What is Suboxone Addiction Treatment?


What is Suboxone? Suboxone is a prescription medication that contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine belongs to a family of drugs called partial antagonists. These drugs, when administered correctly, help relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Alternatively, naloxone is from another family of medications called opioid antagonists. Unlike partial antagonists, full antagonists reverse the ‘desirable’ effects that people strive for in opioid abuse. Why Do People Use It? Suboxone is a treatment option for opioid addiction, particularly addictions to heroin and narcotic painkillers. Opioid addiction is an unpleasant condition whereby an individual is addicted to the pleasurable feelings that opioids produce. [...]