addiction….Now Im on Suboxone, Any Tips?

Question by BaBaoooMowMow: addiction….Now im on suboxone, Any tips?
Hello All. I feel awful stupid doing this but here goes…. I have been a member of YA since spring or so. During this time I wrote several answers to people who were caught in the throws of addiction. The irony is that during this time i was a raging norco addict. Well today it all came to head. I burned through my meds waaaaaay too fast and I went to the doctor’s office to get more. This would be two weeks before I was due. Knowing this I decided to pull some BS and steal part of my chart with my last script so I could get more. But I was caught. I know I deserved to go to jail or at the least be kicked from my doctor’s office. But instead they sat down with me and talked about my addiction and how it can make good people do really bad things. Just to clarify I really think of myself as a pretty good person, im the father of two and have a wife of 21 years. I started taking painkillers for a herniated disk. But as summer went on I started taking more and taking them when I really didnt need pain relief. To give you an idea of the scale I would take 5 10/325 norco’s at a time and sometimes I would take as many as 7 10/325!

In hindsight I’m very glad this happened as norco was making me a not very good person and made me change and turn into someone I didn’t like.

Now I’m sure your all saying “where is the question”… I can’t say I started this post for an answer, I think I started it as a release. I know what I need to do, I now know how Im going to do it. I guess I would like to know if anyone else out there has faced what i’m facing.

This is a strange road for me as I have always been the “Excessive” type and have enjoyed smoking pot for almost 30 years. I just never got hooked like this did to me. I appreciate everyones input and would love to find some support ideas. I live in Michigan near Detroit.


Best answer:

Answer by junie101278
I was a oxy and morphine addict for years and I have been in a methadone treatment center for 5 yrs and it really helped but now I can not get off the methadone and I am trying to locate a doctor in my area to put me on suboxone but am not having any luck, if you go to the “Suboxone Directory” you can pput in your state and it will give you a list of the doctors that you can see. Good luck!

Answer by Bonnie
I was also an oxycontin/morphine addict and suboxone is a wonderful thing. I’m on subutex now, which is the same as suboxone, but without the naloxone additive, which was making my heart race.

I’ve been on it for 3 years now, and have only relapsed twice, the last one nine months ago. Now I have very little urge to use, if any at all.

I do just want to point out, like the person before me, that suboxone is still addictive like methadone, and if you are physically dependant, you will need to step down gradually.

But really, congrats on getting clean. I was a really terrible person when I was using, and I’m learning to be better and like myself. Good for you for taking this step.

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