I have an opiate problem with hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphene ect. I was wondering, if I walk into a methadone clinic and get started, can my mom find out? I am 19 years old, but I am on her insurance, I guess I could just pay the cash fee each time? And what about jobs? Can they look and see that I am a methadone user? I want to go to a clinic and get help but I dont want it to hurt my family or job life. Is there anyway I can have this kept to myself? Thanks for the help before hand.
As long as you dont go through insurance no one will find out unless they of course see you walking in the clinic. Just pay cash. Lots of people go to clinics and no one knows about it. I myself go and the only one that knows about it is my husband. I dont want my family to know about my problems. They have enough to worry about. Im really proud of you for getting help. I was 19 when I started getting into pills. I would stop for a while then start back up. Its like the older you get the harder life gets and my get away was my pills. that was the only thing that would give me the energy to deal with things but I was wrong. It just made things worst and used up a lot of money! Anyways I hope it all works at for you. take care hun
There is another option or 2 here. There is also a medication called subutex or the sister med, suboxone. Most employers don't check for bupenorphine and that is the only way it show positive on a test. Go to the suboxone web page and look for the doctor locator button and write down ALL the doctors on it that are close to you. There are fees, visit charges and requirements so you need to ask the following questions, what is the induction fee this doctor charges, what are the office visit fees and how often will the doctor make me come in, and are there any other requirements. The doctors usually don't take insurance, the insurance usually will pay for meds, but I understand why you don't want to file it on insurance, just thought I would list that in case someone else interested read this post. The suboxone fees vary wildly from doctor to doctor, so, you may find one in your budget. If you can get them to write you an RX for subutex, it has a generic that is only about $2.50 per pill, the suboxone is usually around$8 per pill. That sound expensive I know, but most people really only need one per day. Methadone will show up in a urine test, subs usually doesn't. If you will go to YouTube.com and put the following into the search bar, it will give you more info SuboxDoc and then separately put in Maple2609, both explain suboxone more thoroughly. You will briefly have to go into withdrawal to get on it, there can be NO other opiate on your brain receptor sites or it will cause you to go into something called precipitated withdrawal which means super bad withdrawal. YOu only have to be opiate free for about 24 hours to start subutex or suboxone. It relieves all withdrawal within 20 to 45 minutes and eliminates cravings for opiate. You also could go cold turkey with the Thomas recipe, a list of over the counter meds and supplements that help with the various withdrawal symptoms. It will take a couple of weeks of being off pain pills before you would feel all the way back to normal, but you may relapse without counseling for any method. If you have had a problem for less than a year, the cold turkey would probably be best method, over a year, suboxone, subutex or methadone would all work. Best of Luck, hope you get comfortable and tell your mom, she probably needs to know. You do need support. I am saying some Prayers for you Pattishan
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