Support for Success

Support for Success

  • Buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone are very effective for controlling the physical symptoms of withdrawal and to decrease cravings.
  • It is still very important to have a complete support system to have an effective recovery from opioid dependence.
  • Although it is often a sensitive and difficult thing to do, it is helpful for patients to enlist the support of their family and friends if possible.
  • It is strongly recommended that patients seek group and/or individual counseling.
  • There are many church-based and many nonreligious community groups that are little or no cost.