A Legal Addiction
by Moon
Citation:   Moon. "A Legal Addiction: An Experience with Buprenorphine (exp30418)". Erowid.org. Mar 5, 2004. erowid.org/exp/30418

3.5 ml IM Pharms - Buprenorphine (liquid)
I used buprenorphine to detox from dope - it was a relatively painless procedure - it basically cut my detox symptoms by 3/4. I still felt a bit bad, but I could function.

My problems arose due to my Doctor's subscribing a huge amount of bup for the detox- two years later I am off the 'hard' stuff but still injecting 1-2 vials of bup a day... admittedly cheaper than heroin, and I function better than on methadone but BE CAREFUL! Buprenex is a highly addictive drug, and the withdrawal is even worse than heroin- for the casual user, there is hardly any high to mention, thus not even worth trying.

...this warning is for the dope addicts considering going onto buprenorphine- be sure you go to a good doctor who will limit your prescriptions, and use naltrexone- otherwise you will be facing years of relapse and a new, (at least) legal addiction.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 30418
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Mar 5, 2004Views: 23,913
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Pharms - Buprenorphine (265) : Not Applicable (38), Addiction & Habituation (10), Retrospective / Summary (11)

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