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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:23 am 
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Can he safely detox at home if I can help him somehow? My husband has been taking unprescribed Suboxone for at least a few months. They are the 8mg pills. He has had percoset addiction in the past and my guess started using again a while(maybe a yr)ago. I had no idea. I believe his he alternating btwn the two when the percs are done. I dont know if he knows the danger of this pill! It looks like he might be taking 1-2 a day(or every other day). I dont know how many perocet he takes/taken a day. He is 6'2, 250 maybe. Thank you!


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Sorry, I don't really understand your question. Forgive me.

I would suggest seeing a doctor, they can help and it is MUCH cheaper than buying suboxone on the street, and of course it would be legal then. I have heard of 8 mg suboxone being sold for as much as $25 per pill from some people on here or read in other sites.

Switching between the subs and percs really does your hubby (or anyone for that matter) no good at all. The subs will actually increase his tolerance to the percs. They both act on the same, mu opioid recepter, in the brain (and do other things and act on other receptors else where in the body....obviously this is my interputation). The sub (active drug: buprenorphine) is MUCH more potent compared to percocet (5-10 mg oxycodone, or more without APAP). If he takes the percs, even if it is a bunch in a day, when he is out and uses the subs his tolerance will be very high even after he is off the subs and taking percs again. Then he will have to take so many percs just to break even, let alone to get 'high'. Then the cycle keeps on going. You cannot keep increasing and increasing and increasing the subs like the percs. Because, after a certain amount of subs there is no more 'opioid' effect, but just complete saturation of the opiate receptors causing it to level out with effect compared to dose (the ceiling effect).



I really hope everything worked or works out with you(s). Opiate addiction is very strong. I know all to well first hand. I just wanted to say those few things not to badger or 'pick on you', but to try to help you with sharing what I know through my personal experiences. I am not a doctor nor expert but just a recovering addict on suboxone and off full opioid agonists for over 6 months thanks to suboxone. Thanks so much for sharing and we look foward to helping you. Good luck and please take care!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:10 pm 
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*Alkrcr* Not trying to scare you but as a Paramedic-not a doctor but a fair understanding of pharmacology, what he is doing is pretty damn dabgerous. The fact that he is probably switching back and forth between the two is dangerous and the as the others explained his tolerance to the percocet is indeed going to be through the roof, and so the amount he is probablt taking with the acetomenophen is doing damage to his liver. Get him help immediately get him into a Suboxone Dr ASAP, if not just for the fact of correct prescribing but for the fact if he gets caught with illegal Subs on him hes facing seious legal issues.

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ok if your still here,you can detox at home, you can let your hubby leavebthe house for 4-5days. gets lots of imodium helps with your stomach alot!!! i also highly suggest going to NA/AA meetings, or detoxing like you will be is pointless because he wont change anything, if you take away the drug, you still have all your problems, and you have to fix that. also you could get 10subs, start with 4mg, for 4days, then 3mg, then 2mg, then 1m, then 0.5 ect ect. it would work better than cold turkeyt


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