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Should I take suboxene during detox

Discussion in 'Withdrawal Symptoms' started by Uncertain, May 9, 2018.

  1. Uncertain

    Uncertain Member

    I have been taking pain pills for probably 12 years, last july I quit cold turkey for 25 days than gradually returning to full use plus and takin double daily dosage ,Ifeel it is barely helping and I dont want to go thru a painful detox again which it lasted 21 days before I started feeling normal again, but I run my own business and cant miss work in order to support my family, so I am researching suboxene to help with cravings and withdraw,but dont want to trade one for another, has anyone been thru this and any advice?. Can I switch to suboxene to save me from the horrible withdrawal that I will endure cold turkey and than ween myself off suboxene after like 3 months without a bad withdrawal?
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Uncertain hey there. just responded in a different thread. :)
  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @Uncertain i as well responded in another thread,but i will simply say this.It's trading one for another only true problem is eventually you will be kicking more substance than you currently have to.I explained in great depth on other post
  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    The only way to take Suboxone during detox is to do it under a doctor's close supervision, @Uncertain. Use it as the doctor directs and then have the doctor help you taper off of it. Under no circumstances should you get Suboxone off the street and try to do it yourself. Otherwise you'll just end up addicted to the Subs. My son used Suboxone to help him get off heroin and it was a lifesaver for him. But, like everything else, your results may vary. Nothing works the same for everyone. Whatever you decide, I wish you luck.
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  5. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    I am happy to hear it helped your son get off of heroin as honestly I have only heard horror stories of a compounded problem.But at the same time it's hard to explain how psychedelics actually helped me with a serious medical condition.Again so happy it helped your son.God bless and take care
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  6. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Uncertain hey there! just re-reading this thread and wondering how you're doing....??
  7. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    Hi I have been wondering how you are doing? I can tell you frI'm personal experience that Suboxone has been a life saver for me as well.
    Having said that I have also abused it in the past and now am still on it even though I should have been off of it 8 months ago roughly.
    I wouldn't be alive if it were not for the Suboxone as I was generally going to the methadone clinic when I wanted to give it another try at sobriety but the methadone just allowed me to use dope and take the methadone also. You can't do that with Suboxone.
    You can with Subutex though, I'm NOT advocating this I'm just telling you the truth so you know what you're getting into.
    When you stop taking the drugs you are currently on, Suboxone will seem like a life jacket when you're drowning. However, I don't know what type of opiate you're using but I'm about 99 percent sure that it's not as strong as buprenorphine which is the opiode in Suboxone. So take it seriously when you take it.
    And never like stated above take it off the street. If you think those 21 days were hard wait until you cold turkey off of Suboxone, you'll have a new idea of what a hard detox is, I know from experience. So you don't want to buy off the street and then run out.
    If you go the sub route then do it only with a prescription. And for the love of God don't use it to get high and run out early. That's what brought me to this site to begin with.
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  8. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Uncertain... Definitely check in with us if you get a chance, okay? We're here and we care.