Suboxone or buprenorphine is an opiate. That is it acts very much like Vicodin, Norco, Heroin and a host of other similar medications. The difference is that it does not attach to all of the opiate receptors in your brain. You do not get “high” or energized form Soboxone. It you take more than you are supposed to it does nothing.
Since it is an opiate if you stop you will have withdrawal sysmptons, such as:
You might have read on the Internet that these symptoms are terrible. They can be harsh and for others discontinuing the drug is fairly easy.
In my experience the only safe way to tapper down is to do it very slowly and by that I mean eliminating one or two doses every month or every several months.