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Probuphine (formulated from Buprenorphine is a partially-artificial drug that is used in the treatment of those who are addicted to opioids and to manage discomfort suffered by those who are tolerant to non-opioids. Probuphine is a medication that has gained recognition in the addiction recovery community for its effectiveness in treating opioid addiction. Probuphine is a long-lasting form of buprenorphine, an FDA-approved medication used to alleviate withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction. Buprenorphine is commonly prescribed in the form of oral tablets or films, requiring daily administration. However, Probuphine offers a unique approach by delivering a continuous dose of buprenorphine through small rods implanted under the skin.

Probuphine is the first implantable form of buprenorphine, a medication used in opioid addiction treatment. This implant, consisting of four small rods, is inserted under the skin of the upper arm in a 15-minute outpatient procedure. It releases buprenorphine over six months, aiding in preventing opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. After six months, it’s removed, and a decision is made about potential re-implantation.

Benefits of Probuphine include reduced risk of missing doses, medication loss or theft, even drug distribution in the body, decreased relapse risk, and difficulty in diverting buprenorphine for illegal sale. It’s also safe around children or pets and eliminates the daily choice of taking medication, making it useful for incarcerated patients.

However, there are drawbacks. The implant’s insertion and removal carry risks such as implant migration, nerve damage, and in rare cases, severe complications. There’s concern that patients might neglect other aspects of addiction treatment, like regular check-ups and counselling. Also, Dr. Jana Burson raises issues about the medical expertise required for the procedure, and whether insurance will cover the costs involving two doctors for the implantation and removal process.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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