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starting suboxone

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by crystaljb, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. crystaljb

    crystaljb Member

    Has anyone started suboxone maintenance after the withdrawals were almost over? I've been waiting 5 days for an appointment and using a butrans patch to help. Will they still start me on suboxone even though I'm almost through the physical withdrawls? I really want to try it for maintenance. I'm tired of this roller coaster.
  2. Woosh

    Woosh Member

    I took suboxone for a couple years and it's obviously better than hitti g the streets for heroin and pills. But I have been told it is harder to quit (for some people, but not me personally) than opiates. I finally got tired of swapping one thing for the next and being dependant on substances. So my advice is to try and get off everything if possible. If not, then do what you do. I'm sure you can find a doctor that will prescribe whatever you want if you tell them the right thing. Good luck.
  3. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @crystaljb... My son took Suboxone and was weaned off of it by his addiction doctor over time. It really helped him and I think it probably helped save his life.

    Good luck, my friend. Let us know how things go for you.
  4. They can induce u on subutek and then start u on suboxone. But, like I was talking to deano about on another thread, trading one addiction for another is not the way to go. Get completely weaned off opiates and start taking an opiate blocker until your recovery is strong enough that you can drop that as well. Methodone and suboxone are a dirty cunt to get off of for 99% of people.
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