Suboxone is a medication used in the treatment of Opioid Addiction. Suboxone which is Buprenorphine, helps limit cravings that come with withdrawal. The medication also contains Naloxone which blocks the effects of opioids greatly reducing the high that the addicted seek.
When used in conjunction with a qualified treatment program , Suboxone has a very good success rate in the fight on Opioid & Heroin Addiction.
This infographic highlights the advantages and disadvantages of Suboxone. The good is that Suboxone is fairly safe in case of overdose. It can be used long term for maintenance.
On the other hand, tapering off can take a long time and may cause slight impairment.
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