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Suboxone vs Subutex

answered 11:58 PM EST, Wed November 06, 2013
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anonymous anonymous
I am really determined to quit. I am not ever going to try to inject my Suboxone or anything extreme like that. Is there any advantage to taking subutex over Suboxone if I am sure I am not going to try to use this medication for abuse purposes?

Yerachmiel Donowitz Says...

It is great that you are determined to make a positive change in your life. Generally Subutex is used for the detox phase and Suboxone is used for maintenance. There is an issue with Subutex that makes it subject to abuse. It does not block the high that you could get if you were to use opiates while using it. I recommend that you go to a Dr. that has the special license needed to write the script and let them handle it. Getting things from the "street" is just a continuation of old behaviors that you are trying to stop.

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