Is Suboxone the New Heroin

suboxoneWith prescription medication continuously on the rise, more and more people are becoming addicted. Prescribed medications like Vicodin and Oxycodone have created a drug problem across the nation, causing more people to turn to rehabilitation centers for help. There are various working methods to help kick a drug habit, one of the more popular being the use of Suboxone – a prescribed medication that reverses the urges of illicit drugs. But does Suboxone have its own dangers involved?

A Times story states there is a common misconception that people addicted to painkillers can never “truly” be drug free. This thinking has kick-started rehabilitation centers to prescribe other drugs to get off one or more. It is the baseline for what started Suboxone in the first
place. The drug’s originator, Rickitt Benckiser, has based his product on this theory. Through Rickitt’s statements that studies prove replacing painkillers with buprenorphine – the main opioid in Suboxone – to get and stay clean, many rehabilitation centers prescribe the drug to their patients. However, this just substitutes one drug addiction for another. This method of thinking is similar to that of the late 1800s, where heroin was presented as a safe drug to defeat alcohol addiction. Various outlets, including respondents on various online topics believe that Suboxone use will not result in a high. Nothing can be further from the truth. Suboxone is another prescribed drug. It does help eliminate the cravings of whatever illicit drug someone might be addicted to, but it has addictive qualities on its own. With abuse, Suboxone can product a euphoria – a result that begins the road to addiction. Suboxone is used and abused in various ways, including people in prison using it to get high, patients of rehab centers abusing their prescriptions to keep up a drug habit, and college students using the drug to improve their social status.

As with most addictions, it is easier to start than to quit. Suboxone dissolves in body fat and attaches to the body’s painkiller receptors. Because of this, it takes longer for the drug to completely depart the body, in fact without the right rehabilitation a person might never fully recover. As with many centers that use prescription drugs as methods to beat addiction, once a person becomes addicted there is little to do but prescribe another drug. The cycle then continues, but the right rehabilitation can defeat the habit.

New Life Detoxification

Narconon International is a global rehabilitation organization dedicated to helping kick addiction to harmful substances. Based on the principles by L. Ron Hubbard, Narconon has standardized a method of rehabilitation that utilized natural methods that have effectively eliminated drug habits all over the world. It’s called the New Life Detoxification Program, which features various steps to have a healthy body and mind. With a healthy diet, including the correct amount of vitamins and minerals, moderate exercise, and extended time in a sauna, the program has proven to remove the harmful drug completely out of the system. Once the body is cleansed, the patient begins restoring their mental health. This includes group and individual therapy sessions where the source of the drug habit is revealed. The patient then begins learning how to deal with the source in a constructive way, therefore eliminating the problem at its core and restoring the patient to sound mental health. These methods have been working for patients for decades.

Based on staff and client surveys, outcome studies and reviews, Narconon Arrowhead is one of the highest rated rehabilitation facilities in the field. Addiction habits can lead a person down a dark path of crime, loneliness, and isolation. They might begin to feel hopeless and helpless. With the right rehab center, and a program focused on providing all of the patient’s needs, addiction can be overcome and life can be pursued once again.

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