Understanding the Treatment of Opiate Addiction: Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) & Support

Treating Opiate Abuse: Buprenorphine (trade names Suboxone and Subutex) & Support Written by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II & Claude Arnett, MD As mentioned in my previous newsletter, opiate (oxycontin, fentynal, heroin, etc) abuse/dependence is on the rise both locally and nationally. How do these drugs work? All drugs of abuse create intoxication. Each drug…