Opiates ranges from heroin, Oxycontin, methadone, vicodin and so on. I am the co-founder of Palm Beach Outpatient Detox (P.B.O.D.) in Boca Raton, Fla. clean but not a suitable maintenance drug if a patient wants to get into recovery. Only time will l what role Suboxone will play in the field of addiction medicine.
Most Suboxone studies follow post-detox patients for only a month and are often funded by the drug company that manufactures Suboxone. There are no long-term studies of Suboxone maintenance. I learned myself about the potential disadvantages of Suboxone maintenance from meeting people in my practice who have been on it for years.
Most places prescribing Suboxone maintenance do not offer any addiction treatment because the doctor is not trained in addiction medicine and because it is not time- or cost-effective to do so.
My 19 yr old son's addiction to oxycodone & synth: I am interested in what works and what doesn't The only way to know if he is using 100% is to drug test him.
I left the room as it was..he saw it this am and blew up, cried, stated that his brother shouldn't be doing this since he is finally getting better..etc. I responded with I had evidence that he has been using in the last four days. He told me I was lying. I left to run errands and grade papers for the afternoon. When I returned, he seemed to have settled down. I feel like I am too deeply involved in this emotionally. I can't let go for fear he will continue down this path! The minute he is out of my sight, whether in the house, at school, or work...all I think about is " Is he using?"
I would leave the room, he needs to see. He is still using anyway. Please keep venting and asking. We all know what you are going through and are here for you. Love Tee.
What kind of evidence is found? Your main problrm is the oxies!! They will cause this kind of behavior.Do you know how he is taking them, eating, snorting or smoking them?
Also, go by your gut instinct. If something doesn't feel right it probably isn't. I look back at picture of my son now, and can't figure out how I was so oblivious to his addiction. All the signs were there, and I was just in denial. Keep your eyes wide open and suspect everything. Hugs, Shari.
I have a very close friend who I am worried may be way worse than he wants to admit. I know that he is using them more than he will admit and.