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what is/was the biggest factor for you to decide to stop taking suboxone?
I felt i was ready and could maintain sobriety without sub 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
I have an adverse physical side effect i ca no longer deal with 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
I do not feel "normal" (for lack of a better term) mentally on sub 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
I can no longer afford sub 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
My Dr. is forcing me off 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
I have pressure from family/friends to stop sub 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I believe sub is trading one drug for another and no longer want to be on any drugs 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Other, please feel free to explain. I am sure I forgot something 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:53 pm 
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Hey again guys! I have another one. I think the other polls are going good and as I long as I can keep thinking of things I am curious to learn more about I think I will post a new one every so often. I really like being able to see everyone's thoughts and individual experiences in one place. So this one is for the members who have stopped, are in the process of stopping or will stop taking sub. Since you are not able to choose more than one option, please choose the biggest contributing factor. Feel free to post additional reasons if you have them. Also please know that just because i list something as an option it doesnt mean I feel that way, I just want to try and list all the reasons I have come across.Thanks guys!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:28 am 
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I voted for:
"I can no longer afford sub;"
that is IF I am forced to stop sub-
IF my state insurance stops paying for my subs...

IF I am placed into this situation in the future-
I am debating whether or not it would be worth it
to pay cash for- and "maintain"-
on about 2 mg of sub per day.

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That is terrible, and i am in a similar situation. I have been on sub a bit over 3 months and have been paying out of pocket the whole time. With the Dr. and meds its about $550 per month. I do want to come off one day but may be forced to do it sooner rather than later because I just cant keep up with the cost! I wish more Dr.s would get there head out of the sand and start prescribing the generic!


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I think it's appalling that doctors refuse to take insurance for sub treatment when people have perfectly good coverage! No other medical condition gets treated like that! And medicaid programs are really messing with people on suboxone, too. I believe Dr. Junig said that Wisconsin will only prescribe the films, or something like that. (Each state, I believe, has different medicaid rules.) And like exorphin said, they might stop covering her meds altogether. I'd really like a clear, concise, and REASONABLE answer from these doctors as to why they refuse to take insurance. I'd like to see them try to refuse to accept insurance from people with diabetes!

Whoa, Wait, I just had a thought...isn't this discrimination based on disability? Hmmm, now there's an interesting notion. Any thoughts on this? Too bad Donh or Junkie aren't around to give their opinions on this. Anyway, just a thought.

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My doctor actually isn't too bad. He is a phsyciatrisy/addiction specialist and does not accept insurance for any services, not just addiction related. He is a small, private practice with just him and one office girl. He doesn't have the man power to deal with all the insurance companies and wants to keep his cost down. After every appointment they provide you with everything you need to submit it to your insurance for reimbursement. They call it a super bill and if the insurance gives you a hard time, he will help you out. I do agree with everything you said though, especially drs that will take insurance for everything but sub, that is just ridiculous and another reason to end the patient cap. Then sub patients wouldn't be forced to see the greedy drs.


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