Who Should Take SuboxoneCandidates for Suboxone treatment of opiate addiction are those patients evaluated by an addiction specialist and found to be people who could benefit from such treatment. There are other medical treatments of opiate addiction and your doctor will know about these and whether Suboxone, or one of the other treatments, is best for you. The doctor should describe the risks and benefits of all the treatments, as well as the risks and benefits of no treatment at all, so that the patient himself or herself can make their own decision about what treatment course they wish to pursue, that is, what is right for them as individuals.