Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in D.C.

Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021

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Drug addiction is not easy to deal with, and when you become addicted to opioids, this particular addiction is difficult to beat. Unfortunately, for many opioid addicts in Washington D.C., they become addicted to drugs such as buprenorphine and Suboxone. This drug is used to treat opioid addiction, and it is derived from an opium extract. Buprenorphine does have the same addictive qualities as heroin. It is listed as a Schedule III drug, because of its addictive nature. Detox from buprenorphine or Suboxone can be difficult to go through, and the withdrawal effects are similar to that of heroin. Medical detox centers will help addicts through this difficult withdrawal. Once you have completed detox, you should be attending some type of outpatient or residential drug treatment program. Detox and treatment are important, and this is the only way to help you stop taking drugs such as buprenorphine.

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Is Suboxone addictive?

Facilities that prescribe this drug will inform their patients that this drug can be habit-forming, and Suboxone can become habit-forming if abused. Unfortunately, like most drugs similar to Suboxone; the body can develop a physical dependency on the drug, and this will cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawals are managed within Suboxone detox programs to help a patient successfully taper off the drug.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.