I read up on methadone and it doesnt seem to safe,
I have been on methadone for over 8 years ,and do not expect to be off anytime soon. I myself think methadone to kick pain pills is overkill. Methadone is 10 times harder to kick then most pain pill habits. My main drug was Heroine, but I shot any opiate I could and had habits with them all. The only pain pill habits I would treat with methadone would be morphine, oxy, or methadone itself. I mean a opiate is a opiate but with most pain pills you can get past the physical in about 2 maybe 3 days. I would suggest suboxone, if you feel its your only hope but you gotta do what you gotta do to get your life back.
Dear Redhot, if a person has an injury or condition that will cause lifelong pain, methadone is probably the way to go, if they don't suboxone or subutex can be a Godsend. It stops craving and withdrawal but a person usually needs the addiction therapy that is supposed to be mandatory for suboxone prescriptions. Most bristle when therapy is mentioned, but it helps provide support that the person trying to kick an addiction needs, it helps heal emotional triggers and it helps lessen the chance of a relapse. You will have to be in withdrawal for around 24 hours to start suboxone, but other than that, and the fact that it isn't free, it is the least amount of downtime for a person trying to kick opiates. It works in 20 to 45 minutes after the first dose, and most only need one dose per 24 hours. Go to the suboxone.com webpage and look for the doctor locator service and call several of the doctors listed in your area licensed to write a prescription for it.
Ask about the induction fee and office visit fees. If you have insurance, you might also ask if they will file insurance, many don't, although insurance may pay for the medication. You might also go to YouTube.com and watch SuboxDoc and Maple2609's videos on suboxone, just for some general info.Best of luck. Pattishan
It has its advantages an disadvantges.its like u have 2 be ther @ a certain time.u have to take drug screans ,meatings..just a hastle.the drug itself can be harmful to the liver or heart.now thee advantge is it really does help.but its a long process.try saboxone if u want to come off the pills.its a lot better than going throuhg the rigamaro.
Suboxone may be for you. The doctors will keep you on it until you feel your ready to stop; they will taper you off it slowly. Methadone is hard to stop, very hard and overdosing on it can be easy. My experience with methadone is long and very negative but you do what is best for you ask more than one doctor. Research both maintenance medications ( suboxone, subutex and Methadone) With methadone the dosage will be raised and can get up there i have met folks that take upwards of 500 mg a day!!! They never speak of being tapered off of it either. If you would like to, one day, be completely drug free go with suboxone. With recovery and sobriety patience is must so take your time. Good Luck take your time. Rushing a decision is never a good thing. I have been on suboxone for close to three years and I can taper off comfortably.
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