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This page is an attempt to document my detox from buprenorphine. In the state of Virginia it has become illegal to prescribe buprenorphine without naloxone in it, unless you are pregnant. I have severe issues with naloxone and refuse to deal with the swelling and problems that occur. Therefore, I will be going cold turkey from 16 MG to zilch. I have been prescribed buprenorphine for over 9 years. Needless to say I’m terrified, but am determined nonetheless. I have searched everywhere for people’s stories of real detox and have found mostly very old articles, or people that substitute other opiates to deal. I am hoping this may be of some help to others as well as a way to look back at the progress I’ve made.

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