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What are the risks of stopping Suboxone (buprenorphine)?

Most people worry about withdrawal, but the problem is more complicated.  It is well known that stopping buprenorphine is risky because relapse into opioid addiction is common.  The risk of overdose during suboxone withdrawal is higher than usual because the buprenorphine is still in your system, so it blocks other opioids, but it is also slowly decreasing, so that blockades diminishes over a period of several days.

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What is Suboxone

Note Suboxone is one of several brand names for buprenorphine/naloxone combinations, like Zubsolve, Subutex, etc.