What is Suboxone?
Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is a special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines.
Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opioid) addiction/dependence.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and behavior. Addiction causes you to obsessively seek out the drug, even when the drug use causes behavior, health, or relationship problems.
Opioid drugs include:
Opium, codeine, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphine, paregoric, sufentanil, & tramadol