I feel your pain, Tempus. My cat is going in to talk to a Dr. today and has been wondering if she should say 'drug
addict' or 'has experienced high blood Pressure
and insomnia'. My cat was in a treatment before and got IM shots of clonidine
, not enough and they wanted the animal to suffer so she'd be more amenable to going to AA/NA. That was 10 yrs ago. The clonidine helped, but wasn't a magic bullet. (also, the cat said, in a sick way, she felt better just knowing she was gonna get a SHOT...).
I don't know what my cat should do. It's a small town vet, who will probably not know anything about opiate
addiction and refer her to treatment facility. Treatment is a scam. They expect $1000-$1500 a day to tell a person to go to aa (even more, if it's a high priced clinic....).
I guess I don't care what they do. I'm gonna force my cat to detox no matter what. (and I'm not taking her into treatment). I see that they have all of the major ingredients (listed in Dickon's guide) available in some online withdrawal
pills. I plan on buying them and immodium for her, but i know my cat is going to be climbing up the walls for 5-7 days anyways. At least I'm hoping it's only 5-7, this time the dumb cat got on Poppy
Pod Tea (10 years ago was IV heroin
) and she's been on a two year run. She has tapered down to 3 heaping tablepoons once a day and she's been pretty sick for the last 3 weeks (quick taper from 20+ HEAPING tabelspoons a day). Her D-Day is March 14th, so wish her luck. Her mate doesn't know, her kittens don't know, and her dumb, drug-testing, employer doesn't know. She only has one friend who she's been accountable to for following her taper. She's just sick and tired of being a slave and sick of the taste of PPT.
Wish her luck, I'm taking her to the vet and she'll play it by ear.
flowertongue666 added 3 Minutes and 53 Seconds later...
Oh, yeah. The cat was gonna try Bupe but the closest vet is 110 miles away. The closest methadone
clinic is 900 miles away. In a way, she says she's glad. If she can make it she won't have to be mess with always watching the methadone clock and living for the next little cup...