SuboxForum provides buprenorphine and Suboxone information, and is a place for addicts and those who love them to discuss opioid, pain pill, heroin, and other addictions. Join us to discuss your personal reasons to taper off Suboxone or your reasons to stay on Suboxone. Recognizing that opiate dependence is a potentially fatal disease, we respect all effective treatments for opiate dependence, whether or not the treatment includes buprenorphine or Suboxone. We recognize that Suboxone is the first iteration of a new approach to opioid dependence, and we use the forum to stay informed about the latest forms of buprenorphine and other opiate analogs.
Active threads include discussions about Suboxone withdrawal, buprenorphine side effects, tapering Suboxone or buprenorphine, and issues related to Suboxone induction. We also invite discussion of methadone maintenance and abstinence-based recovery. We invite new members to share their personal stories about addiction, including insights gained during their struggles. One of the site's founders, Jeffrey T Junig MD PhD, has an active psychiatric practice that includes treating opioid dependence with or without the use of buprenorphine. He provides a medical perspective and discusses the newest findings related to addiction and buprenorphine. Subscriber members, visitors, and even trolls must remember that the forum is NOT your doctor, and does NOT give official medical advice. The forum is intended to promote discussion with your OWN physician.
If you are not yet a member of the forum, please sign up and join us in our discussions. Membership is absolutely free. We only ask that you remember the following rules of this forum:
This forum is for people who have made their treatment choice whether it be Suboxone, Methadone, or meetings and no medication. We recognize that some readers are not yet at the end of the choosing process, and we ask that they read with an open mind, and make their decisions without encouraging debate on the forum.
Do not get into debating which is better-- such debates never change minds, and often introduce false information that clouds intelligent decision-making.
Show respect for the decisions of others and avoid personal attacks.
We put this forum together to raise awareness of the current epidemic of opioid dependence, to foster open discussion about the disease of addiction, and to further education about the proper use of buprenorphine. We receive no compensation from pharmaceutical companies, including Reckitt-Benckiser, the maker of Suboxone and Subutex. We receive no government funding or grant monies. We have no interest in furthering ANY agenda, other than a general goal of reducing the number of deaths from addiction. If you are interested in supporting this site through donations or advertising, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any relationship with advertisers will be disclosed here. All advertising at this time is with Google Adsense. If you are a billionaire, hate addiction and want to buy everyone a super-charged forum, we would be willing to struggle with the moral issues caused by accepting your generous gift.
Items of interest from my practice and academia, and political or regulatory information about buprenorphine and addiction. If you have something that you would like me to address, send me an e-mail. News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Oldies but goodies, oldies but baddies... YouTube vids sharing one doc's opinions about opioid dependence, buprenorphine, and the meaning of life. No, I don't know everything... but I have some ideas about this addiction thing... News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
New here? Old here? Please take a moment when you have time and say a bit about yourself-- without saying enough to be identified. Or if you want to be identified, tell us about your web page or anything else-- let's try to use this space to talk about what we are proud of, and save our using stories for that section. News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Can I have surgery on Suboxone? Will anesthesia work with Suboxone? Will I wake up during surgery on Suboxone? My surgeon wants me to stop Suboxone! How can I treat pain on Suboxone? News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
There is a wide range of doses of Suboxone prescribed by physicians. What dose do you take? Do you have questions about your dose? How important is it go get the right dose? News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Why is the anti-Suboxone crowd so angry? Tell me your 'theory', or your guess. Whether it is toward my youtube videos, this forum, my practice... the anti-sub folks call me a 'greedy pusher' without knowing anything about me! I'm sure many of you have done battle as well. Just what is their problem, anyway?! News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Please avoid bashing doctors in this section. If you give your doc a 'thumbs up' and the practice is accepting patients, list the practice here, by state. Or if you NEED a doc, this is the place to ask for suggestions. News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
I received a message today from a Canadian with opiate dependence, wondering what she can do to find help. Have a question or comment that deals with borders? Take it here! News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Does Suboxone treat chronic pain? How can I treat pain on Suboxone? Is Suboxone and opiate? Does Suboxone treat pain pill addiction? Heroin addiction? Cocaine addiction? (no) News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
It is important to realize that our own perceptions well be altered by addiction; the road to true self-awareness requires listening what is said by others who know us, particularly if the also hope for the best for us. With that in mind, please post if you have family members or other close friends with addictions. News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
NO arguments about stopping vs. staying, no taper questions. For people who use buprenorphine as the mainstay of their life-long recovery program, with no CURRENT interest in stop dates. We believe addiction is a life-long illness that deserves life-long treatment. For people on buprenorphine and for people who love them- who feel the same way. News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
The pharmacist eyes you suspiciously, and suddenly you wished you had shaved earlier this morning... your second-grade teacher is in line behind you, talking to your girlfriends mother... as the pharmacist yells for all to hear, 'I'm sick of YOU PEOPLE-- and I'm not filling this for you anymore!' Or your doctor, after increasing your pain meds for years, suddenly treats you like a criminal... News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Doesn't necessarily have to be BAD news, right? Does your insurer cover Suboxone? Having trouble getting insurance to pay? Does your state medicaid program cover Suboxone? Have a beef with your insurer? Vent here! News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
Have an interesting site about addiction? Add it here! Try to make categories as we go, keeping things as organized as possible... but if you have a link that won't fit in a category, make a new one! To place a link, hit 'reply to topic', then write a sentence or two about the link, then drop down a couple lines... then click on the logo of the earth/chain link. Enter the URL in the box; in the next box enter the site name-- Voila! News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap
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