My hubs got a DUI w/o going into all the details, I think @ 57 he has learned his lesson here. He had been on vicodin and ultracet for many years. He just had rotor cuff surgery and was given oxycontin, (spelling) for the first 5 days after surgery. He has been weaning himself off the above for the last few days. He saw his surgeon yesterday, explained the situation, and asked for NON NARCOTIC inflamatorys, DR prescribed ultram. I know this question I am about to ask has been discussed, but I need to ask again, we live in northern mi and the sobriety courts are very strict, he has to blow into a home device 2x a day and a ramdom urine 1x a week. Next urine is SCHEDULED BEFORE entering program, they want him to test CLEAN on FEB 1, will ultram show up on one of their freaking tests??? He absolutely cannot go WITHOUT some kind of anti inflamatory, so if anyone has any other suggestions, I would gladly appreciate any and all advice! (He has degenerative joint disease, severe arthritus, and his arm was practicallly tore off from his work, as the surgeon explained yesterday.) There is no way just aspirin is going to work. We do not have insurance thru his work, too expensive, so an alternative is just not in the picture right now. Thank you much! Puffin...
puffin192, they may want him to test clean, but they also cannot void or override medical advice. no one can. thats why from experience, in my naughty days when i got arrested for truent, i told them i felt sick and needed to go hospital and rite away they took me. no one, no program can tell you if its dr prescribed and legit that you cannot take it. it will just be dispensed a different way. for example, i worked at a drug treatment center, one of the clients was a chronic pain patient suffering bad back problems. what we had to do is discuss with his dr, set up his appt, which was every 3 days, the dr would give him the prescription, i would go pick it up, take him back to the dr, who then would put his fentanyl patch on him. give the rest of the patches to the dr, then that was the routine every 3 days. so comming from someone whos worked in rehab, medical advice of a dr, overrides any advice and rules, and most people follow it being the fear of being sued if there is say, a suicide cause pain was unbearable, or accidental overdose for taking too much of something that aint working, so with this info, ask the program hes going to for the rules and regulation booklet regarding clients rites, and medical rites. hope this helped
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