Is Suboxone Addictive?

Suboxone is a widely used medication for people with addiction and need to be weaned off a certain class of drugs. To be more specific, it’s used to treat opioid use disorder. It’s normally taken in tablet form and is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. It’s currently the most commonly used medication that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Several medications are used to treat people with substance use or addiction issues. Some meds included with MAT for drug and alcohol detox may include Naltrexone, Vivitrol, suboxone, and antidepressants such as Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac. At some clinics, methadone is used for treatment, but this is due to the addictive nature of methadone itself. All these drugs are used to keep withdrawal under control. When the treatment of meds is combined with behavioral health support, we refer to it as medication-assisted treatment or MAT. 

Suboxone is an opioid narcotic-based drug itself, but the safety of using it lies within the clinical help you receive. If you are provided with suboxone by a clinician through a treatment facility or organization, and you take only as prescribed, it can become a very valuable tool on your recovery journey. Some people take it for a few weeks, others a few months to even years. It all depends on the severity of your issues and what you and your clinician think is best.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies suboxone as an essential medication, and it is estimated to reduce opioid overdose rates by nearly 40%. While suboxone treatment is not for everyone, many people have benefitted from this medication at treatment centers all across the country as it becomes more widely available to those that need it the most.

Suboxone Treatment with Recovery Now

Suboxone is known to assist clients in feeling more “normal” during the detoxification process. When used in the proper dosage and under the supervision of a clinical professional, it can have a positive effect and allow people to begin healing without the unpleasant feelings of withdrawal from substances.

It is also widely known in the addiction field that a good portion of clients that undergo MAT are still in recovery a year later, and over half that quit suboxone treatment within the first month experience relapse.

A new life awaits after MAT and suboxone treatment. Recovery Now believes you’re here for a reason. If you’re tired of the endless and reckless cycle of addiction, you’re in the right place. Almost every recovery journey begins with detox, and we know it can be scary. We’re dedicated to getting you through and on the path to healing. Call us any time for more details.