Buprenorphine works by knocking other opioids in the brain off their receptors and binding tightly to the same receptors, so that other opioids cannot occupy them. Buprenorphine prevents withdrawal symptoms and reduces drug cravings.
Dr. Anish Shah, MD
Dr. Anish Shah is the founder of Santa Rosa's Siyan Clinical Corporation, specializing in a wide range of mood disorders such as Depression, ADHD, PTSD, and Substance Abuse. In 2019 he launched Hopemat.org to reduce opioid dependence in Northern California.
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