Drug Detox Options in San Jose, CA
Safe and Comfortable Detoxification
Trying to stop using is difficult. Any history of heavy drug use means it’s important to go through the detoxification process in a comfortable environment, supervised by professionals. If our clinical team decides there's a need, we’ll use buprenorphine (Subutex®, Suboxone®) to manage your opiate withdrawal symptoms.
While You Stay With Us
You'll be monitored by a qualified, experienced staff 24 hours a day. Clinical personnel supervise the process and coordinate services as needed. You’re assigned a counselor to work with during your stay, and you’re encouraged to participate in educational groups and group counseling sessions.
Individualized Treatment Plans
Your counselor will help guide you through the detox process, developing an individualized treatment plan along the way. You’ll learn to identify relapse "triggers" and how to cope with them on a daily basis. You'll also receive information and education about longer-term treatment designed to promote abstinence from drug use.
Detox From Heroin, Painkillers and Other Drugs
For a successful detox, you will need cutting-edge protocols, expert clinical personnel, a safe, supportive environment, and an introduction to the principles of recovery. We can provide that for all those willing to change their lives.
Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved product used to help opiate addicts recover. It comes in two forms: Subutex® and a buprenorphine/naloxone product called Suboxone®.
Subutex® and Suboxone® are currently the only Schedule III, IV, or V medications to have received FDA approval for detoxification from opiates.
Easing Withdrawal Symptoms
Understand that buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, meaning it can produce side effects like euphoria and respiratory depression, but its strongest possible effect is still less than a full agonist like heroin or methadone. At low doses, buprenorphine produces enough of an effect to help you discontinue opiate use without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
The effects of buprenorphine increase with larger doses of the drug until they plateau at a moderate dose. Then the effects don't increase anymore. This is the "ceiling effect" that makes buprenorphine a useful drug for rehabilitation purposes.
In high doses and under certain circumstances, buprenorphine can actually block the effects of full opioid agonists (e.g. heroin). It can even blunt withdrawal symptoms if administered to an addict while the drug of abuse is still in the bloodstream.
Will This Work for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with an addiction to opiates (heroin, prescription painkillers, etc.), are willing to follow safety precautions at a drug rehab center, and have a desire to get clean, then Support Systems Homes can help you on your road to recovery.
Information on Opioids
At Support Systems Homes, you'll be tested to make sure you'll have no bad reactions to buprenorphine treatment. Once that's assured, treatment is administered by our medical professionals. Detox is followed by a review of our treatment options.
How Are Subutex and Suboxone Administered?
Subutex® and Suboxone are both sublingual tablets. They are placed and dissolved under the tongue.
Because of its ceiling effect, buprenorphine is a safe method of detoxification from more dangerous opiates like heroin. Use of Subutex or Suboxone must be monitored by specifically qualified doctors.