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What is Suboxone?

Medications Can Help You Overcome Withdrawal

There are a wide range of reasons as to why people begin drinking or using drugs in the first place. Currently, there’s a massive stigma around the disease of addiction, and this stigma prevents people from getting help. In New Jersey, thousands of people die each year from the disease of addiction, so it’s important that loved ones are educated about the causes. By better understanding how anxiety and substance abuse are tied together, you can help get your loved one the treatment they need.

Why Does Withdrawal Happen?

There are a variety of reasons people turn to opioids like heroin, fentanyl or prescription painkillers. Sometimes, this addiction starts out with trying to manage pain, and for others, it was just a way to get high. The problem is that due to how the body works, you begin to build a tolerance and then a dependency. After using the drug for an extended period of time, your body ends up needing more of the drug to get the same effect. There eventually comes a point where you become fully dependent on the drug, so you get sick when you don’t have it. 

Withdrawal happens because the neurotransmitters in your brain begin to misfire. The opioids were occupying the receptors in your brain, and once these receptors are vacant, the brain and nervous system don’t know what to do. Although the problem starts in the brain, withdrawal affects the nervous system as well as the rest of the body. Some of the symptoms can include:

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Agitation

  • Insomnia

  • Watery eyes

  • Vomiting

How Does Suboxone Work?

Places like Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Gloucester County had over 100 overdose deaths in 2019. In Camden County, over 300 people lost their lives due to drug-related deaths. With the current opioid epidemic in New Jersey, one has to wonder how many lives would be saved if they knew how Suboxone could help them through the detox process. 

Suboxone is a medication that’s specifically designed to help people overcome their addiction to heroin or prescription drugs. This potentially life-saving medication works by occupying the receptors that were left vacant by the opioids. By tricking the brain into thinking that you’re still getting high, the symptoms of withdrawal are decreased significantly. 

While some people choose to do a long-term Suboxone maintenance program, it’s typically suggested that you do a short-term taper. Although Suboxone isn’t as addictive as drugs like heroin and prescription pain medications, you can develop a dependence. When you do a short-term taper, you don’t have to worry about this sort of dependency. At a qualified drug detox in New Jersey, you’ll be in the care of medical professionals who will help you throughout the entire process.

Going to a Heroin Detox in New Jersey

Enlightened Solutions is one of the top drug and alcohol detox facilities in New Jersey, and we’re here to help you overcome your addiction to opioids. Not only do we offer medical detox services that use Suboxone, but we also offer holistic detox programs as well. Our caring staff is passionate about helping people overcome their addiction to go on to live amazing lives. If you’d like more information about how we can help, call us today at 833-233-7336.

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