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 Post subject: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:26 pm 
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My boyfriend and I are both addicts. I have currently been seeking medical help to quit and is currently taking suboxone. However they only way I can quit is if my boyfriend quits with me. I have been taking suboxone for a week now. We both have been clean for a week now. But my boyfriend only has been clean because I have been sharing a little of my suboxone with him. I am have a hard time getting him to see a doctor himself. He will not see a doctor and I don’t know what to do. My doctor is going to notice that I am running out of my medication sooner than expected. Do I tell my doctor the truth? If I tell him the truth I am afraid my doctor won’t prescribe my medicine anymore. What should I do?


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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:48 pm 
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Hi HuskyGirl

My opinion, and I’m no expert, is that you need to look after you. It’s illegal for you to share your meds and your doctor will dismiss you if you tell him.

You want to change your life enough to take your motivation and go do what you need to. I’m sorry to say that your boyfriend didn’t seem to be willing to go do what he needs to do for himself. I am unsure what your boyfriend isn’t going for help?

If you continue this way, you will probably lose your doctor and also your medication and help. Please do not allow anyone else to ruin your chance to get your life back.

Give your medication to someone you can trust 100% if there is such a person in your life, or just TELL him that you did. Then you could tell him you cannot share because you do not have it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:51 pm 
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I meant to say give your medication to someone you trust 100% to HOLD for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:58 pm 
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Id like to add to what Amouse has said. Get your boyfriend in treatment or risk everything that you ve done to right yourself. Ive seen this many times in clinic and guess what happens? Both addicts go down. Drs do not aprove of shairing meds. So what is more important in your life now, getting clean or a boyfriend. As they say in recovery, People,Places and Things . Tell the boyfriend how it is, if he wont change up his plan then time to change up Yours !!! razor....


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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 am 
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Huskygirl I’m going to mirror what the others said...... Do NOT share ur medicine with him anymore. I’ll tell u why, if ur boyfriend was thinking of u like ur thinking of him then he’d be going to the doctor and not putting u in a position of running out or getting discharged by ur doctor.

If u tell ur doctor what you’ve been doing, u will get kicked out because it’s illegal and no doctor is going to risk getting in trouble over that. So don’t tell him/her, just stop sharing. Tell ur boyfriend that he needs to go to the doctor himself. Honestly that’s just fair. I know u love ur boyfriend (assuming) and u want to help him too, but recovery has to be selfish. I learned that in rehab, u have to be selfish in ur recovery or it just won’t work long term. That’s so true and that’s not u being mean, but if ur not well then what good did any of this do?

Ur boyfriend should want to go to a doctor and get better. The only reason I can think of as to why he wouldn’t go too is maybe he’s not ready to stop completely using again. If that’s the case, then ur sharing ur medicine with him for nothing anyway. All it’s going to take is ur doctor doing a random count on u and u coming up short. Don’t risk it. Hopefully u can tell ur boyfriend that he can either go to the doctor himself or not have any more medicine. U can easily tell him that ur doctor told u that he’s going to call u in randomly for a count, that way u don’t have to just flat out refuse ur bf and make it seem as if the choice has been taken out of ur hands. It will be taken out of ur hands eventually though, so do this before that happens.

Good luck to u!!

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:25 am 
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You are worth fighting for your recovery!

You are worth taking a stand with your boyfriend!

You are enough without him if necessary!

If he respected you, he would care that he could get you kicked out of your program.

Please put your recovery first!

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing suboxone
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Another 23 minute member visit with no return for the answers. Prove me wrong please but I would suggest no one else post on this thread until the OP returns to read what is already good responses.

We see this quite frequently. Why more now than ever? Can't say. Maybe it's the short attention span of newer addicts or nothing at all.

Let this one die in peace......

P.S. If the OP proves me wrong this post will be deleted quickly.

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