Heroin addiction is a terrible affliction that may be treated by going to a suboxone clinic. This article will explain what suboxone does and how it can be used to manage heroin addiction.
Heroin is converted to morphine in the human brain and attaches to opioid receptors. The opioids are specialized proteins on cells that get triggered to release certain effects when opioids bind to them.
There are three types of receptors: mu, delta, and kappa. Mu is the primary receptor, and heroin is a full opioid agonist, along with methadone, codeine, and morphine, which means they all fully activate opioid receptors.
When someone uses opioids regularly, they will become dependent and possibly addicted. Stopping opioid use cold turkey can lead that person to develop withdrawal symptoms that may lead to relapse or death. Suboxone is used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and lower the chance of an overdose.
Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, gives some of the effects of full opioid agonists but with a lower ceiling on effects. This lowers the potential for abuse and helps increase the success rate of beating opioid dependence and addiction.
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