Subutex Addiction Treatment

The complete guide on how to find help for Subutex addiction. If you’re struggling with buprenorphine, reach out for help today! Treatment can make you better.

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Don’t Struggle Alone!

If you have a Subutex abuse or addiction problem, you are not alone.

What can you do?

Rehabs can guide you to a life that’s drug-free.

Here, we’ll review what typically happens during treatment. Then, we invite you to ask us questions at the end. In fact, we try to respond to all  real-life questions with a personal and prompt reply.


Call 1-888-497-6879 NOW to begin the process of change.

Our free, 24 hour a day, 7 days per week drug helpline is here to assist you.


Subutex (buprenorphine) is prescribed to treat dependency to opiate narcotics. However, Subutex does have the ability to be habit-forming. And it can be abused.

The good news is – help is available. And there is no shame in addiction. It is a medical condition.

Understanding Subutex Addiction

Subutex addiction is a chronic condition that is characterized by psychological need for a drug and continued use despite negative consequences to your home, work, or social life.

Q: What causes addiction?

A: Many factors lead to an addiction.

It’s never really one or two factors alone that cause addiction. Usually, there is a combination of circumstances that drive the addictive behavior in individuals. These may include:

  • A history of psychoactive substance abuse and addiction
  • Brain chemistry and brain structure
  • Genetics and your individual biological makeup
  • Emotional or physical trauma or injury, especially childhood trauma
  • Environment including family and friend groups
  • Mental health issues that occur at the same time

…and the list can go on.

If you or someone close to you is using Subutex in an additive manner, help is available. Since most people can’t control an addiction on their own, treatment is the best option. Call 1-877-260-5622 TODAY to explore your treatment options. With help, you can give up buprenorphine and move forward in a life that is addiction-free.

Getting the Best Treatment

Few addicts can overcome Subutex drug abuse without help, and drug rehab programs can offer that help. Treatment can address the main issues you have when trying to overcome addiction. However, the challenges that you are facing will not be the same for another person. This is why the best treatment you can get for Subutex addiction is a personalized treatment program that is tailored to your unique needs. Each individual has:

  • Their own personal history of substance use and trauma.
  • Their own story about why they became addicted.
  • Their own reasons why they continue to use.
  • Issues they particularly want to address with their counselors.
  • Their own unique treatment goals.

Whether you choose an inpatient or outpatient treatment setting, or enroll in a 30, 60, 90 day program, there are a few must-have therapies that a reputable Subutex treatment center should offer to its patients. These include:

  1. Education. Substance abuse education for yourself and – in most cases – your family. Also includes relapse prevention education.
  2. Counseling. Licensed clinical psychologists supervise Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, and/or Family counseling. Also includes Integrated Therapy for underlying mental health concerns or co-occurring disorder, such as depression, anxiety, trauma and mood disorder.
  3. Medication Assisted Treatment. Doctors prescribe medications to reduce or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms for opiate dependency

The goal of a good Subutex addiction treatment program is to educate, support, and encourage you in all aspects of your spiritual, mental, and physical health. If you’re struggling to make sobriety your priority, Call 1-877-260-5622 to get in touch with addiction professionals who will help you find the best treatment option for you.

Does Treatment Work?

Yes, addiction treatment works.

People who get Subutex addiction treatment and stick with it can successfully stop using the drug. Along with being sober and drug-free, there are many other positive outcomes from getting treatment as soon as possible. Benefits of Subutex addiction rehab include:

  • better mental and physical health
  • building new healthy relationships
  • getting ahead in the work place
  • healing broken relationships
  • improvements in education
  • resolution of legal problems

So, YES. Treatment does work.

1-888-497-6879 for help with Subutex use.

Our free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week helpline is here to assist you.


The First Step of Recovery from Subutex

Addiction recovery starts with your decision to get help and turn your life around. Call 1-877-260-5622 to get the confidential guidance you need. Making the first step is to deicde that you want help. This is so important! Once you reach out for help, you can attract all that you need to achieve your goals. What happens next?

After you call and decide to commit to a new life, you will need to:

1. Get get to the rehab clinic.

2. Go through an initial intake assessment.

3. Get drugs out of your body.

You get Subutex out of your system through medical detox. This period of  treatment can be accompanied by intense and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • indigestion
  • insomnia or drowsiness
  • irritability
  • muscle and body aches
  • nausea and vomiting

For this reason, it’s almost never recommended that you attempt to go through withdrawal at home when you are met with significant substance abuse issues. Instead, enrollment at an inpatient rehab program that provides 24-hour medical detox assistance is necessary. In addition to detox, ongoing medical monitoring, and a therapeutic follow-up program is recommended.

Treating Subutex Addiction

When the detox process is complete, you will attend individual and group therapy sessions and educational lectures and learn how live without Subutex. Behavioral therapies and psychotherapy are an integral part of Subutex addiction treatment. They are what is called ‘the meat’ of the treatment and help you assesses the root problems behind the addiction. Therapy will also help  you to build healthy coping skills for stressful situations.

Some of the common therapies used to treat an addiction to an opioid like Subutex include:

Motivational Interviewing. This therapy focuses on your willingness to promote positive and healthy change in your life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This therapy helps you cope with drug triggers and identify the connection between thoughts, feelings and drug-seeking behaviors.

Contingency Management. This therapy is based on rewards for positive or desirable behaviors (refraining from using Subutex), which encourages you to remain abstinent.

In addition to these therapies, you will be offered individual, family, and/or group therapy, medical services and maintenance medications, educational and life skill classes, relapse prevention and counseling, anger management, and other therapies based on your specific needs.

Want to learn more about your Subutex recovery options? Contact us at 1-877-260-5622 TODAY. Hotline professionals await your call 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

How to Help Someone With Addiction

If your partner, family member, or friend is abusing Subutex, you may be wondering what you can do to help them. You may feel overwhelmed, helpless, angry, and depressed when it comes to understanding the scope of their addiction…and this is normal. But, don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by these feelings. There are a number of things you can do to help your Subutex addicted loved one:

  1. Stay positive and loving.Communicate in an empathetic way and never judge them. Remember the saying ‘you can catch more flies with honey’? You have better chances to get a positive response and have your loved one accept addiction treatment if your approach is kind and gentle. Angry confrontation will only push them further away.
  1. Early treatment leads to better success. Understand that your loved one may be in denial, get defensive, or not comply to entering rehab. But, they do not need to hit rock bottom before they get help. And they certainly don’t have to agree to Subutex addiction treatment to be admitted into a treatment program.
  1. Identify moments of change. If you can, try to catch your loved one when they are trying to quit abusing Subutex. This means they will have already admitted their addiction and have the desire to stop using.
  1. be prepared with options.BIf your loved one is ready to get help and accepts your support, you may suggest therapy, counseling, or any other form of treatment.

If your loved one is suffering from an addiction to Subutex, Call 1-877-260-5622 to speak with someone about addiction education, setting an intervention, and treatment options.

Subutex Relapse Prevention

What happens when rehab ends?

The truth is that addiction recovery is an ongoing lifestyle. To help you transition from rehab, aftercare usually includes:

Relapse prevention. A key component to every aftercare plan is a ‘what to do’ plan in the event of cravings, relapse triggers or an actual relapse. People who are not prepared to face and tackle these issues may return to their addictive habits.

Follow-up. Ongoing counseling sessions allow individuals the opportunity to continue to work on lingering problems or new challenges in life. These sessions are crucial for making sure you are going on the right track and keeping you there.

Support group meetings. Newly recovering individuals are more likely to continue attending recovery programs, such as SMART Recovery or 12-step meetings, when there is a third-party to hold them accountable.

Sober living. For some individuals, returning home after treatment may not be the best choice. In such cases, controlled living environments, such as a halfway house or sober living facility may be a better option.

If you would like to learn more about your options in recovery, contact us at 1-877-260-5622 at any time.

What is stopping you?

We know that entering a rehab can be difficult. We’ve been there, as well.

You have to come up with ways to pay for treatment, continue to hold down a job, keep your family going… and worry about other responsibilities. But, there may be simple, creative solutions to these problems you haven’t thought about. Here are some possible solutions.

FINANCING TREATMENT: 7 Creative Ways to Pay for Addiction Treatment

  1. Private health insurance. Call 1-877-260-5622 to find out if your health insurance provides full or partial coverage for your addiction treatment. You can also shop for affordable health insurance and compare prices on
  2. Government provided insurance. Medicaid has expanded its substance abuse coverage to at least 5 million adults who qualify. Medicare also covers the cost of substance abuse treatment. Call your State’s Department of Health & Social Services to learn more about grant funded programs in your state.
  3. Ask for a payment plan. A payment plan allows you to pay for treatment a little bit at a time, or may offer sliding scale. Find out ore about these options by contacting us at 1-877-260-5622. We’ll walk you through your options.
  4. Personal financial options. If you have a savings account, a credit card, or a retirement fund you may may want to consider using one of those to finance your treatment.
  5. Ask family or friends for financial help. Borrow money from family or friends to pay for treatment and pay them back once you get back on your feet.
  6. Healthcare credit card. Apply for a healthcare credit card which has lower interest rates than some other options.
  7. Crowdfunding. People have also raised money to cover some of the rehab costs through Indigogo, GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms.

WORK ISSUES: 3 Facts that Help You Get Treatment

You may be surprised to learn that you can probably keep your job while in addiction rehab. Here are some legal issues to consider:

  1. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Many companies have Employee Assistance Program’s to help you tackle Subutex addiction with additional resources, such as counseling or referral to a physician or specific treatment center.
  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – This Act protects all employees from discrimination on the basis of disability, including Substance Abuse Disorder, the clinical definition of addiction.
  1. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – The FML Act enables employees to use up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, but keep your health benefits. You can use these 12 weeks to get into an addiction treatment program.

FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES: 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Family

  1. Call in reinforcements. Let others take over your duties. Ask your partner, family, extended family, or closest friends to help with your children and home responsibilities.
  1. Take your children with you to rehab. Some residential treatment centers allow you to take your small children with you. You can get more info about this option by contacting the treatment facility directly.
  2. Integrate your family into your treatment plan. If your family is supportive of your recovery, work with rehab staff to integrate them into family therapy and counseling. This way, unresolved issues can come to light and you can work on solutions TOGETHER.

When you have a Subutex problem, resolving it should be your priority. Although the cost of rehab, missing work, and leaving home may be a challenge, continued addiction can lead to many health problems, interpersonal problems, strained relationships, job loss, and more.

Reference Sources: Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment: Abuse and diversion of buprenorphine sublingual tablets and film
NCBI: Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
SurgeonGeneral: Opioids
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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