Dr. Caudle Suboxone Clinic

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Wondering

Kingsport, TN

#1 Jun 13, 2013
This is my first time Posting on here. I need some advice. I don't need to be judged or bashed for this. I'm in need of help. So, I've been addicted to painkillers for about 6yrs. It started in my early 20s after I had a butt load of dental work. I'm ready to stop this. Some people have talked to me about suboxone. Does anyone know anything about Dr. Caudle's clinic? Is he really trying to help people? What all does it intel? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Praying for u

United States

#2 Jun 13, 2013
First off people dont understand how easy it is to get addicted to painkillers. And they do judge people harshly after they are. You are crying out for help and you know you have a problem. That is the first step to getting help. I can tell you right now even tho Ive never taken a suboxon I know people who have and its just another drug in my book. Im not sure where to tell you to get help but I know I will pray for you. I always figured a person would be better checking into a place like a hospital where they can give you the right kind of treatment for the withdraws. Replacing a drug with a stronger drug is not going to help you.
Leslie

El Monte, CA

#4 Jun 13, 2013
I have tried many times to get off of opiates. I tried suboxone but I was never really clean while taking it. I never could've imagined that I could be clean without something else to replace my opiate addiction. No one could help me until I was done. When I was done I knew it. I resisted aa and NA. At first but through working the steps and the program is the only thing that worked for me. I know exactly how it feels to be a hopeless opiate addict but when u are done there is hope

billybob

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jun 14, 2013
i do know he takes tencare,he precribes 1 a day, you write a essay each week telling how positive you feel about the outcome,dr. dube & dr paul only in it for the money
FaithWorks

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Jun 14, 2013
There's 3 ways 2 get off pain meds. Go cold turkey, detox in a hospital setting with non narcotic meds or take Suboxone. I took Suboxone for 6 months. It helped me function without the pain meds & I didnt have any withdrawl. When I started taking it I was living in a hotel, I had lost everything, my home,job & car. Within 1 month, by the grace of GOD, I got a job & an apt, soon after a car. What I liked about Suboxone is it didn't get me high (I felt normal wen taking it) & it has an opiate blocker in it so if I had a weak moment & wanted 2 use, it would be a waste of time & money. U can read all about the med on Suboxone.com or .org. wat I didnt like about it as the fact that if I went a day or 2 without it id have withdrawl, nothing like opiate withdrawl not as bad, but I had 2 taper off of it. Its not an opiate its buphenophine. Whatever u decide 2 do, get in a recovery program and/or church & cut ties with any1 in your life that uses.
There is a hope! I started a faith based support group & it has changed my life. I will say that wen I was on Sub, after 6 months I realized i needed 2 get off of it because, well like I said I had withdrawl without it. I will say a prayer 4 u, may God bless u in your recovery & guide u in your decisions
hope

United States

#7 Jun 14, 2013
Suboxone gave me and my husband our lives back basically. We have a small child and now he is the most important thing, not drugs. It can be a little hard to come off of and some people never do but if you are sincere about getting clean, then you have the will power to do anything you want. Dont expect an overnight miracle, just take it slow and you can be successful like me and my husband. Good luck and I'll be praying for you too!
pray

United States

#8 Jun 14, 2013
I have several friends who go to Pathway Medical Group in Bristol. They are the only docs who have been able to help my friends they said they taper you off and feel great.
Praying for you

Hendersonville, NC

#10 Jun 14, 2013
I have a question, why is it that the woman I spoke to, just a stranger, told me she had been addicted to loritabs but is now taking suboxons, was acting higher that a kyte? She couldnt speak a straight sentence. Several people that I came across in the past would rather have suboxons than narcotics. They said the "feel good feeling" last longer. I heard they pay $20 a pill to get them then cut them up into 4 pieces. How can that be helping anyone? It still looks like just another drug to me. Please dont get angry for me asking. Just trying to understand it.
Praying for you

Hendersonville, NC

#11 Jun 14, 2013
That- than...sorry for the typos.
pray

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jun 16, 2013
Praying for you wrote:
I have a question, why is it that the woman I spoke to, just a stranger, told me she had been addicted to loritabs but is now taking suboxons, was acting higher that a kyte? She couldnt speak a straight sentence. Several people that I came across in the past would rather have suboxons than narcotics. They said the "feel good feeling" last longer. I heard they pay $20 a pill to get them then cut them up into 4 pieces. How can that be helping anyone? It still looks like just another drug to me. Please dont get angry for me asking. Just trying to understand it.
they had to be taking something else because suboxine does not make u high at all! Its nothing like methane!
Queen B

United States

#15 Jun 16, 2013
Praying for u wrote:
First off people dont understand how easy it is to get addicted to painkillers. And they do judge people harshly after they are. You are crying out for help and you know you have a problem. That is the first step to getting help. I can tell you right now even tho Ive never taken a suboxon I know people who have and its just another drug in my book. Im not sure where to tell you to get help but I know I will pray for you. I always figured a person would be better checking into a place like a hospital where they can give you the right kind of treatment for the withdraws. Replacing a drug with a stronger drug is not going to help you.
If you aren't a doctor, then you really can't say what drug is going to help whom. I'm not being an ass, it's just a fact. And hospitals are not equipped to help substance abuse and addiction. If you show up in the emergency room in withdrawal, they won't give you anything to make it stop. They always refer this type of patient to a rehab center. And the usual protocol for opiate addiction is Suboxone. You take a course of the medication and taper down until you're completely detoxed. You're also assessed by a psychiatric doctor and required to go to group sessions and narcotics anonymous meetings throughout your stay, which is typically 28 to 90 days.(For anyone who has an alcohol or drug problem)- If you can get there, there's a place in Chattanooga that I highly recommend called CADAS. It's an inpatient rehab facility and it isn't ritzy or overpriced but they are very good at what they do.
BeenThere

Johnson City, TN

#16 Jul 7, 2013
I go to this clinic. Let me start by saying addiction is the hardest thing I've had to deal with. I have had relapses, but Dr. Caudle has always helped me. Here's how the clinic works... You go every week for the first month. After that, it's once every two weeks. He sees Suboxone patients on Thursdays. You have to attend group therapy each time you have a visit. One week group is at 11am. The other week it is at 4:30pm. He also has a smaller group on Sundays, but he normally won't let new patients go to that one. It is reserved for the patients who are more high profile, and have a valid reason as to why they cannot go on either Thursday. You are also required to write an essay once a month. You are supposed to write about any relapses you may have had or any other issues in your life, alone with how your treatment is going. He once told me that when I run out of things to write about, I shouldn't be on Suboxone anymore. He started me off on 2per day. But, I believe it just depends on how much opiate you were taking. He only prescribes the strips, no pills at all. You are also drug tested at each visit. If you fail, you have to come back the following week. If you pass, it is two weeks.(After your initial weekly visits to start off.)
The only issues I have is, it is a very long process. When I go, I have to take the entire day off of work because it usually takes 4 hrs or so. Most of this time is just waiting. Also, depending on the type of insurance you have, you might need a prior authorization for suboxone. I have had to wait a week to get y medication because they are not on top of this.
You should give it a try. It can't hurt. Good luck to you.

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