Buprenorphine and HIV prevention among injecting drug addicts
Change in the role of buprenorphine (and other medicines used in agonist pharmacotherapy of opioid dependence, like methadone) is generally recognized now as an effective treatment for opioid addiction.
Buprenorphine medication-assisted treatment programs give opportunities for expanded HIV prevention among injecting drug users and a platform for implementing directly observed antiretroviral therapy for people with opioid dependence who also have HIV/AIDS. It works well as a therapy for opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis in such individuals.
Sublingual tablets of buprenorphine
Given the great importance for public health of buprenorphine, sublingual tablets are of lesser interest for abuse and recreation, as they lack the physiological effect as immediate as injections have.
Large-scale psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment programs exist for people dependent on opioids with buprenorphine. To explore this approach of exempting sublingual tablets from specific control measures to increase the ease of access for medicinal purposes.
International health organizations recommend that countries consider exempting combination sublingual tablets with buprenorphine and naloxone from specific control measures since buprenorphine is also difficult to extract from these pills.
The risk of misuse of sublingual tablets is relatively low. However, as buprenorphine was included in the list of essential drugs, its usefulness in inpatient treatment was thus confirmed and more effective than methadone.
At La Jolla Recovery, we want to provide optional medication-assisted treatment services, including buprenorphine and suboxone, to more readily attend the detox and withdrawal process of opiates such as heroin, fentanyl, and other abused prescriptions. Other optional medication-assisted treatments include Vivitrol and different, more modern approaches instead of detoxing from methadone. If concomitant opiates were done with alcohol or stimulants like cocaine, we would provide a program specific to its detoxification with clinical supervision. If mental health disorders also need attention, we provide dual-diagnosis therapy. We believe by attending the mind with evidence-based research, we can prolong sobriety and provide support in transitioning. At La Jolla Recovery buprenorphine rehab, a family system approach is more effective than treating the individual. Learn more about our family program to support medication-assisted management.
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