About Suboxone:


Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Naloxone is a special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other opioids medicines. Suboxone is used to treat addiction to other opioids.
Buprenorphine was first marketed in the 1980s as a pain killer. In 2002, the United States, and then Canada in 2008 approved Suboxone, buprenorphine's sublingual tablet preparations for treatment of opioid dependency, and the drug is now used predominantly for this purpose.

You can find a wealth of information in this section about suboxone and its properties by using the bottons to the left.  To read about the use of methadone for the long term treatment of opioid addiction, you can visit: "Suboxone Maintenance Treatment".