Suboxone is actually a trade name for Buprenorphine with naloxone. Suboxone in some cases is used to treat pain but was introduced into the US market as a wonder pill that not only helps people beat their opiate addiction but also when used as directed has an 88% success rate of overcoming addiction.
In October of 2002 years after it has been tested and used across seas the FDA finally gave it the thumbs up to be used in the USA. They also Ok’ed Subutex which is Suboxone but without the Naloxone, but it is very rarely a person is allergic to Naloxone so most of the time Suboxone is what is prescribed to the patient.
Suboxone is beprenorphone as a high-dose sublingual pill which is used for detoxification and long-term replacement therapy in opoid dependency. As stated before and like most medications Suboxone can be used to treat pain and other things but it is primarily used to treat opiat addiction.