Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Suboxone Inpatient Treatment Program
| At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we have found that Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an effective inpatient treatment protocol for opioid dependence.
Suboxone treatment not only eases withdrawal symptoms. When combined with a comprehensive and holistic addiction recovery program – suboxone therapy can increase the chances staying sober without relapse.
This article, written by Kenneth Chance, originally appeared on https://www.arrowheadlodgerecovery.com/baby-boomers-prescription-opioid-painkiller-addiction. Kenneth Chance is the founder and CEO/President of Arrowhead Lodge Recovery.
Inpatient Suboxone Treatment Program – Cognitive, Physical, Spiritual
Most people cannot just walk away from opioid addiction. They need expert assistance to change their thinking, behavior, and environment. Unfortunately, “quitting cold turkey” has a poor success rate: fewer than 25 percent of patients are able to remain abstinent for a full year. This is where medication-assisted treatment options like Suboxone benefits patients in staying sober. It also greatly reduces the side effects of withdrawal and curbs cravings which can lead to relapse.
Cold Turkey Opiate Withdrawal Not Effective for Long Term Success
Without professional addiction treatment, people who quit opiates run the risk of serious complications. Opiate withdrawal can be painful and dangerous. This is the reason quitting cold turkey is rarely a successful approach to addressing opiate addiction. All the will power in the world can be overwhelmed by the painful side effects of opiate withdrawal.
Opiate Withdrawal Can Be Hazardous
Withdrawal is never comfortable, but it can actually be dangerous. Some drugs should NEVER be quit suddenly without medical supervision. Some methods of rapid-detox from heroin and prescription opiate addiction can cause many negative side-effects; or even be deadly. This is the reason why Arrowhead Lodge Recovery rehab treatment is preceded by a medically supervised detox period lasting anywhere from 2 days to a week or longer. We use suboxone to ease symptoms and safely detox over time in a medically controlled environment.
In addition to serious withdrawal symptoms, a big risk during the detox period is relapse. People who quit cold turkey usually start off feeling determined. But once withdrawal sets in, they find themselves unable to continue.
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