Suboxone is a drug that’s commonly prescribed to people who are addicted to opiates, such as heroin. It tends to be rather expensive, and is available only by prescription. Because of its relative rarity, it’s prized by certain illegal drug dealers who can sell the drug on the street for premium prices.
How Can a Person Become Addicted to Suboxone?
Most of the people who become addicted to Suboxone are those who’ve been prescribed this drug, and have taken more than their doctors recommended. There are some people who’ll take the drug only as recommended by their doctor; however, because of the unique ways in which their metabolisms operate, some may accidentally develop an addiction to this drug.
What Sort of People Are Most Likely to Become Addicted to Suboxone?
Since many of the people who are taking Suboxone are already recovering from an addiction to a previous drug, commonly heroin, it’s much easier for them to develop a new addiction. If this happens to you while you’re taking the drug, help is available. Check into a drug addiction treatment center that can help you finally break the chains of drug addiction, once and for all.
What Are the Most Common Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms?
Here are some of the most common Suboxone withdrawal symptoms. Keep in mind that not everyone will develop all of these symptoms to the same degree, or have all of these symptoms at once.
-Bad cold or flu-like symptoms (sneezing, coughing, runny nose, high temperature, chills)
-Mild to severe depression (sleeping too long, not wanting to do anything or even get out of bed)
-Mild to severe anxiety (nervousness, impatience, possible paranoia)
-Nausea (upset stomach, queasiness, vomiting)
-Muscle pain (cramps in the stomach, back pain, aching in the limbs)
-Headaches (ranging from mild to migraine)
-Sweating (high fever or chills)
-Restless leg syndrome (inability to control movement or twitching in the legs)
-Yawning (feeling “half awake” throughout the day)
How Long Do Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
The problem with determining the exact nature and length of Suboxone withdrawal symptoms is that Suboxone itself is a relatively new drug. It hasn’t yet received the same amount of research and testing that other drugs have. Therefore, it’s hard to say exactly how long the most common Suboxone withdrawal symptoms will last.
One piece of good news for those experiencing withdrawal symptoms from this drug is that they seem to be, on average, much less intense than those associated with heroin or morphine. However, because the symptoms are less severe, the process of withdrawal and total detoxification can take much longer to complete. This is why entering a treatment program for addiction is so important.
Help Is Always Available for Addiction
If you’re experiencing the stress of drug addiction, or suffering through Suboxone withdrawal symptoms, please be aware that there’s always professional help available. You never need to experience the pain of drug addiction or withdrawal by yourself. It’s always harder to conquer addiction alone, so why put yourself through the extra stress?
If you’re serious about breaking the cycle of addiction, there’s no time like the present to get started. Please call this special drug addiction treatment helpline today at 800-447-9081.