Hi Linda: I'm so sorry your husband is going through this. I just have a couple of questions, if you don't mind answering.
Has the doctor actually refused to treat him after he is weaned off the methadone? You didn't really say if they had any plan to try something after.
Did they actually accuse him of being an abuser? Or were they taking him off the methadone because it was making him violently ill?
I was thinking that maybe they just feel they need to completely detox him off the methadone before they start something new. I would hope after treating him for his pain for that many years, they wouldn't just all of a sudden drop him like that. I am so sorry they have handled it this way.
Maybe you should go in with him at his next appointment and ask the doctor just what's going on. My husband is terrible about giving the doctor ALL of the details. He was suffering from deep depression after his sister died and the first 2 times he went to our family doctor, when they asked him the depression questions, he replied "I don't think so..." He is not an uneducated man either. Sometimes men (please don't cuss me out Brian, Jon ,Steve or any of the other guys here) make terrible patients. My husband knew there was something wrong, but I guess he just expected the doctor to read his mind! I shouldn't be surprised, he does the same to me.
I apologize for getting a little side tracked there....
I'm sorry I can't answer any of the suboxone questions, I'm not familiar, but please know that you and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you can get this resolved so that your husband doesn't have to suffer through this any longer. God Bless, cmpgirl