Wondering how effective metoprolol is for relieving symptoms of opiate withdrawal, specifically suboxone. I take soma 250mg TID and ativan 1mg PRN, mostly at night so I can sleep. I do not, however, have access to clonidine which has worked well for me in the past. I have metoprolol and am wondering if this beta blocker might be an appropriate or effective substitute to an alpha 2 agonist like clonidine. Or is it just the sedative effect that makes this effective during w/d? Thanks.