Normally taken orally but some non-EU or US countries produce injectable versions. Its ability to increase muscle mass, harden the body and increase stamina has made it one of the go-to steroid choices for many a user – and it’s the one they use on racehorses to make them go faster. But many users report acne flare-ups and dry joints, and while it’s easy on the hairline, it’s hard on the liver. Warning signs of liver problems include abdominal pain, light-coloured stools, dark-coloured urine, unusual fatigue, nausea and yellowing of the skin or eyes. Brand names include Winstrol.
Buprenorphine is a prescription only medication. It is usually prescibed by your local drug service, occasionally by your GP, and often only if they have a drugs worker attached to their practice. You will usually be asked to be free from any opiates/ opioids for around 24hrs before starting treatment, to prevent you going into an acute withdrawal. Unlike methadone, it can be difficult for your liver to manage if you have had or do have problems, such as alcohol dependency and Hepatitis, and often you will be asked to have a blood test to check the health of your liver before a prescription is started.