Nephew on Suboxone?

by Jerry

My Nephew is a recovering addict, and has be taking Suboxone for the past 5 or 6 months. He has been living with me for 4 months now and I have noticed that we will go 4 or 5 days like any normal functioning person and then he will be sick, sleep for 2 or 3 days straight and feels sick.

I am starting to wonder if he is becoming addicted to Suboxone or if he is back using drugs in general again.

He claims his doctor says he will have him on Suboxone for 6 to 10 months, I find this hard to believe.

Thanks for you help

Suboxone Abuse

by: Ned Wicker

Good observation. Just because somebody is taking medication for opiate withdrawal doesn’t necessarily mean that the treatment is completely harmless, especially if the medication is abused.

Suboxone is intended to help addicts through a difficult period, but not intended for maintenance the way a type 2 diabetic takes a daily regiment of pills.

It’s possible for addicts to go back to their old ways and use again, even while on the Suboxone. Sounds like he’s using and should probably go back to the doctor and get checked out. His pattern of getting sick and crashing is not good.

You may want to give Al-Anon a call, as they have folks who have been through your experience and can surely offer some counsel and advice.

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