Must have been a great poppy harvest this year!
A viewer wrote in from a drug detox facility, to report that they’ve had a huge upswing of heroin de-toxers coming in for help. The most popular drug used for these cases is Suboxone (and Subutex). It’s a narcotic that not all doctors can legally prescribe as doctors need special training and licensing to prescribe it. According to the drug manufacturer, it’s a drug that needs to be taken for a long long time and then, it take years to get off Suboxone itself! There’s not enough doctors in the facility to prescribe the drug so more doctors are getting certified.
So now, heroin is now a gateway drug to Suboxone and Subutex! Too bad these drugs have some pretty controversial side effects.
From the Suboxone website:
Why Choose SUBOXONE?
SUBOXONE is a narcotic medication indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence, available only by prescription, and must be taken under a doctor’s care as prescribed. It is illegal to sell or give away your SUBOXONE.
Opioid dependence isn’t just physical. It also affects the way you feel and how you act. That’s why successful treatment takes more than medication alone.*