ReVIDA Recovery® Center Greenville, a ReVIDA Recovery® Center based in Greenville, TN, has recently released a blog post that answers the question of how long Suboxone would take to kick in. It is pointed out that Suboxone usually takes around 20 to 60 minutes to take effect but it usually requires several doses over an extended period of time to reach its peak effectiveness. The effects of Suboxone will reach their peak about 2 to 3 hours after taking it, and it will remain active in the body for the succeeding 24 hours. And during this time, the patient will be able to feel a decrease in the withdrawal symptoms and cravings. In a number of cases, a very slight high may be felt but this should decline with the continuation of treatment.

It should be noted, however, that the effectiveness of Suboxone treatment is very much related to the individual’s age, metabolism, weight, and the severity of prior drug use. This implies that at the start, the proper dosage is basically a guessing game until finally, the doctors are able to find the appropriate dose for a particular patient. It is also recommended that Suboxone should only be taken once the patient has entered active withdrawal. And those who are taking it should avoid drug use from 48 to 72 hours before taking it so that the initial opioids in the bloodstream are declining and the body goes into withdrawal.

Suboxone is available in the form of pills or strips. Pills tend to be the cheaper version. Both pills and strips have been observed to be equally effective, but the strips have been noted to be absorbed a bit faster than the pills. Many people are more familiar with pills but some people find the strips to be more convenient due to their fast absorbance and discretion. It is recommended to drink water before taking Suboxone but never to drink water while the pill or strip is in the mouth.

Suboxone has a number of side effects and the most common are: headache, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Uncommon side effects include nausea & vomiting; dizziness & fainting; sweating; headaches and difficulty focusing; mouth numbness or tongue pain; insomnia or intense drowsiness; constipation; blurry vision; and back pain. Most of them are extremely rare and may be caused by the misuse of Suboxone, or the use of illicit drugs in combination with Suboxone.

Subutex is another drug that may be used instead of Suboxone, for minimizing the effects of cravings and the withdrawal symptoms for a person who is undergoing detox. Both drugs have a base component of buprenorphine and they won’t show up as a false positive on a drug test. However, there are some drug tests that are capable of detecting buprenorphine and will come up positive for those who are using Subutex or Suboxone. Nevertheless, it is illegal to discriminate against people who have been legally prescribed to take those medications, and therefore, this should not be a problem. At ReVIDA Recovery they provide both Suboxone and Subutex treatment to those who want to get on the road to recovery.

ReVIDA Recovery® Centers, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare company that incorporates medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorder, empowers each patient to reclaim their life from opioid use disorder. ReVIDA is a member of the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS) and the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). A committed member of the community at large, ReVIDA is dedicated to working with first responders, public health officials, non-profits, local law enforcement, and broader community citizens to restore health and vibrancy to the communities ReVIDA serves. With a leadership team that brings together expertise across the healthcare spectrum, ReVIDA creates the standard of excellence for behavioral healthcare in the region. For more information about ReVIDA Recovery Centers, please visit

Those who are interested in learning more about the services provided by the ReVIDA Recovery® Center Greeneville can check out their website, or contact them on the telephone or through email.


For more information about ReVIDA Recovery® Greenville, contact the company here:

ReVIDA Recovery® Greenville
Angelee Murray
(423) 820-0432
712 Professional Plaza Drive
Greeneville, TN 37745


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