Re: Pain meds and trying to stop, suboxone
Hi Valeriedl - Its great that your boyfriend wants to do this. Suboxone is thought my many to be a miracle drug! The first day he is on it, he will , by the first dose, feel a great deal better. And by the end of the day, when he takes his 2nd, or 3rd dose, depending on what they give him, he most likely will not be craving at all.
Suboxone will get him through without cravings, and allow him to " get things together", as you said, probably financially, and at least get up to date, and eventually , to plan for the future.
I will tell you that Suboxone CAN be addictive. This is a concern of mine too, as I am on it. I was on it before, and I went off too fast, and I picked up again. Not only does one need to get physically clean, but also psycologically clean, to learn to live in a world without ones drug of choice. I know Now, I need to be on it for a while, get counseling , go to meetings, and learn to live without the social circle I was in with people who were using.
I brought up the addiction concern this week with both my addiction doctor and my psychologist, and thought they made a good point by saying, taking the Suboxone allows you to proceed with your life, and is far better than taking Percoset. (My personal drug of choice) Plus, its legal. And they said, if I have a problem getting off of it, they can help me with that too, they're not gonna leave me hanging.
As far as helping you find someone, even if I could, thats not allowed on this site. That may account for the lack of responses.... Its not that your question was in any way uncommon. I wish you the best of luck! I hope he follows thru with this plan! Sherbear 38