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Hubby went today and got a script for suboxone and i was wondering if it really does everything the doc claims it does.  They made it out to sound like a miricale pill and i am leary on it.  How soon will he start to feel better from this?  And is there gonna be withdrawl symptons from this when he is done with treatment.  He tried cold turkey and that didnt work so we will see
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Hey, glad to hear from you today! HOw you feeling? Hope your well!! In good spirits and if not.....you will get passed it..with a little help...!!

Anyways, I just wanted to say hey and your in my thoughts...hang in there...
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Hello, I am glad to hear that finally a positive move towards his recovery. It should start right away. Has he taken the med yet?
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from what i have heard it does sound like a miracle pill. and i think if it is used as a taper method there should be minimal discomfort when he stops. there have been some peeps on here that used it i am sure they will post their experience to you.
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I know that skyfoxglitter is taking suboxone and has been. I am sure she would explain every detail of what the pill does.
The bad thing is she won't be back on site until tomorrow morning.....
I took subutex, it started working immediatly. There suppose to be the same thing except that suboxone has an added oppiate blocker.......
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He is definately taking a step in the right direction....don't know much about subuxone but if he's taking this, it sounds like he has turned a corner. I hope you are doing ok...the loved one's of addicts go through as much hell as the addict. You're a strong compassionate person and he will need your support to have a successful recovery!
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Ms. helper,

First of all with a supporting wife like you he is blessed.
this is the first step help with W/D's.
Second will be the first step. Maybe I should list them for you:

Admit that we are powerless over alcohol and that our lives have become unmanageable.
Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
Turn our will and our lives over to the care of a Higher Power.
Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admit to a Higher Power, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Be entirely ready to have a Higher Power remove all these defects of character.
Humbly ask a Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.
Make a list of all persons we have harmed, and be willing to make amends to them all.
Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it.
Seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Higher Power, praying only for knowledge of the Higher Power's will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, try to carry this message to other alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

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well the meds seem to have helped he is almost acting like his old self again.  which i am extremely happy about.  He also came clean about everything with the doc. and now he has to be drug tested every week as a part of the treatment.  You guys are so much help to me and i feel bad that i cant return the favor.  Thank you so very much
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That is really great news.....
You must feel so relieved, thats awesome!!!!
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This IS great news....I have remained close with a person from the forum here also who used this method of treatment and they are doing great!

I am so glad to hear your hubby is doing so well....finally a break from the nightmare you've both been living for so long.

I am so happy to hear this! Please stay with us and keep us updated.

You HAVE returned the favor just by beaing here and sharing your experiences with us all hun!
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I have been on suboxone for about 3 years now! I highly recommend only taking it for no more than 7 days! I didn't and here I am 3 years later still hooked!

The reason I say only seven days I cause for One I felt great at the 7th day and two I heard from numorous sources like Dr Drew, that the drug should only be taking for a 7 day mantinence. I believe there right because like I said I felt great after the 7th day on the suboxone but like an idiot I listened to my drug addict mind and continued taking them cause I liked the pick me up get me out of bed part of it.....like it gives me energy to start my day, but I think that's all in my mind
Thanks Mikelova so glad your testimony is on here. My loved one has been on subs 3 years also. The emotional ups and down on subs is a rollercoaster
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you gotta weigh the good with the bad.  if his addiction to opiates isn't that bad tell him to tough out the withdrawals.  once you get on the sub its really hard to get off.

i would recommend he doesn't go longer than 10 days on the subs.  once he passes 10 days good luck getting him off the subs, he'll be hooked on them for a long time.

hope this helps
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My personal experience is in my post Suboxone: Everyone is Different. Check it out. I've written a lot of thoughts about it.
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