i have heard that suboxin is what is given to get off of vicodin. is this then a case of trading one addiction for another?
I need to quit Vicodin. What will help?
Added 27 Feb 2011:
My health care provider told me on one of my visits. " I do not like Vicodin " and she canceled it after 8 yrs of taking the 5mg three a day. I started buying what I could get off the street and now I am in real trouble with withdraw if I try to quit. I am taking Norcos 10mg 6xd. I have reduced my dosage down to 2xd and was doing ok, but then I couldn't get the Norcos and here I go again.
Hi lesterpolyester, (love your username!)
Suboxone is a good route to take if one is addicted to opiates. However, it can be deemed addictive, yet which is the lesser of two evils?
If you could supply more info, such as - how much are you taking? Do you have chronic pain? How much are you taking, and how are you taking it, ingesting, snorting or shooting up?
If you answer these questions (no offense meant by my queries) we can better answer you.
Look up a member here named pattishan61, and read her profile, she has had great success with Suboxone!!!
Best wishes to you,
Not really because you are taking a medication that control cravings and stops withdrawal. It was designed to help heal the brain, and addiction therapy is supposed to be mandatory with it. The therapy helps heal hidden emotional issues that can trigger relapse. Most people don't realize they have to push sometimes to get the doctor to help them taper off. The way some doctors view it, they would rather see the patient on suboxone rather than opiates, so, if the patient doesn't request a taper or dose reduction, they leave the patient on the same amount for long periods of time.If you do just a pinch of research here on suboxone, you will see that most people only need one 8 mg pill, not the nearly standard 16 mgs dose most people are started on. It really can help get people off opiates, but it is no magic bullet.
Hi I had the same where my dc stopped my vicodin after 3 years. He did so because I was abusing them. But he sent me to an addiction specialist who put me on 8mg of Subutex. It helped withdrawals and cravings. Now I'm on 4 mg and still good. Might I also add that this is my 2nd round of sub. When I had to stop for surgery reasons there was no problem getting off it. Just my experience though. So hope that helps.
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