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Idaho Falls, ID
A 24-year-old male asked:

For suboxone treatment to be effective for opiate cravings, what's the ideal treatment time. when treatment is over will cravings be easier to control?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 50 years experience
Difficult to say: It depends on what substance you were abusing, how well you change your social network, support resources available and your motivation. Recent studies suggest that some may never be able to completely stop the treatment. Never the less, each case is unique. Try to find a treatment program that works for you. Suboxone treatment is incredible if you work with it and well worth the effort!
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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
I think even genetics may play a role as well as issues such at what age one one first exposed to opiates, intensity and duration of use, etc. But the answer "it depends" is spot on.
Apr 21, 2014
Last updated May 4, 2014


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