Subutex is an Opiate drug and is the trade name for Buprenorphine. Subutex is used by medical professionals to assist in Opiate detox treatment. It will help ween you off other Opiate drugs, such as Heroin, without the intense pain of withdrawal and will also reduce the strong cravings for the drug you are trying to come off. Subutex is used for a brief period of time in detoxification centers or will be prescribed for long-term Opiate addiction treatment.
The reason why Subutex is used for your detoxification process is because it is also an Opiate and has the same effects as Heroin. Because Subutex has the same effects as Heroin, it will hit the same Opiate receptors in the brain, which will block you from feeling the full effect of Heroin if you were to go and use while on Subutex. Just because Subutex is prescribed to get you off drugs, such as Morphine and Opium, doesn’t mean it isn’t possible for you to get addicted. Remember, Subutex is an Opiate, just not as strong as drugs like Heroin.
It is possible for you to become addicted to Subutex because you feel like it is “safer” than Heroin and can be prescribed by a doctor. It is also possible a doctor gave it to you to treat your Heroin withdrawal symptoms, but you ended up buying it off the street when the prescription ran out, or your Heroin dealer offered you some and you now abuse Subutex because it is a better alternative from Heroin. It doesn’t really matter how you started abusing Subutex though, what matters is you stop your abuse before it becomes a full-blown addiction. You may already be addicted to Subutex without knowing it, if you are curious to know if you have an addiction try and stop or see if you show the signs and symptoms of Subutex addiction.
Subutex addiction is no joke. It can take you down as quick as a Heroin addiction would. If you are addicted you might be losing jobs or missing so much school you had to drop out, neglecting hobbies that used to hold a high importance to you, have violent mood swings, tend to get flu-like symptoms when you haven’t taken Subutex in a while or not having money becomes normal to you. These are just a few symptoms of a greater problem. Things will only get worse if you keep moving forward with your Subutex abuse.
Your life can easily start to fall apart and you will be no different than the guy you have given food who sleeps at the gas station near your house. You will begin to do anything for Subutex, the high will control your life and the disease of addiction will make you feel like everything you are going through is just “bad luck” or “a coincidence.” Well, having your significant other leave you because you are a different person and don’t care about anything isn’t bad luck. Losing your job because you decided to go and get high off Subutex was not a coincidence. These are both direct results of your Subutex addiction. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, don’t fool yourself. You are not special, things will come down on you just as hard or even worse.
There is also the chance you can die from your Subutex addiction. If you aren’t getting it from a doctor and you are buying it off the streets, you could possibly be dealing with some dangerous people. There may be a day you have no means to get the high you need and you feel as if your withdrawals are killing you. So, you make the decision to rob the person who is supplying you with Subutex. You could consider this person a friend because you see them all the time but they could react to your theft in a negative way that will cost you your life.
If you get your prescription from a doctor and that scenario is not possible, you are not off the hook quite yet. Anyone who abuses Subutex has a risk of suffering an overdose. Many people confuse being “really high” with the beginning signs of an overdose. If you don’t catch the signs in time you could fall into a coma and if you don’t get the medical help you need that can lead to your death. Things like this are possible when you are dealing with a Subutex addiction and it may be an eye opener to realize it.
If this did open your eyes, you are probably wondering how you are going to get help. If possible, reach out to family member and friends. Let them know you are ready to take the next step in your life to strive for better things. You will then have the support you need while you will be going through treatment for your Subutex addiction. There are many choices when it comes down to deciding what to do for treatment.
You can choose outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, support groups, 12-step fellowships, therapy or you can choose all five. The choice is yours but it may be a good idea to talk to someone who has gone through what you are going through. For this reason, you should give us a call. We are here to help you figure out what treatment will be right for you. Give us a call. It is never too late to make the decision to better your life. Our number is: (866) 578-7471