Those who are severely addicted to opiates may be given a Buprenorphine rehab treatment, which is a medicine that is meant to mimic the effects of opiates to ease the user through the process of getting off of the drug. Opiates are highly addictive, both physically and psychologically and some users find it almost impossible to break the cycle of addiction alone. A Buprenorphine treatment may be required if one has tried other methods of getting off of opiates without positive results.
For those who receive treatment for their addiction in medical centers, a burprenorphine treatment is usually given for those who are addicted to opiates. The body feels like it is getting the opiate, but the medicine does not have the negative effects of the opiate. Some worry that they will become addicted to their Buprenorphine treatment, and while there is a small chance this might happen, the odds are against it. Ironically it is more likely that someone who is not already addicted to opiates will get addicted to the treatment. One reason for this is that the effect of the buprenorphine treatment is much less extreme than opiates, and one who is accustomed to opiates will not become hooked on buprenorphine treatments.The length of opiate withdrawal, and many addicts would not otherwise be able to be free from opiate dependence if it were not for a Buprenoprhine treatment. These treatments can also be given to one who has regressed after previous recovery from opiates, but it is essential that one not take any opiates during a Buprenorphine treatment.