I am in a unique position to write about my experiences with pregnancy and medication-assisted treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, for opioid addiction because I have used both of the mainstream MAT options during two separate pregnancies.
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?
Six years ago, a cyst in my brain ruptured, hemorrhaging blood and protein into the center of my brain, behind my pituitary. Learning how to stay sober while also taking what felt like a metric shit ton of opioids brought me to my knees.
There's actually quite a lot of confusion surrounding the role of naloxone in buprenorphine among opioid addicted populations. Today, I'm here to clear up some of the confusion around the role of naloxone in buprenorphine treatment.
Opioids are a class of medication that work on the body’s opioid receptors. Opioids have many uses, including as cough suppressants, sedatives for surgery and as addiction treatment. All opioids also have painkiller properties.