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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:26 pm 
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I used to be on suboxone for a year, it worked great. Fast forward - at the time I was 17 and hooked on sniffing oxy 80's ... of course i relapsed, or I wouldn't be writing this. Anyway, fast forward 8 years - im homeless and shooting dope, have been for a long time. 24 now. I have a pretty big habbit - i mess around in newark, nj and the shit is pretty pure. Anyway, a few months ago, i was on the meth clinic at over 100mg. I messed up again (reason i want suboxone, the blocker helps me big time, plus convenience, no liquid handcuffs every day). So anyway, for the past 2 months straight up dope, before that 4 months of meth, before that about 2 years straight dope. So now, I waited 24 hours after last shot to take a sub, nothing, wait 8 hours later, take another one, nothing - now im up to 16mg, and nothing at all. Sick, see the subs block my dope so i cant even get well, but they dont make me well so its a catch 22. So instead of doing dope, I waited til next day, took methadone 60mg. That was day before yesterday. Im starting to sweat a little now - not full blown yet.
I need help as to how to take my subs in the beginning.
Any hope for me?

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Hi Shamrock,

My first question to you is are you going on suboxone with the help of a doctor? It almost sounds like you're doing this on your own. Getting a doctor is really the best way to do it. We can try our best to guide you, but having a sub doctor - well, this is exactly what they are there to help you with.

That said, it's possible that your tolerance was so high when you started suboxone that you simply did not take enough. I'm not sure that's the case though, as I don't know your full addiction history. But now that you've taken methadone, which is very long acting, you need to wait to get that out of your system before trying to re-start the suboxone again. You could go back to short acting opiates (oxy or whatever) for a few days (the suboxone will only block the effects- the HIGH- of the oxy) then go into withdrawals again before trying another induction onto suboxone again. That's my opinion, but I must stress that I am NOT a doctor or any other kind of medical or addiction specialist. I'm sure others will see this post and offer their opinions as well.

I will again suggest that you consider getting a suboxone doctor to assist you with your treatment. That's what they are there for. Continuing to treat ourselves and be our own doctor is considered by many to be another aspect of active addiction. We addicts LOVE to be our own doctors, prescribing (as it were) meds that we think we need and doing it our own way.

Good luck to you and keep us posted on how you are doing. Here's hoping for a successful induction on the second time around.

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