One highly underused, but successful plan for treating opioid dependency is the use of medical-assisted treatment (MAT), such as using Suboxone, methadone, or naltrexone. Yet, this technique happens to be considered the gold standard in treating opioid dependency. One factor may stem from the fact that using medications to break from opioid dependency is seen by some as simply swapping one drug dependency for another. But scientific studies support that this method works allowing people to return to fruitful and gratifying lives.

While opioid treatment medications, like Suboxone and methadone are also opioids, their utilization in treating opioid dependency has proven successful. Particularly when compared to the abstinence-only method often utilized by many treatment programs. The abstinence-only method is especially challenging when it comes to {treating|dealing with} opioid {addiction|dependency|habit|craving|obsession|cravings}. Users experience severe {withdrawal|drawback} symptoms {that make|that produce} this method {very difficult|very hard}. Medical-assisted treatment {helps to|really helps to} {greatly reduce|help reduce} or eliminate {withdrawal|drawback} symptoms {leading to|resulting in} greater success.

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Suboxone treatment allows {the patient|the individual} {to return|to come back} to {a normal|a standard} productive life {as quickly as possible|as fast as possible}. Unlike, methadone, which requires patients {to visit|to go to} treatment {clinics|treatment centers} 1 to 4 times {a day|each day|per day|every day}, Suboxone is {prescribed|recommended|approved} by {a doctor|a health care provider} to {be used|be utilized} at home. {This allows|This enables} patients {to access|to gain access to} treatment without it interrupting their life.

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