Subutex Withdrawal and Detox

The term withdrawal refers to the unpleasant mental and physical changes that occur when addicted people halt or rapidly reduce their substance intake. The specific changes vary according to the substance in question. In the case of Subutex and other opioids, withdrawal is a two-stage process1. Stage one, you’ll experience symptoms such as:

  • Anxiousness
  • Mental agitation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Amplified sweating
  • Increased yawning
  • Extended mucus and tear production

In stage two, common effects include nausea, vomiting, cramping in your stomach/abdominal region, goose flesh (i.e., piloerection of goose bumps) and pupil dilation.

If your pattern of substance misuse only includes Subutex, you probably won’t suffer from severe health alterations as you pass through the two stages of opioid withdrawal. Despite this statistical fact, attempts to withdraw from the medication “cold turkey” are not recommended. If you try to quit on your own, the mental and physical symptoms you experience can easily derail your plans for sobriety. Even if you endure these symptoms, you will lack access to important resources that can help you avoid relapsing after reaching sobriety. And all opioid users who relapse must face the possibility of overdosing, even when they don’t increase their intake over previous accustomed levels.

Medical detoxification2 is the approved procedure for avoiding these and other problems while withdrawing from opioids like Subutex. Detox has achieved this accepted status because it lessens the impact of withdrawal and keeps you safe from unforeseen complications. It’s also the go-to choice because the monitoring you receive will help you avoid both relapses and subsequent overdoses. As an additional benefit, people who reach initial sobriety in detox programs boost their chances for favorable outcomes in the next phase of opioid treatment.

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  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedlinePlus: Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction – What Science Says: Medical Detoxification
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