Subuxone (naltrexone/naloxone) intravenous

Hey doc I got a question for you., How safe is it to IV suboxone??I am doing for about one year and a half very small doses, 2mg per day.I heard that its pretty bad for your health , but it keeps me off heroin and satisfies my «needlemania» Any info??? 

Originally posted in SR2.0 8/2/14, Reviewed 2/2/23

Suboxone is a medication used in the detoxification process of opiate addiction. It contains two active ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine works by interacting with opiate receptors in the brain, but differently than drugs like heroin or morphine, while naloxone is intended to counteract or eliminate the effects of buprenorphine.

According to a study published on PubMed, the intended effects of buprenorphine should be neutralized by naloxone. Although dealing with the physical withdrawal symptoms, such as «needlemania,» can be a significant challenge in stopping opioid use, the use of Suboxone may not be the most effective solution.

If you are considering stopping opioid use but you are still using needles, you may find the «Safer Drug Use: Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users» guide provided by useful and informative. It is important to have an open and honest discussion with a healthcare professional about your individual needs and goals in the detoxification process