Watch Dr. Coleman's Facebook Live post where he answers the question, Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine? Here's a recap.

Why It’s Hard To Stop

Detoxing off of Suboxone can be quite difficult. Suboxone can be a great option for use disorders as it binds to the same opiate receptors in the brain and turns on the same “switch” an opioid would.

Suboxone is slow acting and doesn’t cause the patient to feel high. Because of this, there are low cravings and it’s relatively safe. Interestingly, the more Suboxone in the body the more it becomes an even bigger blocker to the opioid receptors in the brain. This prevents overdose as receptors are kept extremely full, but it’s also why it’s so hard to detox off of.


Creating Your Own Endorphins

When coming off of Suboxone, a provider may drop the dosage to a certain extent. However, even in smaller doses, the powerful binding effects can take an extended amount of time to dissipate. A common detox period is 30 days or more. The post-treatment can last months more before becoming fully regulated again. The good news is, The Coleman Institute offers small doses of Naltrexone in their treatment to help push the Suboxone out. This means your body will start creating its own endorphins a lot sooner.

Coming Off of Suboxone Faster

With an 8 to 10 day Suboxone Detox plan, The Coleman Institute can help make the healing process as fast and comfortable as possible. Suboxone is a very powerful option in some cases, but it can be hard to come off of. It’s important to continue the use of Suboxone if it is part of a prescribed treatment plan.

Contact The Coleman Institute to learn about your detox options today.