I was clean from heroin for almost 5 years until I relapsed on Xanax in December 2011. So now I've been on this stuff for only like 3 months and I am up to anywhere between 6-12 mg day depending on what I can get. I am planning on going to detox tomorrow to get off of the Xanax because I have tried cold turkey and I was honestly shocked at how physically addicted I was after only 3 months of use. I take 24 mg of Suboxone per day and I'm just wondering what to expect at detox. If I tell them that I have a legit prescription of Suboxone they are probably going to contact my doctor who accepts my insurance (which we all know is hard to find) and I will lose my Suboxone doctor. If I tell them I am addicted to Suboxone and Xanax then they will wean me off both??? I just don't know, I am going to detox regardless because my two children don't deserve this and after being clean for so long I know I can do it. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar situation and could maybe give me some input? Thanks!!!
Hi - I applaud your willingness to go to detox no matter what... my experience has been that no treatment ctr. let me stay on my ADHD meds, Adderall or Dextroamphet, while I was in treatment. Not sure how they're doing it now, but maybe the detox is different. They couldn't possibly wean you down off Subox. unless you were going to be there awhile. So, they may make allowances & just hold & control your Subox. Is it too tough for you to just slowly taper from the Xanax? Good luck, whatever you do, and hang in there for support...
hi iamdyinghere,hope you dont mind me asking u a question or 2 or3 ? does your sub doc give you urine tests? do you give him real ones? if your answer to first is no then you have nothing to worrie about.if your answer to question 2 is no then you still have nothing to worrie about.a detox for xanax is going to last 1 week tops.they should not mess with your sub.they are 2 diffrent issues. why don't you go to your sub doctor and get honest? he may find out from this detox he may not.but you said you dont want this for your kids,they deserve better, right ? think it over and you decide.Im subzero58 ill friend you if you want an honest friend you can talk to...
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