How can opioid or opiate dependence be treated with a prescription for another opioid? More here.
Possibly. Subutex contains buprenorphine hydrochloride, which can trigger opioid-like euphoria. While difficult to administer buprenorphine, some abusers are able to get high from it. Read more here.
Buprenorphine does not get you high if you use it the right way. While some opioid naive people may experience euphoric effect on buprenrophine, it does not cause strong side effects. More on buprenorphine and its potential for abuse here.
Symptoms of a buprenorphine overdose can include respiratory depression, miosis and central nervous system depression. 16-32 mg dose ranges are considered “high” doses, but buprenorphine overdose is mainly related to injection. More on buprenorphine OD risks here.
Yes, you can get addicted to buprenorphine. But signs of addiction to buprenorphine can be difficult to identify. A list of physical and psychological signals of addiction here.
Buprenorphine (the main ingredient in Suboxone) is a potent opioid analgesic, and has been used intravenously to treat pain for over 30 years. More on Suboxone for pain here.
Mixing buprenorphine and alcohol triggers respiratory depression, which can lead to decreased levels of oxygen to the brain, brain damage, or death. More on the harms and risks of concurrent drug use here.