Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in North Carolina

Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021


Buprenorphine and Suboxone are often used to treat opioid addiction, and it is a common problem for many opioid addicts to become addicted to buprenorphine. Opioid addicts living in North Carolina will not always make an effort to attend a drug treatment center but may receive buprenorphine or Suboxone. This type of drug is derived from opium and does create similar effects as heroin, but not as potent. Detox from buprenorphine is not easy, because of the withdrawal effects. The withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of heroin but slightly milder. Medical detox centers in North Carolina can help people who are addicted to buprenorphine or Suboxone. Opioid addiction is not easy to overcome, but if you can find the right help in the state, it will be possible to beat your addiction.

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Suboxone is a common drug used within medication-assisted treatment, but comprehensive treatment must be utilized. Relying on suboxone alone does not treat addiction, and it should not be considered a long-term solution for treatment. The effects of the buprenorphine in Suboxone are mild and the onset is slow. The drug is far less addictive than heroin and morphine, but despite using it, a dependency can develop. If you have become dependent on suboxone, you can work with a medical detox or withdrawal management professional to stop taking the drug. It is crucial to coordinate your efforts with the prescribing doctor or qualified healthcare professional. Suboxone does not have a high potential for abuse, but the long-term regular use of the medication will cause dependency, tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms.

Is detox important for Suboxone users?

Because Suboxone can be habit-forming, and when a user has been taking the drug for a long time and is on a large amount, they will require a Suboxone detox. Suboxone detox programs in the state, and throughout the rest of the United States offer different treatment methods to help their clients through moderate to severe withdrawals.

Buprenorphine & Suboxone Abuse Trends in New York

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), between 2015 and 2017, in a single day count over 7,700 people in North Carolina were receiving buprenorphine. From 2013 to 2017, there were significant increases in the number of people receiving buprenorphine. During 2013 it was over 3,300 people, and in 2016 it reached over 5,600 people. Suboxone is the brand name for the opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. The primary active drugs in suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist and blocks opiate receptors and reduces a person's urge to use opioids. Naloxone reverses the effects of opioids, and the combination of these drugs prevent withdrawal symptoms.

Here is a list of treatment centers providing detox from suboxone & buprenorphine in North Carolina. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Detox Centers for Suboxone & Buprenorphine Addiction in North Carolina


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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.