Suboxone is often used to treat heroin, methadone and opiate dependencies, so many people are surprised to learn that it is possible to become addicted to this drug. However, buprenorphine, one of the chief components in Suboxone, is thought to be as much as 30 times more potent than morphine. This can create a critical dependency on this drug that requires supervised detox to remove.
Detoxing from a Suboxone dependency generally spans ten days of supervised withdrawal. Post-acute symptoms can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms
- Mood swings
- Respiratory distress or depression
While the severity of these symptoms is usually less than that experienced in withdrawing from heroin, OxyContin, methadone or other opiate drugs, there are still strong considerations for anyone who is detoxing from any substance. Akua Mind & Body can provide the support necessary to safely detox from Suboxone.