. My divorce is going to have me lose my insurance in Dec.. and I was going to go on suboxone , but I can't take long term. Can't afford it. So I was wondering after I get the script, if I can manipulate a short 10-20 day detox from oxycodone, taken for 6 yrs! I have no kids till august and my sister is here to help. Truth is, I can walk into any pain clinic and get a script, I want off the ride, though. Can I do this painlessly? I've tried ct..failed. Success rate is 00001%. If this can't be done, then I have to stay in the marriage and go on long term sub maintenance but that scares me too. Can you or anyone give me some help?
I am texting from a phone, please bear with me. Just some things to consider here, most subs drs don't file insurance, has to be cash, credit card or debit,, that is one of the first things you should ask when you call drs for suboxone. The insurance will likely pay for the meds tho, depends on your policy. When a person becomes dependent on opiates long enough to produce withdrawal, that means the natural pain relieving system in the brain has not only crashed, but several reboot attempts may be needed in order for you to get that back up. Each person is different and may take a different amount of time to heal and not have withdrawal. Suboxone is not a miracle in a pill that will magically heal your brain in just a few pills. It does quell all was and cravings, but in order to get clean and stay clean, addiction therapy is best while on subs. Most opiate dependents want to try and do it alone and quickly, but sadly, because they took a dangerous shortcut, they relapse. The fees associated with induction onto subs and office visit fees vary from dr to dr. You could start by going to the suboxone.com webpage and find all the drs in your area, call them, ask about fees, insurance and whether they also write for subutex, it has a generic, is same as subs but doesn't have the 2nd blocker med, still stops craving and withdrawal. Go you YouTube.com and look up SuboxDoc and maple2609, watch suboxdoc's 2 part video on how suboxone works first, then watch any that catch your eye by title. Also watch maple2609's vids, he explains very well how subs works for him. I wish I had an easier answer for you, just wanted to welcome you, explain a few things and encourage you, and give you food for thought. Pattishan61
Unfortunately, 10 to 20 days on the Suboxone is not long enough to "heal" the brain. My doctor recommends at least 3 to 6 months and some people need it for even longer. You will have to locate doctors in your area by using the doctor locator on the Suboxone.com site. As patti said, most docs don't take insurance. You may have the cost of the visits and insurance may pay for the suboxone. You'll have to call around and see what they charge, etc.
You also need to seek addiction's counseling. It is suppose to be part of a Suboxone program. You may want to investigate your options for this as well. Learning the tools to stay clean in the long term is extremely important. The temptation will return and you'll need to be prepared when it does.
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