I found a doctor who runs a clinic. It's a methadone/suboxone clinic. I went in, got an rx for one week (after paying $200 for my initial appt) and I am to report back in one week.
The Suboxone is an amazing drug. I am very, very impressed. I took 1/4 of a pill at first to make sure I tolerated it well, and nothing happened. I took the other 1/4, nothing. Then I took the rest of the pill (1/2) and felt like I would if I had taken 20-30 mg's of Norco. I was comfortable, pain-free and I had that euphoric opioid feeling. Except it LASTED! ALL DAY LONG! As my doctor explained, with narcotics you are constantly chasing that "peak", and after you peak, you dip back down into that low, where you want/need another dose or fix. With Subs, there is NO dip down... it is a constant steady "high", smooth and unrelenting, but in a GOOD way. I am surprised they don't quit prescribing opioids for pain and just use Suboxen! It seems like a miracle drug for this! There is never a tolerance built up, like with vicodin or others! Why isn't this drug used more commonly than it is?!?
The other part of the drug called naloxone is a drug that is placed there as a sort of "safety feature" so that it cannot be abused by injecting the drug. Naloxone, or "Narcan" as we use in the hospital for overdose will automatically kick out any opioids from the pain receptors immediately, causing you to be instantly withdrawn. Pretty smart if you ask me. This drug is amazing. I am very impressed!