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  1. src4

    Hello everyone! I just finished my spring semester of my junior year. I go to a great school and now that summer has come I am going to quite taking Suboxone. I purchased the audio version of Quitting-Suboxone by Dr. Jeffrey Junig. This has helped me a great deal and i am using the audio books advice and I am going to start my taper next week and from that week on until I get down to 2 mg’s. At that point I am going to quite and use some of the meds recommended by Dr. Junig and another Dr. that I work with. What I am wondering is can I taper a bit faster in the first three weeks instead of what the audio says? or would that be setting myself up to fail? I am now taking 16 mg’s per day and I have been taking subs for about one year. I plan on being completely off of it in 6 -7 weeks from now. Once I get through the two weeks of withdrawls I plan on going to 90 meetings in 90 days and then go to a meeting per week after that. I feel very confident in my ability to do this because I have three months off of school and I will be working minimal hours and I am allowed time off when needed. Once I get to my 2mg’s every other day I am going to pack up all of my meds that I have prepared and we are going to my family cabin for 9 days without any suboxone. I will be there with my dad and he will be the one giving me my doses. I trust my dad 100% and I know that once I get there with him that I will not be leaving until I am clean. I am going to start a blog for anyone who would like to follow through my next 8 week journey.
    I want to thank Dr. Junig for all of the help and motivation that he has given me and he doesnt even know who I am. And please feel free to change anything about by plan that you may not like. I need help so anyone that has any advice for me, I am all ears.

  2. hatmaker510

    SRC4 – Have you been to the suboxforum.com? It’s Dr. Junig’s forum/companion to this blog.
    There are MANY threads about stopping suboxone and referring you there would be best instead of going into all of it here, but I will say you might want to consider a slower, longer taper and getting below 2 mg before jumping off.
    Good luck!

  3. slipper

    LACK OF GUILT?
    JUST WONDERED IF ANYONE ELSE FELT NO GUILT WHEN USING..I MEAN WHEN ACTUALLY GETTING YOUR DRUG OF CHOICE..I WOULD SAY WELL..I NEED IT MORE THAN SHE DOES AND TAKE MY FRIEND’S ENTIRE BOTTLE FROM HER MED. CHEST….. THE THING I DID…29 YEARS OF ADDICTION TO HYDRO’S 20 10MG. A DAY TRYING TO GET IT GOING TO DRS. PHARMACY..TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH WHO I WAS IN THIS TOWN” (HAD A STORY FOR EVERY DOCTOR” COUNTING, RECOUNTING..HIDING THEM AND REHIDING THEM MY GOD IT WAS WORK…I FINALLY HEARD ABOUT SUBUTEX AND WENT TO DR. ON 16 MG. AND A MIRACLE HAPPENED…I’M SOBER….I DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT HYDRO’S ANYMORE…I HAVE MY LIFE BACK…5 TREATMENT CENTERS..20 PLUS YEARS OF AA (IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT..OBV. I DID NOT)….BUT NOW I DO FEEL GUILT FOR ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS I DID TO GET IT…THIS IS MY FIRST POST…BEEN READING ALL OF YOUR POSTS AND THEY ARE SO HELPFUL…I AM A NURSE RN/TEACHER WITH A BS AND MS DEGREE AND I NEARLY LOST ALL OF THAT BECAUSE I MAINLY AM AN ADDICT…………..JUDY

  4. slipper

    OH AND BY THE WAY I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 41 YEARS TO A MAN WHO HAS STAYED WITH ME THROUGH ALL THIS SHIT….ANYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE BEEN LONG GONE…AND TWO WONDERFUL BOYS AND 4 GRANDCHILDREN…SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR ….BUT I STILL FEEL THIS GUILT NOW FOR ALL THE THINGS I DID TO MY FAMILY AND MY FRIENDS AND TO PEOPLE I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW ….. I EVEN TOOK MY MOTHER’S PAIN PILLS WHEN SHE WAS DYING WITH CA.—I HAVE ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE ME BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FORGIVE MYSELF…HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD THESE FEELINGS?? THANK YOU SO MUCH

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