Overcoming addiction is a hard battle. Especially when
you go it alone.
But you are not alone.
Suboxone releases you from the opiate
"Suboxone doesn't cure, but it saves lives."-- Carlos Fierro M.D., NuVista, Overland Park and Olathe
Morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, heroin, tramadol and fentanyl; they all relieve pain. But they have a dangerous dark side. In some of us, they hijack and reprogram the brain to prioritize above all else the procurement of more drug. Eventually, the user loses jobs, relationships, self respect, and most tragically of all, life itself. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Suboxone (generic name Buprenorphine/Naloxone), a very different type of opiate than its hijacking cousins, does not cause toxic effects on thinking and behavior. Instead, it controls cravings while gradually allowing the person to focus on his/her true priorities, inviting the return of healthy behavior. Suboxone does not cause the euphoria or brain fog caused by other opiates, and most importantly, when used as prescribed, it does not stop breathing, the cause of fatal overdose. These differences between Suboxone and other opiates means that Suboxone treatment is NOT "just substituting one opioid for another." For most patients, Suboxone treatment is the first step and best chance to a good life!
Opiate addiction is chronic, but restored control of mental faculties and behavior is still possible with motivation, effort, and treatment, and gives the best chance at a happy, healthy, productive life. Managing opiate addiction is like the management of other chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, in which the basic formula is controlling lifestyle factors along with taking medication under professional supervision.