... years, and have a very strong dependency on them everyday, taking a pill first thing when you wake up. What would you think would be the safest way to get off the medicine, and also the safest way of keeping the most emotionally and mind dependent on them. They have tried many times to quit, but can't do it mentally. What are some of your suggestions, and also other than rehab, what is your advice?
14 Oct 2010
If the person has a real pain problem and always will, methadone with counseling is the best route, if no true pain, suboxone with counseling. Both meds are long acting opiate replacement, methadone would treat pain better, suboxone is better is there is no reason for true pain. The person should do the counseling as well, to heal the emotional issues. People who develop dependencies on meds almost as a rule have that tendency in their family and then there are emotional needs that further the dependence so the best way to stay off is to treat both at the same time. If you will go to YouTube.com and put SuboxDoc in the search bar, he has videos explaining suboxone and why and also Maple2609, a young patient on suboxone explains why it works.Good Luck
17 Oct 2010
I def. and totally have to agree with the first person who has responded to your question and cocerns. (I'm sorry but i don't remember your username) Suboxen and or methadone are the best, for the time being, in finding resolutions to this. It however can and will create dependacy as well. But just like any and everything, it can be conquered. Being on methadone for example is just a legal high. As for anything i guess if your doctor has given it to you. But agian, you can gradually lower your doses and get off of them. If anything, you may be able to try that at first to come off of the hydrocodone. It useually calls for 1 to 2 every 4 to 6 hours for pain. Try taking one every four hours on the dot. like exactly on the forth hour and no sooner. Im shure your body has created a tolerance though, but it never hurts to try new things, if u haven't already. All in all, back to the subject.
Once you have contacted the right people about suboxen/methadone, they will more than likely set you up or send you to other people for councling. It is simply an outpatiant ordeal, and u can go to meeting on and around your personal schedule. It beats going to a rehab some where bc they usually keep you for weeks or months until they decide your fate and release you on there terms. So for now, and once agian, call your family doctor and explain your story as u did on here, and they most def. will point you in the right direction. I hope you get more personal advise, answers and feed back like you want through this website. This is the place to atleast start and ask these sort of questions.
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