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Bup vs Methodone and Long term ques

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by Lysanders64, Feb 13, 2004.

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    Lysanders64 Guest

    See the thread below bup and rapid opiod detox. Note Dr. Joel's post. I am reposting up here because I would like to get some input from other topic posters.

    I completely agree with Dr. Joel about the benefits of suboxone vs. meth vs any rapid detox. There were those who fought for the use of this drug as a detox agent for years when clinical trials in Australia showed it worked. We wasted lives waiting for the FDA to give its permission (indeed many doctors simply used the bup taper w/o the FDA knowing jack**** about methodology). My only concern as a patient is that we have instituted another methadone program. Albeit it much safer, easier to cease, but still a substitute opiate. I am on eight mgs a day, going on a year and I have never experienced the opiate free state since I began abuse years ago. True, I have gone from non-prescribed abuse to closely prescribed use, but there are no studies on long-term use of this opiod. I get no high from the drug, but each day I bind it to my formally functional opiod receptors. I am not in a place where I feel comfortable about my recovery to stop the opiod replacement therapy suboxone allows me. In addition, the naldextrone or the added ingredient in suboxone to prevent me, an oral abuser, from shooting the drug, is enigmatic - what is in that component, what are its long lasting effects, etc?

    It is a godsend but not without significant questions for the problem of long-term opiod addiction.
     
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