i m looking for somewhere inCT to detox from oxycodone.Should i just check into the emergency room at the hospital what would they do are they equipped to help someone detox are there any other places in CT that i can try .Does a suboxone treatment dr the answer .And would my pain specialist DR help me get off them with suboxone?i Dont know where to start but need to start soon .Tahnks Butters
Hey Butters, Good to see you back. Suboxone is one option, ask you doctor if he is licensed to prescribe suboxone. A doctor has to have taken a brief course in order to be able to prescribe suboxone. It will quell craving and keep you from having withdrawal but it should also be done with addiction therapy. You will have to briefly go into withdrawal for around 24 hours for the receptor sites to be free of all other opiate so the subs can rest on the brain receptor sites and not cause precipitated withdrawal. If there is residual opiate on those sites, precip will occur and you would be miserable. This only happens if people don't wait and take the sub too soon. Within 20 to 45 minutes after you take your first dose of subs, you will be out of withdrawal and probably feel better than you have felt in a long time. If your doctor does not have the special training to do suboxone rxs, go to suboxone.com and use the doctor locator button for a list of all the docs in your area licensed to prescribe it. Write all the names down and call each of them. There is a fee called an induction fee and the price of this fee varies alot. Also ask what the fee for an office visit is and how often you will have to come in. The sister medication, subutex, has a generic available but not all subs doctors will write for it, you might also ask the docs you call if they do write for it. Some states have programs that pay these fees, some don't. Most docs don't take insurance for suboxone therapy, but many insurances to pay for the medication. There are other options, cold turkey, cold turkey with the Thomas recipe, and methadone. Methadone is the better choice if someone has a condition that will always cause physical pain. Make sure you do NOT need surgery or dental work where you would need opiates, as suboxone and methadone both block the effects of opiates. Make sure you have support at home, it can really help healing from opiate dependence. Hope someone else answers you soon. I won't have a pc to use in a bit, have to go home where I don't have one. If you have any serious questions I can help you with regarding subs, send sweetlemon a private question and have her text or call me. I would be glad to offer support and answer any question I can. Best of Luck, you are in my Prayers. Patti
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