Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Update

Thank you, L, for reminding me that your employer is exactly the organization that I needed to contact to get back on Suboxone. I now have an appointment to start the process of getting back on this potentially life-saving medication Thursday morning (right before my therapy appointment). They’re even going to try to get me on the Oregon Health Plan for the remainder of the year (though I don’t have high hopes that that will actually happen).

The friends I have are fantastic. If I hadn’t gotten out of sober living when I did, there’s a decent chance I’d have died already (sadly, that is not an exaggeration). Also, if I were still in the same sober living, I wouldn’t be allowed to be on Suboxone, even with a doctor’s note. My friends in recovery are very supportive of my decision (thankfully). I still haven’t told my wife. I know she won’t be thrilled but I also know that she will understand and will, hopefully, support my decision.

I know that starting back on Suboxone isn’t a miracle ‘cure-all’ that will make all of my problems, or at least those problems surrounding my addiction, go away, but it will certainly help make my life more manageable and give me the breathing room to make the changes I need to make to ensure long-term sobriety.

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