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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:14 am 
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Hey Everyone,

I was stable on about 1mg of sub a day for a year when I slipped and have been using heroin, my drug of choice, for about a month. I'm ready to leave this opiate hell. The last time I used was 30 hours ago. I'm feeling crappy but have had way worst withdrawals in the past. Anyhow, i'm not sure when to induct? 30 hours should be enough time but the withdrawals symptoms are on the top part of minor at best?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:47 am 
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Hi

They usually suggest 32 hrs without using. Try doing the COWS test I have added the link below. I found it helpful. I worried I wasn't feeling w/d bad enough compared to what I had at other times but I took 8mg of suboxone at induction and was fine. No problems and felt heap better. As my usage was very high and a dangerous cocktail, over 2 weeks I was put up to 24mg.
Give this link and test a go

http://www.naabt.org/documents/cows_ind ... _sheet.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:29 am 
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Hey A17,
Well good for you man. Glad your going for it.
I wouldn't go by the clock at all here. The more severe the wd the better off you will be when the induction begins.
You have to give kt mkre time than most because you have been taking bupe aloug with the H. I believe this may drag the process out a tad louger.
Taking Any comfort meds would mask your ture feelings an wd simptoms too. Tuff row ahead, but your getting there ![
COWS could be of some help too.
As always the worse ya feel the better the induction without PWs..hang in there...


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