If you are physically addicted to Subutex a detox can be challenging, but it's an important step in your recovery journey. You'll likely experience withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts to not having Subutex in your system. These symptoms can include anxiety, nausea, insomnia, muscle aches, and sweating. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it's temporary and medication is often issued to alleviate side effects in addiction treatment facilities. The severity and duration of symptoms will vary depending on factors like how long you've been using Subutex and how much you've been taking.

Due to challenging physical withdrawal effects and impact it can have on mental health it is advised that a medical detox for Subutex is done within a residential rehabilitation environment. This way the individual can be supported 24/7 and have access to medical support and medication if needed.

If you would like to explore getting a detox from Subutex for you or a loved one contact a Treatment Advisor today for a free assessment.

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If you have been taking Subutex for an extended period of time, you may need to detox in order to safely stop using it. This is because Subutex can cause physical dependence, which means that your body has become accustomed to the presence of the drug and will experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it. Detoxing from Subutex can help you manage these symptoms and reduce your risk of relapse.

Detox from Subutex is an important first step, but it's not enough on its own for sustainable recovery and abstinence. Detox only addresses the physical aspect of addiction and not the mental obsession to the substance. For example many people who become addicted to substances may be self medicating other issues. To achieve lasting recovery, you'll need to address the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of addiction as well. This may involve individual therapy, support groups, and other forms of addiction treatment.

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The duration of a Subutex detox will depend on a variety of factors, including how long you've been taking Subutex and the dosage you've been taking. Withdrawal symptoms typically start within 24-48 hours of your last dose and can last for several days to a week or more. Some people may experience protracted withdrawal, which can last for weeks or months.

Receiving support particularly during this time can be crucial in preventing relapse.