I'm a 26 F form Madison, WI I have been taking suboxone for over two years. I was addicted to oxycontin for alomost 4 years. at first it was only a few times per week then it soon became everyday.. i would sepnd my entire paycheck buying street drugs/pills or anything that would help the withdrawl... finally after 4 years i couldnt take it anymore. my drugs became more important then my 4 year old son. I hated myself for that!! I checked myself into the hospital, went through treatment and have been on Suboxone 8mg/day since. My life is back. i'm working full time and will soon be graduating college with a 3.9 GPA. MY FEAR is will i ever be able to stop taking Suboxone??? I dont ever want to live like that again. i'm so lucky that i was never caught with any drugs and i that i still have my son... things could have gone much differently,and for that i'm thankful... I'm now a better person and a better mom, thanks to Suboxone. But will i soon be able to live a life drug free??? suggestions???
Will I ever be normal again?
YES, you will be able to live a life free of drugs. There are many people on this site that can attest to that. I hope they respond soon. Have you read Pattishan61's profile? She is a prime example of one who is successfully living a drug free life after being on Suboxone.
Are you getting any counseling along with the Suboxone? I highly recommend addiction's counseling so to learn the tools necessary to stay clean once you are off the Suboxone. Having to retrain the mind is critical. Dealing with the issues that lead you to the addictive behavior will help to insure you don't become tempted again.
When you are ready you can slowly reduce your dosage and do so virtually free of withdrawals. If you want to read more about tapering off Suboxone try the following site:
Half way down the page it describes how to taper from Suboxone.
We are here to support you,
Firstly congrats on getting through detox,i can imagine how hard it must have been and well done on admiting you had a problem and getting to where you are today.I understand you want off the subs but take one step at a time,Laurie is right,read patti's profile,she will help you get through the subs but be proud of what you achieved so far,you have your child and your whole life ahead of you,you will get through coming off subs also.
Sorry i could not be of more help but i think Laurie covered about the therapy- that also is a good idea and hopefully patti will be in contact with you soon.
I just wanted to say well done on how far you've come and we are here to talk anytime.
Take care and good luck
This is a great suboxone story and I'm so glad that it's helped you! If you feel like you are ready to get off the suboxone then you should do it with the help of your doctor or the people here. If you feel normal and happy on the suboxone it will not hurt you to stay on it. I feel like it's taken some of my emotions away but I bet that's how you felt on the oxy's. I was never addicted to a pain killer but my doctor put me on suboxone for depression/anxiety. I'm wondering how did you feel while on the oxy's vs. the suboxone. I'm thinking about trying some vicodin to get off the subutex (I know that sounds strange and I do not want to get hooked on vicodin either, just wondering). Good luck and congratulations on graduating soon at such a high level! Way to go!!! Laura :)
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