Drug detox is the first step for any opioid addict, and when you detox from Buprenorphine, the withdrawal symptoms will be similar to what heroin causes. However, many addicts have said that the withdrawal symptoms are milder, yet still uncomfortable. Buprenorphine is derived from an opium extract and is prescribed to opioid users to help them with their addiction. However, this drug is addictive, and even a small amount of it will produce the same euphoric effects as heroin. 


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

When you are searching for detox and drug rehabilitation programs in California, you should be considering what services can help you become completely drug-free. Unfortunately, for many opioid addicts, this is a common problem to replace one drug with another drug. Opioid addiction is difficult to stop, and this drug becomes an easy solution, yet it will cause physical and psychological addiction. The proper detox and help are important to ensure you can stop taking this drug safely. Suboxone is a medication used to treat opiate dependence and is made up of buprenorphine and naloxone. Because suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction, it is often a drug that is taken for long periods of time. Typically, when the user has stopped taking opioids, they are prescribed Suboxone, and despite the effectiveness of the drug, it does create physical and psychological dependence. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist and does produce similar withdrawal effects as other opioids. For example, some of the withdrawal effects include nausea, vomiting, headaches, muscle aches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and irritability. Depending on the amount of suboxone that the person is withdrawing from, the withdrawal symptoms can last upwards of one month.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

Is a Suboxone detox right for me?

The only way to answer this question is to speak with the prescribing doctor. If withdrawals cannot be managed on your own with the doctor, through tapering off the drug, then a detox should be sought out. Suboxone detox programs are specifically equipped to help taper a patient off the drugs and manage their withdrawal symptoms while they go through the detox process.

Medication-Assisted Facts in California

The California Hub and Spoke program is part of the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion State Targeted Response. The program was implemented to combat the opioid epidemic within California. The purpose of the program was to expand medication-assisted treatment, which uses suboxone in combination with counseling. Over the first of the program's implementation, there are 129 treatment locations, and 37 of them started prescribing medication-assisted treatment. The program was also made available in areas and counties with high overdose rates. In 2017 ten counties in California had some of the highest overdose rates. The Hub and Spoke Program was established in eight of these counties, leaving Modoc and Ventura county without any coverage.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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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.