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.

What it treats

Buprenorphine is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction and pain. Only certain doctors/addiction specialists are allowed to prescribe it.