"You can think of it like a light switch. Where methadone is like turning the light on, Suboxone is like a dimmer switch."
"Some people in A.A. say antidepressants are unacceptable. I don't get that. Suboxone is like an antidepressant. It doesn't get you high. It just helps you function like a normal person, and it works for a lot of people."
"There is no quick fix, Suboxone is like a stepping stone for get you through the first part of withdrawals when you are really sick from withdrawals. "
"Remembering the way partial agonists work, it is like a lock and key mechanism. The Suboxone is like filling the ignition of a car with glue. When a person uses an opiate, they are trying to force the key into the ignition, but they can't get it past the glue (Suboxone)."
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