No one should ever take suboxone unless they have a high tolerance for opioid drugs, because it can kill you.
Other options if you don't want to go the suboxone route(be sure you use suboxone not subutex.) Difference is big-Naloxone, is also a kappa antagonist and helps with detox for stimulants.
Other medications, not nearly as effective are Wellbutrin(takes time to even work, and for a heavy methamphetamine addiction might not be strong enough since it doesn't hit the serotonergic system). Clonidine, medicine used primarily for opiate detox, yet could aid with agitation and restlessness since hits the norepinephrine LC area of the brain acting as an agonist, lowering blood pressure as well.
Some studies say baclofen, although I hear mixed reviews.
For severe agitation, long acting benzodiazepine preferably librium,clonazepam or Valium(diazepam)
Certain anti-depressants (One that hit more than one major Neurotransmitters like Imipramine) For insomnia try trazodone(personally gave me restlessness but for others knocks them right out)
If you had access to Ketamine, that might help (low dosages) Wouldn't recommend though as it is not easily prescribed, although occasionally used to treat neuropathic pain
Naltrexone acts also as an antagonist on mu with some kappa antagonist. I don't recommend just using this however do to symptoms of extreme discomfort(dysphoria) since it blocks the feel good receptors. It does decrease cravings for many different drugs(alcohol, opiates, stimulants) because acts through dopaminergic pathways.
These medications unfortunatly are not recognized as mainstream but they should. I find it disgusting that the politics within the pharmaceutical industry get in the way(all about the benjamins!)
Gabapentin, I doubt, but perhaps could help prevent any apoptosis on right dosages.
Finally, while these can further cause anxiety in those predisposed to it, awakening agents like Nuvigil or Provigil might help. It doesn't decrease cravings, but gives you energy so at least you dont feel completely fatigued. Some doctors combine using either of those with naltrexone for the awakening and cravings aspects.
I know these threads are madddd old, but hope if someone reads this, it has helped give them comfort knowing theres help out there.
Suboxone is a band-aid, replaces one addiction with another and has had limited success. If you're going to enroll in a suboxone treatment program, it will need to be long-term. The only success I've seen with it's programs is when it's long term. Dual Diagnosis treatment is far more effective meaning an addict receives the standard detox and then undergoes therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR and dialectical behavior therapy. Suboxone programs don't address the mental side of addiction.
I'm on saboxen daily,ive messed up relapsed w meth.can I still take my strip today
No, I dont think it works for WD's fro meth. Now for methadone withdrawls yes,. Or for any other opiate withdrawl,. Not for meth treatment though. I would say that it would probably help but not treat. Check into getting a NA Class for them and see if there is any other medications that will ease the tension and stress. An anti depressant usually helps and lots of sleep and nutrition.
A lot of people wrote here different recommendations but I would suggest solving all these specific issues only with professionals. You can easily find drug rehabilitation centers near you and I believe it's the best place to ask such serious questions. This thread is a good way to gather some basic knowledge but don't rely on it fully. After all, all cases are different.
Suboxone is used to treat meth addiction, but I wouldn't use it without addressing professionals. It is possible to call to drug addiction helpline and ask, I'm sure, they can provide you with all necessary information. All calls are anonymous, so don't worry about that. If you need help or want to help someone, there is 24 hour addiction helpline https://addictionresource.com/addiction-and-rehab-hotlines/