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    I have been having a really hard time finding a Dr. who is not at his patient limit. (I have an appointment with one, but he only accepts cash and seems a bit shady to me) So I'm looking at other options. One Dr. suggested I come in and talk about Naltrexone, but I was wondering if anyone knew of other drugs that serve the same purpose as buprenorphine.
    Thanks.

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    Allgood is offline Senior Member
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    Someday.

    My doctor only accepts cash. He/She either just doesn't want the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies, OR is taking you above his 30 patient limit. Either way, I suggest you keep the appointment and see what he has to say. I know plenty of doctors who operate with cash only, so please don't be frightened by this.

    You should pay somewhere around 250 for the initial visit, and then 75-125 for each subsequent visit. If he charges more than that, I suggest you keep looking. If you are a strong candidate for suboxone, there really is no substitute for it. It is a life saver.

    When is your appointment? Let us know how it goes. Good luck.

    Tom

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    Someday,
    don't give up.I know it get's frustrating.I had to look outside my area for a sub doc.I drive an hour and a half to see mine.it is worth it.my doc prefers cash and i don't really blame him.He would bill my insurance if i had insurance.unfortunatly i don't and i prefer using cash anyway.

    Sub is unigue and different so i am not aware of any other drug that serves the same purpose.
    the closest one i can think of is methadone.

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    Well, the Dr. who accepts cash is not yet at his patient limit, so I'm just waiting until I have the $250. (about 2 weeks from now) My counselor talked to him last week, and when I see her tonight I'll find out if she was able to talk him into seeing me before 2 weeks. I've been reading about this naltrexone on this site and others. I'll be cancelling that appointment! Thanks for the responses :)

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    someday, that's what it cost me to get started also.I did get lucky that my doc didn't need to see me once a week at first at a$100 bucks a pop.hopefully one day there will be a break in the price of this treatment.
    i see my doc once a month @ $100 a visit.i am happy with that.

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