Suboxone, also known as buprenorphine, is a drug used to treat opioid dependence. Suboxone is based on the drug addiction act of 2000, and it’s considered an opiate. According to the narrator in the video, Suboxone can be issued by a doctor, but they need to have certification from the DEA (drug enforcement administration). The doctor runs toxicology tests to determine if a Suboxone program suits the patient. What are the benefits of Suboxone?
Can be Prescribed by A Certified Doctor
Unlike other opioid-dependence medications like methadone, Suboxone can be prescribed by DEA-certified doctors.
This means people don’t have to take the drug in opioid treatment centers; they can take it at home.
Can Reverse Overdose Effects
Suboxone programs also include naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of an overdose on the body. How? This drug attaches to brain receptors preventing opioid attachment.
Decreases Withdrawal Symptoms
Suboxone is a prescription drug used for MAT (medical-assisted treatment) to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms such as intense cravings for opioids, albeit this drug should be combined with therapy and provision of aftercare support.