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opioid dependency and treatments
June 3, 2006
8:40 pm
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I don't know if this is the place to ask questions like this, but, I thought I would give it a try. I have been on methadone maintainence therapy for 2 1/2 years and decided, on my own, that it was time for me to taper off of the methadone. My sig other has been telling me that it was time since I started it, but I finally felt like the time was right for me. I started the taper about 2 months ago, decreasing my dose by 5mg per week, and have had no problems to speak of. About 3 weeks ago, my sig other of 13 years, told me that he has met someone else and they believe they are in love and he would like me to get myself, financially, together enough to be able to move out, along with our son, and make it on my own. Devastation is not even the word, but I am trying to stay strong and focused for my self and my child. It is going to take a long time tapering off of methadone this way, and a lot of money, both of which I don't have any more. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with methadone tapering, or more importantly, the
drug Subutex or Suboxone? Any info would help. Thanks,
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June 3, 2006
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The methadone program can be a negative thing, from working with my clients, we never recommend it. I have heard positive things about suboxen, much better than methadone. After being on it for 2 years, I am sure your dose is fairly high, so stepping down will definately take a while. Try talking to a doctor about what would be best for you. We often recommend doing a detox program, as hard and awful as it can be, but it can be better in the long run than the methadone program. Good luck with it.

I am sorry to hear about your significant other and the devastation he is putting you through. Stay strong, keep your son and you as priority and take care.

Keep us updated on how it all goes and what you choose to do for treatment. Have a good weekend, do something just for you!

June 3, 2006
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I have no knowledge or understanding of what you are talking about. I am in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, but I quit it all cold turkey. I realize that is not always possible for some drugs. I do not understand why anyone whould be on a maintenance program such as you have described for so long of a time. Can you explain that if you do not mind.

I am so very sorry about your partner. Breaking up sucks, I can not imagine it coming so out of the blue after so long together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

Stick around, I hope somewone here can help you.

Sincerely,
Free2Choose

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