At Duke City Recovery Toolbox, we recognize drug addiction as a disease. We know that overcoming opioid dependency often takes more than willpower. To effectively address the physiological effects of opioid use, we offer suboxone medication treatment.
How Suboxone Works
Suboxone works by binding to opioid receptor sites in the brain. However, unlike full opioids, such as heroin and morphine, suboxone doesn’t fit the receptor site precisely, limiting its effects. Suboxone does decrease pain, but it produces a milder “feel good” sensation compared to the high of other opioids. However, when suboxone occupies the opioid receptor sites (which it can do for up to three days), it blocks other opioids and their effects.
Suboxone vs. Methadone
Suboxone and methadone work similarly in the brain, functioning as opioid replacements. For some, suboxone may be the preferred medication because it does not produce a sense of euphoria like full opioids or methadone, which may reduce the risk for abuse/addiction.
Is Suboxone Right for Me?
Duke City Recovery Toolbox can determine if suboxone is a good fit for your opioid dependency treatment program. During your intake appointment, we will determine your eligibility for medication-assisted treatment and find the best opioid replacement medication for you. Contact us to schedule your intake appointment or visit us Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 am. If suboxone is right for you, you will receive your first dose the same day.