Re: heroin addict/2.5 years on subutex cold turkey SUCCESSFULY kicked and CLEAN
Hi pimentinha! I think its great to use subutex as a tool in fetting off heroin if thats what you need. I too, for whatever reason,, could not get clean on my own. Subutex helped me transition from active drug seeking addiction, to being stabalized on the medication..during that time though, i got a job and peiced my life back together.
I definately think subs are an amazing tool to transition, but they arent the be all and end all solution. (I thought they were and 2.5 years later...i was still on the shit). For me, personall, NA and working a 12 step program helped me figure out what was going on that i wanted to be numb in the first place. I attended meetings for 6 months before i tried detoxing, and my detox was succesfuly. Na has given me the tools to deal with and cope with life on lifes terms, and for me, i didnt have that. I didnt know how the fuck to deal with my emotions, so i numbed them.
I think you should def try subs treatment, but have a plan. No longer than a month or two. And take steps to heal whats wrong underneath the drugs. Subutex/suboxone should be used as a transitional medication, not replacememt as you said. Find some meetings in your area. I thought na was a cult, but it ultimately has saved my life. I still attend meetings every week, im of service, and my life has changed. I graduated school this week too
i wish you love and strength on your journey. You can do this! Xo
2.5 years on suboxone....SUCCESSFULY kicked and clean! JOURNAL - Part 5