buy Subutex Suboxone online is a partial opioid, a combination of two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone. When used in the absence of other drugs, its chemistry makes it a hard drug to overdose.
In medicine, Suboxone is used to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms. The drug allows some patients day-to-day functionality, which lets them build family members or a job back into their life.
“You can do all those things now, which is what makes Suboxone so attractive on the street,” said Stephen Holt, co-director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “But it’s just a Band-Aid.”
Holt said that as far as street drugs go, it’s “extremely common” for his patients to have used Suboxone illegally before coming to him to get a prescription.
“It’s helping the chemical issue,” he said. “But you’re in no way engaging the behavioral issue — the psychological issues that led you to start using these medications in the first place.”
As to that part about behavioral issues, addiction doctors say that’s the most important thing about Suboxone treatment. Holt said it’s also part of the reason why it’s so hard to get Suboxone legally in a place like New Haven.
For starters, to prescribe buy Subutex Suboxone online, Jeanette Tetrault said doctors must complete an eight-hour training program. They then need to get a federal waiver.
“Initially, a physician can only prescribe to 30 patients through that DEA waiver,” she said. “After a year of experience prescribing to patients, one can then apply to increase their waiver numbers to be able to prescribe to 100 patients at a time.”
President Barack Obama has proposed raising that prescriber cap to 200 patients, but some doctors have said they’re stretched thin as it is — that it’s a lot of work to manage and care for 30 Suboxone patients, let alone 100 or 200.
That work includes urine toxicology tests to make sure buy Subutex Suboxone online patients are using the drug correctly and not selling it on the street. They also require regular follow-up visits and therapy. Time-consuming stuff for doctors and their staff, which means not everyone who has a prescriber waiver fully uses it, and that many patients who want Suboxone simply can’t get it.
“You’re going to have this sort of tiered system where many of the private providers within greater New Haven, or in Connecticut, are selectively taking on patients who are the most straightforward to care for,” Holt said. “The least complex.”