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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:46 pm 
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My son had been in a suboxone program for 1.5 years and was very successful and compliant with the program. It included drug testing, group and individual therapy, med counts, appts with the psychiatrist. We had planned to keep him in the program long term and he was in agreement with this. Approximately, 4 months ago he tested positive for cocaine. Thinking this was a one time lapse, he was given opportunity to stay in the program. He continue to make promises of stopping the cocaine use, but continued to test positive. He even tested positive for meth once, but never opiate use. The staff has been reluctant to kick him out of the program because he had been such a successful patient and they thought they could get him back on track. That hasn't happened and now he is probably being discharged. They have suggested he go to rehab and then return to their program. We don't think inpatient will be any more successful for him, but are out of options. I also can't find programs that allow patients to stay on suboxone during inpatient treatment. We consider him high risk to stop suboxone. Any suggestions??


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:20 pm 
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Hi jsmom52,

It is really up to him to decide whether or not to get off the Suboxone or not. If he feels like he will relapse, he will.

Just let him be and support him in recovery. There is not much a mother can do for an addict son. If there was, I wouldn't be an addict.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:39 pm 
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I know it's heartbreaking when you can't save your son from himself. Most addicts do relapse, especially if they don't really feel "done" with drugs. Your son's addiction is telling him that a little bit of coke is OK as long as he doesn't take opiates. Addiction tells us many harmful lies, and until he is ready to be rid of it completely, he will probably still have problems with his addiction.

I'm sorry that I can't be the bearer of any good news, but Rule gave you good advice. You can't affect change on your boy until he is ready. I'm sorry that he's not ready yet.

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