I'm here to help quell the many fears you folks have about the withdrawal from suboxone. Before I entered a suboxone treatment program exactly one year ago, I had been a regular opiate user for almost 3 years. First it started with snagging a pill or two from moms perscription to take to school and cruise through the day, which progressed to snatching nearly the entire bottle to assure I had some for the coming days. Sparse Vicodins soon progressed to obtainable oxys, morphine, and methadone. After oxy 80's started to induce nothing more than a baseline feeling for a not so baseline price, heroin came running into the picture. I used heavily daily, beginning with just snorting it, which then progressed to injecting a gram daily. I started my suboxone dose at 24mg and for the last month I was down to .5mg. I am currently on day 6 of stopping cold turkey, and I must say I have never EVER had an easier experience with withdrawal. Aside from manageable aches and pains coupled with an inability to sleep when I want to, I feel 95% normal. All of the initial symptoms were extremely mild, I was able to function in society if I pushed myself just a little bit. Eating was the number 1 thing that made symptoms subside, even if food had to be forced down. I have no idea why doc's put people on 28 day treatments with suboxone, as it does nothing but prolong your initial withdrawal. The key is to taper slow and low, let your body adjust to the taper completely before reducing the dose again. The symptoms were all manageable, and easier than a regular old flu, and it wasn't a 2 week ordeal like some of you guys are experiencing. Just eat, stay active, and be smart with your taper and you'll be surprised at just how easy it really is.