Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in Maryland

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


Buprenorphine is derived from an opium extract and is commonly given to opioid addicts to treat their addiction. Unfortunately, for many opioid users in Maryland, it does become an endless cycle with replacing one drug with another drug. Detox from buprenorphine or Suboxone is not easy because the withdrawal symptoms are similar to what heroin will produce. In fact, even a small amount of buprenorphine or Suboxone will produce the same euphoric effects, which make opioids so addictive. When you are struggling with opioid addiction, it can be difficult to stop taking these types of drugs. Because of this, many opioid addicts turn to drugs such as buprenorphine or Suboxone. This type of drug is not meant for long-term use, and if you remain on it longer than needed, you will develop a physical and psychological dependency for the drug. Detox is important, and medical detox centers in Maryland can help anyone addicted to buprenorphine or Suboxone safely withdraw from it.

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How long should a person take Suboxone for?

Suboxone is not meant to be taken long-term; as this is what drug rehabilitation is for, to help an addict fully rehabilitate themselves. A prescribing doctor is the best person to speak to about how long a person should take the drug. It is important to understand that Suboxone can become habit-forming, and detox may be required to 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.