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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:53 pm 
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I am new to all this hopefully someone can help me out. My husband takes suboxone 3x daily, today i had a drug test ( never been on any drugs of anykind other than what is prescribed to me) anyways i failedthis drug test first ever i failed and i failed for suboxone. I DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION so how did i fail this test? Of coarse my husband and i kiss, and are intimate. Can that be why i failed this test?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:27 pm 
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This is hugely bizarre. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Suboxone must be absorbed through membranes, it will dissolve into nothing if swallowed, which really narrows down the possibilities of accidental ingestion. The only thing I can possibly imagine would be if you two had a make-out session with it still in your husbands mouth. Can you think of a time you kissed in the week before your drug test during or immediately after when he took his medication? Does he somehow store them improperly in a way that you could have had accidental contact? This is definitely a puzzle.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Well, this is a new one on me! I can understand why a doctor would be suspicous of this as an explanation...I'm not sure if I would buy it as a physician either. The above poster brought up the only explanation I would have for it too. The only way I could imagine you accidentaly ingesting enough to show in a drug screen would be if you kissed your husband within a few minutes of him taking his subs, before it had a chance to fully absorb. But even then it would have to be prolonged contact...not just a little smooch.

I guess your best bet would be to talk to your doctor and find out if you can re-do the drug test. They might be willing to give you another shot, but I'm not so sure.

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Hi crysrenee2 and Welcome to our forum. I cannot even guess how you came up positive for Sub unless it was like you said, from kissing.

You also posted this same question twice so I removed the other one.

Just ask for a retest and tell them the truth. The tests are not fool proof and they know it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Buprenorphine is absorbed through mucous membranes via the pills and films and through skin via a transdermal patch. I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that a trace amount could appear out of intimacy immediately after your husband ingested buprenorphine, but the level would have to be extremely miniscule. Next time, make sure he brushes his teeth after taking his strip and before kissing you; kills two birds with one stone. :) Is there any way you accidently ingested a tablet/film even swallowing a miniscule amount will absorb. If it's a patch, handling it in any way without rubber gloves will cause it to absorb. Do some research online, I doubt you're the only case, you might even find a study, it wouldn't shock me.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:38 am 
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If things are truly as described, this would be worth writing up as a case report. The problem, of course, is that even the people I have seen for years, who I like to think are 100% honest, occasionally surprise me by telling a half-truth. I don't like them any less for it; heck, I did my own share of stretching the truth during my addiction. But even without the addiction, people tend to stretch the truth. Just how humans are.
I hope you are not offended--- because, heck, I don't even KNOW you. But as you try to look into this situation, you will meet TONS of resistance, as it is simply hard to believe.

If you really want to prove yourself, spend $100 on hair follicle testing and do it at a place that will attest to the chain of custody.

I think the most likely way to get buprenorphine from a partner would be through contact with semen, which probably has an amount of buprenorphine similar to the blood. The mucous membranes 'down there' will absorb as or more effectively as will the mouth. BUT... if you are getting exposed to enough buprenorphine to appear in testing, I would expect you to have significant opioid effects after sex... and withdrawal after 'going without' for a few days. If you have buprenorphine in your bloodstream, then you have it in your brain, at your opioid receptors.... and so you would be subject to the withdrawal that people describe on this site during tapers. of course, if you are sharing fluids every single day, you might avoid withdrawal...

I would do a retest, and then hair follicle testing if it still showed up..... but you will still have the problem of getting people to believe that you never took any of his buprenorphine tablets.


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