My son started suboxen today, first time for him, the doctor said after a week he would put him on metadone. Why? He said he is feeling okay on the subs so why would he have to be switched.
I'm on done cuz subs weren't here when I started and now I'm on a down ward sprial to hell!!! I'm tappering off done to get on subs and its NOT fun!
Subs is great for people who are addict to opiates and want to use it to tapper off with little to no physical dependance and adventually live a life free of drugs.
Methadone is best suited for those who have tried many many many ways to stay free of opiates all to no avail and need a medication to keep them from using... There are people out there who NEED to be on methadone the rest of their lives... That's what it was ment for! Yes people do get off of it but NOT easily... Some do cold turkey and relapse, some do cold turkey and stay clean- very strong people. Because the withdrawls from done are 100 times worse and last months longer than any other opiate. Some get off years and years after trying.
Methadone is also used for people with pain! So if your son is going into the doc saying I been taking opiates off the street because I'm in pain (trying to get a script maybe?) (Adicts will do anything) the doctor could be like fine then if your in pain we can treat your pain and addiction with methadone.
I have herd subs being used for pain but I herd they do not work well for it.
On subs if you use an opiate you will become extreamily sick.
On methadone you just need more opiate to get past the done to feel it (depending on the dose) (people on really high doses don't feel squat) but you don't get sick for trying.
So who knows what's going on between the son and doc to make him switch to the done. IMO I would fight to stick to the subs and try that before trying methadone. Methadone should be used ONLY as a LAST resort!!!
I agree 100%!! He should stay on the subs. It will control any cravings, withdrawal symptoms and will keep him from using any other opiates. It has ONE purpose only. Unlike methadone which also controls pain. Since pain isn't an issue, I would demand that the doc keep him on the suboxone.
Best wishes and please let us know how he's doing.
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