Opiate Detox Medications Suboxone Methadone Clonidine Naltrexone

There are different types of opiate detox medications that are generally used to help alleviate withdrawal.


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Suboxone SL Tabs








Suboxone is a common treatment for opiod dependence. It contains the opiate buprenorphine. It generally comes in a film now that you put in your mouth against your cheek which eventually dissolves.

It will give you a euphoric opiate high if you take too much of it so it should be used in a controlled environment. Suboxone is not something you want to take long term.

The goal is to be free of opiate dependence completely. it should just be used short term for detoxing and dealing with the cravings in the early stages of starting to get sober.

Is Suboxone Addictive?

The answer is yes

If you are on suboxone you are not sober. Try not to use other opiates like suboxone to ween off the opiates you have been abusing.

Suboxone Addicts will stay on Suboxone long term and begin to depend on it because they can’t rid themselves of opiates entirely.

Opiate addicts commonly think it’s ok to stay on suboxone long term because suboxone is much milder than the opiates they were abusing before. They can’t overcome the mental obsession of addiction. Surviving Suboxone Treatment And Withdrawals


Opiate Detox Medications
Methadone 40mg





Methadone is also an opiate. It is commonly prescribed as a pain pill but is also used for opiate detoxification. It is available on the street and in liquid form too. Methadone clinics are very common places for heroin addicts to try to ween off of heroin. A daily dosage of Methadone helps Heroin addicts with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone Addiction

Try your best not to use Methadone to get off of your opiate addiction. Like suboxone the opiate addiction can easily be transferred. It is intended to be a short term alleviation of opiate dependency


Clonidine Pills and Patch
Clonidine Pills and Patch






Clonidine was initially designed to lower blood pressure but has become very effective in easing opiate withdrawal symptoms.

Clonidine Opiate Withdrawal

Clonidine is highly effective in alleviating all of the common opiate withdrawal symptoms like sweating, muscle aches, anxiey, aggitation, etc.

Clonidine for sleep

Clonidine is not a narcotic. One of the most common side effects is drowsiness. Clonidine will make you feel very sleepy. Do not operate a motor vehicle while on clonidine.



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Naltrexone Hydrochloride

Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used to treat opiate dependence. The opioid antagonist binds  to the opioid receptors in the brain which blocks the effects of opiates so that they no longer give the opiate user any sense of relief or euphoria from taking opiates like heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.

Naltrexone has also been proven effective to treat alcohol abuse. Naltrexone makes the use of opiates pointless therefore decreasing the interest in taking them.

Naltrexone Implant

A naltrexone implant is inserted in the body but only legal in a few places like Europe and Austrailia. A naltrexone implant hasn’t been approved by the FDA in the United States.

Naltrexone is available in injection and pill forms in the United States

There are other opiate detox medications out there on the market but these four are the most commonly used

Clonidine and Naltrexone are opiate detox medications that are not nearly as habit forming as suboxone and methadone.The Use of Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opiate Dependency

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