withdrawals from suboxone

If you have taking Suboxone before, then you have probably experienced a lot of withdrawal effects. It is simply due to the drug containing buprenorphine because it is an opiate.

When you stop taking it, it will cause you to experience a significant amount of withdrawal pains. Fortunately, because buprenorphine is a short acting and only partially activating opiate, the withdrawal pains induced are less severe than for drugs like heroin or oxycontin, and far less severe than for long lasting methadone.

Suboxone Withdrawal Length

Symptoms are typically experienced within 36 hours of stopping the use and can last up to several weeks after, depending on the intensity of Suboxone use.

Some patients complain that these symptoms last up to 2-5 weeks.

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms

Leg restlessness
Cold or flu symptoms

Suboxone Withdrawal Remedies


If you can’t take time off to detox, I recommend you follow a taper regimen using your drug of choice or suitable alternate — the slower the taper, the better.

For the Recipe, You’ll need:

1. Valium (or another benzodiazepine such as Klonopin, Librium, Ativan or Xanax). Of these, Valium and Klonopin are best suited for tapering since they come in tablet form. Librium is also an excellent detox benzo, but comes in capsules, making it hard to taper the dose. Ativan or Xanax should only be used if you can’t get one of the others.

2. Imodium (over the counter, any drug or grocery store).

3. L-Tyrosine (500 mg caps) from the health food store.

4. Strong wide-spectrum mineral supplement with at least 100% RDA of Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium and Potassium (you may not find the potassium in the same supplement).

5. Vitamin B6 caps.

6. Access to hot baths or a Jacuzzi (or hot showers if that’s all that’s available).