i am not an alcoholic.before the rapid detox of 188mg methadone,i used to drink about 4 to 6 beers and maybe 2-3 drinks twice a week.never liked too much to be drunk.just a little buzz.i'm just wondering if when i am in 6mg or 4mg of suboxone i could maybe drink some time.maybe once every two weeks or so.just to go out sometimes,because since the detox i'm not interested in using any opiates... i really want to change my life.and i have not had a single drink.as a matter of fact there's a six pack and wine in my house,and i dont even think about it.it's just there.would it make me feel into withdrawl to drink some alcohol when i am on 4mg or 2 mg of suboxone?.i really need to know some advice.can anyone help me?.
Hey Lazarus, you will probably find that even small amounts of alcohole on subs will make you very sleepy and the effect of the alcohol will be much stronger while on subs. My dr did NOT. Like clonidine, so, he wouldn't give me that, although I think he should have. Not sure what the combo or alcohol, subs and clonidine would be but subs plus alcohol will make ya sleepy fast, so be careful, you may just nod right on out.
Just wanted to show you what the interactions are with the three substances you are asking about. You can go to the following link and read about them:
As patti has said, it is not recommeded. It won't send you into withdrawals, but it can cause a decrease in blood pressure (hypotension) and a decrease in heart rate and breathing which can ultimately be fatal. So please be careful. As long as you are taking your Subxone and Clonidine as prescribed without the alcohol you should be fine.
The problem with alcohol use is that it effects the GABA area in your brain, which depending on the person could be the same area you were "fixing" with opiate use. Another consideration is that you might not always feel so good and strong. I wouldn't make any hard n fast rules, if u start drinking a lot alone get rid of booze for a while. Ive gone back an forth, drank socially from get go. Then I found while I never drank much before addiction now if I drink while I have cravings I can pound bottles of booze. Sure have a beer with mexican food wine with italian, but be careful and understand your brain is not same as before addiction.
How long you been on sub laz? Methadone is a horrible addiction bro, congratulations on quitin.
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