ABOUT OPIATE ADDICTION
Dependency on opiates is a physical illness as well as a central nervous system disorder caused by long-term opiate intake. After long term use, the nerve cells which would normally produce endogenous (natural) opiates, cease to function normally and degenerate. The user becomes physically dependent on the external supply of opiates.
Abrupt abstinence can cause severe physiological withdrawal symptoms, and can lead to permanent damage of the cardio-pulmonary and central nervous systems.
Opiate addiction and dependency requires appropriate medical care and treatment.
Methadone is used as a tool to treat opioid addiction. BSMC is proud to be involved in your treatment and recovery as you embark on the road to regain your life.
HOW AND WHY METHADONE/BUPRENORPHINE WORKS
It is important that you realize that Methadone and Buprenorphine is a powerful drug used in the treatment of opiate drug addiction. Opiates are all derivatives of opium, a natural narcotic obtained from poppies. Opiates include heroin, morphine, codeine, diluadid, and OxyContin.
Methadone/Buprenorphine is a synthetic opiate substitute and is very effective in the following ways: