5 Things About Suboxone that are Misunderstood
What is Suboxone and how does it work? Suboxone, is a “combination” medication containing two medicines: buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone is considered the primary medication in treating opioid addiction. Suboxone has been shown to lower fatal overdoses by approximately 50%. Suboxone also reduces the risk of nonfatal overdoses dramatically, which are both traumatic and medically…Read More
Is Taking Suboxone Considered Clean?
If there’s one question we hear constantly at the clinic, it’s this one: Is Taking Suboxone Considered Clean? The answer is unequivocally, YES. When I first started taking Suboxone I was wondering the same thing. I was going to group recovery meetings, I got a sponsor, I was doing the twelve steps, etc. It was…Read More
It’s Not Your Fault – Addiction is a Disease
How often does someone who’s addicted hear silly things like, “Don’t you have any willpower? Just quit, it’s not that hard! Put your mind to it and you can do anything!” Trust me, if an addict could simply quit, they would. But, they can’t. It’s just not that easy. When you get addicted, it’s very…Read More
How to Stay Clean through the 2020 Holiday Season
Great recovery is something you do all year long. However, the holiday season seems to be a difficult time for many who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The parties, the celebrations, this was a time when typically I would use more drugs and alcohol then typical. I got clean in December of 2013. Not only…Read More
How Long Should I Stay on Suboxone?
Medication Assisted Recovery (ie: MAT) is used for treating those who are chemically-dependent on opioid drugs. (ie: OxyContin, oxycodone, heroin, hydrocodone, Opana, oxymorphone, etc.) Suboxone (buprenorphine & naloxone) is used to help “virtually eliminate withdrawals and cravings”, while also helping prevent relapse. Though some people report feeling minor euphoria when first taking Suboxone, they typically…Read More
Changing from Methadone to Suboxone – Is it Safe?
If you’re currently taking methadone for opioid abuse disorder and are considering switching to the much safer Suboxone, there are things you need to know. Where Did Methadone Come From? Methadone was first created in a German lab circa 1937. It has been long rumored that Hitler used Methadone as a pain killer for his…Read More
A Suboxone Clinic Could Have Prevented My Brother’s Death
Back in 2005 it was difficult if not impossible to find a Suboxone clinic or doctor who prescribes Suboxone. In 2005 my oldest brother Jeff died in his sleep from opioid overdose. He’d taken too many oxycodone & OxyContin pills before falling asleep forever. He bought pain pills on the street daily and had been…Read More
Generic Suboxone Tablets Hit All-Time Low Price of $34 for 56 Tabs
It wasn’t that long ago when people seeking a Suboxone doctor in Nashville for opioid addiction treatment were paying over $400 per month for their medications. If you were lucky you might have had health insurance paying for all or part of your Suboxone medication costs. At one time I was paying over $950 per…Read More
Suboxin? Sabozone? Zabozone? Suboxone!
It’s funny how many ways people can spell Suboxone. Suboxone is a word rarely used outside of the recovery community, but is a staple for those who have struggled with opioid addiction. Suboxone is considered a miracle drug by many, since it virtually eliminates withdrawals and cravings by partially covering opioid receptors. Hence the terms,…Read More
Generic Suboxone Films Causing Withdrawals, Rashes and Stomach Aches – Alvogen Sandoz Dr Reddys Santoz Mylan
UPDATED 7/7/2020 Generic Suboxone sublingual films are somewhat new to the opioid addiction market. Their arrival was due in part to the appeal of Indivior UK’s patent of Suboxone sublingual films in July of 2019 (full article). Indivior UK felt both Dr. Reddy’s and Alvogen generic Suboxone films were infringing on their copyright. The FDA…Read More