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Can you get addicted to suboxone?

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Asked: 2017-11-10 13:41:38
My doctor introduced me to a suboxone maintence program to help ween me off of my steep heroin addiction. Gathering info from those around me, it is my understanding that suboxone can be just as addicting as heroin.


Answered: 2017-11-22 05:13:37

Yes if suboxone abuse is present, then addiction is present. It takes about 24 hours sometimes less for suboxone withdrawal to make itself known. As answered it also talks about how going cold turkey with using maintenance drugs like suboxone could land you in relapse and how important it is to talk with your doctor about lowering your dosage until the withdrawals wont be so bad. Anytime you stop taking a drug after years of use you will undoubtably suffer some sort of withdrawal symptoms.


Answered: 2017-11-10 16:48:39

From my opinion, suboxone is not as addictive as heroin and its not as addictive as the other alternative- methadone. If you are a 'hope to die heroin addict' like I am then the suboxone program may do you a lot of good but only if your completely serious about getting clean and staying that way.


Answered: 2017-11-15 10:04:48

I heard about the suboxone side effects, like mouth pain, headaches, dizziness, numbness, sleep problems, stomach pain vomiting, and the consitpation. geez it seemed to me to be to big of a risk to take that stuff. Im glad I chose an alternative treatment.


Answered: 2017-11-10 18:21:47

Suboxone can be addictive however it is unfortunate that you have been led to believe that suboxone is just as addictive as heroin, because this couldn’t be farther from the truth.


Answered: 2017-12-10 02:47:28

says that although suboxone is used to treat opiate addiction. The main ingredient found in suboxone is buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is known to cause physical dependence so if you lower the dose or stop taking completely you experience withdrawal symptoms like hot and cold flashes, cravings, muscle pain, abnormal skin sensations, sweating, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, agitation, Irritability, mood swings, insomnia, vomiting and fatigue.


Answered: 2017-11-28 09:36:39

My sister was addicted to opiates and then they put her on suboxone to get her off the optiates. I didnt understand they did that, cause now she is addicted to the suboxone and I hear that you withdrawal from that as well. I understand this whole switching out one drug for another

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