Buprenorphin (subutex)-detox of opiate dependent patients is a form of rapid detox which has been applied in the U.S. and some European countries since the nineties. Normally, the treatment lasts from 4 to 7 days providing a comfortable and painless transition to a clean state of body. A gradual detoxification process doesn’t allow any physical or psychological stress for the patient. This is crucial for opiate dependent patients.
Buprenorphin is a semi-synthetic opioid receptors agonist/antagonist. It doesn’t cause euphoria, a drug dosage tolerance increase, nor risks of overdose like methadone. It allows quitting opiates without any pain. Within a few days a person becomes free of drugs. After testing a body with drugs it’s possible to use an implant against relapse.