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Johnson City Recovery Center Talks About Why Doctors are Switching from Methadone to Buprenorphine for Opioid Dependency Treatments

ReVIDA Recovery® of Johnson City is part of a group of nationally recognized opioid treatment centers that are found throughout Tennessee and Virginia. These centers offer those living with opioid dependency several different treatment options. These include structured outpatient programs, individual counseling, group therapy sessions, and medication-assisted treatments. It’s the latter that has been making news lately for helping those suffering from opioid dependency. That’s because more doctors are starting to make the switch from traditional methadone-based medically assisted treatments to ones that make use of buprenorphine instead. It’s a subject that a representative of this Browns Mill Road rehab center wanted to discuss further. The representative stated, “Here at our reputable Johnson City, Tennessee recovery center, we are always striving to stay up to date on the latest ways to better help those who come to us for help overcoming their opioid abuse disorders. A good example of that is our doctors use more patient-friendly medications such as buprenorphine as part of our medication-assisted treatments.”

The representative continued by saying that opioid use has become a big concern in the USA over the last several decades. It’s thought to have played a major role in the deaths of over 80,000 people in 2021 alone. He pointed out that’s why it’s so important for those with opioid use disorder to seek help from an established treatment facility such as theirs. Methadone-assisted treatments have long been used to help those trying to break an opioid abuse habit avoid some of the more worrisome and problematic withdrawal symptoms during treatment. Now that is starting to change as doctors are more often prescribing buprenorphine (Suboxone®) as an alternative to methadone-based medicine-assisted treatments. ReVIDA Recovery® of Johnson City’s representative went on to discuss the main reasons for this change. It all starts with the fact that buprenorphine (Suboxone®) was explicitly created to help with opioid cessation and its accompanying withdrawal symptoms. He mentioned that because of this, it has a ceiling effect that does not allow those on the medicine to experience a high while taking it to help counteract their opioid withdrawal symptoms. It also makes this medicine much less prone to patient misuse and overdosing and is thought to be much less addictive at the same time.

Another favorable trait that accompanies buprenorphine-assisted treatments is that these treatments can start right away at a patient’s home instead of them have to be initially performed under the watchful eye of a doctor as methadone-assisted treatments require. A recent study even showed that those who have switched from using methadone to buprenorphine in opioid medicine-assisted treatments experienced very few side effects from that process. That’s why the experienced doctors that oversee opioid use disorder treatments at ReVIDA Recovery® are using buprenorphine (Suboxone®) more often to help those living with heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycontin, Percocet, Lortab, Roxicodone, and fentanyl use disorders.

Persons living with opioid use disorder that have sought treatment from this Johnson City recovery center often leave very favorable reviews of that experience. Angela stated, “I am a new patient here and I am very impressed with the Doctors, the counselors, and the entire staff! If you are serious about your recovery, I recommend this place 100%. The staff and everyone there are very friendly and understanding and they really care about your recovery. But if you're not serious about your recovery please don't take up someone else's appointment time. This is a top-of-the-line recovery Center and I believe that they take their job very seriously here just as we should take our recovery very seriously. They are there to help.” Rebecca S. proclaimed, “The staff are all respectful people and will go out of their way to help their patients The doctors are amazing people and don't make you feel like you’re being judged simply put, they treat you very well.”

Those that would like to know more about the various addiction treatment services that ReVIDA Recovery® of Johnson City, TN offer can contact them by phone, or they can fill out and send in the contact form that’s found on this treatment center’s website.


For more information about ReVIDA Recovery® Johnson City, contact the company here:

ReVIDA Recovery® Johnson City
3114 Browns Mill Road,
Johnson City, TN, 37604


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