Debunking the Fear | Suboxone, Step One

Being afraid of the unknown is something nearly every person out there faces from time to time. The best way to deal with fears, in most cases, is to face them. It was in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 Inaugural Speech that he said, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ The actual quote is as follows:

“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

Of course he was talking about the tough economic conditions of the time; the Great Depression. However, in this case I am talking about the fear of the unknown when it comes to getting sober, and what to expect in the first part of a Suboxone drug treatment detox – the Intake.

Generally speaking of course, the details of drug treatment will depend on the procedures adopted by the doctor’s office or the detox treatment facility the patient is attending.

Before treatment, the doctor, counselor, or nurse will ask questions regarding the medical history; health, mental, and substance abuse, which of course will include opioid usage of the patient. One of the good parts about these questions is that there isn’t a wrong or right answer. Being honest is important because the facility needs to make a proper assessment of the patient’s condition and what treatment plan will work best. Of course all the information is strictly confidential.

One of the most popular and widely used medicines used in treatment facilities today is Suboxone. Its popularity is due to the fact the withdrawal from it is far less than traditional methadone. The pros and cons of this drug are covered, as are the patient and doctor’s expectations of each other. In some cases, a blood sample will be needed. A blood analysis is important because it helps detect any other health conditions, such as anemia or hepatitis, which could interfere with the Suboxone treatment if it is not addressed. In most cases the patient will be asked for a urine sample so that the doctors can confirm use of opioids.

So there you have it – nothing to be afraid of at all.

Pat Moore Foundation teams up with D’Amore Healthcare. D'Amore Healthcare specializes in treating mental health and behavioral illness along with the wide variety of addictions such as alcoholism, opiate addiction, cocaine addiction, crystal meth addiction, and prescription drug abuse.

Our caring, qualified staff is here for you. If you have any questions regarding help for yourself or a loved one please contact our us anytime 24 hours a day at 714.375.1110 or fill out the contact form.


Hi i am detoxing at home on methadone i'm going nuts i am now down to 20 from 70 mg but its getting worse does anyone relate? I feel worse then the flu, can hardly take care if myself, and my pain is worse then ever. the shakes are bad! sometimes i cant tell eve to early morning. sombody mention Buprenorphine or suboxone when i looked them rup they are more narcotics. I want off this crap i just don't know if i can handle the pain again. Pot helps a bit but short term but one hour without the pain makes me keep myself from suicied thanks sorry i can barely spell or type right now please someone relate to me ty

methadone withdral

hiya Julia, I know wot you are going through. Ive been on methadone for 15 years now and im down to 30mills and i have decided to try suboxone to come off the methadone. I have thought of this for a while now and came to the conclusion that after 15 years on methadone, the only way to come off it is to try a new drug. my plan is to stop taking somthing ive been used to for 15 years and as i havent taken suboxone before, it is as if im starting from scratch and this time i wont take 15 years to stop, thus reducing the withdral that i would get from 15 years of methadone, if you understand wot im saying. if you reply to my e.maill, i will keep you informed on how i get on... GOOD LUCK DOLL.and take care.

Response to Methadone Withdrawal

Thank you for reaching out to Pat Moore Foundation with your question.

It seems you are in need of assistance, and since we are unable to give specific advice based on what you've shared here, we ask that you please give our drug treatment center a call. We are here for you. 1-888-426-6086.

Thank you,

Recovery Rob

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Enter the characters shown in the image.