I've done some research online. And some say yes most say no.. im confused. Somebody please help with the right answer..
Does suboxone show up on an at home drug test?
Added 23 Oct 2011:
I tested my boyfriend and it can up positive for opiates. He says its because of suboxone and that why he came up positive. But I honestly do NOT believe that! I think he's just trying to cover his a** and is still getting High!!
Suboxone (buprenorphine) will not test positive for opiates. This is done so the Suboxone prescribing doctor can tell if a patient is abusing the treatment by taking an opiate or not. I think your boyfriend has a problem. There are tests that will detect buprenorphine, but doubt your home style test will.
While reading your question and your subsequent comments, I cried. I walked in your shoes for many years. To me the feeling was like living in a parrell universe. I never knew what to believe, what choice was best, putting on happy face and going to work while my whole life crumbled around me. I remember the isolation and the terror. I don't know how old you are or if you have children with your heroine/crack smoking, lying boy friend. For your sake, I hope no kids.
From what you describe, the boy friend is drug addict. While you are at work wondering what to do, how to best to help him, how save your own sanity; he's somewhere wondering how to score, where his next fix is coming from. He's not in love with you. He's in love with opiates. This sounds harsh, but it a stone cold fact. Sorry.
Just like an addict develops a tolerance to drugs over time, the GFs/wives of addicts develop a tolerance for deceit, disappearing $$, and disrespect. Contrary to popular belief, I don't think that all wives/GF of addicts are co-dependant, weak, need to feel needed, control freaks, have abaonment issues, or any of the other crap you here at meetings. In fact, I believe that most of us are very strong, super bright, positive thinkers, accomplished, compassionate and believe in the basic goodness of human nature and the power of love. Over time the addict has taken us hostage; little by little sucking out all the goodness. Don't let him destroy your kind and caring nature.
In my opinion, you don't need a meeting or support group to tell how to cope with someone else's addiction. You need an ACTION plan. If you can, get him out of your home. Toss his stuff in Hefty bags, change the locks and prepare to get restraining order. If the place is his name, then you start looking for alternative arrangements TODAY. Don't waste one more second on "what's best for him". Do what you know (and you do know) is best for you. Believe me with each step you take away from this horrible situation the better you will feel. Let your self grieve. It's ok to be sad. You'll miss him, but it's ok. Just be sad for a while. Meanwhile, start having fun again. Do some things that make you happy. Prepare meals YOU like. Watch TV shows YOU like. Read. EXERCISE. When ever I was overtaken with panic and sadness and loneliness I'd go for a run around the block. I wake up in the morning filled with dread, put on my sneakers, and run around the block in my PJs.
This is just my opinion, you'll hear lots of different advice. Remember opiate addiction is the hardest to kick, basically impossible, even with professional treatment. Alcoholics and the spouses of alcoholics have an easier time. Maybe it's brain chemistry or that drinking isn't as taboo. If you go back and look at he other on-line forums most wife's/GF of addicts give-up after several years and several thousand dollars and much heart ache. Do not be one of them (like me) Get out of this mess now. Good Luck.
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