What is Suboxone?
Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse.
Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction.
Suboxone is not for use as a pain medication.
How Does Suboxone Help Addiction Treatment?
Suboxone can be used during different stages of treatment and offers a long-term solution for managing opioid addiction. When included as part of a comprehensive recovery plan, the medication eliminates opioid cravings altogether.
Since Suboxone is a depressant, it slows you down rather than speeding you up like a stimulant. Those who take the medication may experience:
- Pain relief
- Calmness and overall well-being
- Perceived fewer worries and reduced stress levels
Follow-up appointments with your prescribing physician is important in ensuring a successful recovery while on Suboxone.