You may have seen the meme on the right on Facebook or on other social media websites. Regrettably, these little images are full of misinformation and in my opinion, people posting it are highly misguided.
Yes it’s true, there are people out there that attempt to use Suboxone to get high. Then again, people use a lot of things that aren’t intended for that purpose to experience feelings of euphoria.
Suboxone is a legitimate medication that’s prescribed by physicians to patients addicted to heroin and/or other opiates. It is one of many recovery options for people who are trying to get well and sober. Visit our content on Suboxone to learn more about this medication, other medicine assisted treatments and recovery in general. To discuss Suboxone with recovering heroin addicts and medical professionals visit the Suboxone section of our Heroin Addiction & Recovery Discussion Forum.
While Suboxone may not be for everyone, it is truly a legitimate option for some people addicted to heroin or other opiates. Moreover, it really can work if used correctly and how it’s intended to be used. So while Suboxone itself isn’t recovery, it can provide heroin or opiate addicts with that extra help and support they need to get clean.
The active ingredients in Suboxone attaches itself to opiate receptors in the brain, blocking other opiates like heroin, oxycodone, etc. It helps both with preventing heroin withdrawal symptoms for patients trying to stop using heroin and minimizes and even potentially eliminates cravings.
Frankly, it is ignorant and shows a lack of education when people blindly post images that they see without educating themselves to see if what they are posting is even true. We don’t intend on insulting anyone who has posted this meme anywhere however, I am hoping that people take the time to read up on Suboxone and heroin addiction, including legitimate recovery methods before blindly posting misinformation.
Getting help for drug addiction is already hard enough. People don’t need to be shamed by seeing people post misinformation about their selected treatment option when for some, Suboxone is probably the best thing that ever happened to them and even saved their lives.
Another similar treatment option is methadone and unfortunately, many people have major stigmas against that as well. But realistically, if used correctly under the guidance of a physician, just like Suboxone, Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) can save lives and help heroin and opiate addicts get of drugs and live a life of sobriety.
It’s our hope that people take this topic seriously and understand that people addicted to these drugs need help and while people do need to be educated about the risks associated with treatment options and possible abuse, people shouldn’t shun them or spread misinformation about legitimate treatment options that can save lives.
Written and Published By
William – Publisher of Kill the Heroin Epidemic Nationwide™