Like all other opiates and opioids, Suboxone is addictive when you abuse it—although not nearly addictive as some of its counterparts. IF you stop abusing it, you may wonder how to stop Suboxone withdrawals from happening. Stopping Suboxone withdrawal is no easy task. Although nothing is guaranteed to stop withdrawal completely, a few things will help you get through the withdrawal period.
On Your Own
Although it is not recommended, there are a few things you can do on your own to help you through the withdrawal symptoms of Suboxone. These things are:
- Over the counter medications such as anti-diarrheal and anti-nausea medications
- Hot baths with Epsom salts to ease the pain and muscle aches
- Conversations with someone as a distraction
- Suboxone tapering
- Antihistamines as a sedative
Tapering Suboxone is reducing your dosage over a period of weeks until you are free of the Suboxone.
This is the most difficult way to try to stop the Suboxone withdrawal. One of the easiest ways is to find a treatment center for your Suboxone issues. You can find one simply by calling 800-584-3274.
With a Suboxone/Opiate Substitute
You can always go to a treatment center and receive a Suboxone substitute. Most opiate addiction medications will help you stop your Suboxone withdrawal. It is almost the only way to completely relieve your withdrawal symptoms. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, these medications are:
- A lighter dose of Suboxone
Many treatment centers offer these medications depending on the severity of your Suboxone withdrawal. They also offer tapering as an option. Tapering is far more successful in a treatment setting than on your own.
By Seeking Treatment at a Treatment Center
There are many benefits to seeking Suboxone addiction treatment in a treatment center. Some of these benefits are:
- Medications to use for pain and stopping withdrawal
- Prescription strength relief of withdrawal symptoms
- You can begin a treatment program right then and there
- Built in support structure available 24 hours a day
- Peace of mind knowing that you are being taken care of, particularly in inpatient treatment
Starting a treatment program that includes both help for the withdrawal symptoms and behavioral therapy is an excellent way to stop the withdrawal symptoms, including mental side effects such as anxiety and depression.
Most treatment centers have a variety of behavioral therapies available to help you through withdrawal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these therapies are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Motivational incentives
- Multidimensional therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Contingency management
These behavioral therapies will also help you to keep from relapsing during the detox period of your withdrawal.
One of the best ways to stop Suboxone withdrawals is to seek treatment for your Suboxone addiction. You can do this by calling 800-584-3274. We can help you end your Suboxone dependence and addiction without having severe withdrawal symptoms.