Dr. Jeffry Junig explains here how buprenorphine (the main psychoactive ingredient in Suboxone) works in the brain.
A review of the specific actions buprenorphine causes in the central nervous system, by Dr. Jeffrey Junig.
How you ‘feel’ after taking buprenorphine or Suboxone depends on your tolerance to opioids. But after dosing is optimized people on the medication usually feel normal, as they would feel if they were not on an opioid. More on Suboxone here.
Weight loss is common during active Suboxone dependence. However, Suboxone abuse is often related to unhealthy lifestyle issues. More on Suboxone and weight loss/gain here.
Buprenorphine (the main ingredient in Suboxone) is a potent opioid analgesic, and has been used intravenously to treat pain for over 30 years. More on Suboxone for pain here.
Yes, Suboxone can kill you in certain situations, like when you mix Suboxone with other respiratory depressants, most often benzodiazepines like alprazolam or clonazepam. More on risks of Suboxone use and abuse inside.
Yes, Suboxone can be injected. However, effects depend on a person’s opioid tolerance. Additionally, the pharmacology of buprenorphine removes incentive to inject Suboxone. More here on Suboxone injection.
It depends on what definition you’re using. By most definitions, buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone) is a narcotic. We explore the specifics here.