We are addicts. We know about habits. They are tough to kick, impossible to manage. I recall my drug habit was so crippling that I couldn’t leave my bed in the morning without mapping out my day according to the fix.
I’ve been on a fairly steady regimen of medication for my mental and physical health since I got sober almost 10 years ago. Before that, drugs, alcohol, and an improperly adhered to rotation of psych meds made my life a blur of blackouts, breakdowns, and hospitalizations.
Subutex, Suboxone, and buprenorphine, oh my! We recently answered some questions about Suboxone. But we left one off the list. What is Subutex? How is it different that Suboxone? And why aren’t we hearing about it anymore?
When choosing to quit opioids and begin treatment with Suboxone, it’s helpful to understand the difference between Suboxone pills and strips, name brands and generics, and the basics of what you can expect when starting any formulation.
It’s no secret that talking about mental health and substance use can be difficult. While the topics have become more normalized in recent years, it can still be an internal battle to work up the courage to be vulnerable when speaking about them.