Overcoming Substance Abuse with Suboxone
Updated: Jan 25, 2021
At EPEC Clinic, we understand how hard it is to overcome an addiction. Fighting substance abuse can be a lifelong battle, and we are here to help. If you or a loved one struggles with substance abuse, look no further. EPEC Clinic offers Suboxone, a medication used to treat people with consistent opioid abuse. With regular Suboxone treatments, people fighting substance abuse can work towards a normal life.
The History of Suboxone
One of the main ingredients is Buprenorphine, and it was discovered in 1966 by a home product company, Reckitt and Colman. “Bupes” was mainly used as an alternative to morphine with the potential to treat narcotic addictions. Even though this drug was appealing to pharmacists because it was effective at treating pain but with lower abuse potential, it still took around 30 years to be put into practice.
Fast forward many years later, in 1993 the National Institute of Drug Abuse contacted Reckitt about creating a new medication that would combine Buprenorphine and Naloxone, an ingredient that would limit the abuse potential even more. In 2003, the FDA approved the use of Suboxone and is currently one of the most common medication-assisted ways to treat substance abuse.
How Does Suboxone Work?
This medication is composed of two main ingredients: Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that displaces existing opioids in one’s system, and blocks the receptors from feeling any cravings. Naloxone provides a calming effect by reversing the effects of opioid addiction. When combined, they work together to relieve opioid addiction symptoms without the painful side effects of withdrawal.
Suboxone Treatments in Rosedale, MD
Do you or a loved one need help to treat substance abuse? EPEC Clinic prescribes Suboxone for those struggling with addiction. Contact us at 443-559-8354 to schedule your first treatment.