(the main active ingredient in Suboxone
) is stupid, ridiculously potent. .5mg would have a non-tolerant individual high for HOURS, quite possibly into the next day.
Much like methadone
(another obnoxiously potent opioid
), bupe can take up to 2 hours to fully kick in, even though you might begin to feel some effects within 20-30 minutes. Do *NOT* redose before the 2 hour mark! Also, opioid highs, while sedating, tend to make people unable to sleep; this is important to remember with bupe because it's high lasts so darn long.
Be very careful! It can be hard to get .5mg from an 8mg Suboxone tablet; it might be a good idea to dissolve half or a quarter of the tablet in, say, 1cc of water & dose yourself that way. If you put a quarter of a tablet into a little glass (shotglass would work well) & get a 1cc syringe without the needle (just about any pharmacy; if they don't have the ones without a needle, get one with the needle & break off the needle), you can fill the syringe with water to the halfway point, add the water to the tablet, stir until it's dissolved (there will probably still be some gunk in there - you can filter it out with a little piece of a q-tip if you want), then suck the now orange-colored water into the syringe. Pull up some more plain water into the syringe until it's at the 1cc mark.
Now you have 4 0.5mg doses in there; squirt a quarter of the mix in the syringe under the tongue & let it absorb.
I don't recommend that 'newbies' mess around with Suboxone; it really is very very potent & because it also takes a while to kick in, people end up overdosing & being very sick & dysphoric for a day or more. Start very very low w/Suboxone & move up slowly.
All the best,