People who end up being addicted to drugs usually have a very hard life and it is especially hard for them to deal with everything they need to go through. On top of that, they need to be able to kick off the habit if they want to live a healthy life ever again, and that is certainly a task that will cost them.
There are two different types of medicines used to treat patient of were addicted to opiates: suboxone and methadone. These are different between one another, since suboxone is just a partial agonist of opiates, while methadone is full opiate agonist. In order for a patient to know which one he should be taking, seeing a doctor is a necessity.
Patients who are consuming suboxone to bbe able to kick the opiate habit are going to have a much harder time abusing the drug, since the effects it has are always limited, even if it is ingested in incredibly large dosages (this is why it is a partial opiate agonist).
Since suboxone Is so hard for patients to abuse, they are actually allowed to take it home and to take care of themselves In case they feel an urgent need to take the medicine. It is almost impossible to abuse suboxone and, as such, it is completely safe for the patients to take it home.
On the other hand, methadone can be abuse. It is a full opiate agonist and if patients abuse it, they are going to be causing more harm than good to themselves – something doctors certainly don’t want to happen. Patients are not allowed to take methadone home because of this and, as such, whenever they start the treatment using methadone they are required to travel to a clinic to get methadone and to take it every day in order to make sure that it is not abused.
At later stages of the treatment, however, when the patient starts to show a lot of independence and control, they start to take small doses of methadone home since they are going to be deemed responsible and independent at a certain stage of the treatment.
People who have a serious opiate addiction are not going to be treated with suboxone since it is not going to have enough of an efficiency to be able to support them against the habit y not being able to relieve withdrawal symptoms. In these individuals, treatment with methadone is required.
Generally, suboxone is less addictive than methadone, and as such, methadone if only used to treat the most severe cases of opiate addictions, those that would not be possible to treat through the use of suboxone due to the lack of efficiency.