Does Suboxone Get You High?

Characterized as partial opioid agonist, suboxone was approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2002 for the use in treating opiate addiction and has since become an increasingly popular drug especially in outpatient drug treatment settings.  The main ingredient in suboxone, buprenorphine, works by reducing the symptoms of dependence to opiates such as oxycontin, percocet, vicodin, etc. and the second ingredient, naloxone, is said to be in place to guard against misuse.  Unfortunately, the answer to does suboxone get you high is yes which means the guard in place against misuse isn’t exactly succeeding.

Reports show suboxone as being increasingly used in recreational settings, most often by insufflation (the practice of inhaling a substance).  Those individuals who abuse suboxone recreationally crush the tablet and snort it which is said to cause a euphoric rush, similar to other opioids in addiction to a slight “upper” like effect.  Therefore the answer to; does suboxone get you high, is yes.  Additionally, due to the high potency of tablet forms of suboxone, only a small amount of the drug is needed to achieve the desired affects.

Both the illegal and potentially dangerous self-dosing of suboxone is seen by many street users as a less risky alternative to what one could find on the streets as well as a less dangerous alternative to quitting cold-turkey.  In an effort to prevent individuals from abusing suboxone, many doctors located in the United States make going through official channels more expensive than maintaining the original opiate addiction for some.

So there is a good news and bad news; the bad news is the answer is yes, does suboxone get you high?  The good news is, The Delray Center for Healing is more than capable of helping you overcome your addiction.  Conveniently located in South Florida and offering both outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options, there is no reason not to seek help today.

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