Punky, welcome to ss and I'm going to cuss and blow up, so I don't want to scare you. I second fucking hell no about sub detox. I have been a nurse for over 40 years. What MD has been giving you the subs or have you got them off the street? Second the MD CAN NOT report to the BON or she would be breaking the H ippa laws and I'd sue her ass. Now if you were caught stealing drugs where you worked that would be different, but it doesn't sound like that is the case. Then they would make you go to rehab and you would have the BON so far up your ass to keep your license. Example, go to treatment, then classes,, then random drug tests for up to 3 years. Then when you got a job you would have to tell them about the subs and it will be on your record with the BON the rest of your life. After you completed all that I'm not sure how long you have to go through this BS until you graduate from the program. A nurse friend of mine got caught stealing Demerol and she was shooting up at work and got busted. She was glad because she wanted off but could not do it on her own, so she went to Betty Ford
I went to Hanley Hazelton and the nurse there told me to fill out a form to send to the BON, I took it and threw it away. The MD's I worked for didn't charge me, because the first place you go to is jail. The rehab could not tell the BON due to HIPPA laws, plus the drugs I was taking had nothing to do with where I worked. I did that number to myself off working hours. Your PCP is a real bitch and if you can slide by without the BON knowing keep that information to yourself, including all MD's ANYONE because there are so many judgmental people out in the real world, not on this site. I was started on 32mg of subs for taking oxycodone 30g 4-5 x a day. Fucking money grubbing assholes. I got my meds from a MD, not that makes any difference, the outcome is the same for all of us, so I'm not better by any means or worse, just an addict. You've been on subs for 8 years so it's going to take some time to get you off, more than a weekend. We all wish that was the case.
I agree with Kurdt on everything he posted. You have a mad stack of subs in your system and won't feel any difference in at least 3 days. 2mg and under is where the real work starts. Your body will let you know. You need to educate yourself first and read cheeps post on detox, nuts to bolts I think that's the name and she will come a long and give you a taper plan. This will be one of the hardest thing you've ever done, but well worth it. If I can get off 32mg with Cheeps taper plan anyone can. Read some stories. 16mg and 24mg is a shit load of subs . There's also a post for comfort meds you will want to have on hand when you get into the low numbers. I think I've said enough for now. Hopefully not too much to scare you away. If you do feel like you need in house detox and have many issues to deal with, you could go that way too. The choices are yours. Some peeps have jumped off 8mg but most do not advise that. You really want to get off this poison for it to work.
Post everyday if you need to. I did because I needed all the help I could get and no one else understood
Hang in there, help is on the way.
subsucker free 4-30-12
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