Suboxone-Then What?

Question by mwwaldrop: suboxone-then what?
I currently have what I consider to be a major opiate
addiction. I take 10-15 lortab 10s per day every day.
This has been a problem for quite a while now. I
stopped once for about 6 months, but had to have
dental work which caused me to relapse. There is no
possibility of me doing a rehab stint of any kind as
my job will not allow it. I have lost all interest in
any hobbies I have and now take them simply to be able
to get up in the morning and be functional.
What are my chances with suboxone? I
have researched this and am curious as to whether this
will help me stop before I end up killing myself. I’m
looking at this (suboxone)option as a “means to the end” of my abuse. I am 43 yrs old and feel certain that along
with the addiction, am going through some type of
midlife crisis as well. I don’t have the guts to
actually commit suicide but as the number amount I take increases, so does the chance of me doing the deed.
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated

Best answer:

Answer by Bob
First, if you are thinking of suicide – really thinking of it, don’t worry about the job and them “letting” you do rehab.

You can speak to your doctor and tell him/her exactly what you just told us. They will find a way to help you without you necessarily having to go through formal rehab.

Good luck!

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2 Responses to Suboxone-Then What?

  • Straight Cat says:

    Well, I feel that if you really want to get off the pain meds then do what a doctor would do for you. Slowly ween yourself from them. You are right, you will kill yourself if you continue.. It is strange how this pill that will give you energy will give someone else a head in the plate, actually knock them out.

    You are dealing with something very strong and powerful and I pray for you to get off these pills that are killing so many people. It is good that you have opened up and are talking about it.

    Good luck

  • Niffer_78 says:

    I have only ever known Suboxone to be used to treat Heroin addiction. Plus you would have to see your doctor about it to prescribe the right course for you. I don’t know what kind of job you have, but there is no reason why your job shouldn’t allow you to get the appropriate help.

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