What Is Suboxone Used For?

A note on language: We do not refer to Renascent addiction treatment programs as “rehab,” however we recognize that people use this term as they look for help for themselves or their loved ones. Read more on person-first language here.

Please be advised that Renascent’s doctors prescribe suboxone and other medications to treat addiction. If you are currently using Methadone, Suboxone or other Opioid Agonist Therapies (OAT) you can find out more about our admission processes as it relates to clients who utilize OAT. 

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription opioid drug that is used to treat the symptoms of opioid dependence typically used when people are detoxing from the use of opioids. It is a combination of the opioid buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine can reduce symptoms of withdrawal, while naloxone can reverse the effects of opioid use and overdose. It is typically recommended for people to continue the use of suboxone as they go throughout their recovery journey to help manage cravings and withdrawal.

Signs of Suboxone Withdrawal

Some people experience suboxone withdrawal. Here are the signs that you may be experiencing suboxone withdrawal.

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Drug cravings
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aches/Body Aches

  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Digestive distress
  • Indigestion

At Renascent, our team understands what it is like to overcome addiction. Many of our staff have been where you are. We understand the strength it takes to start your Road to Recovery. 

We offer programs that can help you wherever you are on your journey. Whether you’ve had experience with the use of suboxone or are simply seeking a safe environment for your addiction treatment, Renascent is here for you. 

If you have been prescribed suboxone, know that you are welcomed at Renascent. During your admission process any prior prescriptions will be taken into consideration for your treatment.

Renascent offers safe and trusted addiction treatment programs that are centred in compassion and are evidence-informed. When you are ready to start your addiction recovery you can call us for a free and confidential consultation with one of our counsellors to discuss the next steps in your Road to Recovery.

About the Authors

Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.