Suboxone Withdrawal and Detox

Suboxone Withdrawal and DetoxWithdrawal is an expected event in addicted people who stop using a given substance or sharply decrease their intake. Each class of substances produces its own characteristic withdrawal symptoms. People withdrawing from Suboxone and other opioids face a two-part detoxification process1. In the first part of this process, typical symptoms include:

  • Increased output of mucus and tears
  • Increased sweat output
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent yawning
  • Agitated or anxious mood

Typical symptoms in the latter part of Suboxone/opioid withdrawal include:

  • Pupil dilation
  • Cramping in your abdomen or stomach
  • Piloerection (commonly known as goose bumps)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

If Suboxone is the only source of your substance problems, you will likely pass through withdrawal without any severe health complications. However, by itself, this fact should not determine how you address your condition. Opioid withdrawal is a challenge for anyone, and experts don’t recommend that you try to quit “cold turkey.” If you do, you may find yourself unable to endure the physical and mental toll of early- and late-stage symptoms. And even if you do reach an abstinent state on your own, you’re not in the clear. You still must take account of very real risks for a substance relapse. And since your body loses its tolerance to opioids over time, you also have heightened chances of overdosing, with potentially lethal results.

Today, all addiction specialists and public health experts understand the importance of withdrawing from opioids in a medical detox program2. This type of program will provide crucial assistance by managing your withdrawal symptoms and addressing any health emergencies. It will also provide the oversight required to keep you substance-free and avoid both relapses and overdoses. You can also take comfort in the fact that medical detoxification prepares you for continued recovery in substance treatment.

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  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedlinePlus: Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000949.htm
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction – What Science Says: Medical Detoxification
    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iii/7-medical-detoxification
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