Physicians use Suboxone® as a pain reliever. However, some try to treat one form of addiction (such as heroin) by substituting dependence on Suboxone®. Unfortunately, most physicians do not realize that Suboxone® is more highly addictive than traditional opiates. This means that trying to break Suboxone addiction is even more difficult – and the withdrawal symptoms are more severe – than breaking your original dependence.
Trading one opiate drug for another is never an acceptable treatment.
Pharmaceutical literature reports many side effects from using Suboxone®. Those side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, constipation, headache, nausea, or vomiting, slow and shallow breathing, mental and mood changes, depression, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes and skin, vision changes. In addition, the literature lists allergic reactions that include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
The medical staff at the Rapid Drug Detox (RDD) Center records patients symptoms, including profuse sweating, decreased libido, lack of motivation, sadness, low energy levels, decreased hormonal levels such as decreased testosterone in men and estrogen in women, decreased muscle mass, tone and strength, lack of zest for life, apathy, feeling hopeless, and urinary retention.
If you take Suboxone® with other drugs, the list gets longer. Yet doctors continue to prescribe this drug for withdrawal/addiction, never telling you that it, too, is addicting.
Suboxone® / Subutex / Buprenorphine withdrawal can be painful. Withdrawal symptoms typically start within 36 hours of your last use and can last over five weeks. Symptoms include severe anxiety, sweating, malaise, depression, cramp-like pains in the muscles, leg kicking (“kicking the habit”), severe and long lasting sleep difficulties (insomnia), diarrhea, goose bump skin (“cold turkey”), cramps, abdominal pain, dehydration, convulsions, fever and thoughts of suicide.
The symptoms of a “cold turkey” withdrawal can be so pronounced, intense, and uncomfortable that many patients revert back to their original drug use. Many have said that Suboxone® withdrawal is worse than the withdrawal for their original opiate.
The Answer: Rapid Anesthesia Suboxone® Detox
The Rapid Drug Detox (RDD) Center developed the RDD Method™ for Suboxone® detoxification. This medical procedure takes place under anesthesia, and that eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. After a brief, painless series of tests, you are admitted to the operating room (O.R.). There, an experienced, board certified anesthesiologist gives you a medication to relax, and then administers a light, general anesthesia, while you rest comfortably for approximately 60 minutes. While you rest, a team of experienced doctors “scrubs” the opiate receptors in your body, using an infusion of intravenous medications.
With the Suboxone® removed from your receptors, the worst of the withdrawal is over. And you slept through it all.
After the procedure, you recover under direct medical supervision. The RDD Center team of experienced medical professionals monitors your vital signs and your overall physical and mental reactions. In the days that follow the procedure, you may sleep more than usual.
Administered by experienced, medical professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, the RDD Method™ has proven to be significantly more effective than other methods. You can call the RDD Center at 1-866-399-2967 or contact them to learn more about beating Suboxone® addiction.
Because patients who undergo RDD treatment leave the Center clean and free of any opiates, they are free of their addiction and their former cravings. If you are in need of detox treatment, it is important to question any treatment centers that you are considering. Learn the truth about their programs. Trading one opiate drug for another should never be an acceptable treatment. The RDD Center’s physicians consider it misleading and the patients we see have rarely found it successful.