Question: Family member age 26, male, heroin
add. for 3? years. Has been to 2 rehabs. Given subutex
there to detox and weaned from it for duration of rehab. Rehabed twice. Relapsed twice. He know of others in his situation using subutext under Dr.'s supervision who are "clean", have been reemployed, feel healthy, etc. He knows he would eventually be weaned from the subutext. Feels this is the only way he can deal with the urges to relapse, again. Wants to get and stay clean of heron, but feels he can not do it alone. Wants to go to a sub doctor (Discovery House), receive treatment both medically and counseling. Please, would you recommend he go the subutext route under physician care. He absolutely feels this is the solution for him at this time. Need your advice, please.