Your doctor may prescribe medicine during
detoxification to ease
withdrawal symptoms or during treatment to help you
move away from
dependence. These medicines are mainly used for
heroin or other
Medicines that can help
Buprenorphine, such as Subutex. Buprenorphine works by
targeting the same places in the brain that opiates do.
Methadone, such as Dolophine. It stops you from getting the quick "high" of opiate drugs.
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