It depends on what definition you’re using. By most definitions, buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone) is a narcotic. We explore the specifics here.
Do methadone and Suboxone work as a long-term solution for opiate addiction? Or do they do more harm than good? More on how methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine) DO NOT treat the root of the opiate addiction epidemic here.
Information about Suboxone addiction and resources for getting help. Plus, how to help a friend or family member with Suboxone problems.
Think you’re addicted to Suboxone? Find out if you are really addicted to Suboxone and how to seek treatment for Suboxone addiction here.
YES. Suboxone is addictive if you take Suboxone in large amounts, even when prescribed by a doctor. We review what Suboxone is made of, and how you get addicted to Suboxone here.
Suboxone should never be snorted. But can snorting Suboxone be effective vs taking Suboxone orally? We review the dangers of snorting Suboxone and whether or not they can be avoided here.
Yes and no. Most employment or probation/parole drug screens are not comprehensive enough to test for Suboxone. However, Suboxone can be detected when specifically targeted. More on Suboxone drug screens here.
The half life of buprenorphine is between 24-60 hours. Learn why buprenorphine half life is so long and the difference between half life and distribution half life here.
One dose of buprenorphine (found in Suboxone) stays in your system and can be detected in urine for 3 days. Learn more about Suboxone half life and detection times here.
Yes, you can get high on Suboxone if you take it other than prescribed. But crushing Suboxone can trigger withdrawal symptoms. More on Suboxone formula and euphoric effect here.