Suboxone is an opiate, but it’s in a different category than other opiates like oxycodone or heroin. The opioid component of Suboxone is called buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist that affects the opioid receptors in the brain, but to a lesser extent than other common opioids.
Collapsed veins occur when a person frequently injects drugs into one area of a vein without waiting for it to heal. The result is permanent closure and loss of blood flow. Learn about the consequences of this vein injury and how to prevent veins from collapsing.