At Sunshine Treatment Institute LLC, one of our treatment methods is to use Suboxone. Now, you might be asking, what exactly is Suboxone? Basically, Suboxone is an approved medication used to treat opiate dependence and it is one of the two forms of Buprenorphine – an opiate agonist that was initially developed in order to treat pain. What makes Suboxone valuable and unique in our addiction treatment is that it is considered a partial agonist.
Basically, this means that with low doses, it can act as any other opiate that suppresses pain. However as the dosage increases, it will start to block your brain’s opioid receptor which doesn’t allow it to be stimulated. This allows our clinicians to stop withdrawal symptoms from manifesting. Moreover, with our Suboxone treatment, our patients won’t be able to get high on other opiates. For example, if you are currently taking Suboxone and you use heroin, you won’t feel any high from the illicit drug you took.