How Buprenorphine Works

Buprenorphine is a medication that can help suppress the powerful opioid withdrawal symptoms and help people treat their opioid addiction.  Buprenorphine is more commonly known by some of its brand name drugs, such as Suboxone, Subutex, and Subsolve.  Opioid drugs, such as morphine, oxycontin or heroin, have a variety of influences throughout the body, including…