In order to be safe, detox must be medically monitored by professionals trained to assist in the event of an emergency, as well as to ensure comfort and ease symptoms during withdrawal.
While Suboxone can be an effective medication to help in recovery from opiate dependence, it is often a drug that is taken for long periods of time after the user has stopped taking other addictive opioids. Despite its effectiveness, Suboxone can also be addictive. As a partial opioid agonist, Suboxone produces similar withdrawal effects to other opioids if it is quit “cold turkey.”
The symptoms can vary in severity and duration, depending on how long users have been taking Suboxone, as well as the dosage of the drug.
Suboxone withdrawal can last for as long as a month, and symptoms can include:
- Muscle aches
- Digestive distress
- Drug cravings
- Concentration difficulties
Physical symptoms at their worst
Bodily aches and pains, insomnia, and mood swings
Cravings and depression
Detox from Suboxone
Due to this prolonged potential withdrawal, it is important for those who have stopped taking Suboxone to be in contact with a medical professional to prevent relapse. During your time at Scottsdale Detox, we will work with you to determine the best next step in care and recommend after care treatments unique to your needs.
Struggling with addiction is hard enough, and trying to do it alone is practically impossible. Misuse of drugs or alcohol hides the underlying causes of your addiction and these will continue to disrupt your life until they are uncovered and addressed.
If you are reading this right now and need to change things in your life, please call us now. We understand how you feel and the struggle to pick up the phone. Our staff recognizes that people who try to quit by themselves oftentimes get frustrated and feel helpless when they can’t. You can, and we can help.