Can I Get High From Suboxone?

Can a person get high from Suboxone or buprenorphine, the active part of that medication? I suspect most pharmacists, police officers, and legislators would answer ‘yes!’, but the answer is more complicated. The people who serve patients who take Suboxone should learn how the medication works, when it is dangerous, Read more…

Subox Docs: Analyze This!

People on buprenorphine or Suboxone often write to me with complaints about lab testing.  I received an email last week that mirrors my personal experience with lab testing companies. Here is what it said: Dr. Junig I thought you might find this interesting. I continue to see (name withheld) for Read more…

Obsessed with Suboxone Diversion? Raise the Cap!

Last week, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell raised the buprenorphine cap above the current limit of 100 patients per doctor.  This move, should it actually occur, will potentially save tens of thousands of young lives per year, given that over 30,000 people die from narcotic overdose each year.  But instead of Read more…

Suboxone as Problem, Suboxone as Solution

Originally Posted 3/14/2013 A local District Attorney wrote to me last week to express his concern about the increased diversion of buprenorphine.  I often sense an undercurrent of tension when I cross paths with attorneys, aware of the different attitudes that we hold that arise from our different roles in society. Read more…