The physical detox from Sub is far worse than from a full-agonist opiate, and from what I read here, elsewhere and from my husband, the emotional detox is horrific.
For any casual readers, the FDA only approved Suboxone
for a short-term, 21-day detox from
opiates. Long-term consequences from using Suboxone/ Subutex as a maintenance drug have not yet been formally studied, but plenty of people on this forum can testify to the adverse effects.