A Reply to Chronic Pain:

I feel that I have a good understanding of suboxone…. With the exception of the pain issue. The reason for my lack of confidence in that area is because first, I have seen less-consistent results in pain patients, and second, some of the claims made by patients just don’t make Read more…

About the Rash…

Hi Cindy, I haven’t been to the other site (suboxforum.com) yet, so I don’t know if anyone has answered.  I have treated over 100 patients and have not yet had a person develop a rash.  That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but it does suggest to me that it is Read more…

Why Not Just Take Narcotics for my Chronic Pain?

I received a letter today– a person discussing the use of opiates by a family member with chronic pain.  I was not sure if the letter was asking questions about my opinions, or was instead arguing that my ideas were off-base.  In either case it is worth publishing, as several Read more…

Parole Officer demands stopping subox

This is irritating– a person is stable on suboxone, employed, turning their life around… and their PO from the case over a year ago wants them off ‘that drug suboxone’. Un-F-ing-believable. My letter to the PO: I treat XXXXXXX for opiate dependence. He and I have arrived at a taper Read more…

New Suboxone Forum

I invite anyone with an interest in Suboxone, either for one’s self or for someone else, to visit the Suboxone Talk Zone Forum at http://suboxforum.com . You can read posts without registering, but please register and take part in the discussion! You do NOT need to provide your real information Read more…

Induction, Relapse, Benzo Questions

Some questions about the induction process and my answers: If I try to just take the oxycodone for a period of time prior to meeting with you would that eliminate some of the problems and complications associated with the transition from methadone to suboxone? If I took only oxycodone for Read more…

Suboxone Use by a Health Professional

A reader writes: I have been taking Suboxone for 2 months now and it has changed my life! I finally feel a freedom I haven’t felt in over 30 years! I am a nurse and am able to work around and administer narcotics with absolutely no thoughts, urges, or cravings…a Read more…

Long-Term Effects of Suboxone

A note from a reader with a question about Suboxone: Suboxone has really worked for me in getting off vicodin.But I have been unable to stop taking Suboxone.It occurred to me recently that this may turn into a lifelong dependency.If so, what are the long-term side effects of Suboxone? Thanks Read more…

I'm Not Like 'Those People'

A recent letter and response that addresses the ‘terminal uniqueness’ issue: Hi and thx for getting back to me. I have never tried anything to get off of these pills. I am not your stereotypical addict. Truth be told I have never been addicted in my life. I feel like Read more…

Is Suboxone At Odds With Traditional Recovery?

By now almost every opiate addict has heard of Suboxone, a medication for opiate dependence that has been around for about ten years. I admit to mixed feelings about Suboxone based on what I have seen and heard while treating well over 100 patients over the past two years. I Read more…

Question From Anonymous

I am going to move this question to a new post so that everyone can read it: hi, i am in recoverery and was injured, was on percocets for about three months. i kinds detoxed with a lower dose of opiates but then took a few days worth again after Read more…