Suboxone/Subutex Detox Program
Suboxone and Subutex (Buprenorphine) are prescription medications that are used in the treatment of opioid addiction. Suboxone combines buprenorphine and naloxone which work together to prevent overdose with IV use. Subutex is the same medication without the naloxone. While buprenorphine has proven very effective in helping patients recover from heroin or other opiate addictions, it is also highly addictive. Many patients using buprenorphine as a maintenance drug often struggle to wean themselves off the drug. In cases such as this, professional treatment is necessary to assist in the safe withdrawal.
The suboxone/subutex detox program offered at The Retreat of Broward is designed to help patients suffering with buprenorphine dependence recover in a comfortable environment. Withdrawal symptoms are managed safely by our experienced medical and nursing staff.
The Retreat of Broward starts with a comprehensive evaluation of each patient. After this initial assessment, the patient will be medically detoxed in a manner designed to reduce discomfort and to prevent medical complications.
Our clinical team, led by a licensed clinician, develop individual treatment plans and facilitate psycho-educational and discussion groups. An important part of clinical services is to develop a discharge and aftercare plan which will provide the patient with opportunities to further their journey into maintaining recovery.
Because withdrawal can be a taxing process physically and mentally. The Retreat of Broward provides ample opportunities for rest and healing, in addition to leisurely activities such as movies and interactive games. Catered meals are provided as well as healthy snacks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.
The Retreat of Broward provides ongoing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under the guidance of a medical doctor and supervision by licensed nurses. Each patient is also assigned an individual substance abuse therapist upon admission with whom patients are able to develop individualized treatment plans as well as appropriate discharge and aftercare plans. Additional assistance is provided by trained behavioral health technicians.