S Subutex is a prescription medication that can help treat Heroin addiction and dependence on other Opiates. Subutex is known generically as Buprenorphine, which can be used as a stand-alone treatment for Opiate dependence. However, it is recommended that treatment include rehab, different types of therapy, and aftercare. The goal is to use Subutex to help with withdrawal symptoms, while working on the underlying problem. By the end of treatment you will have been weaned off of Subutex and have the skills necessary to continue to live clean.
Specially trained doctors oftentimes use Subutex during a medical detox to relieve the discomfort of the detox. These doctors are quite careful with the dosage, as Subutex is a somewhat subdued Opioid that helps the gradual decline of the consumption of the Opioids. If used by someone who does not have special training in detox, the use of the Subutex can create an inadvertent dependence as opposed to simply relieving the discomfort of detox. Subutex allows the patient to go through detox without fearing the severe withdrawal symptoms that come with Opiate addiction. It is not meant to be a life long maintenance drug.
If you decide that you want to get off of Opioids, and someone offers you Subutex to help, do yourself a favor and get professional treatment. The first step in getting help with an Opioid addiction is going to detox. In detox, specially trained doctors will monitor your detox to keep you as comfortable as possible. Should the detox require Subutex, the doctor will administer it in a safe environment with a healthy dose.
Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.