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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long after heroin is it safe to take suboxone?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: On how much you are taking. Small amounts can go immediately onto the drug. Very large amounts require up to twenty four hours and there can be precipitated withdrawal even then.
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
No Time: It is never really safe to take heroin. I am sorry to sound preachy, but them's the facts. A heroin addict needs to get on Suboxone and stay on it. You probably already know that an untreated heroin addict will usually end up in one of three places. Jail-hospital-cemetery. Please seek out help for yourself right away.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long before i can take Suboxone after heroin?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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As your doctor Rx'ed: Take it the way your doctor prescribed it. If it was diverted to you than that's a mute point. Go on suboxone.Com and educate yourself. Basically, you want to be in a state of moderately severe withdrawal. Look up clinical opiate withdrawal scale. Induction can be tricky & suggest seeing a doctor + you need education on od prevention in case of relapse.
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How long does it take to come off suboxone?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Suboxone: This really depends on the dose you are using right now. Usually dose reductions are done every 1-2 weeks as long as you are stable.

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