Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in Alaska

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

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Buprenorphine and Suboxone are addictive substances, and when opioid addicts use them to treat their opioid addiction, they are risking becoming addicted to the drugs. When opioid addicts in Alaska become dependent on these drugs, they will require detox from buprenorphine or Suboxone, which will help them taper off the medication, and stabilize the withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is derived from 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 dependency. Buprenorphine detox will be needed to help an addict through withdrawal. 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 opioid addiction, it is best to explore options that will not substitute medications.

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How dangerous are Suboxone withdrawals?

Suboxone withdrawals, as with any other type of drug that is used to help opiate addicts, can be severe depending on the amount the person is withdrawing from. Suboxone detox programs are specifically set up to help these patients safely withdrawal from this drug. The withdrawal period will be a different length of time for each patient, and the detox program will be capable of providing a better idea of how long the treatment will take.

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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.