The drug known as Sub on the street is a drug that a lot of people had been waiting. A drug that actually helps cure drug addiction. For those who are always accustomed to popping pills, this will appear to be the easiest way to kick a bad habit. Popping a pill to get rid of another pill popping addiction. This drug is prescribed by a licensed doctor to help someone who has dedicated themselves to kicking the drug addiction they have for opioids. These opioids can stretch from legal drugs such as painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine only to name a few and the illegal drug, heroin. Suboxone is a combination drug that comprises of buprenorphine which is part opioid and naloxone which is and anti-opioid drug. This means that it is a drug that was designed to help people come out of their addiction with minimal withdrawal symptoms and prevent any overdose that may have occurred. The reason the drug was combined with buprenorphine is so that it cannot be taken intravenously and the moment that one attempts to take it like that they will go into immediate withdrawal discouraging them to abuse the drug. The drug comes in two forms. As a film or as a sublingual tablet that can be put under the tongue. It is seen as a safer drug compared to methadone which is also an addiction treatment drug, however, many people seem to overdose on methadone compared to suboxone. This drug is seen to create a ceiling effect where it acts almost like the normal opioids or agonists, but it does not activate and affect the neurotransmitters the way that those other drugs do. This helps when the withdrawals begin to sort of fool the brain into believing that it is still on the drugs. When other opioids are added on top of that they will have no effect whatsoever deterring the person from going back on to the addictive drug. Because Suboxone is addictive it is necessary for the first initial dosages to be taken under the supervision of a doctor. There after the dosages will be regulated and can be taken at home. Initially, the drug has to be taken every day and once a day and gradually there will be every other day as the doctor works on weaning the patient off the drug due to its addictive nature. Like any other drug, Sub has side effects that are similar to those of powerful drugs and if ignored these side effects may result in death. If abused this drug can cause serious withdrawal symptoms that are the same as those of opioids which are painful and will patient craving for the drug but with a strong support system they are symptoms that can be overcome. Because of the nature of the drug, is it a more expensive drug compared to methadone. In some research it is seen to be a safe drug for pregnant women and can also assist the baby in the womb to overcome opioids addiction. It is a better drug than methadone and affects the childless after birth. Like any drug, it has to be taken with caution and if taken right it will serve its purpose and save any addict’s life.