I've been taking oxycodone daily for about 5 or 6 months. For the past 2 months I've taken roughly 3 to 4 (30mg) pills daily. I am ready to completely stop now and have been reading a lot about suboxone treatment for opiate dependency. I really don't want to replace the opiate habit with suboxone, as most treatments recommend for success. My question is, would taking suboxone for 8-10 days (the amount of time it takes to detox from oxycodone) and then stopping altogether merely delay withdrawal symptoms, or should I be ok at that point and be able to focus on changing my habits without discomfort? I really don't want to start taking suboxone for the next few months, as I don't want to become dependent on it as well. I know it isn't the recommended procedure for maintaining a drug free life, but I really think I will be able to stop taking the oxycodone if I can get past the detox. Please let me know if anyone has used suboxone in this way, or if it will be a feeble attempt to avoid withdrawal.
This was something I also cosidered not going from one drug to another but I myself was in pain mngt. but it was for 5 year period my dose was much much higher and to be honest Iam very thankful I was able to make my decision, been clean for 8months with the help of subs , now down to 2mgs per day an getting great help with questions from this site. Talk to a GOOD DR. who has alot of exp. with helping people with your situaton.The key to my sucess has been the planning and homework and support which is very IMPORTANT!! Good luck and get the info and use it for YOUR SUCCESS
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