Buprenorphine, An Alternative Addiction Therapy
From Soft Landing Recovery.com., Dr. A. Fahmy, Medical Director
Suboxone and Subutex, it is an FDA approved medication for office based treatment of opiate addiction. It reduces opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings during the treatment of pain killer addiction. Combined with appropriate behavioral counseling Buprenorphine, Suboxone and Subutex, can be very effective in treating dependence to opiates and other Pain killers addictions and abuse.
Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. The former is a partial opiate and the euphoric effects are less than with full opiates; also the habit forming potential is lower and therefore it is much easier to stop taking this medicine than other full opiates, such as morphine and heroin. The latter component, naloxone, is an opiate antagonist that is mainly active if Suboxone is injected, hence it acts as a deterent to injecting those tablets. For detailed and accurate information about Suboxone please visit the manufacturer website at www.Suboxone.com
Also see other resources at this web site. National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment.