Methadone is a ******* joke. It kills more people than heroin now.... at least where I live. The stupid doctors dont even tell you that mixing anti-depressants and methadone will KILL YOU....aswell as all the other bad drug interactions. Ive been on suboxone and it has been great....its weird, the less of it you take the more effective it is! Its extremely easy to lower your dose AND it makes you feel the drug more! I dont know about coming off of it though, I'm on a low dose so I dont think it will be too rough...I heard it gets kinda tuff when you get below an eigth of a pill/strip...but if you start taking it every other day than every 3 days the withdrawls are very very mild if you do it right. Ohh and dont believe what the doctors tell you about suboxone, even though I still think its a great medicine....the company completely lies about how to use it. The less you take the MORE effective it will be. You can start taking 3 pills/strips and eventually it will feel like you are taking nothing and will wake up with withdrawls in the morning. They tell you to take so much because they want to sell more of it, and if the doctor told you the most effective way to take it is to take like a quarter or half a pill they would make barely any money. Also if you want to save money you can snort it, with the same effects as taking it under the tongue....snorting it mixed with water give you 60% of the drug while as under the tongue only gives you about half that. Also the whole Narcan in it thing is a complete joke, they put it in their to make it appear safer...the narcan is such a small amount that it doesnt even absorb into your body under the tongue.....its the actual opiate(beupinorphine) that prevents you from getting really high off other opiates. I think suboxone is a wonderful medicine for some people, I just think there are a lot of lies out there about it to help the company make more money. Dont always trust your doctor....a lot of them dont give a **** about you and just want your cash. search around for a good sub doctor and dont get ripped off.