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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:59 pm 
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i take suboxone and now i cAN totaly stay away from opiates but now i like taking xanax i was reading subdoc dynamic nature but i feel like hjis right wit the opiates but now i want other drugs any1 else have this problem?


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Now that you're stable on suboxone, it's the time to work on other aspects of your recovery. Do you go to counseling or therapy? That's usually a good idea as it gives us insight into our behavior and why we may have started using in the first place. Even a support group could be helpful.

As for the xanax, please be careful. Suboxoxne and benzos together can be very dangerous. They can depress your respiratory system, dangerously so. If you're not prescribed xanax, please stay away from them. If you are prescribed them, please take them as the doctor orders.

Use this forum for support and to explore why you might be wanting to use other drugs. Is there a major amount of stress in your life? Excessive anxiety? (Read Dr. Junig's blog entry on using benzos to relax, very informative.) Are there old issues and/or emotions that you need to address? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself to get some insight into why you might be wanting to turn to other methods of self-medication.

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yes i go to counseling but its not much help. i often lie and try to evade it. the place is so dumb, sometimes if Theygiveme a urine test ill just put a little water in the cup from the sink. drug testing is such a big bussiness that often times like in my case they dont really examine it like they advocate. as for the medical aspect of subs and benzos or opiates n benxos together i know all to well. i am now in nursing school and planning on going to medical school when i finish. its really only a respiratory arrest if the person has no tolerance to either the sub or benzo. many doctors will prescribe xanax with suboxone, usualy for A brief period of time if its ur sub doc. when a person has anxiety and is uncomfortable anti-deppresANTS R not gunna help right now. in the long run they might be of some benefit to the person. there is a new drug well not so new, but many people have not heard of it. its called Lyrica(pregabalin). i believe that doctors should try lyrica for anxiety, it has the benefit of helping people right now and in the long run, but one must be careful because it can have a potential for abuse. which i believe to be verry rare. usually if someone who uses drugs will see the controlled substance sticker and wonder wut it is then look it up on internet n give it a try.VERY Rarewith lyrica sorry for sounding like i know it all but i just love science, medicine , and pharmacology. anyway i get more help, and insight from this forum than anywhere else. thankyou for replying and your help.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:28 am 
Hello Jiggety. I'm sorry you're struggling. Addiction is a beast! I've got to tell you something.....You have absolutely got to get things under better control, have your addiction in complete remission, and have a really strong recovery program in place before proceeding into nursing practice or the medical field.
I had been a nurse for 15 years before becoming addicted to opiates. My addiction cost me my career. I learned the hard way what happens to nurses who have problems with alcohol or drugs. The truth is, if you disclose your addictions to your State Board of Nursing, there's a good possibility you won't even be allowed to sit for State Boards to get licensed.
I understand your love for science, pharmacology, etc but entering into the medical field is a huge step. As medical professionals we are held to a much higher standard than the average person. The safety of the public who entrust us with their care is in our hands. You have no business becoming a healthcare professional until your addiction is under control.
Don't give up looking for answers and help. If you really want to get better, a good place to start is with rigorous honesty. All the treatment modalities in the world cannot help you if can't be honest about what you're doing. It is hard, we all know it is. But we just can't make any progress until we come clean.
I'm glad you found the forum and I hope we can continue to help you. I know I said some rather harsh things, but I only say it in an effort to help. Don't give up......keep trying to get better!


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