Is it something you use to get off opiates or is it a pain medication? I am kind of confused cause I have read people using it to detox. Then I read people are addicted to it. I have never hear about it til I joined this site and that was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. This is actually my first time asking a question. Thanks!
Suboxone is an opiate replacement that contains bupenorphine and naloxone. It blocks the high or euphoria from other opiates, it stops withdrawal and cravings. It has a sister medication called subutex that only has bupenorphine. Bupe is a pain medication, but the way the medicine was combined with the nalxone and how it is dissolved under the tongue, you don't get high but it also weakens the strength of pain relief, because it doesn't turn into thebaine in the body. I don't really understand how and why not, but it doesn't. I thought it worked great for. My pain from fibromyalgia, but some people say it doesn't work for their pain. I can recommend some great easy to understand videos on YouTube that you can look at that may explain. Ore for you. Go to YouTube.com and put SuboxDoc into their search bar, it should then show you a list of videos by dr Jeff junig aka SuboxDoc on nearly any facet of suboxone that you can think of, I recommend starting with his 2 part video on how suboxone works in the brain. You could also look it up here and in Wikipedia.org. Not every dr treats patients the same with suboxone and many patients skip the supposedly mandatory addiction therapy and then they do get stuck on it. Many also wing the treatment and don't listen to the dr at all. That is the main reason I see that so many people get stuck on it. I can verify that it worked for me,and several others here, Runnermom, Used2be, ski801 and UNLVGRAD all were successful as well.
It inhibits the brain and nervous system from receiving the "high" from opiates. My boyfriend started taking it to get off of the heroin "horse" and it worked extremely well. However, now he is trying to deal with the imminent fact that he must stop taking Suboxone as he'll soon be on probation and will have weekly urine tests for any substance in his system. He's "tapering" down, but it's not easy. Actually he said he feels as if he's withdrawing from heroin again, which was four years ago. It's very much psychological as much as physical. For pain? Yeah when one is withdrawling.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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