Suboxone & Buprenorphine Detox & Treatment in Puerto Rico

Created On Tuesday, 05, April 2016
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Opioid addiction is a wide-spread problem all throughout the United States, and this problem has reached the island of Puerto Rico. Drugs such as heroin and other opioids are becoming more popular, and many addicts will turn to prescribed buprenorphine or Suboxone to help treat the addiction. Unfortunately, buprenorphine and Suboxone are addictive substances, and do produce the same euphoric effects as heroin, but are not as potent. When you become addicted to opioids, it is difficult to stop taking the drug, without the proper help. Detox from buprenorphine or Suboxone is not easy, and it does require a medical detox to handle the withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms caused by buprenorphine are similar to heroin, but slightly milder, and will cause pain and discomfort. Buprenorphine is also a commonly abused drug and can be gotten through illegal means if you become dependent on it. It is important to find the right type of detox and rehab, as this will be the best solution to treat an addiction to buprenorphine or Suboxone.

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How effective is a Suboxone detox?

The effectiveness of a Suboxone detox is only dependent on how much willingness the patient has to overcome their withdrawals. Suboxone detox programs are designed to help people hooked on Suboxone overcome their withdrawals, which will be different for each patient. Each detox center will utilize distinct methods to help their clients, and this includes natural approaches or the use of other medications.


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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.