After I made some posts on this relatively new blog about Suboxone film, including pictures of the film, the number of hits to my blog increased dramatically. But I saw a pattern. I was getting hits from search engines, after people entered phrases that indicated they were looking to either snort or inject Suboxone.
Over the past thirty days, the number of hits to my website from people entering phrases related to injecting Suboxone is: 138
Phrases about snorting Suboxone: 114
Phrases indicating attempt to get high from Suboxone tablets or film: 26
Maybe not everyone who entered such phrases actually was looking to learn how to misuse the drug. Maybe some of the entries were people merely gathering information. But I suspect most people were addicts trying to get information about the misuse of Suboxone.
Then I also receive a few posts that I don’t approve for this blog site. Recently I got an interesting post from an IV addict who describes how he separates the buprenorphine from the naloxone before injecting the tablets, but I’m certainly not going to publish that information. True, you may be able to find this information elsewhere on the internet, but not here.
All of this is challenging me to re-consider what I believe about Suboxone.
I prescribe it from my private office, and I’m having misgivings about this. Are my patients injecting or snorting? I don’t think so, but now I wonder if I’m fooling myself.
Maybe the only safe way to use Suboxone is through opioid treatment programs, where patients have to come each day to get their dose and take it in front of a nurse, just like we do with methadone.