While we are used to swallowing most of the medications we take, Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is different in that it is most often taken under the tongue (sublingually) or on the cheek (buccally).
As a person in recovery, who used Suboxone and is a participant in 12 step recovery, I want to explain why stigma against Suboxone happens, where the stigma comes from, and give my personal outlook on why we should all work to eradicate stigma.
Workit Health hosted a team of four grad students for Alternative Spring Break, where they worked to create innovative solutions for addiction with Workit’s team in a brief trip to the Bay Area. Here’s how they spent their alternative spring break!
Drug tests are most commonly used to screen for opioids, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol—but can be expanded by special order to include a whole host of other substances.
The idea behind the Sinclair Method is that you are not addicted to the actual alcohol, instead you are addicted to the pleasurable experience associated with drinking, that warm buzz you get after one (or more) drinks of your favorite hard beverage.
I had parents who saw the signs of an anxiety disorder (and later depression) and took the appropriate steps to get me the help and reassurance that I needed. It sounds odd to admit, but there are a number of reasons that I am glad depression and anxiety are somewhat common in my family.