CZ: I'm glad that at least you were afforded the knowledge shared in here. There aren't too many other places on the net that tell the whole story about buprenorphine: good, bad and ugly. Places like suboxonetalkzone . com are useful but sites like that are obviously dedicated to recovery vs. all things bupe (including how to IM, take advantage of low dosages and even catch a buzz off of it). Opiophile's buprenorphine sub forum rivals that of any other site I have seen.
Hey, if this thread only causes a handful of readers to rethink long-term maintenance and weigh the pros and cons more carefully before induction, I feel it has served its purpose and I've done something worthwhile for my fellow opiophiles.
This thread has definitely sparked some very deep conversation (both nerdy and anecdotal) which is exactly what my intentions were in the first place.
Lastly, a big thank-you to whomever made this a sticky. That way it doesn't get buried dozens of threads back.