My daughters judgement got her arrested after being on suboxone for 3 years is there a chance that was to blame?
Dear Shirley, welcome to the site. I am not clear on what you mean by your daughter's judgement, but yes, many stay on suboxone for 3 years or more. It depends on how they have progressed in their recovery, and the dr, the patient, and the addiction therapist all determine when qnd if someone should come off of it, some need it for life. It helps with the pain of fibromyalgia, as well as many other conditions, so some take it for pain. It was designed to help people get off opiates, but some choose to stay on it for the pain relief. Please hit comment to be more specific with your question if i did not answer if for you. Patti
Hi shirley - I'm not quite sure I understand what you're asking. Are you asking if her decision to be on Subox. for 3 years or the Subox. itself caused the lapse in judgement? The Subox. does not cause bad judgement, if that's what you're asking. It is unlike most other opiates in that one cannot build up a tolerance, thereby needing increasingly more to experience the same effects of the medication. For the most part, this removes the desire to take more & more medication, in pursuit of any sort of 'high'. I have been on the medication for about 5 years. My Psychiatrist would like me to stay on it forever because it has removed any obsession to take other opiates, or to drink or take any other mind altering substances, for that matter. The reason for this may also be coupled with the fact that I want to live a quality life & got sick & tired of the rat race of drugs/alcohol. But, Subox. has created a balance in my life that had been missing for some time after a serious relapse & long depression. Mind you, I have also dropped the dosage to 1 mg, for which I am very grateful. I would like to taper off completely as soon as possible. I also suffer from bipolar 1, for which I am medicated, but I believe the Subox. may help with mood, as well. Coupled with regular exercise, I have been virtually depression free for many years, other than a few mild episodes, which pass quickly. Perhaps, if you give us a bit more info. about the lapse in judgement or the circumstances, we can be of more help. There are many helpful people on this site with much experience in this area, so hope you find answers! Jillian
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