Suboxone Addiction and Abuse

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What is Suboxone?

What is Suboxone? Suboxone abuse is as dangerous to your health as the opioids the drug is actively trying to replace. Suboxone prescriptions treat adults who are addicted to opioids and similar illegal drugs but are equally addictive.

If you abuse Suboxone, you could be in danger of severe addiction or a lethal overdose.

Suboxone Abuse and Other Drugs

Suboxone is used to reverse and combat the effects of drugs, including heroin, methadone, opioids, and prescription pain killers.

Unfortunately, this drug is merely opening another door and another opportunity for a longstanding relationship with drug addiction and abuse. Opioid death rates are a national epidemic and are at an all-time high, with over 46,802 deaths in 2018 alone.

Drug detox at Resurgence Behavioral Health can prevent you from becoming another victim of an overdose.

Understanding Suboxone Addiction and Abuse

If you were previously addicted to opioids, it is difficult to recover when you are masking your cravings with an alternative addiction. What is Suboxone, and what does it do? While it is meant to alleviate opioid withdrawals, it still produces a drowsy euphoria high increasing addiction. Once you find you are tolerant of the drug, you will need more to create the same high. The drug can be abused by either snorting or dissolving the film strips and injecting them. In many cases, the user is not seeking a high; however, the body builds up a tolerance and becomes ill without it.

Can you OD on Suboxone?

While Suboxone is considered a legal drug, it has an alarming rate of abuse. The risk of overdosing is considerably higher when combining the drug with other opioids.

If you experience withdrawal symptoms such as slurred speech, increased heart rate, shaking, or blurred vision, you may be addicted. Studies show that patients who suffer from abuse from this substance have an overall higher rate of relapse. Though it is medically used to treat opioid and illegal drug addiction, it is not by any means a cure.

Effects of Suboxone Abuse

Aside from the initial risk factors, Suboxone abuse carries other physical risks that you should not ignore. Increased chance of addiction, lack of control, sinus problems, and permanent liver damage are all side effects of long-term use.

In some circumstances, doctors will check your liver to ensure you are not abusing your medications. Abuse with this substance can cause a myriad of physical symptoms that are not fatal but are not the standard for a healthy lifestyle.

Mental Illness and Suboxone

Suboxone abuse does not come without a hefty mental price tag.

The active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone block the feeling of pain relief, affecting your emotional well-being. Users report feeling increased distress, agitation, anxiety, mood swings, and inability to sleep after long-term use.

While abruptly stopping is dangerous, there is no obligation to use it for the rest of your life.


The first 72 hours are a critical time for this substance’s withdrawal, which is why at Resurgence Behavioral Health, we offer clinically monitored drug detox. Medication-assisted treatment is crucial for dangerous detox processes.

Resurgence Behavioral Health believes in the necessity for quality addiction treatment and will treat your individual needs.

Payment Information

Do you want treatment but are worried about how you can pay for it? We have a team of financial professionals who provide free insurance verification. We will work with you to determine how to move forward with the treatment in a way that works for you and your financial situation.

How to Get Help

Drug addiction can be crippling and, at times, may feel like there is no way to escape. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we commend you on making the courageous decision to choose a better future, despite the challenges.

With highly trained staff and revolutionary programs, we strive to make this transition as smooth as possible. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to offer you the best care for Suboxone addiction.

Call Resurgence Behavioral Health at 855-458-0050 to schedule your consultation. Resurgence Behavioral Health is here for you to regain hope and facilitate change.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.