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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:14 pm 
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I see these type stories all the time. People are on suboxone and are just fine and don't need this or that anymore..... They jump and it's like they never quit drugs in the first place. Cravings come right back. All because there was no real change in ideas, attitudes, and behaviors.

This might not be the case with you, but it's just common. This is why many say opiate addiction is near impossible to not manage with suboxone or methadone.

Most need to stay on it if they don't want to relapse. Lots don't need it.


But. I've just watched it happen time and time again on here and in reality.

They jump and relapse. Or worse yet they jump and die due to relapse.



I wish you the best. But just another testament to how horrible this addiction is.

Why not just keep taking a small amount of sub? That's my question to you.

Why not keep a good quality of life? Most feel like they must get off at some point for many reasons, but this is a disease and this is just how I treat it. Along with many meetings, staying in a recovery atmosphere at all times, and keeping my clean friends close. I always keep. In touch with other addicts and my sponsor. It's what allows me to take this stuff and lead a very normal life.

Sorry if I said anything wrong by others standards. This is just my opinion.


Suboxone is not terrible! It is what keeps most of us clean and happy and living a life that we enjoy. Not a life we are forced into hating due to cultural and other folk's standards.

That's all.

B-) Moviemaker1


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Hey Sah,

I have to agree with Moviemaker. there is nothing wrong with being on a small dose of Suboxone. To me, Suboxone is a drug to prevent addiction. So if you are an addict, then you will be better (not cured) on Suboxone. It helps to go to AA meetings for support. But I don't see anything wrong, with an addict taking medicine (subs) to treat the disease.

Anyways, I hope you are feeling better!


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Thank you for sharing your story with me. I too have a supportive husband who is making my meals and making me go for walks. I thought I would jump from .25 but yesterday was still feeling horrible so he has been giving me such a small piece it has to be administered with a small cutting knife. It is such a small speck but it takes off the edge.
I started 6 months ago on 16 mg a day. I don't know now how I could use that much. I had done a taper about 7 months ago by a in- home professional who took me from 16 to .25 in 30 days. I couldn't deal with the pain, lack of energy and all the symptoms and stupidly started snorting my pills again. My husband hadn't disposed of them and of course I found them.
I have been in recovery for years and had the misfortune of having 3 major back surgeries in 4 years. I had to use opiates for the pain and took them as prescribed for a long time. It wasn't until I relapsed on alcohol that I began snorting opana.
I feel horrible today and don't want to forget this. I am taking your idea of writing this so I can look back and remember how horrific this is and I don't ever want to do it again.
I have a great support system, do na meetings, have a loving sponsor and many people around me that says IT DOES GET BETTER!
Bless anyone who is in the grip of this situation. It is without a doubt the hardest thing I have ever done. I also know from recovery that from the most pain comes the most growth and beauty.


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