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Helps with WDS. Used properly can be a lifesaver for some....
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I am on suboxone and it helps. I have been clean for 3 months. my husband had a tooth pulled and now has my 1 choice of drug Hydro's and have to say even with suboxone I want to use today. its will power. Suboxone is a half opiate thats settles on thoses recepters in your brain where hydros, oxy, and ect. just keeps flowing through your recepers giving you the narcotic high. while you take suboxone u basically wouldnt feel the effects of opiates in short you dont get high. suboxone doesnt get you high but at a high dose you can experience methodone effects being for me not high just about to crash nodding...like I havent slept for 3 days. this is the best why I can explain suboxone.  I think it can be a life savor. infact I think I need a little higher dose today cause of my cravings.
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It's amazing for opiate withdrawal and it's been a life saver for me.  All of the cravings I had for pk's aren't magically gone but the suboxone makes it totally easier.  As Here says it goes to your opiate receptors and even though you don't feel "high" you feel, I guess..........satisfied.  Does that answer your question at all?

Lisa
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It save my life go to www.suboxone.com
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Suboxone is a partial agonist opiate. Used to treat physical addiction to opiates. Can be used as a tool to get throught detox or as a maintence program to get you where you can start your recovery when you get off.  Certified docs prescribe it. My personal experience I used it for 10 days in June 07' and have been clean since.
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Another side of Suboxone is that it blocks your abliity to get high from Opiates. If you actually want to use, you would have to plan to do it and be off of Suboxone for about 24 hours before you can actually get high on Opiates.

It has been a life saver for me and early on in sobriety I snorted some Oxy while on Sub and it didn't do a thing for me. It has also allowed me to beat urges because by the time I were to be able to get high, logic & reason set in.

Go online to the above listed website and call several Docs in your area. Some of them charge a fortune. In Portland there are only two that are reasonable (Dr. Weisberg & Dr. Berg) and the rest are, in my opinion, predatory.

Also, studies show that it is best used for long periods of time. This allows us to get a sobriety program working and then taper while we have gained these tools and a support group to allow us to keep from relapsing.

I wish you the best.
Jay
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Many people I know get high on subs
460591 tn?1207154399
Suboxone is a lifesaver if you ask me. Knowing you cannot get high with it in your system prevents me from seeking opiates at all. Also, it kills the withdrawals and kills the cravings. It's just an all around good drug. The bad thing is that it is also addictive. My buddy and I have said a million times that we'd rather put a little orange pill under our tongue each morning than to struggle with the other option; opiate addiction.
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it has also been a lifesaver for me...i also go to therapy because i know just taking a pill isnt a cure, as there is no cure unfortunately...i am learning to live life again while feeling normal, without that clouded opiate haze hanging over me all the time. i havent had any cravings at all, the thoughts kind of come and go at first, but no actual cravings.
it can be a wonder drug when used as a tool in combination with therapy and all the changes it allows you to make in your life, to give you a fresh start, a new beginning. but nothing is a miracle, YET!!!  maybe a cure right around the corner, wouldnt that be great!? maybe someday......but it is a life saver, no doubt about that!
mcray, you said it well!  nothing can be worse than living as an active addict in full blown addiction, that compared to a little pill under the tongue is...well there is no comparison IMO...no more struggles...what a weight off the mind, body and soul.
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!
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I got on Subox last Dec and weaned down the dosage until 2mg.I took that for about 3 weeks & took my last pill last thurs.I have been sick & some withdrawals but nothing like coming off the fentanyl (for a serious low back injury) Did you have some withdrawals coming off & how long were you on it.

Feel free for anyone to respond.
460591 tn?1207154399
Thank you. In my mind, putting a pill under your tongue each morning to be a normal functioning citizen again is worth it. Some would say it's trading one addiction for another. This may be true, however, whatever works for YOU is what you should do. Suboxone has been helpful...and that is an understatement. You just get your old mind back. You appreciate the little things. This is the happiest I can remember being in the past 4 years. My brain is functioning like it has no idea what drugs are. I love it. If you choose the same route, by all means, share your story.
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Does suboxone hurt your liver if taken to much? What kind of side effects does it have if any? im sure you would have to explain to your doctor that you have a problem with opiates so that you could be perscribed the suboxone right? ! am very curious about this "drug" i have a big problem with the cravings...when im in a good place i can quit easily it's just staying clean that is the hard part...can you get it in canada
460591 tn?1207154399
You have to take a test and be completely honest with your doctor. Your doctor with not judge you. Just explain to him your addiction. Only certain doctors can prescribe it. It's worth calling around. Go to www.suboxone.com and check to see if your zip code is near any doctors. As for the liver and side effects, read up on the web site... It will give you enough info I am sure. If not, ask your doctor.
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You were only on the Sub for 10 days?  How much per day?  I started abut 6 weeks ago. My doctor says we are shooting for 6 months.  I am afraid of the taper.  What was your 10 day experience if I may ask?
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I have been on subs for years. I will prob be on it for the rest of my life cause it works!  Why break something that’s not broken. It has changed my life! You just have to find a doctor that’s willing to continue to give it to you for that long a lot of them don’t like to
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Another thing is I am on 1mg Xanax a day along with the Suboxone and doctors really don’t like to get that But it’s what gets me through the days and what’s working for me it’s either that or 10 feet under
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Please read the thread about suboxone withdrawal.  Don’t trade one addiction for another.  The withdrawal from high doses of opiates is not as bad as we fear.
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