Both Suboxone and Methadone are FDA-approved medications used to treat opioid addiction. There are some important distinctions to be made between the two, such as their strength, side effects, and regulation.
As a primarily Suboxone treatment center, IHAT does not administer methadone. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between the two and why Suboxone is our medication-assisted treatment drug of choice.
Unlike methadone, which is a full agonist, Suboxone is only a partial agonist opioid.
As a partial agonist, it still activates the opioid receptors in the brain, binding to receptors known as mu receptors. However, it’s done so to a much lesser degree than a full agonist.
Suboxone consists of two primary ingredients: buprenorphine...