A Testament To Suboxone
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:16 AM


Posts: 2268
Joined: October 17, 2004



This is where I am at now. I haven't used in a couple months (I only count 1 day at a time). Each morning I wake up and I want to get high on my drug(s) of choice---heroin, dilaudid and other opiates.

BUt I don't have a whole day of struggle, only a moment of decision. To take or not to take my suboxone.

So, before I do anything else, I take my suboxone and know that I can't use. The desire and craving dissipate for their is no opiate I can get high on. The subs also reduce the craving.

I know there are downsides to sub, but right now it is the best thing for me as part of my recovery.




--------------------
No matter what right you did or what wrong you didn't do: When you're the black sheep, all blame belongs to you
  Top
Posted: March 15, 2018, 8:25 AM


Posts: 6293
Joined: May 27, 2005



f it works for you go for it. I know you've been struggling a long time. What are you doing along with it?

--------------------

१२ स्तैप्पैर!


kat11100@comcast.net

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you;
that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain

Just because the monkey's off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town

Laugh because it shows people that you have what they want and what they need: a hope in things unseen, a peace that passes understanding, and a God of miracles who also has a great sense of humor.

  Top
Posted: March 16, 2018, 4:35 PM


Posts: 2268
Joined: October 17, 2004



I have got to find something. I'm just not getting what i need from na. I am going to try aagain because there does not seem to be other choices out there. Years ago I went to a place called overcomers anonymous which seemed to help, but I don't know if they still exist.

I AM OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS, I DEFINITELY NEED HELP..

--------------------
No matter what right you did or what wrong you didn't do: When you're the black sheep, all blame belongs to you
  Top
Posted: March 17, 2018, 7:19 AM


Posts: 6293
Joined: May 27, 2005



I tried NA and didn't like it either but I found my recovery at AA. People were older and seemed more serious about recovery. It all boils down to the steps and a good sponsor and your willingness to do the work and change. I was tired and beaten down and was willing to do anything by that time. Changing my thinking and my thoughts that I could do it my way had to be changed. Try a good AA sponsor and work the steps with honesty and humility and see what happens.

--------------------

१२ स्तैप्पैर!


kat11100@comcast.net

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you;
that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain

Just because the monkey's off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town

Laugh because it shows people that you have what they want and what they need: a hope in things unseen, a peace that passes understanding, and a God of miracles who also has a great sense of humor.

  Top
Posted: March 22, 2018, 10:40 PM


Posts: 3
Joined: March 22, 2018



Suboxone is the best thing ever
  Top
Posted: May 9, 2018, 12:53 AM


Posts: 3
Joined: May 9, 2018



Hi - I am new to this site but I have recently started Suboxone as well. I know that if I take any pain pill I wont feel it because of the opiate blockers but do you have any suggestions on how to control the thought or temptation of doing it. I took 1 perc while on Suboxone and I knew I wouldn't feel anything, yet I still took it. That is what I am struggling with the most. Any advice?
  Top
Posted: July 15, 2018, 7:25 AM


Posts: 2268
Joined: October 17, 2004



Missdino

I know you posted ur question a while back, but I have not checked in since then. There are a few things to consider.

First of all , don't feel terrible if u do something like pop a perc. I am not suggesting u give into that thought but if u do it is not the end of the world. Taking a narcotic while on suboxone is futile. As time goes go ur heart and head will understand that and the temptation becomes extinct. I know this from personal experience.

More importantly, suboxone is part of a treatment plan. Additional support is vital. Many people get help thru na, aa, religion and or therapy. I suggest a good drug counselor as part of your recovery, at least for a while.

He or she can help u understand the nature of your disease . With that knowledge comes power, including power over the disease of addiction.

Hope I was helpful.

--------------------
No matter what right you did or what wrong you didn't do: When you're the black sheep, all blame belongs to you
  Top
Posted: December 7, 2018, 1:09 AM


Posts: 1044
Joined: May 31, 2005



Well, i am glad to hear that Suboxone has been working for some folks. It does seem to be a miracle drug and alternative to a more detrimental DOC. It is, however, still very addictive and i just helped a buddy get off of a 7 year stint on Sub. Man, he had a very rough go of it and said it was worse coming off the sub than from heroin. I was able to get him on my amino acid regimen which has really helped him with PAWS. It was bad enough kicking an 8 year vicodin habbit, so i couldn't imagine going through a sub detox.

anyway, good luck to you guys.

--------------------
  Top
Posted: April 24, 2019, 12:49 AM


Posts: 5
Joined: April 23, 2019



I agree with bikeman, suboxone is pretty serious stuff. it sounds like it is like the Methadone program. It's a more stable situation than banging heroin multiple times a day but without a recovery program, being SO addictive and withdrawals being SO severe I was genuinely far worse off with Methadone than I was on several bags of H a day! I have used suboxone several times but only to do a rapid detox and avoid severe withdrawals. I'm doing it right now in fact. I'm in very bad pain after my second surgery 13 months ago. In the current environment that is opioid pain management, I'm not being given anywhere near enough to manage pain. The biggest enemy is tolerance in my opinion. I use suboxone to go off pain pills rapidly, minimize withdrawal, and lower my tolerance level. If you're using Sub for easing withdrawal symptoms, great, just don't stay on it for weeks, months or years. It may force you to get serious about getting clean and staying clean but getting clean or serious damage or death are the only two choices in the end anyway. Many of us have very legitimate reasons needing and or taking pain killers. The government is going to take them all away eventually. Unless you're plan on going to Heroin, you may HAVE to choose recovery over the 12 months or so.

Wayne
  top of page  Top