Can Buprenorphine Maintenance Be Used for Opioid Use Disorder?
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a crisis. In 2019, more than 10 million people abused opioids, and tens of thousands die every year from drug-related causes. But at Revival Recovery Center, we do everything in our power to reverse these alarming trends.
We’re dedicated to your overall health and we’d love to help you regain your life and enjoy a healthier, happier, longer future. So, please contact us today or schedule a video visit. Or, for residents of Brighton, MI and surrounding communities, feel free to visit our practice for a comprehensive, judgment-free, confidential consultation with board-certified nurse practitioner Lisa Perna.
Our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program can help you overcome OUD and regain your life
Through MAT, buprenorphine is one of the healing modalities we use to get patients back on track toward a healthier, happier life. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommends that individuals abstain from using short-acting opioids about 12 to 24 hours before receiving buprenorphine. It can be administered in multiple forms, including sublingual (placed under the tongue) tablets, buccal films (which stick to the inside of the cheek), or a slow-release injection. More recently, in 2016, the FDA also approved probuphine: small, buprenorphine-containing rods are implanted just beneath the skin in the upper arm and steadily release the drug over the course of the following months.
Buprenorphine itself received approval from the FDA nearly 20 years ago and has since offered innumerable individuals a revolutionary, life-saving ally and tool in the fight against OUD. With more medical providers being able to prescribe buprenorphine it has vastly increased accessibility for those wishing to overcome their addictions and resume a healthier, happier, more liberated lifestyle.
Here’s how it works: buprenorphine is what’s known as an opioid partial agonist. This means that it produces opioid-like effects at much lower, safer doses. It also has a ceiling effect, so taking more will not increase its impact. These two factors make it a much safer alternative for the destructive drugs it replaces. It’s also long-lasting and efficient, allowing medical providers to alter the dosage, slowly weaning patients from its use.
We offer a full-spectrum, compassionate approach that includes your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social health
It’s also important to remember that buprenorphine is used as a single facet in a multi-form treatment plan that pays equal attention to all aspects of your recovery. Importantly, this includes social support. Because we know that those looking to conquer their habits may face a daunting obstacle: feeling alone. But you aren’t alone because we’re here for you.
You’ll also receive emotional support, so you can feel better and more hopeful about your outcome, the bright, joyous road ahead, and the (winning) battle you’re waging against a challenging foe. Plus, we recommend mental support by teaching you positive, productive ways to think and control your thoughts and behaviors to achieve your full potential.
Call us today for a brighter future, long-lasting wellness, and peace of mind in Brighton, MI
We know overcoming OUD can be a tough prospect, but we also know you can do it. And our recovery medicine specialist, board-certified nurse practitioner Lisa Perna, would love to help you enjoy long-lasting well-being and peace of mind.
You’ll never have to feel alone because you won’t be. At Revival Recovery Center we’ll be there with you every step of the way. So please, reach out to us today. We also warmly welcome Brighton, MI and nearby residents for an in-person visit, or a quick and easy video consultation.