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My boyfriend has been a heroin addict for over 10 years. He joined cdt (drug team)
2 years ago and got on a suboxone script,which was great as he cud function like
a real person now and go to work.
Within 6 months of treatment, they forced him to cut down even though he kept
Telling them he wasnt ready yet.
He is self employed so cant be off work long.
they told him withdrawls last 2 weeks.
I explained it is more like 4-5 weeks as ive been thru this myself
He reduced on suboxone and suffered with bad withdrawal symptoms especially in his back, but he works
as a joiner so he has alot of physical work to do.
After suffering 2 weeks of withdrawals, we rang the drug team for help with the pain and went to see his doctor
But no one would help him.
when coming off suboxone didnt work, cdt wouldnt take him back into treatment, said he wud have to apply
again as a new patient.
He didnt have time with work to go through weeks of meetings again before getting a script and he didnt want to start
Using heroin again after doin so well on suboxone, so he buys suboxone on the street and has been doing for a year now.
However this isnt ideal so he has tried to get into cdt again and OMG this is hard work
After going to 3 weeks of appointments and speaking to a case manager
They said the medical team wont prescribe him a script because he has to deal
With his back pain.
We tried to explain the back pain was as a result of withdrawals but the case manager
wont listen and thinks he started taking heroin and now suboxone for back pain.
Im scared if my boyfriend just stops the suboxone use himself and not in a controlled way then it will kill him. Also im scared
and so is he bout ending up a full blown heroin addict again.
Ive passed my concerns onto cdt but they dont care and just keep telling us to see his GP about managing his back pain.
How this is going to help him get off opiates i dont know
Can anyone please advise how my boyfriend can get help
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