Monday, December 1, 2008

Heroin addict? Try seboxone it works

You've been so preoccupied with searching day in and day out for heroin that you forgot that you're family still loves you. Even though they don't trust you or sometimes they may even dislike you...it's not you they dislike...it's your behavoir...you're continuous search for heroin, your fixation on how to buy it, who to buy it from, how to pay for it. We know you can't help it. It's called a disease. It's a brain disease.

There are plenty of people out there that have made it back from heroin addiction, back to a normal life. No lies, no stealing, no more worries about heroin. Heroin is a choice, a bad one but nonetheless your choice. No one made you start using heroin and then continue making you use heroin. You're not special...you will become addicted to heroin if you use it. I hear you saying, "I'm different...I've been through so much in my life it want happen to me". Well, you're not special and if you use heroin you will become addicted to it eventually. If you've ever tried to stop before you know how horrible the withdrawals can be and that fear doesn't help.

My daughter was a heroin addict [a lying, stealing, needle-using, dirty, junkie heroin addict] for about 2 years before I found out about it. She had snorted heroin for a year and then progressed to using needles for a year. She was 17 when I found out about it. I thought the bruises on her arms were from her friends playing around with her [that's what she told me]. I remember searching online for possible reasons for her arms being bruised. I thought she might have some type of disease. I never found anything online that led me to believe that she might be an drug addict. I knew she was a troubled teen and I had been taking her to see a psychiatrist for her anger, mood swings and general depression. Not once did anyone ever say anything to me about the possibility that her severe mood swings, rages, anxiousness and suicidal tendencies had anything to do with drug addiction. Boy, was I surprised. I felt like an idiot.

I immediately took her to her psychiatrist and told him she was a heroin addict. He just looked at her, asked her if she was sick...she said yes. He left the room, and immediately came back with a tiny orange pill. He told her to put it under her tongue and let it dissolve. He wrote her a prescription for seboxone and told us to come back the next week. That was the beginning of a year of ups and downs....Today, a year later she's no longer taking seboxone...she's heroin free and says she'll never go back. Soon, she'll start college. I'm looking forward to what the future holds for her and she is too thanks to seboxone.

8 comments:

Jeffrey Junig said...

Hi mom,

I am a psychiatrist, in recovery from opiate addiction (I used to be an anesthesiologist). I treat opiate addiction, both with or without Suboxone.

I have had a blog for about a year discussing Suboxone, called Suboxone Talk Zone. There is so much misinformation that I try to keep things accurate. I write about the chemistry of Suboxone (I have a PhD in neurochemistry-- I used to be a smart guy!), about the relationship between Suboxone and traditional recovery, etc.

I have a fairly large readership; Please check out my site and if you like it, consider linking to me and mentioning me on the wellsphere site (where I found you). I will place a link to your site as well.

Thank you,
Jeffrey T Junig MD PhD
AKA SuboxDoc
http://suboxonetalkzone.com

My Daughter's Addiction said...

Thank you SuboxDoc. I took a look at your site...very interesting. I guess you could call me a big fan of suboxone. It worked for my daughter and I can't stop talking about it. Thank you for the link.

SuboxDoc said...

Thank you-- and best wishes to you and to your daughter.

Jeff J

Anonymous said...

My daughter got the Naltrexone Implant. It's an opiate blocker, just like suboxen, only inserted just below the skin. My daughter was abusing her suboxen, we also tried methadone for a while. The Naltrexone implant goes in and you forget it. It dissolves slowly over 3 months and you get a new one. We went to The Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA.

sKILLz said...

I have heard alot of things about seboxone and I'm very leery of it.
I heard that if you take seboxone and then try to use heroin you get instant withdrawals.

Also that you can get it once an month and that means not having to go everyday to the methadone clinic and standing on line with the freaking lowlife mofos that I cant stand.
Honestly I dont know if I am ready for seboxone or not because I know in my heart I still enjoy getting high.
No I'm not using everyday and no I'm nothing like what I was years ago but bottom line I still use!

I'm REALLY glad to hear that your daughter is doing well and I wish her and you nothing but the best!

Happy holidays!
Stay Up!

My Daughter's Addiction said...

I recently heard about the implant. If the seboxone hadn't worked for my daughter I would have gone that route. It sounds easier than taking a nasty-tasting pill everyday. A no-worry solution because you don't have to worry about them not taking the pills or selling the pills. Please keep me posted about how it works for your daughter.

My Daughter's Addiction said...

skills...If you take seboxone before your in withdrawals it will put you into withdrawals...I think they call it precipitated withdrawals.

If you use heroin while taking seboxone I don't think the heroin has any effect because it contains an opioid blocker.

Do you experience withdrawals if you don't use heroin?

www.naabt.org has alot of good information about seboxone and also a Doctor finder...

Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Not everyone who uses heroin, or is addicted is a lying, stealing, "junkie" Those sound like really angry words. There are a few of us, who can keep up with addiction without stealing, keep a professional job and pay their bills. The point is that everyone IS different and their path to recovery is going to be different as well. Having a daughter who was addicted to heroin in her teens, is anecdotal information, at best.
Without experiencing IV'ing heroin, you can have no comprehension of what an IV user contends with.