Sub Getting Off
How Long Do You Stay On Suboxone Before Trying to Stop It ?
This recent study reports the use of Suboxone maintenance for at least three months as more effective than rapid detox for remaining abstinent from dangerous narcotics. http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2008/nida-04.htm
How Do I Taper Off Suboxone ?
Outpatients are most likely to be successful in trying to taper off Suboxone if they reduce the total daily dose by no more than 10 to 20% and no more often than once every 1 to 2 weeks. No decrease in dose should be attempted until all withdrawal has gone away from the last reduction. Suboxone holds onto the receptor so tightly that it takes at least a week to see the full impact of a decrease in dosage.
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