Do I Need an STD Test to Be Treated for Chlamydia?

There is a stigma around sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), even though they are much more common than you might think. The CDC estimates that annually, around 1 in 5 people in the United States have an STD. That makes STDs one of the most common issues that people...
Cellulitis – What You Need to Know

Cellulitis – What You Need to Know

Cellulitis is the term used to refer to the bacterial infection of the skin. The most common symptoms of cellulitis are swollenness, redness, and warmth around the affected skin area, which can often be painful to touch. It is most commonly caused by a group of...
H. Pylori and Your Stomach

H. Pylori and Your Stomach

You might have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of having acid reflux from your stomach. It is typically described as an uncomfortable feeling in the chest that coincides with eating. You feel like your chest is burning and you can sometimes feel an unpleasant...
Finding Counseling For Opioid Addiction

Finding Counseling For Opioid Addiction

  If you, a family member, a partner, or a friend are affected by opioid addiction, you know that overwhelming life situations can so often be a major contributing factor. It may be the loss of a loved one, the loss of employment, or maybe the lack of meaningful...

What it is

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that acts on the opioid receptors. Some formulations also contain naloxone–an opioid antagonist–to prevent overdose.