What to Know About Buprenorphine

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Buprenorphine is an Opiate drug, used in the medication called Suboxone. Buprenorphine is an FDA approved medication for the treatment of Opiate Use Disorder, also known as Opiate Dependence or Opiate Addiction. This medication is also used for pain and comes in the form of a skin patch called: Butrans.

Buprenorphine is part of a treatment model called Harm Reduction. Using the treatment model of Harm Reduction, efforts are made to change a person from an addict into a patient. In doing so, a person is prescribed the medication buprenorphine as a form of Replacement Therapy, also known as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). MAT for Opiate Use Disorder is the State-of-the-art treatment and saves lives. In fact, Buprenorphine treatment is at least twice as effective in preventing deaths from overdoses as the other common treatment model of Opiate Use Disorder called: The Abstinence Based Treatment. The main problem with the Abstinence Based Treatment is that addicts relapse and die with this form or therapy for Opiate Use Disorder.

According to government statistics, treatment for Opiate Use Disorder with Buprenorphine is over 1000 times more effective in preventing deaths from overdoses as the Abstinence Based Model.

There are some individuals who try and abuse Buprenorphine, but because of its chemical composition; one will not experience a high or a level of intoxication which is as intense as all the other Opiates a person might abuse. In addition, once a person has a steady level of buprenorphine in their system; other Opiates will be blocked if a person tries to take them for intoxicating purposes.

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