I have posted a poll on Subox Forum with the question, how long do you plan to take Suboxone? My stance is that since opiate addiction is a life-long disorder, treatment must be life-long as well; once addicted to opiates a person has several options: take a buprenorphine product, take methadone, go to meetings regularly for life, or… prison or death. I have met many opiate addicts and have not yet met one who did not take one of these paths.
Regarding Suboxone, I am curious about the experiences out there. What has your doc told you to do? What do you plan to do? In your part of the world is buprenorphine used for short-term, for long-term, or do you have a choice in the matter?
I invite people to reply to the poll, and to post if you have other thoughts on the topic– or about any other topic related to opiates or Suboxone. You must register, but feel free to use an alias, and of course it is free.