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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:07 am 
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Ok Hi. I am a married and working mom of 2 daughters. My husband and I have been addicts 3/4 of our lives. Started using crazy young. But when we turned 21 I started into the methadone clinic and he started using suboxone. I stayed on methadone for 5yrs and he continued to suboxone among other things. After 5 yrs and more $ than I can tell u, I stopped. Ended up in the hospital where they sent me to a suboxone clinic. Now we are both going on 32yrs old and still in the suboxone clinic. I'm so scared that because we are too busy with working and life in general that we will have to continue this routine to get by. Neither of us can be sick! Work is soooo important and so are our girls. How is it possible to go thru withdraw and continue to be responsible? If possible at all. :(


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It is possible, it just takes a while because you'll have to do a slow taper. We've had people on this board who tapered down to microgram doses, worked the entire time, then jumped off Suboxone and were still able to work. The key is a good taper.

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Hey Candace. I had the same issue when I wanted to do my taper. I had a job and social life to keep intact. I did a long slow taper and the withdrawals were very minimal throughout the process, even when I jumped off.

What is your current daily dose?

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:25 pm 
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candace1925 wrote:
Ok Hi. I am a married and working mom of 2 daughters. My husband and I have been addicts 3/4 of our lives. Started using crazy young. But when we turned 21 I started into the methadone clinic and he started using suboxone. I stayed on methadone for 5yrs and he continued to suboxone among other things. After 5 yrs and more $ than I can tell u, I stopped. Ended up in the hospital where they sent me to a suboxone clinic. Now we are both going on 32yrs old and still in the suboxone clinic. I'm so scared that because we are too busy with working and life in general that we will have to continue this routine to get by. Neither of us can be sick! Work is soooo important and so are our girls. How is it possible to go thru withdraw and continue to be responsible? If possible at all. :(

Hi Candace,
I can tell you it is realistic to taper to a low dose and keep functioning normally. I'm also married with two children and work full-time. I took Suboxone for about eight years when I finally figured I had enough. I have now tapered successfully down from 12 mg to .5mg with very little problem. I have taken it very slowly staying at each lowered dose for about 2 to 3 weeks. I'm not free yet, but I'm definitely feeling like there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I also was very afraid to try and taper since I had so much responsibility. Don't let the fear hold you back! It has truly not been that bad (so far) This forum has really helped me with the mental part of getting below 1 mg.
Good luck!
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