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.
Yes, Suboxone can kill you in certain situations, like when you mix Suboxone with other respiratory depressants, most often benzodiazepines like alprazolam or clonazepam. More on risks of Suboxone use and abuse inside.
Yes, Suboxone can be injected. However, effects depend on a person’s opioid tolerance. Additionally, the pharmacology of buprenorphine removes incentive to inject Suboxone. More here on Suboxone injection.
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, 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.