i been addicted for 17years, I started taken suboxon 1 year ago. I asked my DOC.how long I will be on these for. he just sorta dodged the question.
This is a mixed answer question as some can come off suboxone and some shouldn't come off. If your dr is not an addiction specialist, he likely really doesn't know if you should come off , when or how. Not necessarily his fault either. If you are using an addiction therapist, pose this question to the therapist and they may be able to guide you a bit better, though legally they can't tell you when if and how, they have a better idea, and can give suggestions, they can't tell you to taper or stop, only the dr can. That is why there is no good exit plan for subs, often it can be done, but you, the dr and the therapist have to all have a say in it. You may can sign something saying the therapist can talk to your dr on your behalf, ask, to see if they will work with you to get a better answer. I know I was able to, but I wasn't dependent on opiates for 17 years first, and the longevity of your opiate dependence would be the thing that might be the determining factor here. Is there a reason you wish to come off of it, if there is, then maybe you could hit comment and list that. There is not set time for a person to get off suboxone. A slow taper off is best to avoid withdrawal. Patti
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