Suboxone Is NOT All It’s Cracked Up to Be…

Can a drug-free withdrawal from drugs really be painless? Coming off of drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable, for sure, but it doesn’t have to be excruciating.

So often, the medical field attempts to find ways to make drug withdrawal easy and comfortable and the end result is usually just another medication for an addict to become dependent on.

Getting clean isn’t easy. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the hardest thing any person can do. To be able to overcome a compulsive desire to continuously use harmful substances despite having received adverse consequences for doing so is an amazing feat.

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Drugs will make people spend their last dollar on them rather than paying their rent. Drugs make them miss birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings. Drugs will strip children from their parents, and parents from their children. A woman will sell her body for another bag and a man may do what he considers to be “unspeakable things” to get his next supply.

At the end of the day, getting sober is hard, so it’s easy to jump at the first “quick fix” to make it as easy as possible—and that’s the very pitfall addicts run into each day.

Suboxone is one of those “silver bullets” that seems like a great idea at first, but winds up being a terrible idea in the end. Getting off of Suboxone can be way more difficult than getting off of heroin, but you’re usually not told that in the doctor’s office. Not only are the withdrawal symptoms from Suboxone much more intense, but they last much longer—sometimes up to three weeks or more!

Students on the Narconon Suncoast program regularly come off of Suboxone relatively easily. It’s not fun or easy, but with the technology the program uses to withdraw their students from drugs, it’s normally considered one the easiest detoxes an addict has ever done—and with NO DRUGS!

Here’s a recent Suboxone withdrawal success story:

“All I can say is ’oh my God!’ I feel so much better! I had a lot of ups and downs when I was physically withdrawing from Suboxone. There were times when I didn’t think I could make it, but I pushed through it and I’m so glad I did.

“It’s so rewarding to be able to go through and come out feeling like a completely new person. When I first came to Narconon Suncoast, it was hard to even look in the mirror at myself. I was here physically but not mentally.

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M.P. - Narconon Suncoast Student

“But working through the steps of the drug-free withdrawal, I have built way more self-confidence, I’m much more focused and I’m really in the present. Being able to really be still and be right here, in the moment, is an amazing feeling.

“Doing the various drills, I was nervous at first because making eye contact with another person wasn’t something I could ever do, but now, WOW! I can comfortably confront another person so easily!

“The whole process really works and I’m so thankful to be in a program where the people who work here really care. This has been a great experience and I can’t wait to see where this program takes me next.”

M.P. — Narconon Suncoast Student


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.