Is Suboxone Treatment Safe?
Like all medications, Suboxone does have side effects. These are mild and generally subside after a few weeks. Side effects can include: headache, withdrawal symptoms, body pain, nausea, insomnia, sweating, constipation, and stomach pain.
How Long Will I Stay on Suboxone Treatment?
The length of therapy will depend on your needs, and is up to you, your doctor, and possibly your counselor. Some patients need Suboxone for as little as a few weeks, while others may need it for months or even years. Combining Suboxone treatment with counseling may increase your chances of success.
Doesn’t Suboxone Treatment Just Replace One Drug for Another?
Yes and no. Suboxone of course is a drug, and you use it to help free your body of the need for other opioid drugs such as prescription painkillers or heroin. However, because Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist, its unique features allow you to reduce or avoid withdrawal and cravings while at the same time largely blocking the effects of other opioids.