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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:38 pm 
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Hey everyone. I've posted on here before but it's been a while. I am wondering if anyone knows if psychiatrists will prescribe soboxone. I have been seeing a shrink for 6 years or so for anxiety disorder and depression but I have struggled with opiate addiction for a couple of years now. Does anyone know if there are any psychiatrists who will actually prescribe soboxone at all? Thanks very much for any answers/advice anyone can give me!


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Hi lost -

Some psychiatrists do prescribe suboxone, but not all. It just depends on if the doctor went through the course. The thing is many psychiatrists just don't advertise that they do suboxone treatment. If you're interested, you could just ask your doctor if s/he prescribes it. Or you could always just call their office and ask them over the phone if for whatever reason you don't want them to know it's you who's asking.

Good luck to you. I hope you can find a doctor to help you with treatment. It sounds like you're ready.

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Hi, I posted this last night but its not here so I will try again.

Yes, I see a psychiatrist/addiction specialist for my suboxone treatment. I know there are others here that do as well. There is a Dr. Finder at the top of this page, on suboxone.com and naabt.org. I am not sure if any of them say what type of Dr they are but you could just call and ask. Also like hat said there are psychiatrists that can prescribe sub but do not advertise it, so you could call the psychiatrists in your area and ask if they can prescribe sub.

I am extremely happy with my Dr, he is very thorough, spends at least 30 min with you at your appointment, and the list goes on and on. I definately think there are benefits to seeing a psychiatrist for sub treatment. I hope you find a great doc! Keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:56 pm 
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Hi there, yeah, I get my sub prescribed by a psychiatrist too. My psychiatrist also works as a medical consultant at a rehab. she does not advertise that she prescribes sub, but on the website at the mental health clinic where she works it mentions that she works at the rehab too, and also, that one of the clinic's specialties is addiction. So. while you're researching psychiatrists, take note of any that mention addiction as one of their specialty areas. I get the impression that most psychiatrists who can prescribe suboxone don't advertise themselves as suboxone doctors the way some of the other MDs seem to. Have you talked at all to the psychiatrist you see now about your use of opiates? Maybe he could help refer you to a sub doc. I know you said you've posted here before but it's been awhile.. I don't recognize your user name... so I'm wondering if you want to share a little more about your story? Like, have you been on suboxone before, etc? In any case I wish you luck, I hope you find a psychiatrist or doctor who can prescribe you the sub and that it will help you get your addiction into remission.


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Hello "L & L ",
I'm glad that you posted... It shows that you are trying to take the Right Steps to get " Better "!
Count me as one that get's his Suboxone medication from my psychiatrists... He also treats my Depression and alike!
As others have said, Use the Dr. Finder and / or any method you need to find the right Doctor that can Help you on your road to Recovery! I wish you the Best of luck on your Recovery. Please try to come back and post your progress. There are MANY great people out here that would love to help you ant way they can!!!!
Take care of yourself!

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Thank you all for your input and your support. I registered a few months ago and posted a few times back then but haven't been on here in quite some time. Initially, I became addicted to opiates probably back in 2008 after a shoulder injury, from there it just spiraled waaaaay out of control.

I first found out about soboxone from a friend who is on it, as he also struggles with opiate addiction. Yes, I now it's wrong...but he gave me one of his before and it really seemed to help A TON!!!! I had no withdrawal or cravings, not even one bit. Basically, whenever he'd get them I woud get a few of them from him and try and break them into pieces so I wouldn't feel the need to go and search for opiates. Then, he got taken off the soboxone and since then I have just been spiraling out of control again. Severely depressed, terrible mood swings. I take everything out on my family for no reason at all.

My family knows I struggle with depression and anxiety and they think the mood swings are entirely because of those conditions. I don't think anyone has even the slightest idea of my addiction. In all the years I have seen my psychiatrist I have never even brought it up to her, we only discuss my other issues.

I feel absolutely terrible right now, just don't know what direction to go in. I dread waking up every day knowing that ths is what my life has become and completely ashamed about who I am....


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Please don't beat yourself up over being an opiate addict. It happens to the best of us.

Go find a Suboxone doctor if yours is not qualified. You should probably keep both for support. Getting on Sub legally and properly will alleviate some of your shame of addiction. From experience you already know how well it works so why not just get into treatment and start a new life of recovery now?

You've made the first step now follow it through. Once you get stable with a proper dose you can work on the addiction problem with time on your side. We don't rush this process, it took us time to be addicted so give it time to recover. There is no need to sit and wallow in the problem when you know the solution. Have you tried to find a Suboxone doctor to treat you? It's easy and will change your life.

Why wait any longer?

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Rule62, thanks alot! The great thing about when I do sit down and find a a doc and come clean with my fam is that I know that the soboxone works. I'm worried about 2 things though, the fact that when I bring up how I know that soboxone works for me how a dr. will react.

And, the obvious BIG ONE.....breaking all of this to my family. I don't know what to do, or where to start. I am so afraid that not only will my entire family be ashamed of me, but they'll be mad that I have lied all this time. I am also afraid that my wife will want to leave me. The ONLY reason I have not sought out help sooner is because of the end result will be my family knowing, and how deep and how far the secrets, lies and deceit goes back.


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Hi, firstly rule is completely right and I know it is scary. As far as telling your sub doc about having tried sub prior illegally it is quite common and I do not believe your doc will hold it against you.

As far as your family, I was scared too. Remember you are not a bad person you are sick. I am a wife, a mother and it happened to me. I chose to tell my husband and parent's prior to starting sub and they were extremely supportive. This is up to you, if you are not ready then get on sub. Let yourself get stabilized and feeling better. Maybe you could talk to your psychiatrist about how to tell them. I know it is scary and I feel that you should tell them buy no one said you can't get help first. Give your family a little faith, they may be hurt and angry but I am site they love you and will be happy you told them and that you are getting better. I think your family may surprise you.


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Still wavering on how to break this to everyone, I have looked at this from every angle and am still researching on what to do. I know this will be the toughest thing I have had to do so far in my life. Life isn't easy but at some point I have to fill my family on what's going on......uggghhh.


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