my partner just not long came out of prison,he was clean but decided to go back on suboxone,because he did not feel strong enough.the doctor gave him 2mg twice aday.He has been takin them,but still feel's the need to top up with herion.He wants to be clean but feels the amount of suboxone the doctor has gave him,is not enough,so how much mg a day should he take,not to get the feeling to take herion on top.
I also take Suboxone. My advice would be to have him speak to his doctor and tell him the truth. He may possibly need a higher dose. Is he also in therapy or counsling to address the drug abuse? Suboxone may help with addiction but one must also learn to address their behaviors and work with a professional to do so or even attend NA. Also, did he give suboxone a chance to work on its own or did he immediatley start using herion on top? Of course if he is still using herion he is still going to be craving it.
If he is using herion on top of the suboxone that is not a good choice. Please encourage him to speak to his doctor and get into groups or counseling.
That is kinda of addict thinking, whatever they gave me won't work, I need more. He still can OD even though he is on suboxone. And Steph is right, addiction is on 2 levels, the physical, which is caused by pain and/or a family history of addiction, and the emotional issues. If you treat one without treating the other, there is almost certainly going to be a relapse. He will have to speak to the doctor to get an increase on this, it is hard to say how much would make him feel satisfied, You aren't ,mentioning withdrawal as the reason for him wanting more, it is more of a craving thing. He needs to talk to the doctor to see if it can be increased some, like maybe 4 mgs twice a day and start addiction counseling or suboxone group therapy and maybe even therapy to adjust to getting out of jail.
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