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Subutex is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of opioid addiction. While Subutex is helpful for many opioid addicts who are recovering from addiction, Subutex also carries risk for addiction in itself because it is an opioid-based drug. When not taken properly, Subutex can reinforce drug abuse behavior. When this happens, it is important to get these individuals into treatment facilities that can help them through the recovery process.

What is Subutex?

Subutex is the brand name of an opioid-based drug and it contains:

  • Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a strong opioid that is very potent. However, it does not provide patients with a euphoric high and sedative effects that are found in other opioids. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it can reduce withdrawal symptoms in patients who are recovering from opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is also able to prevent other opioids from affecting the brain and nervous system, thus it is used to wean patients off of their addiction.

Opioid addicts who use Subutex in their recovery process may form a dependence on Subutex. While it does not give the user any euphoric high, Subutex may be sufficient in satisfying the opioid cravings of an opioid addict. Tolerance for the drug can also be developed, making misuse of Subutex possible.

In addition to Subutex, other brand names of same drug include:

  • Belbuca
  • Butrans
  • Sublocade

What are the Side Effects of Subutex Addiction?

Here are some side effects that can happen with Suboxone addiction:

  • Intense body aches
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sneezing
  • Mood swings
  • Constipation
  • Cold sweats
  • Agitation

The severity of the drug’s side effects depends on the strength of the drug, the amount that was taken, and the health, weight, and age of the person.

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Understanding Subutex Overdose

Suboxone overdose can be an unfortunate outcome of Suboxone abuse. As Suboxone contains an opioid ingredient, overdosing on it can be a life-threatening condition. Seek immediate medical help by calling an ambulance or poison control helplines if any of these symptoms happen to you or someone around you after abusing Suboxone:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Labored breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Intense sweating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Slurring speech
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of coordination
  • Chills
  • Pinpoint pupils
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How to Treat Subutex Addiction

Subutex addiction is best treated by medical professionals who know how to safely wean the addict off of the drug. Patients can start their treatment process through detox at a treatment facility. After the detox, there are different treatment programs that patients will go through depending on their severity, such as behavioral therapy, group therapy, and occupational therapy.

Why Work with Spark To Recovery?

If you have unfortunately developed a dependence on Subutex while recovering from opioid addiction, we understand that it can be hard to overcome the withdrawal process and regain sobriety. The team of medical professionals at Spark To Recovery are dedicated to help you through your recovery with support and compassion.

Start your Subutex addiction therapy today. Call Spark To Recovery at 818-849-5467 today if you want to schedule an appointment with us.

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