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Suboxone Overdose Treatment

Addicted To Suboxone

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication that is designed to treat opioid addiction. It’s typically used in the management of opioid abuse and withdrawal. Suboxone has two ingredients: the opioid Buprenorphine and the medication Naloxone. The combined effects of these two ingredients reduce cravings for addictive opioids such as Heroin, Codeine, Fentanyl, and Oxycodone. Suboxone, like any opiate, and many other medications, can be abused.  For instance, some individuals buy Suboxone on the street in order to prolong their heroin use. If you or a loved one is addicted to Suboxone, seeking professional inpatient drug rehab will be an important step towards recovery in the safest way possible. Suboxone is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance in the United States, meaning it’s a drug deemed to have a medical value yet also carries a moderate risk for addiction [1]. Therefore, only doctors who receive certifications from the Department of Health and Human Services may prescribe Suboxone. This medication is manufactured as dissolvable films and tablets. Suboxone and Methadone are both commonly used FDA-approved medications that are used to treat opioid addiction. What is Buprenorphine? Buprenorphine is one of the two main ingredients of Suboxone.…