Suboxone has been proven to be a safe, effective, and successful alternative to methadone for patients who are looking to detox from opioids. Although Suboxone is used to treat opioid dependence, it can be addictive if misused and have its own withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone addiction has been on the rise in recent years because it is so often prescribed by doctors as a means of detoxing from highly addictive painkillers.
Suboxone withdrawal symptoms can be very painful. There are physical as well as psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Physical symptoms of Suboxone addiction:
- Hot or cold flashes – a sudden, intense feeling of either heat or coldness all over your body.
- Tiredness – a feeling of fatigue as the body rids itself of Suboxone.
- Muscle discomfort – may manifest as pain and cramps throughout the whole body.
- Skin abnormalities – a feeling of physical discomfort in one’s own skin or feeling as if bugs are crawling on the skin.
- Sweating – due to the dehydrating properties of Suboxone, sweating (night sweats in particular).
- Nausea and vomiting – common symptoms when withdrawing from drugs that impact the brain’s opioid receptors.
- Appetite Loss – a total lack of appetite.
- Insomnia – trouble sleeping which can lead to other health problems.
- Depression and or Suicidality
- Irritability or Moodiness
- Negative emotions such as anger and emptiness
For most people in recovery, Suboxone use is gradually tapered in a carefully measured manner until complete sobriety is achieved.
Suboxone Detox in Houston
At New Horizon Hospital, our team knows that withdrawal from suboxone addiction can be a very difficult process. But we have helped many people overcome it with the right coping strategies. Our goal is to make your Suboxone detox experience as comfortable as possible.
To find out more about Suboxone detox at New Horizon Hospital in Houston, Texas, give us a call at (281) 397-1530.