At Behavioral Services Center we provide Suboxone detox services that include the slow and safe withdrawal off of the prescription medication.
Suboxone is a prescription drug that is used as part of our opioid treatment program, alongside counseling and frequent medication management. Suboxone, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone, can be an effective medication for opiate dependence but sometimes, it must be taken for long periods of time after the user has stopped using addictive opioids. Despite its effectiveness, Suboxone can also be addictive and it produces similar withdrawal effects to other opioids if it is quit “cold turkey.” Symptoms of withdrawal from Suboxone can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle and body aches
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
- Fever or chills
- Sweating and Headaches
The symptoms can vary in severity and duration, depending on how long users have been taking Suboxone, as well as the dosage of the drug. Generally, most physical withdrawal symptoms will subside after one month, though psychological dependence can still remain. Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms are the worst in the first 72 hours. This is when most physical symptoms are experienced. Then, in the first week after discontinuation of Suboxone, symptoms generally subside to general aches and pains in the body, as well as insomnia and mood swings. After the second week, depression is the biggest symptom. After one month, users will likely still be experiencing intense cravings and depression. This is the most delicate time after stopping Suboxone use, as users have a great potential for relapse.
At Behavioral Services Center Suboxone Detox is covered by most insurances, to check coverage for your specific insurance please call our billing department (847) 604 – 1202.
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction to Suboxone, please contact us immediately at (847) 673- 8577. Like any other addictive substance, withdrawal from Suboxone can last several months. Though the major physical symptoms will cease after a month of not taking the drug, psychological symptoms can go on for several months. We are here to help with the detox and safe withdrawal, working towards giving you back a healthy and happy quality of life!