I'm wanting to address a question that many people are asking about getting out of suboxone treatment: How do I stop without being sick or going through withdrawals?
First and foremost ~ get off suboxone as fast as you can! The longer you are on it, the harder it is going to be to get off of it.
Second ~ tapper to a very low dose while also doing everything you can to help increase your own natural chemicals: eating a good breakfast daily, drinking lots of water, taking your multivitamins, following a balanced / healthy diet, lots of regular exercise (30 min of cardio every day you can), lots of sunshine, lots of laughter and the like.
Third ~ have a good support system in place before you stop. Meaning make sure your routine is already solid, so you can stick to it (as sitting in the dark not doing anything is NOT going to help you feel better).
Fourth ~ have a VERY solid 'why' are are ready to stop! If you don't have a solid why as to why you are actually wanting to stop: when the going gets tough you are going to stop!
And finally remember ... THERE IS NO EASY WAY! You ARE not going to feel 100% regardless of what you do. It's like being on the other side of a river; in order to get to the other side you are GOING to get wet!
Something to keep in mind ~ have you ever been in withdrawals before? Yet here you are ... meaning that yes they suck, but no they will not kill you. Do the work! Get to the other side ... and NEVER look back!
I hope this helps!
Who am I?
I have been called "Sirthinkalot" and "The mender of souls." I am an addiction specialist and a full-time psychology student on the way to Dr. Davis in clinical psychology. I am currently crusading for the expedited paradigm shift in addiction recovery!