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Am I Coming Up or Down?
Buprenorphine
by mrflower
Citation:   mrflower. "Am I Coming Up or Down?: An Experience with Buprenorphine (exp81623)". Erowid.org. Oct 11, 2016. erowid.org/exp/81623

 
DOSE:
  IV Opioids (daily)
    IV Pharms - Buprenorphine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 140 lb


I started using opiates at a young age, in fact the first time I ever took a pain killer was when I was only 10 years old. I developed a heavy addiction to the damned things. By age 13 I was using them up to 4 times a week, but that didn't last long because by 14 I used them everyday multiple times a day. 14 years old and a junkie I decided that injecting them wouldn't make me any worse off so I talked to a fellow addict I knew who could get vials of pharmaceutical grade morphine and Demerol and I was off and running.

After a while my drug use caught up with me and I was thrown in the nut hut. I spent 9 months in and out of mental wards and halfway homes and got fed up with it and ran away from the halfway house I was staying at. Not but an hour after leaving I was with my friend smoking some pot. Later that night I met up with another good friend of mine who had a pain killer I had never herd of, Suboxone. Me and my love for opiates said hey let me try those so he gave me two 2mg tablets. By the way that orange flavor they try to use to hide the bitter taste of Buprenorphine only makes the overall taste worse. Within an hour I started to feel great. Not injecting Dilaudid or Heroin great, but more like something I can only describe as cocaine great but less profound.

A few months later I was back to my old habits of drug use. I would smoke up to 20 80mg Oxycontin pills a day and inject up to 20 8mg Dilaudid pills a day. When I would run out of dope I was able to get my hands on some Subutex pills and would take 4 to 8mgs on those dreadful days.

Now after taking Subutex for 2 years it has 'lost the magic' for me. I can take 16mg and feel no different than when I woke up withdrawaling. So I'm going to sign up for a methadone maintenance program in my home town. Hopefully that can help me get... and stay off the dope.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 81623
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19 
Published: Oct 11, 2016Views: 1,594
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Pharms - Buprenorphine (265) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Addiction & Habituation (10), Not Applicable (38)

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