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Suboxone / Subutex Addiction Treatment in Bakersfield, CA

Synergy Recovery Services offers Suboxone treatment in Bakersfield, CA in a safe, discreet and nonjudgmental office atmosphere. We treat all of our patients with the utmost dignity and respect, and our Suboxone and Subutex doctor works to take the stigma out of addiction treatment. Our combination of medication and counseling programs are designed to deliver the results you need in order to regain control of your life.

Paul's Story

A back injury is what led Paul to becoming addicted to painkillers. After detoxification with Suboxone (buprenorphine) and intensive outpatient counseling at Synergy Recovery he was able to recover from his painkiller addiction.

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What Is Suboxone / Subutex Treatment in Bakersfield, CA?

A Suboxone, or Subutex, treatment program is designed to treat people who have become addicted to opiates. Our treatment center in Bakersfield, CA offers the medication to counteract the typical euphoric effects of opiates, and as a result will keep a patient from becoming “high.”

Suboxone, or Subutex, (the brand name of the drug Buprenorphine) has become a very popular method for treating withdrawals associated with powerful opioids such as painkillers and heroin. It is a long-lasting medication that can hold off withdrawals and cravings for more than 24 hours*. In addition, it begins to work immediately. Our Suboxone treatment center in Bakersfield offers it in a pill form as well as a film that dissolves when placed under the patient’s tongue.

When you talk to Suboxone or Subutex doctors, however, it’s very important to remember that this is a medication meant to act as a bridge between the patient’s “drug of choice” and eventually becoming completely clean. It’s more of a detoxification drug, and one that will help you wean over time.

How Suboxone and Vivitrol Treatments Are Different

Many people who are considering a Suboxone treatment program want to know the difference between Suboxone (Buprenorphine) and another medication used to treat opiate and alcohol addiction known as Vivitrol (the brand name of the drug Naltrexone). Vivitrol is used to inhibit the opioid receptors in the brain, and is designed to reduce the chances of a relapse occurring. It’s typically administered through an injection, rather than through a pill or film. Injections are typically spaced about a month apart.

Vivitrol substantially reduces cravings, which is one of the most common reasons that people resume use of opiates and alcohol once withdrawals have subsided. In order for the drug to be effective, however, a patient has to abstain from opioid use for at least one week. Since that’s extremely difficult for addicts, we will typically first use Suboxone to help a patient gradually taper off the habit-forming opiate and then use Vivitrol after a week.

Symptoms of Narcotic Pain Reliever Addiction

Addiction can be deadly if left untreated, so it’s critically important that you are alert to the signs. The faster you begin treatment, the better your chances of a complete recovery will be. Synergy Recovery Services wants you to be aware of these common opioid intoxication symptoms:

  • A feeling of no pain (analgesia)
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Euphoria, or a high feeling
  • Flushed or itchy skin
  • Shallow, slow breathing
  • Slurring of speech
  • Small pupils

In addition to physical signs, however, painkiller addictions will often manifest themselves in other ways. If you notice any of the following, you should consider our Suboxone treatment center in Bakersfield, CA.

  • You continually think about your medication: If you find yourself preoccupied with the drug you’re taking and you count the minutes until your next dose, you may need the help of Suboxone or Subutex.
  • You use more of a drug than you are prescribed: Many people who need Suboxone or Subutex addiction treatment find they are taking much more of a drug than their doctor recommends. You may think that he or she doesn’t understand how much pain you’re experiencing, or that you can feel free to take the drug whenever you feel the slightest amount of discomfort.
  • You become easily offended if someone suggests you could have an issue: If a family member or a friend has said something about your drug use and you have become agitated, that could be a sign you could benefit from a treatment program.

Why Choose Our Suboxone Treatment Program?

Synergy Recovery Services offers Suboxone treatment in Bakersfield, CA designed to help you overcome your problem and help you get back to living your normal life. Our program involves many different components, and is customizable to fit your exact needs.

We combine proven treatment methods with effective medications and counseling to reduce cravings and help wean you off the substance that has led to so much suffering. If you would like to learn more about us, or schedule an appointment, please contact us online or give us a call at 661-878-9930.

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