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A 43-year-old member asked:

how can you stop shooting suboxone?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Easy : Take it under the tongue. Your addiction to opiates and irrational action of shooting up suboxone, suggests significant impulse control and behavioral issues. Will likely benefit most from intensive 3 month + rehab. Suggest your find yourself an addiction psychiatrist for life.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo commented
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Ongoing addiction counseling is also needed. There are techniques that addiction specialists can offer that will help reduce cravings and associated behaviors that lead to drug usage.
Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
THIS IS A PROBLEM: This makes very little sense as the medication has built in Narcan (naloxone) to block opiates. Definitely need to speak to a physician for addiction.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Inpatient rehab: Suboxone is designed to be taken orally. Shooting Suboxone is not recommended and is dangerous. I recommend you finding an inpatient rehab program where you can benefit from addiction specialist as well as psychology/counseling and monitored detox program.

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Are Suboxone withdrawals better than roxy withdrawals?

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Depends: There is no answer. This is variable from patient to patient. Suboxone is used to help detox from opioid dependence and addiction. If successful, withdrawal from oxycodone should be minimal and then you can be gradually weaned from the Suboxone to limit withdrawal in order to be free from the dependency.

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