Suboxone is the best known brand name for a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, which are medications used to treat opioid addiction, also known, more euphemistically, as Opioid Use Disorder Buprenorphine is the main ingredient of suboxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid, like heroin, oxycodone, or methadone, but with important differences. It is a replacement for and blocker of other opioids; it prevents withdrawl while at the same time it blocks the effects of heroin or oxycodone. This makes it effective in helping people get off other opioids, and stay off. The other ingredient, naloxone, is there to prevent Suboxone from having an effect when injected, so discourages abuse of suboxone.
Until buprenorphine was developed, people with opioid addiction had only one option to treat their problem which was to take methadone prescribed at drug treatment clinics.
The buprenorphine helps you to stop taking dangerous drugs like heroin,
Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone, is different from other opioids in a number of important ways.
There is growing evidence that ketamine can be useful in treating excessive drinking.
To understand the answer to this question one must understand the difference between addiction and dependence
In my practice, I have observed that it is fairly common for people on suboxone to use cocaine.