Hope this helps.
Sit down and put together a list of people that will act as a support while you are going through this. Non-family members are best because they won't overreact. I am not saying don't tell your family. I am saying wait to tell them until any crisis is over. Having a good support system is essential for long term recovery.
As for the withdrawal symptoms, either go into a detox unit or call around and find a Suboxone doctor that is willing to taper you. Both can prescribe non-addicting medications to help with the withdrawal symptoms. Believe it or not, coloring an intricate picture relieves most withdrawal symptoms within 10 minutes. Take a few minutes and print some off.
As for the euphoria, find some healthy things that make you feel good...running, dancing, bicycling. Anything that releases endorphins will help.
I wish you luck in your recovery!!!
Our patients are required to attend 90 meetings in the first 90 days, then at least a minimum of 3 meetings a week. We also give them a list of websites they can access for additional support and which all patients find very helpful. There are online meetings any time, every day. The medication also has a "ceiling effect" so that it may give some opioid-like effects at the beginning, it subsides and you do not get more of an euphoria, by using more medication. If you wish to have an appointment with us, please call (904)460-0707 and request an appointment for our Buprenorphine Program, Opioid Dependence Program.
Dr C. Vivero, MD. Institute of Internal Medicine
R. R. Kutzner MD