Methadone Versus Suboxone

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Methadone and Suboxone Have you ever witnessed an addict experiencing the effects of withdrawals from opiate abuse? Having witnessed my 24 year old son go through these, while I was experiencing them right by his side, was an eye opener. Even though Methadone and Suboxone both treat opiate addiction, their use is controversial; however the benefits of their use outweigh the controversy. Even though Methadone and Suboxone both treat opiate addiction, their use is controversial; however the benefits of their use outweigh the controversy. Especially the benefit of thousands of healthy drug free babies born to mothers that are opiate addicts, but had the choice for Methadone treatment daily, to give their unborn child the chance to be born…show more content…
Suboxone has not been tested to be safe in pregnant woman. Methadone has been used for over twenty years in welcoming drug and withdrawal free newborns in the world. (Satz, 2012). Suboxone is picked up at the local pharmacy and it is much more convenient, because Methadone clinics are only open for limited hours, usually very early morning hours to late morning. For some who work this can be inconvenient. Having to go to the Methadone clinic daily to get your dose may seem inconvenient, others find it a lot less inconvenient than the chase for opiates. Waking up at 5 am, searching for your opiates until late evening hours, then usually only finding enough to get you through until the following morning at 5 am when you will begin your desperate search all over again. This makes the daily trip seem worth it. Conclusion While both Methadone and Suboxone Treatment have both proven to be very successful in helping the admitted opiate addicts achieve recovery, having the option of Methadone treatment available to the addicted pregnant Mothers, gives them the choice to bring a healthy baby into this world. It is a choice that is only safe with Methadone treatment and not with Suboxne. This is a choice addicted woman did not have before Methadone, and will not have again, should they remove Methadone from the market. And although the community thinks having the clinics brings crime into the neighborhood, they need to consider that every day when the 600

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