3737 Government Blvd.
Suite 404 Mobile, AL 36693

251-300-7134
info@southernpsychiatry.net

Addiction/Suboxone

Addiction Medicine

Addiction can be a crippling disorder for the patient. At SPA we are able to effectively diagnose and treat addiction. We use a multimodal approach with both medicines and therapy designed to help the patient get their life back on track. We are able to diagnose and treat any underlying Psychiatric illness that may also complicate the addiction picture.

Naloxone, an opioid agonist, blocks the effects of opioids on the mind and body. As a result, not only is an individual free from the upsetting and uncomfortable symptoms that come with withdrawal, but he or she is also relieved of nagging drug cravings that often cause individuals to continue to use opioids.

An extensive amount of research has shown that Suboxone is both effective and safe to use when taken as prescribed and within a medication assisted treatment program designed to treat opioid addiction.

The Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Detailed research has shown that Sub Suboxone therapy

  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Outpatient detox options available
  • Anti-craving medicines
  • Other forms of addiction
  • Therapy options available

Suboxone Treatment for an Opioid Addiction

How It Works and Is It Safe?

Suboxone, a prescription medication that is classified as a partial opioid agonist, is comprised of both buprenorphine and naloxone.

Working as a partial opioid agonist on its own, buprenorphine triggers receptors in the brain that are activated by the abuse of opioids, however a high is not created. Therefore, an individual is alleviated from cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms that would generally be present if Suboxone was not being taken.

oxone is effective in providing treatment for opioid addiction. Those who have utilized Suboxone within a medication assisted treatment program have reported success when it comes to decreased withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.

Unlike opioids, Suboxone does not create the feeling of euphoria that is chased by most substance abusers. As a result, abuse of this drug is unlikely. It is also important to note that should an individual abuse Suboxone, he or she will be unable to get high like he or she would if other opioids (like OxyContin or Vicodin) were being abused.

The Side Effects of Suboxone

  • Generalized pain
  • Headache
  • Sleepless
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Numb mouth
  • Painful tongue
  • Chills
  • Weakness
  • Infections
  • Vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Coordination problems
  • Sleepiness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Attention disturbances
  • Fainting

If any of these side effects occur, report them to your treatment provider so that he or she can help make any adjustments to you medication and monitor your health.