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Why is suboxone not likely to be addictive?

Suboxone contains an antagonist called naloxone, which prevents people from abusing suboxone. If they do inject suboxone, the antagonist will take effect and put you into a state of severe withdrawal. When taken orally, naloxone is not put into the bloodstream easily, and therefore you don’t have that effect. If a person is going to take medication at home, it’s usually advisable to take suboxone so the person can’t inject it and abuse it. 

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