SUBLOCADE® for Addiction Treatment
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Treating addiction can be a long and difficult process, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. That’s where Quest Recovery Center in Mount Vernon and Akron aims to help. We offer a variety of resources and treatment options to help you find the method that works for you or your loved one.
In addition to working with individuals through our onsite counseling services, we also offer medication management that allows our experts to manage and assist you or your loved one with the proper medication to help them beat their addiction. If you are interested in learning more about our treatment methods, or you are interested in some resources to help yourself or a loved one, we are more than happy to lend a hand. In the meantime, continue reading below to learn more about the medication SUBLOCADE® and how it can be used to help treat addiction.
What Is SUBLOCADE?
SUBLOCADE is an extended-release injection of the drug buprenorphine. This medication is indicated for the treatment of moderate or severe opioid use. While SUBLOCADE isn’t a miracle drug that can immediately get rid of the addiction, it can be used to help patients move forward in their treatment and make it easier for them to continue progressing toward recovery. If you have questions about how SUBLOCADE could be used to help you or a loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out to Quest Recovery in Mount Vernon or Akron today.
How Does It Work?
Unlike other medications that may need to be taken daily, SUBLOCADE is a type of medication that continuously releases throughout an entire month. This extended release medication is injected into the patient in a liquid form. Once SUBLOCADE enters the body, it turns to a solid gel called a depot. This deepo then gradually releases the buprenorphine drug into the body at a controlled rate all month.
Buprenorphine comes in a variety of different forms. However, the daily forms of this drug cannot provide the body with a continuous level of the drug. In fact, with daily medication, the body may experience highs and lows of the amount of buprenorphine in the system. That’s where SUBLOCADE has an advantage. Because this medication is a one-a-month dose, it allows the body to regulate and receive a continuous amount of buprenorphine. As a result, the body can experience the benefits of the medication steadily as opposed to highs and lows.
Is SUBLOCADE a Good Option for Addiction Treatment?
When you take an opioid, there are certain receptors in your brain that the opioids can attach to, which is what gives you the high that you crave. When you take SUBLOCADE, the medication attaches to the opioid receptors in the brain, which makes it less likely for other opioids to attach. As a result, if you take an opioid, there aren’t any receptors in your brain to accept it, meaning you won’t feel the same rewarding high that you usually do. For this reason, those who take SUBLOCADE are less likely to take opioids while on this medication.
How Can Quest Recovery Center Help?
If you or someone you love is suffering from an opioid addiction, Quest Recovery Center is here to help. We offer telehealth services, an outpatient program, medication management, and so much more. Our goal is to provide you with the resources and support you need to fight addiction, whether that’s getting you set up with the correct medication and dosage, offering counseling, or all of the above.
Reach Out Today
To learn more about how Quest Recovery Center in Mount Vernon and Akron can help you fight and beat your addiction, explore our website or reach out to our team to get started today. We look forward to working with you!