I have had serious problems with alcohol abuse, since I've started opiates after I had shoulder surgery years ago, I found I have no desire to drink. Therefore, my life has been very stable and I am a hundred times more functional than I used to be. I wish I could just stay on them forever without getting on methadone because you have to go there everyday and the stigmas involved. What is so wrong with using if I'm getting a better life from it. I have used continuous for a couple years at a time and don't see negative effects other than my ability to get the drugs. I have never shot herion, I have sniffed it twice and I don't want to have to resort to that due to availability. Will insurance continue to pay for suboxone, will doctors allow you to stay on it? If not, why not? Thanks for your time.