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Suboxone and Alcohol

answered 10:15 AM EST, Mon November 18, 2013
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anonymous anonymous
Is it dangerous to have a 6 pack once in a while if I am taking maintenance Suboxone? Before you say anything about addiction problems I can tell you I have never been a big drinker but I hate being that person who can’t have a few with the guys while on a Sunday afternoon. I just want a normal life again and that includes sensible drinking for me.

Yerachmiel Donowitz Says...

The fact that you asked such a question seems to indicate you have some notion of the answer. One of the properties of Suboxone is to be a central nervous system depressant. One of the properties of alcohol is to be a central nervous system depressant. If there are too many CNS depressants in a person's system a person will not be able to breathe properly and could die. Given this as a scientific fact, the question is how much alcohol can you consume in safety. Every person is different. If you honestly think it is so important to drink to be normal, it would seem that alot less than a six pack can accomplish that. If you can stick to your own self imposed limits, then addiction is not an issue, if you can not, make excuses or change the rules, then addiction is a problem.

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