My first outpatient appointment?

by lisa
(linden Mi)

I am addicted to Percocet and Vicodin. I am going to see my therapist for my first appointment for outpatient care tonight.

I am almost out of pills and money and i am wondering if my therapist can prescribe me (or get the psychiatrist) to prescribe me medication to help with my withdrawals on the first visit?

I get so depressed and sick when I try to stop taking them that I am terrified of having to go through it again.

I have heard a lot of good things about a Suboxone treatment program and I don't know if they can prescribe it right away to help with withdrawals?

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Good start!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Lisa,

Congratulations on taking the first step toward your recovery! Admitting you have a problem and moving past your denial is often the most difficult part of the process.

I know withdrawal is a very scary proposition, but Suboxone can really help with that process. We just did a radio show that fully covers Suboxone so just click the RecoveryNow box on the upper right hand corner of this page and listening to the show should answer most of your questions about Suboxone.

Because I don't know which treatment center you're going to I'm not sure whether or not they use Suboxone for withdrawal, you should ask them and get them to help you find someone who can prescribe it. You will probably need to be on it for a while but it should improve your likelihood of success and help you avoid relapse.

One warning I have; PLEASE don't self-medicate with Suboxone from the street. It's dangerous, expensive and the withdrawal from abused Suboxone is much worse than a general opiate. If prescribed by a doctor Suboxone is not very expensive and can be EXTREMELY effective!

I would also recommend you find a 12 step program either AA or NA or at a church. Find one that you like and is supportive of you and begin working through the 12 step process.

Research has shown that the 12 step process actually changes your brain chemistry and moves you away from craving and addiction.

Good Luck and May God Bless You!

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