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Buprenorphine Treatment & Detox Programs in Alaska

Buprenorphine is an addictive substance, and when opioid addicts use it to treat their opioid addiction, they are risking becoming addicted to the drug. When opioid addicts in Alaska become dependent on this drug, they will require detox from buprenorphine, which will help them taper off the medication, and stabilize the withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is derived from alkaloid Definition of the word alkaloids used in medicine.} thebaine Definition of the word {/tip} thebaine, which is an opium extract; the effects are not as potent as heroin or methadone, but you will still feel the euphoric properties of the drug. The brand name is Subutex, and even taking this drug in small amounts will still lead to a dependency. Buprenorphine detox will be needed to help an addict through the withdrawals. This is an all too common problem with so many opioid addicts in Alaska, which is stopping the use of one opioid to become addicted to another. When searching for help from any opioid addiction, it is best to explore options that will not substitute medications.

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Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years. He also has helped hundreds of people getting off drugs and alcohol addiction.

Alaska Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Alaska Addiction Services by Type of Drug