Benefits of Treatment and Recovery

There are a number of benefits to the person with a drug addiction who takes the positive step forward into treatment, but there are many benefits that may not be as immediately obvious; Spiritual, financial, emotional, health and to the community. Emotionally and spiritually, those who enroll in addiction treatment, with an open mind and open heart, will be more successful in rebuilding their self-esteem, personal relationships, and establishing a spiritual connection. As far as financial and community resources are concerned, addiction, treatment allows those who formerly dedicated their money and time to using drugs, to change direction and invest instead in the people and community around them (jobs, careers, sports, volunteer work, hobbies, and family events.) Suddenly they have the time and money for a world of opportunities that may not have even occurred to them. Ultimately, that is one of biggest benefit of addiction treatment, unlimited possibilities.

 

Addictive Disorder Information

Physical dependence and addiction are not the same. Many drugs, including opioids, some steroids, some heart medications, and alcohol may cause physical dependence. After someone has been addicted for a long time, the body begins to demand the drug. Suddenly stopping the drug, or taking less of it, can cause unpleasant effects called withdrawal. The symptoms of withdrawal are different for each drug. They may be mild or intolerable. Taking the drug again, or a similar drug, relieves the withdrawal symptoms but does not solve the problem. Close medical supervision over a period of time is usually needed for someone to stop taking the drug without having withdrawal symptoms.

 

“Drug Dependence” is the medical term for what we usually call “addiction”.

Addiction means more than just physical dependence. With addiction in conjunction with the physical symptoms of dependence, the person has an overwhelming craving-a compulsion- to keep taking the drug for the “high” it creates. This leads to drug-seeking behavior and often to criminal activity. Eventually, nothing but getting the next high matters much in the life of an individual with drug addiction.

 

What is Suboxone:

SUBOXONE  Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal). SUBOXONE Film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support. Treatment should be initiated under the direction of physicians qualified under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act.
Treatment should begin under the supervision of a doctor. In appropriate patients, treatment may continue at home with follow-up visits to a doctor at reasonable intervals.
SUBOXONE Film contains buprenorphine and naloxone.

  • Buprenorphine is the primary active ingredient in SUBOXONE Film. By attaching to the same receptors as other opioids, it can help to suppress withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings
  • Naloxone is included to help prevent misuse. If you are dependent on a full opioid agonist and attempt to inject SUBOXONE Film, the naloxone is likely to cause withdrawal signs and symptoms.


Suboxone Vs. Subutex: What’s The Difference?

Suboxone and Subutex are two drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opiate addiction. Both medications work to eradicate opiates’ influence on the brain, and both medications allow opiate addicted users to stop taking drugs such as heroin (or pills such as OxyContin or Vicodin) without experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms or struggling with drug cravings.
But what’s the difference between the two medications — and, most importantly, which one is right for you?

But what’s the difference between the two medications — and, most importantly, which one is right for you?

 

The Facts About Suboxone & Subutex

Both Suboxone and Subutex contain the same active ingredient, a substance called buprenorphine. In medical terminology, buprenorphine is known as an “opioid partial agonist.”
In everyday language, this means that buprenorphine interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are affected by opiates  such as heroin and oxycodone — but without causing the disorienting high that results from opiate abuse. Because of this, individuals who take Suboxone or Subutex under proper professional supervision can live their lives without experiencing the cravings that would normally occur in the absence of the opiate to which they had become addicted. Because the buprenorphine “tricks” the brain into believing that it has encountered an opiate, Suboxone and Subutex patients also avoid going through withdrawal.

Suboxone Program

Suboxone, a FDA approved prescription medication used to treat opioid dependence.

EVALUATION:

What makes a Suboxone Program unique? At A& R Solutions we take the time to get to know the patient entering treatment. Each and every patient, wishing to enter the Suboxone program, will be evaluated by a licensed physician who will determine the appropriate treatment plan.

MAINTENANCE

A & R Solutions understands that each individual’s relationship with medication will vary. This approach offers numerous levels of care to meet the patient where they are in their recovery. While our end goal for each individual is abstinence, there is no timeframe for how long someone should be on Suboxone.

Subutex:

Being pregnant is overwhelming enough without having to worry about where to turn for treatment. At A & R Solutions our physicians specialize in treating pregnant substance users. Medication assisted treatment is available for the pregnant patient and A&R Solutions physicians have many years of experience treating them. In this day and age, Buprenorphine is considered the first line of defense in treatment for pregnant opiate users.

 

Criteria for Admission

A&R Solutions will screen each potential patient prior to them receiving a prescription from their doctor. The patient must verify they are at least 18 years of age. Each patient will be required to provide a state certified ID upon intake. A&R will verify the person’s identity including: name, address, date of birth, emergency contact, and other necessary information as needed. We will also obtain a personal drug use history and current drug use status from each patient.

 

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