Can You Become Addicted To Suboxone?

Technically it is possible to become addicted to Suboxone in an opiate naive individual (someone who has not become addicted to opiates), yet this almost never occurs because most people taking Suboxone are already addicted to opiates. If an individual does become addicted to Suboxone, the best treatment is to taper them off of the Suboxone over the course of several weeks.

Many people misinterpret the withdrawal symptoms that they encounter when they stop taking Suboxone as Suboxone withdrawal. Almost 100% of the time these symptoms are not Suboxone withdrawal symptoms, but rather the return of the primary withdrawal symptoms from their former opiate use when the Suboxone is no longer present to prevent the symptoms from occurring.