An orange tablet containing Buprenorphine and Naloxone in a 4:1 ratio, used for detox or maintenance treatment of opiate addiction (to heroin or other narcotic painkillers). Methadone is used for the same purposes. Pills come in 2 and 8 mg dosages. Subutex is similar to Suboxone, but has only Buprenorphine and no Naloxone. The Naloxone is an opiate antagonist, and is put in Suboxone in order to prevent the tablets from being injected. Naloxone is not active when the pill is used sublingually, orally, or insufflated. Not commonly used recreationally, because it won't get someone with any tolerance high like Vicodin, Oxy, or Heroin would. It is valued on the street by some opiate addicts who want to have something to keep them from withdrawing if their dope supply runs short.
If you take Suboxone too soon after an opiate, you will go into withdrawal. If you take an opiate too soon after Bupe, the bupe will block the effects and you won't get high.
"I've been banging H on a daily basis for 6 months, but I think it's time to throw in the towel, and get prescribed Suboxone"
February 21, 2006