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Suboxone Statistics And Facts

Suboxone is made of a combination of naloxone, which blocks opioids and buprenorphine, which is an opioid. When administered properly (under the tongue), naloxone will not affect buprenorphine and both can work together. The most common reason this is prescribed is so that is can treat an opiate addiction so the abuser can get through the withdrawal symptoms more comfortably.

If Suboxone is administered improperly or overdosed with, it can easily cause death or major health problems. This is also a drug that can result in addiction, which is why close doctor care is so important while taking it. Many people experience withdrawal when they stop taking this, which can lead back to taking more opiates or other types of drugs. This is meant to be taken for a long amount of time, gradually decreasing dosages until the user is clean and able to function normally.

Suboxone Facts

  • Suboxone cannot be taken by individuals who have kidney, liver, gallbladder or thyroid issues
  • Should not be taken by individuals who suffer from alcohol addiction
  • Tablets of Suboxone take anywhere from 2-10 minutes to dissolve under the tongue
  • It should not be injected into the body
  • This is an addictive drug that can result in withdrawal symptoms just from decreasing dosage
  • May cause constipation
  • Can cause liver problems
  • Can cause swelling as a result of an allergic reaction

The side effects that users experience when taking this prescription will depend on their body, medical history, dosage amounts and many other factors. Anyone who experiences severe side effects should go see their doctor right away. Taking more of this to help relieve side effects can result in developing an addiction and even overdosing. Drinking alcohol or drinking other drugs while taking this prescription can cause major damage in the body and even death in some cases, especially with overdoses.

Opiate Addiction Facts

Opiates are some of the most addictive drugs in the country and cause a number of deaths as a result. There are millions of people who are addicted to these and the majority of those users don't ever get help. Here are some facts about opiates and their addictive properties:

  • They block pain and provide the body with anti-depressant feelings
  • Opioids can activate nerve cells and create abnormalities throughout the body as a result
  • 10% of the population in this country abuses opiates
  • More than half of accidental fatalities in 1999 were due to overdoses of opiates
  • The first time user of opiates is around 21 years old, on average
  • Over two and a half million people in the country had abused opiates, as stated in a 2007 study

Suboxone Statistics

  • More users have had success using Suboxone to overcome their opioid addiction than with Methadone or placebo pills.
  • Taking this to overcome addiction has been found to be more effective than quitting without anything at all.
  • Some studies have found that long-term use may be related to everything from low testosterone to tooth decay.
  • Quitting opiates is possible when using this as long as it's provided by a medical professional.

Medical withdrawal dosage will vary based on each individual and what their past addiction was. Each person needs to be under medical supervision at this time to avoid feeling severe withdrawal symptoms or craving opiates. Generally this is going to be used for a year or longer in order to gradually get a patient off of opioids all together. Quitting cold turkey can be extremely difficult and often results in the user abusing the drugs more than they were in the past. This can easily lead to overdose, which may be fatal with some individuals.

Suboxone helps to overcome opiate addiction by attaching to receptors inside the bran that were once overcome by opiates. After the Suboxone takes these over, the body will start to register that the drugs are in the system and it won't feel the symptoms it would when going cold turkey. This allows the user to stop taking opiates all together without having to feel severely ill all the time. Going to a rehab center is generally recommended because addiction alone can be extremely difficult. Doctors know how much and when to administer Suboxone to each individual patient in order to ensure it's working how it should be.


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