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How do Suboxone tapers work?
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Change lifestyle
It is easy to taper off suboxone.
However, the likelihood of relapse is high, if it was done prematurely before making positive changes in one's life. The positive and successful steps toward recovery are to change the life style, achieve better job performance, establish stable family life, or control the legal and financial damages caused by addiction.

In brief: Change lifestyle
It is easy to taper off suboxone.
However, the likelihood of relapse is high, if it was done prematurely before making positive changes in one's life. The positive and successful steps toward recovery are to change the life style, achieve better job performance, establish stable family life, or control the legal and financial damages caused by addiction.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Kevin Passer
For many with long standing opiate addictions to high doses of opiates, it may not be that easy to taper off Suboxone.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Slowly
Tapering off suboxone(a combination of 2 potent medicine in and of themselves) is something that should be done slowly; and under the guidance of an addiction medicine specialist.
Tapering too quickly has it's own 'side-effects', and the tendency to relapse grows greatly. Best of luck!

In brief: Slowly
Tapering off suboxone(a combination of 2 potent medicine in and of themselves) is something that should be done slowly; and under the guidance of an addiction medicine specialist.
Tapering too quickly has it's own 'side-effects', and the tendency to relapse grows greatly. Best of luck!
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Dr. Rene Perez
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Gradual
Gradual decrease in dose adjusted to every specific patient - this is best determined by a doctor. Most patients will need to remain on suboxone due to high risk of relapse.
Best wishes

In brief: Gradual
Gradual decrease in dose adjusted to every specific patient - this is best determined by a doctor. Most patients will need to remain on suboxone due to high risk of relapse.
Best wishes
Dr. Rene Perez
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: It Depends
Each case is different.
The length of time a person may need to stay on suboxone may depend on several factors including the length of time the person abused opiates, how potent was the opiate abused, how high a daily dose, the route they used (i.e. Intravenous, intranasal, by mouth, etc) and finally, whether the person has a family history of addictions. Slowly tapering suboxone is usually best.

In brief: It Depends
Each case is different.
The length of time a person may need to stay on suboxone may depend on several factors including the length of time the person abused opiates, how potent was the opiate abused, how high a daily dose, the route they used (i.e. Intravenous, intranasal, by mouth, etc) and finally, whether the person has a family history of addictions. Slowly tapering suboxone is usually best.
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