Is Detox from Suboxone Needed?
What Is Suboxone?
Common Suboxone Side Effects
What areMedication-Assisted Treatments?
Suboxone as a Component of Detox
Suboxone and the Phenomenon of Tolerance
Signs Of Suboxone Dependence
The Disease Concept of Addiction
Tips For Getting Off Suboxone
- Difficulty focusing on something
- Muscle or body aches
Day 1-3: During this stage, the initial physical symptoms start showing up. Muscle aches, anxiety, and insomnia set in. There is some craving for the substance, but nothing overwhelming.
Day 4-7: More insomnia occurs as the body eliminates the leftover Suboxone from the bloodstream. Anxiety and depression increase rapidly at this stage as the mental impact of withdrawal begins.
Week 2-4: The next few weeks lead to more depression and anxiety. Therapy can help cope with these feelings and offer ways to deal with the lack of the substance over the long term.
Week 5+: Long-term dependence on the drug is still present, and even though the body no longer craves it, the mind still does. Remaining sober over the long term requires maintenance.
- Exercise: Suboxone typically creates a flood of dopamine in the brain, but so does exercise. By working out, a person can shift their dependence from Suboxone to something healthier. It also aids in taking a person’s mind away from the substance and allowing them to focus on something else to avoid the cravings that may persist.
- Hydrate: Withdrawal includes things like sweating and vomiting. These actions help to clear the body of Suboxone but also deprive the body of valuable fluids that it needs for other functions. Hydrating helps to avoid the feeling of tiredness that might be similar to a hangover. Some individuals drink tea during this time to help them with their hydration. If doing so, it’s vital to ensure that the tea has no diuretic properties to eliminate water that one wants to retain.
- Remember to Eat: Withdrawal may be harrowing for some, leading to them neglecting their appetite. This lack of nutrition could be detrimental to the process and may potentially force it to go even longer than it usually would. Eating healthy foods can aid the body by giving it valuable nutrients.