Watch Dr. Coleman’s Facebook Live post where he answers the question, Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine? Here’s a recap.
Why It’s Hard To Stop
Detoxing off of Suboxone can be tough. A medication that can bind to the same opiate receptors in the brain, Suboxone turns on the same “switch” as an opioid would. This effect is slow-acting and doesn’t cause the patient to feel high. This lack of cravings makes it relatively safe. The more Suboxone in the body, the more it blocks pain receptors in the brain. It prevents overdose by keeping receptors extremely full, but the detox process is also difficult because of this.
Creating Your Own Endorphins
When coming off of Suboxone, providers will typically lower the dosage to a certain extent. The power of its binding effects on the body does not dissipate quickly after the dosage is lowered. A typical detox period is 30 days or more, while the post-treatment can last months more before becoming fully regulated again.
With this in mind, the Coleman Network incorporates small doses of Naltrexone into their treatment to help flush the Suboxone out of the brain. This process will help your body start creating its own endorphins much quicker.
Coming Off of Suboxone Faster
With The Coleman Network, your Suboxone detox can proceed as quickly and comfortably as possible. Many people don’t know that coming off of Suboxone is a process and should not be attempted without the help of a doctor. If it is part of a treatment plan, Suboxone should always be used as long as it is prescribed.
Contact the Coleman Network to learn about your detox options today.