Do not take the suboxone
until at least 30+ hours, until the withdrawals are unbearable. (Throwing up and or EXTREME pain/dysphoria is necessary. If you take it when you start to feel uncomfortable, you will get shot into hardcore full on withdrawal
(well if you only take .25 then probably not full on, but then you will get worse, and possibly take more trying to feel better but really it will have the opposite effect).
Good luck, I recommend taking 2mg on day one, (AFTER at least severe withdrawal. take it 1mg at a time to see if it makes you worse, if so, wait
until it starts to get better
instead of worse before taking more)
1mg on day 2 (you will still have approx 1.25mg in your system from day 1),
.5mg on day 3,'
.5mg on day 4,
.25mg on day 5,
.25 on day 6,
0 on day 7
.25 on DAY 8
Using this method you will feel good, maybe perfectly good, or you might still feel kinda crummy, but definitely better than you would otherwise. You will have to deal with PAWS
(post acute withdrawal syndrome
) for some time afterwards, this is like a mild depression/gloom that makes it easy to relapse. Since you only used for 6 weeks straight this should go away in 6-8 weeks or less (in heavily addicted individuals this can last for 6months to 1year+).
Use this chart: (Chart and document uploaded, sorry I thought it would auto-merge DP)
I've been told to wait until you are 36+ on the chart, but if you wait until you are 28-30 you should be ok.
This is a very good reference, but when it says 12-24 hours for heroin
, you probably will have to wait at least 24 hours.
Side Note for smaller addictions:
Since you have only used for 6 weeks, if you use less than .25g/day you can fill out the chart, take 1mg of suboxone (after 12-18 hours) and see how you feel. Wait at least a full hour and then fill out the chart again. If the number goes down, take another .5mg, if it goes up, wait another hour and do the chart again, only taking more when the number is the same or lower as the starting read. Take up to 2mg on day 1, but if 1mg or 1.5mg takes away full WD symptoms, stay at that dose.