Roc & Doc: Suboxone effective for opiate users taking other drugs?

Suboxone effective

Is Suboxone effective treatment for opiate users who also happen to be taking other drugs? Kolmac Integrated Behavioral Health Center Counselor Rennie Grant (Roc) and Psychiatrist Dr. Tony Massey (Doc) answer your questions about addiction and recovery.

Substance use disorders are complex. Every individual is unique — physiologically and psychologically.  And just as a person might respond uniquely to a given substance, they also respond uniquely to different treatment approaches.

So what about that person who isn’t necessarily bound to one drug, but is given to a variety? It’s almost cliche to hear “more” in response to the question, “What is your drug of choice?”

A person with polysubstance dependence is psychologically addicted to being in an intoxicated state without a preference for one particular substance.

So what happens when this dynamic is at play for someone being treated for opiate use disorder? Is Suboxone an effective treatment for opiate users who also happen to be taking other drugs?

Roc & Doc talk about that in this episode.  

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