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Las Vegas Suboxone Withdrawal Treatment

Las Vegas Suboxone withdrawal treatment has become a necessary service due to the amount of addicts growing in the area. Suboxone is a dependency treatment drug often used with opioid detoxification. Many detox protocols for heroin, morphine and other opiates can include the use of Suboxone to help with withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine, an opioid agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist. Agonists work in a way similar to the drug their treating, in this case an opiate, whereas antagonists do the opposite, blocking the receptor sites that the drug targets. Combined, these two help reduce symptoms of withdrawal by giving the body some of what it's craving while simultaneously making it very difficult for the body to receive more, thus countering the effects of adding more of the substance of abuse.

Unfortunately, because suboxone is available from doctors and pharmacies with a prescription, it is also capable of being abused. Because it is a treatment drug with specific properties of agonism and antagonism, though, other treatments cannot be effectively used when the patient is in withdrawal from this drug. Further, because the buprenorphine in the drug is longer-lasting than standard opiates, the withdrawal symptoms last longer. Some patients can become addicted to suboxone without having varied from their prescription, which is a cause for concern among treatment physicians who often closely monitor for signs of that kind of addiction.

If you find that you are abusing Suboxone, don't wait. Call Las Vegas drug detox treatment centers today for help. Dial (702) 944-8762 for more information.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Early withdrawal symptoms are flu-like, beginning with muscle aches, dizziness, tremors, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, chills, fatigue, and more. Within a day or so of those symptoms, they will begin to worsen (especially tremors and chills) and psychological symptoms may begin to appear. These include irritability, anxiety, cravings, and insomnia. Most of these symptoms are very similar to heroin or other opioid withdrawal.

A few patients experience protracted withdrawal, called post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. This can last for weeks. Physical symptoms listed above can come and go intermittently and not always in tandem.

Treatment

Treatments for Suboxone withdrawal are focused mainly on the psychological effects and attempts to alleviate some of the physical effects as much as possible. Las Vegas medical detox professionals prefer to taper patients off the drug than quit all at once. This helps dampen the ill effects of Suboxone withdrawal. After this process is complete, support groups like Narcotics Anonymous (http://www.region51na.org/) can help patients avoid relapse by sharing their experiences with like-minded people. Now is the time to seek help. Call addiction recovery centers in Las Vegas today!

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