Zubsolv is a prescription medication that is commonly used to treat specific types of opioid dependence. Most people know more about buprenorphine and naloxone than they know about Zubsolv, because there is no generic alternative and because it is slightly less popular than other, comparable medications. However, this medication is equally as effective and is commonly used in medical detox and inpatient treatment settings. As is the case with similar medications like buprenorphine and naloxone, Zubsolv can be habit-forming and those who take it for extended periods might develop a physical and psychological dependence.
The Difference Between Zubsolv and Suboxone
While the two medications are similar, Zubsolv and Suboxone do have several distinct differences that set them apart. The most significant difference between the two medications is that Suboxone is significantly less potent than Zubsolv. The body has an easier time absorbing Zubsolv, making it faster acting and essentially more potent. If an individual is used to taking Suboxone, he or she will generally find that a much smaller dose of Zubsolv is needed for the same effects to be produced.
Zubsolv Withdrawal Symptoms Are Unpleasant
Both medications are considered Schedule III controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration, meaning that they have a high potential for misuse but that they both have known medical uses and can be prescribed by a medical professional in an addiction treatment setting. Both medications can cause dependence and withdrawal. However, the symptoms associated with Zubsolv withdrawal are generally more severe, and can include:
- Muscle aches and pains
- Flu-like symptoms, such as excessive sweating, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Extreme agitation and severe anxiety
- Abdominal cramping
- Chills and body tremors
Most Obvious Signs of Zubsolv Addiction
Because Zubsolv is more potent, it also has a higher potential for abuse. Some of the symptoms commonly associated with Zubsolv abuse and addiction include:
- Attempting to obtain more than one prescription at a time
- Using more Zubsolv than is recommended or prescribed
- Purchasing the specific medication from peers and using it when not recommended by a medical professional
- A severe lack of coordination
- Slurred speech and an inability to speak clearly
- Severely itchy or flushed skin
- Spending more time away from family and friends/an increased need for privacy
- A lack of motivation surrounding personal responsibilities and obligations
- A lack of attention paid to personal hygiene
- Poor performance at work or school
- Experiencing personal consequences as a result of Zubsolv use – these consequences might be financial, legal, or interpersonal
- Developing a physical tolerance, meaning that a greater amount of Zubsolv is needed for the desired effects to be obtained
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped suddenly
Abusing Zubsolv can be a slippery slope, seeing as the medication is used to treat another substance abuse disorder. If you or someone you know has been using this medication other than as intended, it is important to reach out for professional help. Just because the medication was developed to help treat an opioid disorder, it does not mean that the medication itself cannot prove to be addictive. The good news is that there are other treatment options available. Most individuals who have struggled with opioid addiction in the past and gone on to lead healthy and productive lives of sobriety have found success with a combination of intensive psychotherapy and 12-step program involvement.
Zubsolv Abuse Recovery and Evoke Wellness
At Evoke Wellness we only utilize medication-assisted treatment as a last resort, believing that most men and women can overcome opioid abuse and addiction with a combination of therapy, 12-step immersion, and integrated holistic treatment methods. for more information on our comprehensive program of opioid addiction recovery, reach out to us today – and for more information on Zubsolv abuse recovery, feel free to give us a call at any point in time. We are constantly standing by to answer any additional questions you might have about the recovery process in general.