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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by freemitch, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. freemitch

    freemitch Member

    This medicine has safed my life I was down to 1 a day , Now that i can no longer get the medicine that helped me stay clean , but I guess its back to percocet. I cant afford 400.00 month insurance or the 700.00 I h`ave to spend on Dr visit to bullshit group meetings and subox strips. And believe or not its easier to guit on percocet than suboxone. I do not understand why they would do this , the resoning was that it was to addictive and can be abused, But they did not tell Dr to stop prescribing narcotics.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    I'm sorry to hear this, @freemitch. Have you considered seeing an addiction specialist and trying to get off all meds? That might be a better approach than going back to Percocet.
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  3. Gillis

    Gillis Member

    I'm sorry to hear this. My son and his wife both are on Suboxone tablets for opioid addiction. Like you I think it literally saved their lives. They have no insurance right now and they have been trying to get the doctor to change from Suboxone to subutec, I don't think that's spelled right. The Suboxone is costing them 12.00 a tablet where the subutec is only 3.00 a tablet. Most doctors don't want to write it because they think it's easier abused but I've seen people abuse Suboxone too. You can pretty much abuse anything if you want to but if you use it like it is prescribed and go to your counseling sessions and are drug tested whenever they ask, there's not much difference in the chance for abuse. I hope you find someone to write it for you. Good luck.
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  4. toolbelt_1

    toolbelt_1 Member

    If you honestly want to get back on Suboxone then their should be a doctor in your area that can prescribe it. Go here and look up your town and start calling Drs.

    However if you want to get off of opiates altogether and move on with your life and you don't have a chronic pain issue then I would honest take @deanokat's suggestion and get into a treatment program.
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