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The Benefits Of Sublocade for MAT

Sublocade is a type of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) available for people with opioid use disorder. Like a few other medications, it contains an opioid medicine called buprenorphine. The opioid medication does not get a user “high” but helps reduce cravings. It also prevents physical withdrawal effects, assisting people in staying sober and feeling comfortable as they begin a life in recovery.

Sublocade binds to opioid receptors in the brain, which helps reduce both cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This also makes it so that other drugs can’t attach to the opioid receptors. This not only blocks the effects of opioids but makes it also less likely for a person to be able to overdose.

Why Are People Prescribed Sublocade?

Sublocade is a Medication-Assisted Treatment drug approved by the FDA for opioid use disorder. Because Sublocade is an injection, a qualified professional must administer it in a treatment center or doctor’s office. Many people who get Sublocade begin taking buprenorphine orally as Suboxone. This helps them stabilize in their early recovery and transition to the once-monthly injection.

People who are prescribed Sublocade usually must go through a detox center or other type of drug detox program. While many providers do not offer MAT, it is considered the “golden standard” for treating opioid use disorder.

Many people who have busy lives prefer to get once-monthly injections. They can be scheduled in a doctor’s office discreetly. Many people safely continue to get Suboxone injections for years to prevent relapse.

Opioid Use Disorder, MAT, and Recovery

The act of getting sober from opioids takes courage. Going through detox and beginning treatment or therapy is an important step to take to continue your recovery journey. Sublocade can be a part of that journey, but it’s not the only part that needs to be traveled. It can, however, make it easier to start off on the right foot and focus on healing. A treatment program or therapy group can help you come to terms with your addiction and start recovery.

The FDA recommends that people with opioid use disorder combine talk therapy and medication therapy. After all, medication can help you stay sober,  but it cannot change every aspect of your life. Addiction is a disease of the brain, which means most people need help changing and adapting to new ways of thinking and acting. Learning new coping skills and more about the disease of addiction can help people start to reclaim their lives. Knowledge is power!

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Are you or somebody you love struggling with substance use? We’re here to help make the journey to recovery easier. We help individuals get the treatment they need to reclaim their lives and live substance-free. Call us to learn more about our programs at 619-363-4767.





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Mark Gladden brings both personal and professional experience to his role as co-founder of Present Moments Recovery. Now in long-term recovery himself after struggling with addiction for years, Mark understands firsthand the challenges men face in achieving and maintaining sobriety. It was this insight, combined with a desire to help others, that led Mark to establish Present Moments Recovery.

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