Stopping Buprenorphine in Three Steps

Readers will sometimes ask for my thoughts about buprenorphine. I’m always happy to respond, time permitting. I’ve described how my patients taper off buprenorphine in prior posts, but the interest out there warrants revisiting the topic. Most people who become dependent on opioids become very fearful of withdrawal. That fear Read more…

Stopping Suboxone– A Bit More Information about a POTENT Drug

I received some feedback after writing about tapering Suboxone here and on my site Sober after Suboxone (soberaftersub.com), and I would like to share the information and suggest a new way to think about buprenorphine during the tapering process. First… it has already become clear to me that Zofran, or Read more…

It (gasp!) IS Hard to Stop Suboxone. Here is why.

Yes, you heard it here fir…. fourth…  it is hard to stop Suboxone.  As anyone pausing at this web site knows, it is hard to stop ANY opiate.  There are many forces at work against you when you are tapering off opiates; physical withdrawal, mental withdrawal, cravings for opiates, and Read more…