Suboxone is a semi-synthetic opioid mixed from 4:1 ratio of Buprenorphine and Nalaxone. As a medication Suboxone is used in two different ways. Its primary use is in treating drug addiction, specifically for detoxification. Its secondary use is as a pain medication. Doctors use it at high dosages to treat moderate levels of pain.
Dangers of Suboxone
As far as opioids go, Suboxone is one of the more harmful among them. It has a highly addictive nature, making it an ineffective medication for drug detoxification. While it might get rid of the addiction you have, it gives you another potentially more harmful one to deal with.
Suboxone remains in your system for at least three weeks. What’s worse is the withdrawal effects can last as long as six months. For anyone who has experienced the withdrawal effects of trying to quit taking any drug, six months is a long, long time. And as for the actual withdrawal effects for Suboxone, just look at the laundry list of them that people who want to quit have to deal with:
Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, constipation, headache, nausea, or vomiting, slow, shallow breathing, mental and mood changes, depression, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes and skin, vision changes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
You can see how horrible this is. So why is it that this is one of the more common drug detox methods use in the US when it doesn’t even work? The answer is as big a mystery as the Bermuda Triangle.
But there is an alternative treatment for drug addiction, one that is far more successful.
Ibogaine, a Better Alternative for Drug Addiction Treatment than Suboxone
Ibogaine offers a way to treat drug addiction like no other medication currently used by the US. In less than forty-eight hours it can rid you of your addiction without making you dependent on another drug like Suboxone and also making you withdrawal free. It has the highest average success rate of any drug detox treatment at 70%.