woman begins treatment with medication for opioid withdrawal

What Medications Can Help with Opioid Withdrawal?

Opioids are the synthetic version of opium that includes fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Across the country, people are becoming addicted to opioids at an alarming rate. This wave of opioid addiction is partly due to doctors overprescribing medication that contain opioids. People become addicted to the effects, and once the prescription runs out, people turn…

prescription bottle of suboxone pills

What Exactly is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication that helps address some of the side effects of opioid withdrawal. It is a frequent part of a medication-assisted treatment program or MAT. Suboxone is a combination of two other medications, buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine helps control a person’s craving for opioids, while naloxone helps minimize their side effects. Suboxone is…