Suboxone is an FDA-approved prescription medication used in the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction which contains a combination of the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone was created to address and lessen the symptoms of the withdrawal process that occur when those with physical dependence or addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone, stop taking them abruptly.
While Subutex and Suboxone both contain buprenorphine, Suboxone also contains naloxone. Suboxone and Subutex are both FDA-approved medications that help people overcome opioid use disorders. They are similar drugs but have one main difference. To help you understand how each medication works, we’ll review their similarities and differences.
Abusing drugs and alcohol simultaneously is common in America, but it doesn’t come without serious risks. In 2011, there were 606,653 Emergency Department visits involving alcohol, and many of these also involved other drugs.1 Research findings also show people who are addicted to alcohol are much more likely than the general population to also abuse […]
Many people take Suboxone in hopes of avoiding the uncomfortable side effects of opioid withdrawal. However, this is not an entirely effective way to do so, as Suboxone use can cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms too. Whether you’re quitting heroin or Suboxone, the withdrawal experience is just a part of the process, but medical detox […]
Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from morphine. Many people who struggle with prescription opioid abuse will transition to heroin abuse because it is cheaper, provides a stronger high, and is easier to obtain. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 948,000 people used heroin in 2016, compared to 669,000 […]