I tried out suboxone treatment for 4 weeks and quit. Here's how easy it is. You go to a suboxone doctor, he gives you a drug test and acts like he cares. He feeds this line of BS about how suboxone is better for you than opiates and if your taking a subscription then your not addicted. your just following doctors orders. at the end, he ask you for 200-300 bucks cash! This all took an hour. Thats it! It is nothing but a legal dope dealer. The government should feel ashamed. These doctors should feel ashamed too. Oh yeh, when you leave him, you go to the pharmacy and pick up your script which is about 230 bucks for 30 8mgs. And you gotta pay the doc 200 a month just to see him. I had to pretty much yell at the friggin guy to tell him i didnt want any part of his treatment any more. They're blood thirsty money hungry vultures. I could understand maby taking it for like 3 days before you go into rehab to detox or something but i was sick as hell when i came off of that stuff. I just quit cold-turkey, went to rehab and gave my life to God and i now have 15 months of sobriety. Suboxone treatment is not worth it, yes it will make you feel good but your just trading drug for drug, thats all it is. Anyways, thats enough from me. Any comments? i know some people are gonna slander me over this but this is what i believe about suboxone treatment and its the truth!
I dont agree with you one bit! Suboxone is a wonderful drug is you use it right. My experience with it has been completely different than yours. Ive been taking it for about 4 months. Since I started taking this prescription I have had no cravings whatsoever, I have obtained and kept a full time job that I have never once even been late to. Suboxone it to help you get back on your feet and to become a asset to society. I help people, I dont need anything from anyone else anymore, I pay all my own bills and am taking care of myself all by myself. Before I started this drug I didnt have any drive to even want to do any of these things. Suboxone has totally changed my life and If I were still back in that situation 4 months ago I would do exactly the same thing as I did then. There are people that dont use it correctly and those are the people that dont get any help from it. When I go my doctor he doesnt charge me a dime because my insurance pays for it all.
When I go to the pharmacy I pay 3 dollars for my 60 tablets of 8mg Suboxone. This drug has done wonders for me and is not bullshit in the least!
Perhaps if you were educated about this drug you wouldn't degrade it so much. I'm sorry you had a bad experience w/ your doctor but that doesn't mean it's a horrible drug. I don't think anyone subscribes to suboxone either.. pretty sure we're PRESCRIBED it. Anyways, maybe you don't need suboxone but others do. It is a great drug to set aside withdrawals and cravings while addicts can get their life in order w/ counseling, one on one, and fixing their lives they may have plowed through w/ active addiction.
My doc doesn't make me pay anything but a office visit which is like 5 dollars each month because of my insurance and my subs are 20bucks/month. Unlike other opiates, sub has a ceiling effect of around 32mg so it's not like trading one for another.. w/ other drugs as you may have noticed your tolerance goes up and up. With sub the lowest dose is the best dose. I don't even get high off Sub... I feel relief from w/d's and cravings. I used to be on methadone... sub saved me from that drug. No way of getting off of it by myself. You went through hell because you have to do a slow taper.. I've known many who have been on it for years and did a low taper and felt little w/d.
I hope you succeed though. But don't bash a drug that has saved others lives. If done right, it's a great tool for recovery. Education is another good tool...
hi mr1234567,if you feel the way you just described,then what are you doing on this website ? it sounds to me like you didn't do all that well on suboxone.this website is used to help and support its members.not to bash and degrade a system. I hope your sobriety lasts for the rest of your life. if it doesn't we here at drugs.com will be waiting with arms wide open. We won't judge you harshly maybe you can do the same... pete
I always agree we should not bash something that help another, but read between the lines here... he is hurting, he has been ripped off by an un-caring & possiably uneducated doctor, and he is srying out for help. Had anyone of us been in his shoes we would be angry as well, our daughter has been handcuffed to a nethadone clinic for about a year, $15 a day, no ins, no medical card, cold hard cash, and we are not rich people, so I understand, they too promised to help and all they did was increas the dose on her babys dad until he hit maximum and his is a very small man, all about the cash... if the moeny isn't there, their concern disapears, poof ,,gone,, too bad to sad,,this is a tough & ugly treatment of society, so if one of us gets mad, maybe he has been treated like dirt just too long & has voiced it, all treatments have pros & cons... pray for allm we are in a war & fighting it alone, maybe this fourm was his only retreat. God bless & Good health... MommaNancy & DadsWatchinU Peace my Friends
Suboxone is a treatment to detox you.
I to was told this would replace my Morphine as a pain drug. It didn't work.
I have two Doctors, one is my VA Doctor and he was the one who ask me why I was on a detox drug. I was tricked. Also I was not addicted to Morphine
God bless Bucky 1
I too lashed out recently on a question posted. I realized it is unproductive, hurtful and only accomplished a satisfying vent. I felt pretty bad about it. I am sorry you had such a bad experience with your doc and this med. However, all of us are entitled to our opinions. It's true that many are in it for the money, and those fortunate enough to have insurance, will have a better attitude towards this drug. It has helped many, and it has been degraded by many. I hope you feel better by getting this off your chest.
Take care and my best wishes,
Doth one feel such a mighty ill,
So small it is this poisinous pill
for pleasure it does not bring,
My soul has stopped for ever to sing
Alone where once there were many friends
no calls or letters to me one sends
My only friend this poisinous pill
taking from me all my will
Today I wake a shambolic man
Always working on some new plan
To decieve lie and cheat my way
through another tortures day.
I shall not wash or clense my self
No food to be seen on my shelf
How long before I shall die
With my children crying and asking why.
Today I woke 3 days without the pill,
feeling sick but with strong will
to get off this frantic ride
To no longer wanting to hide
I want so much to find true love
but I know it shall not just fall from above
I stand up now with weakness and pain
knowing that the weight I shall gain
Will make me strong and able to fight
and doe once again what is right.
To all of you living this hell
I hope you all will also get well
I've been on suboxone for about 2 years now and feel like the Dr's are totally misrepresenting this drug. Before I got it I asked the Dr. if this stuff was anything like methadone because if it was I wanted nothing to do with it since I went down that road for 20 yrs. His reply was it was nothing like it and the withdrawals were mild in comparison. I've been opiate free since and have been trying to detox from the suboxone and it's no cake walk. I should of known better. I'm 53 and have wasted my life on crap like this. It was my choice so I have no one to blame but me. The cost of the medication is crazy. Truth be told I stay worried and depressed most of the time over the cost. It's a sham that Dr's don't want to prescribe the subutex. The $100 dollar difference in price between the two I don't get.
If you don't have insurance it's rough and some people may have to do things they shouldn't do to support their suboxone habit. To someone who has never been addicted it's hard for them to understand. My life has gotten better but all my money goes to Dr's and pharmacies. To me it's almost like being a prisoner. Been that route. One good thing prison done for me was give me no choice but to get clean. I'm law abiding these days but I almost wish I could turn myself in for a good 60-90 days. For some reason it's a little easier locked up since your not going anywhere and don't have to fight the urges to not call the connect or go to the Dr. and get more. As many times as I've went through the withdraws I would think the fear wouldn't be there but it is. After I complete this journey I know with the help of my lord Jesus Christ I will never have to put myself through this again. I have 2 herniated disks and arthritis in my back and do not think this is a good medication for pain management. When I was a younger man I got addicted to heroin so I went to the methadone clinic and that's where my life took a turn for the worse. I met more connects and discovered drugs I knew nothing about. I won't argue that suboxone is a better alternative then methadone but if you can make it through your problem without anything you will be much happier. I feel for the youngsters just getting started down this road. I used to escape my problems when I was younger with drugs and now that I'm not younger believe me you will feel the damage your doing to your mind and body latter in life if your lucky enough to survive it. It really is a life time struggle and I am so tired. Good luck to you all.
i understand your frustration ,weve all been there ,but when used properly and weened off correctly , suboxone does work!,at least its working for me,so to all of u who read this and are now discouraged, its not all bs.the reason they give you suboxone is so u dont freak out and re-lapse.and over time you slowly ,very slowly , taper off of the subs and u should have no problem.
dear fish, Thank you so much for that. So many people improperly use it and yes, there are some not so good subs drs out there, but the key is to properly be educated about it and to use it properly. It worked for me, i used my addiction therapist to help me taper off after some time on it and i am fine. Its the people who think it is a magic pill thqt instqntly cures them off addiction, and who wing their treatment who write the long rants about the governement and drs trapping them on it. I hope you see this, fish, pattishan61
You can receive suboxone for free from the pharmaceutical company if your income is under $26,000 for Individual, or $35,000 for family of 2, etc.You need to go to suboxone "here to help" website for details. Your doctor fills out an application form & faxes it into them. You'll need to provide 1040 fed tax form filed, too, to prove your yearly income criteria.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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