Although the use of opioid antagonists like suboxone or naloxone proving to be incredibly effective for many of its users, there is still a large contingent of people who have some serious issues with these medicines. Certainly, when you look at the situation as a whole and only see these meds being used as the same as treating opioids with opioids, it can make sense why opioid antagonists are viewed negatively by more than a handful of people from the medical and rehab communities.
However, looking at these antagonists in such a light is assumptive, especially when you take into consideration just how effective they can be when treating those who haven’t been able to end their addictions on their own.
Imagine waking up each morning with your shrill alarm blaring, drenched in your sweat-soaked sheets, your whole body shaking. Your mind is as foggy and gray as the Portland winter sky.
You want to reach for a glass of water, but instead your nightstand is lined with empty bottles of booze and pills. You fight the urge to throw up, but have to grab the garbage can next to your bed.
You try to pull it together for work — or call in sick again.
This is what the average morning is like for someone with addiction.
I can recount these mornings with sickening detail, because this was my reality off and on throughout my late teens and 20s. Click here to continue reading on Healthline