I have been abusing hydro/oxy for about 4 months. I currently am taking about 100-120 mg of oxy in the form of percocet 10/325 (just because that's what I could get my hands on) Before that it was Vicodin... whatever I can get. My tolerence is skyrocketing. I have tried to taper before unsuccessfully. I also bought 3 8mg suboxone pills off the street for "emergency purposes". Basically in case my contacts run out. I've never taken suboxone before in my life; my experience with the drug is solely internet information and talking to someone who is, and has been, in the maintenece stage for a long time. Is it possible to detox from the oxy using suboxone, or is the drug too powerful for this situation. My thoughts were to: 1. get dopesick, 2. take 1 mg sub, 3. taper very quickly (hopefully before issues of tolerence to the subs start), and 4. jump off within a week. I am a professional and cannot put a few days together to take time off and detox cold turkey. I also am terrified of any and every withdrawal symptom. I am assuming that because I have only been using for about 4 months that things will happen quickly... or is the suboxone too strong... and that will give me problems? I appreciate ANY help you folks could give me!!! :)
You have to be in withdrawal for at least 24 hours for the suboxone to work. I am sorry I can't answer all your questions, but , that one needed to be answered. There is a formula on this site called The Thomas Recipe, please look it up and read about it. You can get it put together at some healthfood stores. It will help with withdrawal. Join the opiate withdrawal group and the opiate dependence and suboxone groups here on this forum and read over the questions and answers. You will notice a pattern of people who answer and that alot of people ask the same things you have asked. There are 2 men who normally answer, pay attention to there post, they are right on. If I were in your same position, I would also go to either a suboxone support group, a NA meeting or an AA meeting and talk annonymously with someone else on suboxone for support and to reduce the fear factor.See if you can find a suboxone support meeting in your area and go if you can, it is annonymous. If I read your post correctly and it is true, I think you would do better cold turkey, physically, but mentally and emotionally, i think suboxone is your best route. I am sorry I couldn't answer all of your questions. Best of Luck, you are in my Prayers.
I am going to be as straight forward with you. If you want to withdrawal, then you will find the time to do it. Abusing new/other narcotics is not the way to go. If you don't want to do it, you won't do it. You'll make excuses. But once you get commited to get off the drugs, you'll realize no matter what, you're going to win the battle. And once you start withdrawals, no matter what you take, you're going to have to deal with some hard times for at least a day or so..really hard times. I hope you make the right decision!
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