Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in Hawaii

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


Detox from buprenorphine or Suboxone is not easy, and the withdrawal effects are similar to that of heroin. Too many opioid addicts living in Hawaii become addicted to drugs such as buprenorphine. This drug is derived from opium extract and is given to opioid addicts to help them stop taking the opioids they are addicted to. However, buprenorphine is listed as a Schedule III drug, because of its addictive properties. When you become physically and psychologically dependent on buprenorphine or Suboxone, you will require a medical detox to safely stop using the drug. Even a small amount of buprenorphine can cause the same euphoric effects as heroin, and this is why it can become addictive. Drug detox and rehab programs in Hawaii can help addicts through difficult addictions. It is important to reach out for help and find the right type of program that will treat your addiction.

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Can you drink alcohol while taking Suboxone?

It is highly recommended that a person using Suboxone should not consume large quantities of alcohol. When a prescribing doctor administers Suboxone, the patient should be told not to mix this drug with alcohol. Some will say that having one drink is okay while taking Suboxone or Buprenorphine, but it is recommended that a person not consume alcohol while using these types of substances.


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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.