My boyfriend is a recovering heroin/opiate addict and had been in long term recovery then slipped a few times. He has done a free inpatient rehab program through the Salvation Army about 3-4 times now. When he got out and moved in with me, things were so amazing between us and we ran into some issues when we let his friend live with us, who is a sex addict. We recently asked him to move out so things have been better. He relapsed recently and must have taken a pill that really scared him because of how he reacted to it. He wanted to try a new way to recover so he decided to look into an outpatient suboxone program. His uncle has been sober 10+ years because of this program and recommended him to it. His body had a hard time adjusting at first because he felt every side effect possible but it’s gotten a little better.
Ever since he’s been on the subs, I feel like he’s been distant. He isolates himself and does things without me at home - we always watch TV or make dinner together and he chooses not to anymore. He is not as affectionate as he used to be. He seems to be going through the motions and says I love you or hugs me or hold my hand, but it feels off.
Has anyone else experienced their partner acting this way on suboxone? Is he depressed? Will it get better?