Im wondering what would be a better way to go, I can either go into the hospital where you stay 5 days and they put you on subs, or I can go into a center where they just give you subs for a few days and when you leave you are opiate free... no subs
Hi Terry. Either way would be ok but I would just make sure you have a doctor who understands that suboxone can be highly addictive also. If you do try suboxone go with the lowest dose that makes you feel better and do not stay on this drug for more than a few months or you will end up like me (unable to get off the suboxone). Do some research on long term suboxone use or go to a site called subsux. If you can go to a hospital and be detoxed from what you've been taking (I don't know how bad your addiction is) but if you can avoid the suboxone route all together that's what I would do. I hope this helps a bit. Good luck and GOD Bless :) Larsy1966
I agree with Larry. I would definitely research both options. You'll find here that most people on suboxone, eventually like to taper off of it. I've been on it for a month and I'm trying to taper off as soon as I can. If I had the option, I would always suggest 5-day in-patient detox followed by a 28-day rehab stay or intensive out-patient treatment. The more support, the better. But that's not for everyone. Are those your only 2 options? I would ask pattishan61, she always seems to have good advice. Whatever you do, good luck & congratulations! It's the best thing you can do for yourself and the people on this site are very kind, supportive & non-judgmental. Let us know what you decide. Also, you may get more replies if you put "suboxone" in the 'help please' title question.
Either way sounds good! It's good to know there are places out there that really try to get people off of the suboxone! You'll find many people here like me that were sucked into being on Suboxone for longer than needed.
Well... I wish you well and hope that you are able to successfully get off of all opiates for good!
Hi terry, I guess it would depend on how long you've been addicted and if you can trust yourself not to use again once your out of wd's. I would prefer the hospital setting. Depending on the damage done, the subs will buy you time while the receptor sites heal and you start producing your own natural opiate. The subs will help with this. If you choose this route, be sure to take the least amount of subs that control the symptoms. Higher doses are much more difficult to ween down from and eventually off. Explore both avenues thoroughly. Again, much depends on how long you've been addicted too!
Keep us posted and best wishes,
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