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Buprenorphine 101

Discussion in 'Opiate Withdrawal Treatment' started by Jen S., Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Jen S.

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  2. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    Well, this is beyond great information, really good information, I did not know about it, but now I have a lot of details regarding it, this is really educating, I am sure it is going to be an eye opener for many on this site, myself being one of them.
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  3. Jen S.

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    Awesome, Determined2014. Let us know if you have any questions :)
  4. snlich

    snlich Member

    This is a great source on the often hard to research buprenorphine. Glad I found it.

    I spent around 2 years total on bupe. My first experience was...crappy. Second one, not so much. At the end of the day, however, it kept me relatively sober. I say that not to sound crappy about it, because it really did help me in the end and staying that sober is always a good thing. I just wish I knew all the information posted within this thread before I started! ;)
  5. ProShell

    ProShell Member

    This is a great resource for a number of reasons. There are relatively few well corroborated sources of information regarding prescription drug abuse, and the SAMHSA, or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a great provider of this kind of data.

    Buprenorphine especially is a tricky type of drug, it is only partially as effective as harder narcotics. People are really unlikely to enjoy it, and it can help you to get sober!
  6. kana_marie

    kana_marie Community Champion

    I'm glad there are options out there to make cleaning up so much easier. I think one of the biggest issues with quitting is physically withdrawing. One you get past that its still hard, but a little more bearable.
  7. Thanks for this great post! I was on bupe for 4 years and it really changed my life. I was on both Suboxone and Subutex once that became generic because it was a bit cheaper and found both worked just as well. Getting off bupe was difficult but rewarding. I think it is very important to work with your doctor to create a slow taper plan which allowed me to avoid most of the worst parts of withdrawals.

    It still took a good bit of will power to get off bupe but im glad it exists as a treatment tool and think it can be really helpful for people looking to quit opiate addictions.
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  8. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    It sounds like you are looking for your next addiction. Or this is an ad for buprenorphine with the links. Doctors don't seem to have a problem prescribing what people ask for.
    I'm not sure I get the concept of using a drug to get off another drug. Seems like elementary but perhaps this is the point. Get an addict so you can take advantage of them.
  9. Ky420us

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  10. Ky420us

    Ky420us Member

    So, I quit Bupe after 3 years, and I was on 8mg a day.. I didn't really taper,& it's only been a week, but the withdrawals are brutal.. Not quite as bad as heroin, but close enough..does anyone have any advice on how long this will last and what I can do to help the withdrawals?? Thanks!
  11. remnant

    remnant Community Champion

    This is a very comprehensive technical post about Buprenorphine an opioid drug for the treatment of mild to chronic pain. Of note is that the drug is used to wean off patients from chemical dependency. This is a good resource for workers and practitioners of drug abuse treatment. I am wondering whether the drug is available as a prescription drug and chances of itself creating its own dynamic of dependency.