At 17, having never taken opioids, I tried Temgesic™. Tiny tablets with 200ug of buprenorphine, no naloxone. Snorted one, felt a generic sedative effect, woke up and spent the next day feeling poisoned.A lot of people get started on 8mg Subs in the US for coming off heroin, always seemed like a pretty high dose to me
For reasons that no longer make sense, I persevered and tried again a few times. At best, a mild well-being and lethargy the following day.
Even now, 16 years on, a daily opiate consumer, the thought of taking 8mg makes me cringe in a way that can only be matched by the thought of eating live snake (I figure the effects would be similar to those of Temgesic™).