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Great Drug to Get Off Opiates
Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone)
by georgeisabamf
Citation:   georgeisabamf. "Great Drug to Get Off Opiates: An Experience with Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone) (exp94375)". Erowid.org. May 31, 2019. erowid.org/exp/94375

 
DOSE:
12 mg sublingual Pharms - Buprenorphine (daily)
  3 mg sublingual Naloxone (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb


I will start this experience saying that my feelings/reactions to Suboxone (via Suboxone strips, not tabs) are quite different that most's but that I will explain later.

I'm 21, and have been using Oxycontin for the past 2+ years off an on. At my worst point I was doing roughly 150mg a day via nasal administration. I began shooting up at some point but found the feeling semi worthless as far as banging OC is concerned. But that's beyond the point. I tried quitting twice prior to this past time with no success. The first time was cold turkey and brought on a 8 days of feeling generally out of it and having the sweats and whatnot. I could hardly work. A few months later my girlfriend of 4 years left me, I was in college at the time in another town away from my parents. She was in college near me, left me, I went right back to OC again. My addiction got bad as I had no connects in my area but back at home near my parents I could always find them. So I did just that, dropped out of college and moved home to do pills. Eventually I tried quitting again with a script of suboxone but ended up selling the pills and getting more OC in the long run.

Now time for the third go (three times a charm right?). So I get another script of Suboxone filled and decide to quit after relapsing again. I can't afford to keep doing pills as I'm currently not working and my parents know of my drug habit and are willing to help me out with financing a doctors visit and whatnot. I am to take 8mg in the morning and 4mg at night via sublingual administration.

When I take suboxone I usually put it under my tongue for a good 20 minutes before swallowing. The withdrawals and pain linger away after about 45 minutes. I do not get a 'high ' from this drug even at high doses (30+ mg) but I do feel a different state of mind
I do not get a 'high ' from this drug even at high doses (30+ mg) but I do feel a different state of mind
after taking suboxone. I feel mellowed out. A lot of people report a speedy feeling but not I. I sometimes nod off and find myself taking more naps than usual since being on it.

Bottom line in my opinion is that suboxone is great but I'm sure it's not for everyone.

Exp Year: 2011ExpID: 94375
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21 
Published: May 31, 2019Views: 764
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