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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Concernedfamily, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. someone I am very concerned about uses Suboxone for his recent opioid addiction. He does tell me and is honest about his Suboxone use, however, I have noticed some strange side effects lately. He says he took a small dose on Thursday. He then slept non stop from Friday night through to this morning. Is this normal? Can somebody help me understand what could be happening?
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  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Concernedfamily hi there. thanks for reaching out. i wish i could answer your question, but i just don't know.... i don't have experience with that...

    i do hope someone else can help you out... perhaps you can call an addiction specialist?
  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Suboxone act's as a beta blocker more or less.I know of drug because i had a very bad oxycontin addiction at on point.Basically if a person is on a 3-4 day run abusing heroin,oxy,fentanyl,etc and the drugs run out as does the money most people who take suboxon unfortunately use it as a patch and not for it's true purpose.After the dope is gone violent detox is imminent and if you have suboxon you can take it and it will eliminate the detox process i e the vomiting,diarrhea,extreme pain,and agony are suddenly masked.Most people use the suboxon time to sleep and eat and recover from what is usually a binder they are coming off of.It's very big in College age addicts and i assume all other's.Sadly most use it to "pull the wool"over loved one's eye's.I would focus on the time not taking the suboxon as that's usually when the true drugs are being used,and more times then not the loved one's can catch on to the pattern and pay attention to people the addict is around before the suboxone recovery-conceal truth tactic.

    I hope this helps i have personal experience with the suboxone game.I am sober now and pray this helps you help your loved one.

    I just noticed after re reading.I do believe your loved one is hiding actual opiate use,this information should help start the conversation.Good Luck and God Bless You All
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

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  5. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Any time.It's unfortunate to be so informed due to my own addiction struggle,but i must use it for something good.I believe im still alive for such a reason
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  6. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @True concern we learn valuable life lessons, and yes, we should help others with those lessons learned, and give hope. yes!!