Tilly2016 wrote:I just was wondering if board members know what the health consequences are of using Suboxone for a very long period of time.
Maybe someone here will have more up-to-date information, but as far as I know, there have been zero scientific studies to determine the long term use of subs. (The reason for that is because of the way the pharmaceutical industry operates, but that's a different topic) This means the users are essentially guinea pigs, or lab rats. There is however, plenty of anecdotal evidence that long term use has many awful side effects. Are some of them permanent? Maybe, such as those who develop dental problems, and other bonuses, but the human body has powerful healing capabilities and most people who stop this drug, find that they eventually
begin to feel somewhat normal, or what they remember as being normal.
Not knowing the long term effects, and if some of them are permanent, should be scary to most, but for an addict though, those are secondary concerns if at all. A lot of people here suffered very bad effects and you can read about them and some might chime in.
Also, last I checked, the official paperwork that ships with subs has some small print that effectively says the long term effects are unknown.