By Jennifer McDougall
In the ongoing battle against opioid addiction, recent findings suggest that higher buprenorphine doses may enhance retention in treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). This article will delve into these new insights and elucidate how they potentially impact recovery at holistic, non-12-step treatment centers like Passages Malibu.
Understanding Buprenorphine in the Context of Opioid Addiction
Buprenorphine, a medication approved by the FDA to treat OUD, and is a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. It binds to the same receptors as opioids, mitigating withdrawal symptoms and cravings without producing the ‘high’ associated with opioid misuse.
The Connection Between Higher Buprenorphine Doses and OUD Treatment
Recent studies suggest that higher buprenorphine doses may improve treatment retention rates among individuals with OUD. While this doesn’t imply that larger quantities are universally beneficial, it emphasizes the need for personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
The Role of Buprenorphine in Holistic Opioid Addiction Treatment at Passages Malibu
At Passages Malibu, we fully embrace the importance of individualized care. Our non-12-step approach focuses on addressing the root causes of addiction rather than labeling individuals as ‘addicts.’ This involves an intensive one-on-one therapy program, which may include medications like buprenorphine as part of a comprehensive, holistic treatment plan.
We recognize the potential benefits of higher buprenorphine doses for some individuals and understand that medication alone isn’t enough. Our multi-faceted holistic approach encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, integrating various therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and physical fitness.
As we continue to monitor developments in addiction treatment, our commitment to offering the most effective, individualized care remains unwavering. If you or a loved one are struggling with OUD, contact us at Passages Malibu. We’re here to guide you on your journey towards recovery.