Suboxone is ....
Not a pure opioid but it blocks the same opioid receptors as opioids do.
It is different because it does not activate the receptors like a pure opioid and does not give you the same type of response. So no good feelings that require a gradual increase in dosage like pure opioid. Suboxone
is used to allow you to get off an opioid fairly comfortably and the keep cravings at bay.