Darn That Suboxone!

This guy doesn’t like Suboxone– or the horse it rode in on.  He has been trying to write angry posts under my youtube videos, but I have been blocking them– His feelings about Suboxone popped up on one of the health sites out there this morning, catching my attention through Read more…

Addict, Heal Thyself… But Not With Suboxone!

Tonight’s discussion comes from the tail end of a discussion with a relative of a person who is addicted to opiates, and who is doing something that is unfortunately growing in popularity– buying and using Suboxone ‘on the street’. In my private practice, most of the people who have gone Read more…

Naltrexone Implant vs Suboxone: Mano a Mano!

I am going to share an interaction with a person who wrote to me about using the Naltrexone implant. I am always a bit suspicious about the motivations of people who want comments posted about a different type of treatment, or who come with pot-shots against Suboxone. I don’t go Read more…

Angry at Suboxone? Why?!

I received a nice message today in a comment section;  I am posting the message and the thoughts that it generated.  The primary topic of this post is the anger that is often directed toward the use of Suboxone. The nice comment: Hi Dr. Junig, my name is Jane XXXXXX. Read more…

SoberRecovery.com and Drugs.com: Oceans of Misinformation

Another morning of Google Alerts about buprenorphine, and another list of new posts at SoberRecovery.com and Drugs.com about Suboxone.  The posts usually have one thing in common– the writers of the posts are seeking the easy way out from opiate dependence.  They were in a huge mess from their addiction Read more…

How Low Can It Go….

An entirely logical question: Soboxdoc, I am taking 16mg of Suboxone a day – 8mg in the morning and 8mg at night. You state above that Suboxone has a ceiling effect of about 4mg. Does that mean I could take a half of an 8mg tab once a day and Read more…

Getting off Suboxone, Continued…

Thanks BC for this post and discussion point: I often wonder what’s up with the people who say that Suboxone w/d is the Worst! Thing! Ever! Maybe they never really went through w/d’s before, so they don’t have much to compare it to? It seems that some people carp on Read more…

Getting Off Suboxone!

If you subscribe to Google Alerts or spend much time reading message boards about Suboxone you will see this headline frequently. Today a person who read my blog wrote to me and said, in consideration of starting Suboxone: ‘I know that Suboxone is a substitution for vicodin, but my concern Read more…

Started Suboxone, Used, When to Start Suboxone Again?

A fairly specific question, but also a fairly common situation. All is not lost; buprenorphine has a long half-life and binds very tightly to the opiate receptor, so the use probably had minimal effect on what is happening at the receptor level. I recommend just continuing the Suboxone each morning, Read more…

A very illustrative example of how s@#& happens.

This is a response to Melanie, who hopefully will be a good sport and not take the discussion personally.  I will post the entire e-mail first– something I assume is OK, since she posted it herself in the comment section.  Then I will post sections in order, associated with my Read more…