Rapid Drug Detox Center can help free you from Buprenorphine Addiction
Important: Are you considering Buprenorphine as a method to quit drug addiction? Please read this letter from a real person who became addicted to Buprenorphine (Brand name Suboxone®) after trying to quit other drugs.
Suboxone® letter from the government [PDF]: Buprenorphine is a derivative of thebaine, a major constituent of opium presently marketed in the United States as an injectable formulation under the brand name of Buprenex for the treatment of pain. It is classified as a narcotic agonist-antagonist, or partial agonist, with an analgesic potency far greater than morphine (buprenorphine is generally reported to have 20 to 30 times the analgesic potency of morphine sulfate in humans).
Call us at 1-888-825-1020 or contact us to learn more about how we can help you overcome a Buprenorphine addiction.
Buprenorphine Side Effects (From Pharmaceutical Literature)
Buprenorphine side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, dry mouth, itching, constipation, headache, nausea or vomiting, slow, shallow breathing, mental and mood changes, decreased libido, depression, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes and skin, vision changes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
Symptoms Reported to Rapid Drug Detox – That Are Not Listed In Pharmaceutical Literature – While Taking Buprenorphine
Profuse sweating, lack of motivation, sadness, low energy levels, decreased hormonal levels such as decreased testosterone in men, decreased muscle mass, tone and strength, lack of zest for life and flat effect, feeling little emotion and hopelessness.
We encourage you to contact the FDA at: 1(800) FDA-1088 and report any negative side effects you have experienced from taking this drug.
Buprenorphine Addiction Effects
Like full agonist opiates, buprenorphine can cause addiction, drowsiness, vomiting and respiratory depression. Taking buprenorphine in conjunction with CNS depressants such as sedatives, tranquilizers, alcohol, and ”especially” benzodiazepines is particularly dangerous. Falling asleep while abusing this drug especially while combining it with other central nervous system depressants, can be extremely dangerous and greatly increases the chance of serious complications or death.
As with other opiates, addiction, dependence and tolerance often become a problem when used daily. There is little evidence that buprenorphine is less likely to cause such problems. Many doctors, especially psychiatrists and in-patient 14-28 day drug treatment facilities, prescribe this drug for withdrawal of addiction, never telling the patient the addictive nature of this drug. This is just trading one opiate drug for another. Many patients are led to believe that maintenance dosages can remain at the same level indefinitely. The enormous and continued profits received from prescribing this drug are without question. It is proving to become a common and accepted answer to addiction and many call it the “doctor’s office methadone”. Some Anesthesia Detox Facilities give it to patients for up to 6 weeks after the detox procedure and many in-patient rehab centers are using this drug. These patients do well while taking the drug but when discharged, in about 3 days, patients are typically very sick and suffering withdrawal needing help from this new addiction.
Buprenorphine Withdrawal Symptoms
Suboxone® / Subutex / Buprenorphine / Buprenex withdrawal can be a painful process particularly after heavy use. Symptoms are typically experienced within hours of stopping the use and can last up to several weeks, depending on the intensity of Buprenorphine use. Symptoms of Buprenorphine withdrawal include: severe anxiety, sweating, malaise, anxiety, depression, cramp-like pains in the muscles, leg kicking (kicking the habit), severe and long lasting sleep difficulties (insomnia), diarrhea, goose bump skin, cramps, and fever. Some patients complain that these symptoms last up to 2-5 weeks. All of these symptoms can be quite pronounced causing the patient to experience such intense and uncomfortable symptoms that a “cold turkey” withdrawal is very uncomfortable causing the patient to revert back to their original drug use. Many patients state that the withdrawal from Buprenorphine is worse than it was for their original opiate addiction.
Rapid Anesthesia Buprenorphine Detox
The RDD Method® for Buprenorphine detoxification under anesthesia is a medical procedure that eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. During the procedure, the patient is given medication to relax and then put under light, general anesthesia for approximately 60 minutes. Following the procedure, recovery begins under direct medical supervision.
The patient’s vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method® is significantly more effective than other courses of Buprenorphine addiction treatment.
Buprenorphine Addiction FAQs
- How do I know if I am addicted to Buprenorphine?
A.Short-term users may require a detox program in order to successfully discontinue use of the drug because of Buprenorphine’s addictive traits. Addicts typically require higher doses of the drug and experience cravings for Buprenorphine between doses.
- How long does Buprenorphine detox take?
A.The detox process for Buprenorphine varies in length depending on the pattern of typical use and on individual differences. The most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first several days after discontinuing use of the drug, making it important to seek immediate professional help from trained Suboxone®-detox professionals.
- Is Buprenorphine-addiction recovery painful?
A.While recovery from Buprenorphine addiction can be painful; the right procedure can greatly reduce discomfort. Anesthesia Buprenorphine detox is a procedure that is effective at reducing the pain normally associated with Buprenorphine detox.
- How do I choose a Buprenorphine-detox program?
A.Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-888-825-1020 or contact us to learn more.
The Truth about Switching from Methadone to Buprenorphine/Suboxone®/Subutex
Many Methdone clinics are making available the Buprenorphine treatment as a way of keeping their patients. We never use other replacement addicting opiates, often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine (Buprenex). These schedule III controlled opiate drugs under The Federal Controlled Substance Act are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before after switching to a Suboxone®/Subutex drug treatment from their methadone clinic, a private doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. Some in-patient rehab centers also use schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid “cocktails”. Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a Buprenorphine or a replacement opiate withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient’s drug addiction problem. Stopping these replacement drugs sets the patient up for failure causing them to immediately seek drugs to relieve their withdrawal symptoms, perpetuating their addiction and leaving them feeling like a failure and hopeless for a solution.
It is important to question treatment centers and learn about their programs. Trading one opiate drug for another is not acceptable treatment. Promises of weaning off of these drugs are nearly impossible, rarely done with any success and very misleading.
As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex/Buprenex (Buprenorphine). Currently, approximately 15% of our patients are Suboxone® (Buprenorphine) addicted. With placement of the Naltrexone Implant, the patient stays clean and cravings are greatly reduced.
If you are using opiate drugs to control pain and feel you are using more and more to get the same pain relief, you may be suffering from a common condition caused from opiate drug use; read about this condition called Hyperalgesia. Also, read about hormones and how the chronic use of opiate drugs can decrease the body’s ability to produce the proper amount of testosterone and estrogen.