Medication Assisted Treatment
By BrightView
Published: December 11, 2023
Updated: June 3, 2024

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in Ohio, with 2020 bringing the number to an all-time high of 5,017 deaths per 100,000 residents.1 This astounding 25% increase from the prior year proves the need for a reputable rehab clinic in Reynoldsburg, OH, and throughout the state.

If you need help overcoming substance use disorder in Ohio, you can count on evidence-based treatment and personalized care at BrightView. Contact us anytime at Direct; our staff is available 24/7 to take your call. Or stop into our clinic in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, before 3:00 p.m. on weekdays to get started immediately. We are at 5815 Westbourne Avenue, next to Admiral Flag Poles, Inc. 

How Can Suboxone Help Recovery?

Suboxone is a brand name of a buprenorphine/naloxone medication. Other brand names include Sublocade, Brixadi, and Subutex. It is a prescription medication used to assist people in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine and naloxone work together to keep patients more comfortable as they go through withdrawal without putting them at risk of developing a new addiction, which is a possible risk of methadone treatment. 

What makes Suboxone different is the ceiling effect provided by naloxone. While buprenorphine induces mild euphoria, naloxone caps the euphoric high that can be achieved from buprenorphine or any other opioids. 

The primary benefits Suboxone brings to a treatment program include:

Reduction in Opioid Cravings

Suboxone helps to minimize the intense cravings that can challenge your sobriety. As a partial opioid agonist, the buprenorphine in Suboxone interacts with opioid receptors in the brain. This partial activation satisfies the brain so that cravings are minimal or do not arise.

Alleviation of Withdrawal Symptoms

If you stop taking opioids abruptly when you have OUD, your mind and body will respond with various uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Some common withdrawal symptoms are:

  • Sweating
  • Stomach cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

The more severe your opioid use disorder, the more uncomfortable these symptoms can be. This is one of the biggest challenges in recovery since the temptation to use opioids to alleviate the discomfort can be relatively intense. Suboxone provides a mild euphoria and just enough stimulation of opioid receptors to take the edge off these withdrawal symptoms.

Prevention of Overdose

Some OUD medications like methadone may be misused, resulting in an overdose or the development of a new addiction. Naloxone is designed to block the effects of other opioids, so only a mild euphoria can be achieved through outpatient addiction treatment. This lessens the desire to take more of the drug as it will not result in a more intense high.

What Should You Look for in a Rehab Clinic in Reynoldsburg, OH?

If you are ready to rid your life of opioids, it is time to learn how to choose the right rehab clinic. A few things to look for are:

  • Licensed and certified staff – You can check the website or call to inquire about the professional background of the staff members who will be treating you. Specifically, you may want to ask about their experience prescribing and managing addiction treatment.
  • Comprehensive treatment plans – The most effective OUD treatment addresses the whole person’s needs. Look for centers that combine medication assisted treatment with counseling.
  • Insurance acceptance or payment plans – Call your health insurance provider or the treatment center to verify that your plan will partially or fully cover your treatment. Payment plans can also help make your treatment more affordable.
  • Positive reviews – Online reviews can show how happy current and former patients were with their care.

These are significant factors to consider when looking for a clinic. Still, it is also recommended that you schedule an in-person or virtual clinic tour to get a better feel for the treatment environment.

Contact BrightView’s Clinic in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, to Start Your Recovery

The journey to recovery from OUD is unique for each person, so BrightView practices a whole-person approach to treatment. Call us today at 888.501.9865 or complete our online form to discuss your treatment options at our clinic in Reynoldsburg, OH.

Footnotes:

  1. Ohio Department of Health – 2020 Ohio Drug Overdose Data: General Findings