I want to start of by saying I use this medication for recovery from addiction. I have currently been on this medication for close to 8 yrs for opiod addiction. I was prescribed hydrocodone for years and found myself "hooked" and couldn't seem to leave the medication alone. After years of being an addict I was introduced to Suboxone and have been drug free for nearly 8 years. This is a great drug to get your life back on track and seek recovery. There are side effects, but outway the risks of using pain killers. Maintenance on suboxone has worked for me longterm but it is not for all. Some people stay on this shorterm and thats fine but in my case this maybe a longterm thing for me. I have used the orange pills, but they have been taken off the market and suboxone-films are now available. They only downfall is if you are uninsured they are very expensive and you have to go to a doctor that is licensed to prescribe this medication. I dont use this for pain management but am aware that in a very low dosage this maybe used for pain. But dont quote me on this. Now there is withdrawl from this medication just like any other opioid and you must safely be tapered off this drug by your doctor. What may work for me may not work for others, this drug has a tendency to be abused by addicts not in recovery, but once you have been on the same dosage for about 3 or 4 days you no longer feel the effects from this drug"the high" its almost as if your taking a tylenol, but with the benefits of no cravings and you actually feel normal. I hope this helps someone and would highly recommend this medication if you are seeking a life of recovery. I give this a 4 out of 5 because its an expensive drug, and you will have withdrawal if you don't have the drug.