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Old 01-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Need info about Suboxone Usage

Hi,

My husband struggled with prescription pill abuse for years after having major reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery. After a scary ordeal, he has done well at staying away from them. However, recently I found a pill in his jeans pocket. I was very upset and he confessed that he will occassionally take something called Suboxone when he feels the urge to take the drugs again. He says its infrequent, maybe once every couple of months.

My question is, is this normal? From what I've read on the internet regarding Suboxone, it's typically used for a short time frame after stopping drug usage. I can't find anything that says it should be used occassionally to prevent relapse. I want to trust him and be supportive, but knowing where we've been in the past regarding this issue, it's tough. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you

 
Old 02-01-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: Need info about Suboxone Usage

YES, and you should be thankful that he's taking that and not anything else. BUT.... there are people that abuse suboxone just like any other drug. It's used to prevent withdrawals.. but some take it because it gets them high. So I don't know. If your husband is usually open and honest with you, then I would believe him.. Just kinda see what happens.. The truth will come out eventually if he's lying. Most people take it regularly and use a taper plan to taper off it. But it does for sure take care of the cravings for other opiates..

Hope this helps.

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