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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:35 pm 
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just signed on today after just googling suboxone.a place where i can learn and share my experiences.the very thing that saved me from a 20yr heroin addiction is now the chain tha still holds me,just with a bit more freedom.

been on them for 4yrs now and promise myself to be off in the next 5-6mnths.tapering down as best as i can but we all have that stuck point.i'm here to learn as much as i can and to also lend my opinions since i've been around the block so to say.at 45 i don't want to be the slave to my addictions any longer.i want my freedom back.my zest for life.thank you for having me here...OS.


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welcome!!!

happy new year!!!

I too, hope you can taper and jump...... it won't be easy, but I think you sound pretty determined!!
I'm gonna give you some links to most popular taper threads we have here, the first one the liquid taper, is the one
many people have had sucess with, because you can get the dose so very low.....I think that's the key,
the lowest dose possible.
Unless, tapering just isn't an option, which for some it's not..... and they jump from a high dose, but the w/d
isn't long and drawn out, or so seems to be the "general consensus"

Good Luck,,,, seriously... and I hope to hear more from ya, real soon.


http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=296 (liquid taper) it's a long one, ,, but it's got sooo much information


http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5965 (journal-type thread, about jumping from around 8mg)

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7449 a few ideas on how to get a consistent, low dose for tapering

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7753 about half way down the page, there's a "chart" for suggested tapering schedule

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Hey OUTERSPACE, love that screen name. That was my second choice for a screen name, but I went with Romeo!! LOL

I got off Suboxone when I was 42 years old, I'm 45 now. My drug use started when I was 17, but didn't graduate to opiates until I was 29. So, I had about 13 years on opiates. 3 of those years were spent on Suboxone.

Right up front I wanted to tell you that getting off of opiates and staying off of opiates are two different animals. Some people say quitting is the easy part, staying clean is the hard part. For me, quitting wasn't easy, not by a long shot, but staying clean everyday for the rest of your life is a major challenge at times.

If I may, I'd suggest you start in with some kind of addiction counselor now and get some recovery skills under your belt before you remove your "safety net" of Suboxone.

Welcome to the forum, hope to see ya around!!

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