Dealing With Suboxone Detox

2012
04.12

Dealing With Suboxone Detox

If you’ve been struggling with an opiate addiction for a really long time, or even if you’ve only been struggling with it for a little while, you might want to look into an option of detox known as Suboxone detox. This type of detoxification process is where you will safely come off of the drug of choice that you’ve been hooked on (which is obviously an opiate) and you’ll be put on the medication Suboxone.

This medication actually contains an opiate as well known as buprenorphine but the doctors will administer this medication to you in a way that is very safe and is also in a way that will allow you to gradually come off of the Suboxone so that you can eventually become completely free of opiates. Doesn’t that sound like a very good idea to you? It is, and it’s one of the safest ways for an addict to detox from heavy opiate abuse so you should certainly try it for yourself if you are struggling with this particular problem right now.

How Should I Go about Finally Getting Started with My Suboxone Detox Treatment?

The main way you really need to get going with a treatment like Suboxone detox is that you need to actually start off by checking yourself into a treatment center that will allow you the opportunity to detoxify your system before you go into a rehabilitation program. The detox part is so important because you need to be able to safely remove the heavy opiates in your system by replacing them with Suboxone. And the only way you’re going to be able to do this is by getting the necessary medical treatment available because there’s no other way to go about this.

This is obviously going to be a bit of a struggle for you in the very beginning because you’re going to be in a place that you do not recognize. You’re going to be with people that you don’t know and you are going to be detoxifying from drugs that have been a heavy part of your life for so long now. You just have to kind of go with the flow until you adapt to everything that is going on in your life right now. I cannot give you any kind of time limit because everybody is different so you may adapt to things very quickly whereas somebody else might take a much longer time to adapt to their new surroundings and their new way of life.

Just remember that after enough time passes you will eventually get used to the new life that you are creating for yourself and you will even eventually get used to not taking your opiate of choice any longer. Your body will eventually adapt to the new way (technically the old way) that it is working and all of your chemicals will eventually come back into balance once again.

Nobody knows when your body and your mind are going to heal properly so you just have to ride it out until you wake up one day and realize that you are totally fine once again and you’re never going to need another opiate for the rest of your life. It’s going to happen for you. I just know it and I really hope you know it as well because that’s very important and it’s a big part of the process.

Are There Any Particular Traps I Might Need to Avoid When Going through Suboxone Detox?

When you first begin Suboxone detox you are actually going to be in a treatment facility so you’re really not going to have any problem with traps that might cause you to get high once again. You really only need to worry about this once you finally get home.

If you’ve ever been to any kind of a 12 step program meeting then you’ll know right away that one of the major things they tell you to stay away from are certain people, places and things. Basically you need to remove yourself from your old life and you need to avoid the people that you used to get high with. Your brain and body will pretty much remember and has sort of wired itself to a certain way of living and if you put yourself back in harm’s way your body is literally going to start working on autopilot and you’ll have a very difficult time stopping yourself from taking the drugs that you have worked so hard to get off of.

So you definitely need to make sure you avoid those people, places and things for good if possible. And if you can’t permanently avoid certain situations then do your best to stay away from them as often as you can. This will give you the best chance of success at staying clean and sober once you are home from the treatment facility for good. So please take this advice and use it to the best of your ability so that you do not unintentionally slip up and get high again. You’ve worked too hard to throw it all away now and I’d really hate to see you do that.