Suboxone is buprenorphine and naloxone in a 4:1 ratio. Buprenorphine itself is a partial opioid agonist and partial antagonist at the same time. It has a blocking effect against other full mu- agonists ( I.E hydrocodone, oxycodone, diacetylmorphine, morphine etc etc ) in sufficient doses, yet produces typical opioid effects. It is meant to help opioid dependant people with a maintenence or taper programn to allieviate withdrawl symptoms and give the user time to get thier head straight before getting completely clean from the opioids.
The naloxone is supposed to be a blocking agent to deter use from IV, but in all reality the addition of naloxone was a marketing ploy to get it scheduled lower and thus be easier prescribed. The buprenorphine itself binds much higher to the opioid receptors, even higher than the naloxone. The claim that suboxone does not work when injected is not real....but if you're trying to get clean ( and given suboxone's cost and hassle to go find a doctor and deal with him ) what's the use of injecting it, you're just perpetuating the same behavior and might as well just go score a full agonist with more euphoria to inject.
I felt sick this morning until i took my suboxone.
A friend gave me a suboxone and i threw up all day long