Drug Abuse and Dependence
Your doctor may prescribe medicine during Reference detoxification Opens New Window to ease withdrawal symptoms or during treatment to help you move away from dependence. These medicines are mainly used for dependence on heroin or other opiates.
Medicines that can help include:
- Reference Buprenorphine, such as Subutex. Buprenorphine works by targeting the same places in the brain that opiates do.
- Reference Methadone, such as Dolophine. It stops you from getting the quick "high" of opiate drugs.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction