I am glad you got out of there. It is a get rich quick for many of the Sub doctors who have no ethics anymore. Pretty sad.....
My dr NEVER attempted to decrease my initial dosage which was 24mg a day. No therapy, and I was NEVER drug tested (even though I know others were)??? When I made the decision to come off it was MY decision, of which I think that helped me.
Now that I'm clean, I look back and ask myself "was I really going to taper from the suboxone?"....I've never successfully tapered from anything so why did I think I would do it with this? If I could I would've tapered from the opiates I was on in the first place....lol
I've been on Subutex for about 8 months now. I'm doing fantastic. I'm so so over pain medication. My doctor only deals with cash. He just does, he's so on the up-and-up. And he truly does care about his patients. If you walk the extra mile he walks the extra mile for whatever you need, He's not a drug pusher and wants to up your dose he's okay if you're okay with the dose you're on. So not every Cash Doctor is crooked Just sayin. Have a blessed day.
Sending everyone positive vibes.
No my doctor started me out at 1 and a half pill but I'm in a lot of pain on disability at the end of the day I would start hurting again so much that I couldn't sleep I asked if he could increase it by a half so it would be 2 a day and he told me no that it was ridiculous he said one pill or strip equals something close to 100 mg of morphine which I think is bull crap but what can I do I can't argue with my doctor.