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subutex and relapse help please!

Discussion in 'General' started by forevermayhem27, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. forevermayhem27

    forevermayhem27 New Member

    Hello I'll try to keep this short, I'm coming up one my one year of sobriety but now im slipping up again. I recently quit taking my subutex which was prescribed at 2 8mg a day, 4 and half days ago. Yesterday and the day before I took one 30mg oxycodone, today i have 2 of them and was unsure wether or not to take both at the same time. When I took the first one my euphoric level was around a 6/10. Before my year of sobriety I was using for 5 years about 60-120mgs a day. I know were not doctors here, but should i worry about an overdose if I take all 60mg's at once today? Also will i be okay to start taking my subutex tomorrow? It will be only 3 days that used, please help me i'm so confused. And i know i should just flush these pills but my mind is made up and these are the last im taking. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. AumuA

    AumuA Well-Known Member

    I advise you take them with a nice chianti and some fava beans.

    NO, I don't really advise that. I think the only actual advice you're going to get here is:

    1) Step back and take a look at what you're doing.
    2) Flush the pills (duh)
    3) consider getting off the subutex.

    Welcome to Opiate Detox and Recovery.
     
  3. forevermayhem27

    forevermayhem27 New Member

    Thanks L. Cohen, its been a couple days now since that post. Today i did step back and look at the big picture, being a father of 3 beautiful kids and a cancer survivor it just wasnt worth it. I've tried to do this my way so many times but my way never get me anywhere. And i do know that my way is wrong. I didn't read your post to just now, i need more people like you to talk to, because that is what my recovery has been missing. The town im from is small and I have to drive an hour away just to go to a meeting that I feel comfortable in. Around here your reputation gets crushed so fast (even though these are NA meetings) not everyone keeps their mouth shut. I more a less just really want you to know that you (someone I have no relation to or have every meet) can care for me, that hits me right in the heart. And i thank you from the bottom of mine for your advice and caring. You'r a truly kind hearted person and you just gave me the courage to care just a bit more for myself. Thanks again.
     
  4. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    I'm glad I didn't have to worry about that. I had ruined my reputation long before I ever got to an NA meeting :)

    And yeah, I appreciate your wanting privacy, but one thing I heard and made a difference to me, was "you can't save your face and your a*s at the same time"

    See, a lot of the reasons I had for not doing what I needed to do were excuses, and ways I could justify continuing to use. So sure don't get yourself ostracised, but look at it this way, what you're saying is that it would be a problem if the people in your town knew the truth. But the reality is you need to start living in truth.

    I don't mean to be critical, just want to try to help you see outside the box that addiction puts us in.

    I don't often comment too much on suboxone thread as I don't know much about it but I do know it is a long acting opiate which, like methadone, is used sometimes as a maintenence drug. So the problem there is that when you stop taking it you go into the very same or worse withdrawal that you did back when you first started on it.

    I wish you the best but realize that sobriety for most addicts comes from finding the way to live drug free, at least in my experience that was true. A substitute drug just delayed the inevitable
    good luck
    Dave
     

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