintenance therapy is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction.
Due to the chemical changes that occur after long term opiate use, withdrawal symptoms and cravings can pop up long after the initial detox is complete. That’s why Suboxone maintenance, coupled with clinical support therapy, is a highly successful treatment method.
How does Suboxone Work ?
Suboxone works by binding strongly to those same receptors but produces less of an effect than a traditional opiate. It also prevents the binding of other opiods, so people on Suboxone are unable to get high of other opiates. This keeps people in treatment and reduces the likelihood of relapse.
Suboxone Maintenance and Support Therapy at West Coast Rehab
At West Coast Rehab, we provide treatment methods that are proven to be effective to give our clients the highest chance of success. We know that Suboxone maintenance, while effective, is NOT a long term recipe for success as a stand alone treatment. As such, we pair Suboxone maintenance with the clinical support therapy necessary to achieve long term success. You will work with your clinical team to understand your addiction, how Suboxone can help you alleviate your withdrawal symptoms and cravings and develop a long term treatment plan to keep you sober.