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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will suboxen's help you get off methadone?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
It can: Depending on why you are on Methadone will determine which doctors can prescribe it for you. If for addiction only limited doctors can prescribe.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Maybe: Suboxone, or the drug contained there in is called: Buprenorphine (bupe). Bupe is also an opiate but is different from methadone. Neither is a cure for opiate addiction. Both are considered opiate replacement therapy. You must see a dr who is able to prescribe bupe. Look up the "buprenorphine physician locator" on line to find a dr near you. It can be tricky switching from Methadone to bupe.
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