Suboxone is a FDA approved sublingual film containing a partial opioid agonist (buprenorphine) and an opioid antagonist (naloxone). Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone, is a long-acting opiate used to treat opioid dependence. Its main purpose is to prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce opioid craving. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication such as pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. Suboxone treatment is an effective addiction recovery program that helps patients find their path to sobriety.