Can you go to AA meetings and be considered sober if you are taking suboxone?
- 11 Jan 2012 by mbackpain
- 20 January 2012
YES, you are sober while on suboxone. I have seen others argue the point, but my addiction therapist said yes, indeed, you are sober on subs and 2 other specialists also said yes. Now some in AA will argue with that, but they aren't addiction therapists or professionals, and sometimes it is better not to tell you are on it at the meetings as there can be some real know it alls who will say avoid meds while in your battle, including antidepressants or other meds that might really help you specifically. Some AA members could are less, but those who consider themselves real AA purists will get loud about medication being avoided, and your mental health habits shouldn'tbe under their scrutiny. Congrats on sobriety! Patti
When I went to my first A.A. Meeting,my head was spinning!I had just got out of rehab.and all I wanted was to stay sober.I heard every opinion on antidepressants to ice cream with alcohol in it.you just keep going don't look back,don't judge,you do it the way it keeps you sober.Don't get me wrong A.A. Is my life but after 22 years I know if you don't pick up another drink 1 day at a time you are working your program.If you feel you are uncomfortable with your meeting try another- if you are new,if you belong to a group and you have a sposor now -talk it out with her,if you need to get some extra therapy.But never let someone elses opinion get in the way of your sobriety,be proud,be honest,and keep it real.Criss
IMHO Yes! You are sober while on sub! What a great job on turning your life around. I know there will always be ppl who disagree but you need to do what works for you and keep your eyes on the prize! If an AA meeting doesn't sit right with yu, you can always come to this support group. We won't judge you. I found more support here than I ever did at a meeting..but that's just me.
I have heard that most people in na and aa meetings do not consider suboxone being sober, but if they dont find one that does.
Even if you get some negative responses, don't let that hinder your progress. This is YOUR journey and no one needs to be telling you should or shouldn't be on suboxone.
I felt the same way attending NA while on Suboxone. I felt like a cheater watching others in pain while I wasn't and knowing they were wanting what I have. Just as I looked on and wanted what long tome goers had in the past when I went and sat in the back all dope sick from Methdaone. I'm in moderate withdrawals right now from Suboxone. Stopped two days after Christmas and still feel a bit down and low energy... legs at night... insomnia... yadda yadda. But whatever. My point is... just like someone said above me... we all gotta do what we gotta do and how we gotta do it! Suboxone saved my life and my daughters. I'm scared right now but also looking forward to waking up feeling awesome with no need for anything besides maybe a cup of joe! So you do you! Keep up the good work:0)
you can go to A.A. meetings or N.A. meetings while you are taking suboxone because as i was told that the only requiement is a desire to stop drinking or drugging the key word is the desire to stop. have a great day good job going to the meetings to get help.
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