WHAT IS SUBUTEX PILL?
Subutex (Pill) is the brand name for buprenorphine. Subutex is taken as sublingual tablets, which are placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. When it’s taken in the prescribed doses, Subutex usually does not generate the same level of euphoria, drowsiness, or central nervous system suppression as street narcotics. Subutex isn’t intended to be taken on an as-needed basis; it must be taken under a certified doctor’s supervision and must be used as directed in order to produce the desired effects.
Some users have abused Subutex by crushing the tablets and snorting or injecting them to get a more powerful effect. When Subutex is injected intravenously or snorted in large doses, the drug can suppress your breathing and cause dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness, and death warns Drugs.com.
WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE?
Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs termed opiate agonists. Like heroin and other drugs derived from morphine, buprenorphine contains chemicals that link with opioid receptors in the brain to reduce pain and produce feelings of well-being. Before it was approved for opioid addiction treatment, buprenorphine was prescribed for many years as a pain reliever. When it’s taken in the prescribed doses, buprenorphine replicates the actions of opioid drugs — only to a much lower degree.
HOW CAN SUBUTEX PILL 8MG (SUBOXONE) HELP ME IN RECOVERY?
According to the Drug Policy Alliance, buprenorphine can be an effective component of an opioid addiction treatment program. When combined with behavioral modification and counseling, buprenorphine therapy may:
Help you stay physically comfortable while you’re in the early stages of recovery
Block your craving for heroin or other street opioids
Minimize your chances of having a relapse
Help you gradually and safely reduce your dependence on street drugs