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    Ryan Klu is offline Member
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    Can you drink and take Sub? Does the Naltrexone affect alcohol consumption? I had a couple of beers and ddn't feel anything from the alcohol. Is it worth even drinking while on Sub?

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    Instructions say to NOT drink alcohol while on Sub, but I suspect some do. Hopefully you'll get some responses soon.
    My problem (I have many) is that I can't drink or drug period....

    "It takes what it takes"

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    i've been out plenty o' night drinking and it hasnt hurt while on sub...i dont think that the sub can block alcohol? that sounds weird. better check that born on date!! :) :)

    but honestly...it does say to not drink...as it is another "mind altering" thingy majingy.

    so proceed with caution and good luck to you....






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    hey man. i was on the bupe during winter, and every winter i like to sit down and drink my red wine. beer in the summer. anyway, sometimes i noticed that my stomach would be much too sensitive to drink...and the glass of wine would just sit there. but for the most part it was cool. once you get to the lower doses, it doesn't really matter, it seems that like, about 45 minutes after you take the stuff is when it kicks in, give it a little bit, and it should be cool. but if yr gonna try to go out drinking...forget about it. you'll puke. ope's and alcohol don't mix. i know for a fact, at least that heroin and alcohol is the deadliest mix possible. and even if it's alot of alcohol and just a tiny dose of dope...death's waiting just around the corner.

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    I have found that drinking alcohol within two hours or less of taking bupe (1.5 mg or so) gives me an unpleasant variant of the alcohol buzz. The more bupe you take, the worse it gets and at higher doses it'll definitely give you a dizzy queasy feeling.

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    I would not allow alcohol to ruin an opiate high, evah.

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    I could never drink while I was on any type of opiate including sub. Just had no desire to do so. Why drink like ten filling beers when you could do a few lines of oxy or H. But now that I am about three weeks off the sub, I am what I consider a healthy drinker. Its weird and no one agrees with me but I feel so much better about where i am at and myself now that I am out drinking with my friends and having a good old drunken time. But my point is that I would wait til your off everything completely. I was a witness to an "associate" who was doing a bunch of oxy and then went to the bar, after his second consecutive shot he dropped to the floor and is no longer with us. I know as addicts we risk our lives a lot but is it really worth it to drink while on sub? I dont think so. Just get clean first, maybe it will give you more motivation.
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    Capri-
    That's very scary. I think the larger question is: How likely is an opiate addict (former) to be able to drink like a normie?
    Sounds like a few of us can, you're a good example.
    Unfortunatly (or fortunately) there is NFW I can drink any alcohol with predictable outcomes....

    "It takes what it takes"

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    I agree, I can't drink right now because it will get me in trouble and it just doesn't sit right in my stomach. It's like Sub slows down the digestive process and all my bodily functions are slowed. That's why all of us on Sub are constipated. Anyway, I miss drinking, but not all the problems associated with it.

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    You guy"s are right, Ive had similiar bad experiences mixing alcohol with opiates and they were scary moments for the crowd i was with. Not for me cause i dont even remember! But I agree I wouldnt mix Sub with alcohol the sub messes my stomoache up as it is, i couldnt imajine what i would feel like after a night of drinking! Also Almost everytime i relapsed was because i was drinking or drunk! I havent had a drink in almost 4 yrs and still clean from drugs so i think i really found what my major trigger was and just stay away from the stuff now. I do miss going out with friends to the bars drinkin just havin a good time but im not like them, I make POOR DECISIONS when i drink! When i really think about it I dont really miss the drinking just the crowd and the scene that goes with it. I do know that Sub does not take away from alchol or block it what so ever. There have been overdoses from drinking and taking suboxen, I was told this by my physician.

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    Went to pick up our "Philly Cheese Steak" (yum yum) and the place is right across the street from where we used to party while in college. Bunch of "20 somethings" laughing, carrying on, and having lots of fun. For a minute I really miss that, but it doesn't take long for it to come full circle.
    I abused any and all substances so frightfully, that I have lost the right to do that. When that notion settles in with clarity, I am reminded that it's natural to miss what we'd call the (reward) of partying, but by the time the tape ends, I am in deep trouble. 95% of the time. Oh well, I don't miss the hangovers, blackouts, and sense of desparation that follows....

    "It takes what it takes"

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    I agree mic, I feel the same way! A bottle in my hand is a time bomb waiting to explode!

    Jerry

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