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Friday, 03 June 2016

Treatment Centers Using Buprenorphine In Hawaii

The drug Buprenorphine is typically used in combination with another drug called Naloxone to help addicts maintain their sobriety from opiates. The drug prevents the withdrawal symptoms from occurring, and also prevents an addict from experiencing the highs associated with taking the drugs such as heroin or OxyContin, and also prevents any potential overdose. This drug is used in some different drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs throughout the islands of Hawaii, and it has helped opiate addicts stay off of their previous drugs of choice.

Typically, this drug is taken once a day as a tablet that is placed under the tongue and then dissolved. Doctors will se the dosage so as too much is not taken at one time, and it is highly recommended that this dose does not increase during the time it is taken. The doctor may also inform the patient that they should not stop taking the drugs abruptly as they can go through withdrawals from the drug, and may require some form of wean down program or detox to help stop taking it. Throughout the state of Hawaii are some effective treatment programs to help opiate addicts, and many of these centers have detox facilities available to help an addict through the initial withdrawals if they are not using Buprenorphine as part of their treatment.