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    Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:46 pm

    Has anyone here recovered successfully from suboxen?
    My husband starts tomorrow and it's a massive step for him and me. I'm very nervous and would love some first hand experience.
    Thank you x
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    Re: Suboxen

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:37 pm

    Hello again [mention]Boloum[/mention]

    Glad to hear you and your husband are taking this important step in his recovery. Sounds like it is a big thing both of you.
    I'm sure other members will be able to speak more to personal experiences with Suboxone. As a drug and alcohol counsellor with an indirect experience with it, I can say that many people find Suboxone a very useful means of getting free of opiates. In terms of weaning off opiate-replacement medication like Suboxone itself (which contains buprenorphine, an opioid), Suboxone has a relatively better reputation than other medications like Methadone, which can be extremely difficult to stop taking.

    Hope that gives you some rough idea, though hopefully other members with more personal experience can chime in.

    Kind regards,
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    Re: Suboxen

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:33 pm

    Thank you post_modernism
    Any idea of what the side affects are and how long they last?
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    Re: Suboxen

    Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:45 pm

    Hey [mention]Boloum[/mention]

    How did your husband get along with the Suboxone?
    Hope everything is well.
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    Re: Suboxen

    Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:13 pm

    Hey [mention]Boloum[/mention] here is a useful website that has details around the effects of Suboxone on individuals. Hope it helps and your husband is going okay :)
    https://www.nps.org.au/medicine-finder/ ... -mg-0-5-mg
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    Re: Suboxen

    Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:11 am

    I'm struggling to be totally honest.
    He was put on a higher dose of valium than he usually takes and it's being decreased over a few days.ive been to one Drs apt with him and now have consent to access his gp myself. I have so many concerns. Especially on the interaction between valium and suboxen.
    Everything that I have read online leads to saying that it's really dangerous to mix them. If anyone can find me anything about how they interact and why she increased his dose I would be grateful to ease my worries until I can get in touch with her again.
    HE gets really drowsy and dozy. A bit of slurring if he doesn't go to sleep when he's tired. Or he can be chirpy and excited... Jesus it's a rollercoaster
    We have a 6 yr old and a nearly 8 yr old And I hate them seeing their dad like this. And I worry for their future as I never want them to have to go through this.
    I'm in a mess.
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    Re: Suboxen

    Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:53 am

    Hi Boloum

    Give yourself credit for talking about, and reaching out

    It must've been difficult for you to see your partner going through this treatment, also you did not want the children see him this way. It is not easy on you, but If you need to know about the symptoms or the Suboxone effects on your partner, you could go to this web-site www.adf.org.au. Also you could get medical advice from Nurse on call on1300606024 (in VIC) or Healthdirect on 1800022222( In NSW and other states)
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    Re: Suboxen

    Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:58 pm

    It sounds really hard what you and your husband have been going through @Boloum, especially having little ones aswell.

    Can I just say too that it's very courageous for you to come on here and share what's happening for you, I take my hat off to you for that.

    As far as Suboxone goes, I have seen it be helpful for people to stabilize on it so then they can do the work they need to in recovery in terms of cognitive and behavioural change that is just too difficult to do when in full blown active addiction and slowly reduce over time whilst doing that work.

    Another great resource that might be helpful for you is Family Drug & Gambling help. They are a perfect resource for somebody who finds themselves in a situation like yours:

    https://www.sharc.org.au/sharc-programs ... ling-help/

    I remember watching my mum go on and off drug replacement over the years and at times it was always difficult to know how to support her and keep myself safe at the same time. Just know that you're not along and if you reach out in the right places you will find people who have been through similar things as you.

    It would be great to know how you and your husband are going now?
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