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Hi everyone, This is my first post in this forum. I have been using opiates for 16 years. I have been on the methadone program for 12 years. I was started on Suboxone 12 months ago, 6mg/day to start with. I slowly reduced to 2.5mg/day, and then went into residential detox for ten days to jump off. For two days before admittance, I missed my dose so that by the time I went in, I was starting to withdraw. While inside, I was given clonidine (catapress), valium, brufen and temaze to sleep, and I didn't feel too bad at all. Since release, I have been sleeping, have minimal symptoms, and feel better every day. I have now been drug-free for 2 months, and feel that suboxone was the easiest to jump off, as I have failed in the past when attempting detox from both methadone and buprenorphine. I know the experience is different for everyone, but it seems to me that suboxone saved my life. I am now studying to become a drug counsellor. All I can say is to never give up on what you want. Good luck