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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:30 pm 
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Hi, my name's Holly, and am new here. I'm on 8 mgs of Suboxone a day
and I been on it for almost 3 months. I'm a single mom of one daughter,
who is in her early twenties. My family doesn't know I'm on it.
I hope to learn more about this stuff and maybe meet some people to talk about
what going through treatment is like. I don't know yet how long I should be on this medicine.

Thanks for letting me share.
Holly


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 am 
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I too am young and have been on suboxone for 18 months at 16mgs 1x/day. At first I only planned on being on suboxone for a short amount of time, maybe 6 months max. Doctors vary, but mine allows his patients to decide for them how long they want to be suboxone unlike a lot of other doctors who decide for their patients. Unless you have a strict doctor it's really up to you how long you want to be on suboxone. Most importantly you must feel ready and prepare to quit suboxone.

There are a lot of people a part of this community who have very bad experiences, but hopefully your doctor is knowledgeable and fair with you so he can answer all of your questions. I'll try to help out as much as I can, as well as many others here, but your doctor is probably the best resource you have to answer specific questions about the drug. This site is the best place to read other people's experience with suboxone and share your own.

Do you parents know you were even addicted to drugs? Also, what was your drug of choice and how bad was it? Sorry my response was so long, but I hope I gave you some insight.


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Hi I am new here and joined for participating in forums.


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Hi Holly!! I'm Cara and I am new here too; I just started on suboxone this week.
I'm a single mom as well.. mine are 4.5 and 3 y/o. My parents do know I am on it, they knew about my addiction.. but, no-one else knows other than them, my doctor, counselor, and my estranged husband (we'd be divorced if I wanted to pay $2000+ for the paper saying so.. but that's another story entirely )
I look forward to seeing you around here!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:24 am 
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Glad to see you found us!!!! (all three of you, I mean)

It's a really good idea to learn as much as you can about suboxone,,,
you've definitely found the right place to do that.

In my opinion, and what suboxone has done for me (the last 20 months) is given
me the much needed SPACE away from opiates, heroin, drug dealers, hustling up money for a habit every
single day,,,, YOU get the idea........
with that "space"
I've been able to hold a job,,, be a great parent, get my horrible teeth fixed, and even help others....... like my grandmother,
and volunteer at my son's school.....

I really hope suboxone can
do the same for all of you guys,,,,,,,
help sorta "rebuild" the damage done by addiction and all that surrounds it.

we have the decked stacked against us, so to say, and suboxone is kind of like the "equalizer" to give us
just a LITTLE better shot, at "making it"
at least that's how my doctor puts things into perspective for me!!!

Anyways, welcome, if any of you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask...

and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope this upcoming one, brings all three of you alot of hope, change and inner-peace.

your fellow Xjunkie,
amber


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Here's a great link I found, Just today...........

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... 0Tm7z_m-HY
there's about 20 informational-type videos, then he has another "playlist" of testimonials
(which look like ACTUAL patients, NOT paid actors like on the suboxone dot com site)


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB9svN2fAJQ&list=PLQKH3k9c-F_6PCJsYOPKTkW0Tm7z_m-HY&index=20[/youtube]

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this one is more on GETTING care , induction, ETC,, while the link in the above, is more on taper and after suboxone therapy is over




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Welcome Holly! Welcome Anne! We're glad you chose to start posting. The members here have a lot of experience and knowledge and they are great at answering questions.

Holly, it's totally normal that you aren't sure how long you want/need to be on suboxone. There are people here who have been on sub for years, and people who are trying to taper off. One of the things that you might want to think about is whether or not you experience side effects from sub. Another thing to think about is whether you've been working on recovery while on sub. Many folks use the time they are on sub and free of cravings to work on issues that landed them in addiction in the first place. Do you go to a support group? Do you have an addiction counselor? There are plenty of other things to add into the equation, but you might start by looking at how your recovery is going.

Welcome again and Happy New Year!

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