a friend suggested i take methadone for4-5days to detox,i dont want to get hooked though.id do it"COLD TURKEY"but im a sole-parent&have to be ok to look after my child.thats why im desperate to get clean aswell,id do sub but even my dr said it never agreed with me?i would apreciate any info thatl help me through this,im more than ready to stop&very depressed cos im still using
I am hooked on"H"&have tried to stop usin with suboxone&the last2times it's been a nightmare on it?
- 20 Mar 2010 by chicabee_77
- 21 February 2012
- suboxone, opiate dependence, opiate withdrawal, methadone
Added 20 Mar 2010:
as i would much rather use suboxone to detox,but im fearful of having those awful side-effects again.i couldn't function&i sunk into a very deep depression,and just lay in bed praying it would pass,i just want to get clean&have both street suboxone&methadone as i dont want to go back on a program,i want more than anything to get clean,both for me&my child as i look at her&feel this guilt going thru me&i can't go on like this,i really cant.i am so sick&tired of having a drug control me,so im just hoping someone can give me any info on how to do this?like 4-5days on minimum methadone dose shouldnt leave me hanging out or therefore addicted to it,should it?
Doing a 4 or 5 day detox is useless and I will explain why. Unless you have been abusing for a short time say a year or less, then a quick detox like you're thinking of might work. If you're addicted to heroin then you will need time to let your receptors revert back to their normal state. If you can do it with only 4-5 days of detox then you are more then normal. Most people relapse within days of stopping whatever opiate they are detoxing with.
Remember that you didn't get addicted overnite so it doesn't make much sense thinking you can stay clean with 5 days on methadone or buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex).
You may want to get to a methadone clinic and try and get on a 6 week detox. This is a bare minimum detox and you have to be extremely dedicated to staying clean for it to work but, it can be done.
Most addiction doctors practicing ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) agree that you should stay on a maintenance program for at least the same amount of time that you have been abusing. Like I said before, it takes your receptors and the chemical balance of your brain and body a long time to recover from the abuse. Some people like me will likely be on ORT for life but that is fine with me... Good luck...
Not much of and answer But I am so sorry you are down like this.I am right here with you.I went on suboxone and turned totally againist it quick.I took it about 20 days and it dawned on me that the feeling I got from the suboxone was the same feeling I got from the ocs when, I first started taking them.So I took them back to my oc doctor and told her I wanted to come off the ocs,with a taper and for some reason they kept writing my scripts for 60 instead of 40mgs and it was up and down for awhile and I got tired of it so as of yesterday Im back on the suboxone.I had to have some rest my bodys wore out this has been going on for 14yrs and I like you cant deal with the depression,the guilt, I got hooked from having surgery and then it escaladed into this nightmare. only hope that this medicene dont end up worse than the ocs cause they had me thinking I would really rather be dead than to live like this.Just remember gods will want take where his grace cant protect you,if you dont know this now you will before its over it just takes time like the other guy said . Theres a healing process.I have decided what ever the out come I did it cause I had no chioce in the matter,againist my better judgement I had to have some rest and eat and smile man!I had forgot how to smile I have been like a scared little rat in a maze with a big cat on my ass.I dont know to much about any footprints in the sand as the poem goes,havent seen to many sandy beachs in my life but I sure have had a hand getting over this damn mountain lately cause I have been just about to wig.It gets to be over bearing and I have never done street h so I guess its much worse.That cat that answered you before is really very helpful hes straight up, he has a heart an very understanding.I would listen to him hes very intelligent in this matter.why cant you go on a program and let them give you the proper amount of sub so your not depressed and sick get your energy back.Quit beating yourself up the devils having a big enough time by hiself doing that dont join the son of a bitch fight him.I could only imagine where all your friends are probably out with mine.God bless you,my favorite verse in the bible is THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THERE STRENTH , THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.Isaiah 40;31.I guess your probably thinkng what a quack ! if you only knew where I had been in my life you would understand why Jesus Christ is my best friend.Its his hand that stretched out pulling me on across this mountain Im climbing I didnt have the energy to do it alone I was all caught up and plain worn out.I Just didnt care anymore, he cared enough for both of us,and I am still hanging in here.Hanging by a hand ,his hand.And I promise you I'll make it tired as I am.This isnt the first time Ive trusted this hand coming over mountains Ive got two children myself.take care of yourself Take you a good hot bath SOAK,say you a little prayer I aint saying its gonna be easy but I promise if Gods in it, its gonna be alllll right hang in there. Thinking of you,from Sumter S.C.
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