Last week Recovery Unplugged spoke about Vivitrol and how it is helping many people in their recovery from substances. In the not so distant past there was a medication that promised the very same thing: Suboxone. Today, we are going to discuss the facts about Suboxone and the Pros & Cons of this medication. There recently has been some misinformation on the media regarding this medication. We all know or may have heard that South Carolina massacre suspect Dylann Roof had been at one point taking and possibly abusing this medication. Some of the claims were: Suboxone is a powerful mind-altering drug, Suboxone causes mood swings, “Suboxone can make you snap and cause severe depression”. Like any medication but especially a medication like Suboxone it should only be taken under the strict supervision of a qualified certified doctor. This is because Suboxone should only be taken by someone that meets the guidelines, requirements and criteria for the administration of Suboxone. Suboxone does alter the mind and affect behaviour especially when you stop taking it abruptly. There are mood swings such as depression noted as a possible side effect, as well as anxiety and insomnia. There is also an increase of these symptoms if discontinued abruptly. These side effects and symptoms are one of the reasons it should only be prescribed by a qualified certified doctor. A doctor follows his patient closely monitoring all of the possible symptoms and making an informed decision on each patient with regards to Suboxone….