Suboxone Forum Upgrade

Regular readers know that I’m a psychiatrist and addiction doc – not a computer guy. When I started writing about Suboxone and buprenorphine twelve years ago, there were few other people writing about the medication. Of course heroin addiction was just taking off, and fentanyl was confined to operating rooms.

I put together a couple sites that skyrocketed in readers. The most-used was SuboxForum, where we discussed controversial issues like ‘is Suboxone a drug for a drug’, and ‘do the films hurt your teeth?’

I did not work on SEO stuff, because (in case I didn’t say) I’m a psychiatrist. I watched my sites fall below sites that had almost no content, that only advertised spa-like treatment programs that have been proven not to work for treating opioid addiction. Many web sites ‘scraped’ my posts and content, or took feeds from the forum, and posted them as content on their own sites – that scored above the native sites.

Google always says ‘don’t worry about SEO; just have good content and we’ll find you!’ I can attest that in this corner of the internet, they don’t do a good job of separating the posers and scammers from real content.

There are a couple other forums out there that were big in the past, and now sit dormant or dead. They still rank for questions about buprenorphine. I’ve decided that I need a hobby, so I’m going to try to get the numbers up at SuboxForum. If you haven’t been there for a while, stop by! We are still at the same place, with some software upgrades… but we have many of the same people you knew years ago. Our main mission, of course, is to help the newcomer learn about an important medication… so if you’re wondering how the medication works or other questions, stop by.

I’m a psychiatrist (if I didn’t say that before). So I don’t collect info and sell it to spammers. The software needs you to give your email to sign up, but get a free anonymous one and use that.

Hope to see you there.

2 thoughts on “Suboxone Forum Upgrade”

  1. Hi I had a question that I’ve been wondering about. Does long term use of Suboxone have any effects on any of the bodies internal Organs ? Like if you take Suboxone for X amount of time can it harm your Liver or Kidneys or Heart or anything like that ? Just wondering if it can be Dangerous even though people generally use it for a Good purpose ? Hope to hear a response some time soon. New here. Thanks !

    1. Both of the substances in Suboxone, buprenorphine and naloxone, are very safe. Both medications have their actions through several classes of opioid receptors. Neither has cumulative toxic effects (i.e. effects that add up over time). There are dangerous things that can happen with either medication; receiving naloxone can cause acute pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), and buprenorphine can cause overdose in people who have no opioid tolerance and take additional respiratory depressants. But neither drug damages the liver, kidneys, heart, or brain over time. On my forum, people have complained about a variety of symptoms ‘from Suboxone’, including dental decay. But at least so far over the 16 years that the medication has been in use, there have not been any signs that people on Suboxone have them more often than people who do not use opioids. I suspect that someone will write an angry note, convinced that Suboxone caused their hair loss or tooth decay, but the evidence just isn’t there.

      One thing I should mention… all mu opioids have the potential to lower testosterone levels in men. There have been a couple studies looking at that issue with buprenorphine, and both found a trend toward lower levels that was not statistically significant. Low testosterone levels can affect mood, sexual function, and muscle development.

      Be sure to check out the search function at the forum. Look up symptoms or your general question, and you’ll see what other people have said about the issue over the past 12 years.

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