I have been on Suboxone for about 5 years now. Way too long from things I've read. They are... expensive, doctors appointment is expensive and I'm tired of having to be dependent on them. O.K. so here is my theory. From past experiences from withdrawing from opiates (pills) it takes about 3-5 days of sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, sleeplessness, all that fun stuff. From what I've read about Suboxone it has a longer half life, much like methadone and therefore takes much longer from which to withdraw. I'm in a position where I can go through the withdrawal as I am not working right now. I haven't had a sub in about 8 days and have had no withdrawal symptoms. I'm taking Norco 10/325 (6 per day). The plan is to go to 4 for a few more days, then 2, then stop all together. To anyone that knows anything about suboxone and how long it would take to totally get out of your system with the parameters I've described (weening off w/Norco) I would appreciate any constructive advice you could provide. I understand from the literature about suboxone that it, for the lack of a better word, forms a sort of "sticky" blockage on your opiate receptors. I'm just wondering how the Norco's are reacting with the remnants of what might still be left on the receptors, if any, from the suboxone. I really want this to work so bad and it sounds feasible to me. I have tried to go cold turkey (actually just forgot to take my subs) and started feeling the effects about 4 days later. Since you really don't get "high" from them I seriously never gave it a second thought, just thought I was getting a cold or something, then realized what was happening. I know this process sounds ass backward but it makes sense in that you don't have to go through such a long withdrawal.