hi my partner is on 180ml of methadone, he was originally scripted 320ml. But terrified due to drug testing starting in january, he has had to reduce quite quickly. Last week 8 were dismissed for just weed and speed. He is absolutley terrified, as we have 5 kids to support.He is not sure to go on subutex. is there any other option? He works in motor industry, will subutex show up in drug test?
Subutex will only show if they run a panel for buprenorphine. He is at too high a dose of methadone to be safely and comfortably started on subutex, he will have to be tapered to 30 mg of methadone and wait 72 hours methadone free in order to start subutex without the fear of precipitated withdrawal. There are in patient rehab clinics that will start him on subutex on his current dose, but they have medical personnel to monitor him and also have a specific way to do it. The switch should NOT be attempted at home on his current dose. My prayers are with you and your family. Patti
I thought you couldn't be fired from a job for a drug addiction if you're seeking help. If he's in a program he can provide proof. If not, he needs to get into a Methadone clinic ASAP. I have switched from Methadone to Suboxone before and Patti knows what she is talking about. It is not easy!
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