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Subutex | Which works best? Subutex or Suboxone?
Submitted by recoveryrob on February 19, 2010 - 7:06pm
Wondering which opiate recovery treatment medication works best shows that you might be interested in knowing more about Subutex and Suboxone, and it also might indicate you're interested in getting sober. Both Subutex and Suboxone can help you.
Subutex is a single medication that consist of buprenorphine, and it is used at the beginning of recovery treatment. It is only used as a treatment to help alleviate the withdrawal pain from an opiate addiction from drugs like heroin. Subutex can be abused though, so there is a drawback. Suboxone, a sublingual pill, consist of buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone was added to prevent addicts from abusing the medication. The medication can be used right from the first day of detoxification, and it can also be used in a maintenance therapy program. It can be taken on an outpatient basis but if being used at an inpatient program, like at the Pat Moore Foundation, the addict is weaned off the medication before graduating from the program.
Subutex is not used at the Pat Moore Foundation.