Is the Latest Medical Assisted Treatment Drug a Cure or Just More of the Problem?

With the deadly heroin epidemic still raging out of control, addicts and their families need to know: Is Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) all it's cracked up to be?

Buprenorphine: is it really all it's cracked up to be?

Anyone considering a MAT, or Medical Assisted Treatment addiction program, for themselves or a loved one, should consider the possible consequences. Is the drug used in this paradigm safe? And how about the drug’s long-term effects? These are important questions to ask.

Using an Opiate to Get Off an Opiate

First of all, the drug is an opiate. One of the primary effects of opiates is respiratory suppression. Any opiate, synthetic or not, has this effect. And it is respiratory suppression that people die from when they overdose.

Deadly Combination

Drug addicts are rarely users of just one drug. And although the new opioid handles the cravings for heroin or other opiate pain medication, it doesn’t address the personal issues that led the addict to start using in the first place. So what if the person on this drug decides to “spice things up” with anti-anxiety drugs or combine it with alcohol? They can end up suppressing their respiration to the point of death. Some people even try using opiates with their MAT drug. Unfamiliar with how these drugs work together, they can easily kill themselves by overdose.

Even when taken as directed and not combined with anything else, this drug can increase the chances of accidents because they make it dangerous for a person to drive a car or operate hazardous machinery.

Withdrawal Woes

Anyone wishing to come off synthetic opioids used in MAT programs will find they are even harder to withdraw from than heroin. 

Narconon (meaning “no narcotics”) drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is open to all who desire to end their addiction and lead productive drug-free lives.

The Narconon program not only addresses the debilitating effects of drug abuse on the mind and body, but also resolves why a person turned to drugs in the first place. As a result, tens of thousands have graduated from the Narconon program into new lives free from drug use.


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