Anesthesia Assisted Buprenorphine Detox, Dublin Ohio
Buprenorphine is a narcotic sometimes used to treat acute pain, chronic pain and addictions to other narcotics. It was first prescribed and marketed to the masses in the 1980s as a painkiller. The drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, which blocks feelings of a pain. For people who are addicted to narcotics, the drug binds with the same receptors that another narcotic would bind to, thus reducing the craving. Buprenorphine is available under the brand names Butrans, Norspan, Buprenex, Temgesic and Zubsolv. Buprenorphine has also been used recreationally, which can lead to buprenorphine addiction.
Because buprenorphine is prescribed by doctors, many people assume that it is safe to take. However, if you obtain the drug illegally, or if you don't follow the doctor's instructions exactly, this drug can become addictive and dangerous. Furthermore, even prescribed painkillers affect all patients differently. In fact, many patients who consume painkillers frequently develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, a condition that results in an increased sensitivity to pain. As patients experience more pain, they often take higher doses of the drug. Unfortunately, as the patient's tolerance for the drug continues to build, even the highest prescribed dosages become ineffective, which leads to addiction, overdose and other dangerous consequences.
For people who become addicted to buprenorphine, various detox procedures are available. However, the Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification procedure can provide relief from withdrawal more quickly than Methadone or Suboxone withdrawal programs. If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, such as an addiction to buprenorphine, the AAD method of detoxification can help. With this detox procedure, the addicted person can accomplish approximately six days of normal detoxification in as little as six hours while in a state of sedation. To learn more about AAD, contact Mid Ohio Detox. You can also learn more about this revolutionary detox procedure by viewing the information found under the "Treatments" tab.