Suboxone® (Buprenorphine and Naloxone)
Suboxone is a medication used to help treat dependency on opioids, such as opioid painkillers and heroin. This, combined with regular behavioral therapy, has been proven to help individuals both manage, and potentially overcome, their addiction. Cedar Grove Medical Associates in Smyrna, TN can help.
How It Works
Suboxone is comprised of two compounds: buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine (an agonist) is a type of drug called an opioid, similar to heroin, methadone or oxycontin. Taking buprenorphine will prevent you from going into withdrawal and should stop you from craving other opioids by attaching to opioid receptors in the body. Naloxone (an antagonist) counteracts opioids and is meant to encourage patients to use Suboxone properly.