Buprenorphine, Buprenorphine Treatment & Buprenorphine Detox
In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the an opiate addiction treatment medication called buprenorphine. The brand name for buprenorphine is Subutex and it, along with another buprenorphine based product, Suboxone, is the only schedule III or V medication to have received the FDA approval for this specific use. The purpose of this medication is it help alleviate withdrawal from opioid drugs, which are painkillers like, morphine and other codeine based drugs and medications (OxyContin, Vicodin, crystal methamphetamine).
Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, which means that since it is an opioid it can produce typical opioid agonist effects and side effects such as euphoria and respiratory depression. But, the maximum effects are less than that of full agonists like heroin and methadone. At low doses buprenorphine produces sufficient agonist effects to enable an individual with an opiate addiction to discontinue the misuse of opioids without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
If you are nervous about stopping your drug use because you've tried a number of times, but the withdrawal symptoms were intense and painful, well, then you should understand you are not alone in this. In some cases some of us have even tried to stop, using methadone, but then ended up becoming addicted methadone instead. Buprenorphine was designed for people just like you, and many people use this medication to help them detox from methadone.
Pat Moore Foundation's alcohol & drug addiction treatment programs are licensed and certified by The State of California. Pat Moore Foundation patients have access to opiate and opioid detoxification provided by a third party medical corporation that uses suboxone for the detoxification process. Our individual homes are on a unique co-ed campus where we offer gender specific treatment. We are located in Costa Mesa, in Orange County, Southern California, close to Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, and only an hour's drive from Los Angeles and San Diego. To speak with a counselor, please call us 24-hours at the number above, or if you'd like us to contact you, send a confidential message online by filling out our online form.
Note: All medical services are administered by medical professionals, which are facilitated and operated solely under the jurisdiction of a separate medical corporation.