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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Yesterday a friend of mine died of a drug overdose after he went off Suboxone. He was clean off Sub for 5 weeks, more than enough time for him to lose his tolerance to opioids completely. Normally I would have been the friend to tell him "be careful ... if you lapse, you're at risk of overdose. If by chance you end up scoring, even half of what you're used to using could kill you." I'd given him that warning in the past, if he'd gone off naltrexone, or was prescribed valium or Xanax for any reason.

I didn't say that this time though, because I wanted him so much not to use this time ... and he was doing so well I didn't want to put that thought in his head, and wanted to show I had some belief in him.

Now his addiction has taken his life, and there's nothing to be done to get him back.

If you're going to use post-Suboxone ... be careful ... you'll have a tolerance a LOT lower than what you're used to ... addicts are at the highest risk of overdose once they've got a bit of clean time .

I might get bashed for this as harm-minimisation isn't everyone's cup of tea. But I firmly believe if a person's gunna use, there's not much others can do about it. If you've made up your mind to score ... only use a tiny bit Better to be let down than to be dead.


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TeeJay, I am so sorry about your friend! Don't feel guilty for not reminding your friend. You had no idea that he was about to take too much! That was his choice.

But thank you for bringing your knowledge here so that we may benefit from your experience. A very good reminder!

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