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Unread 03-19-2017, 08:15 PM   #7
NancyB
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Hi chris8780, the best answer is education. Do you think they will listen and want to learn?

The first post in this thread has a bunch of educational links:
http://addictionsurvivors.org/vbulle...ad.php?t=21609

Especially this one:
"Is buprenorphine treatment just trading one addiction for another?"
http://www.naabt.org/faq_answers.cfm?ID=1

What did you older brother say, is he supportive?

Realistically, there is no reason to tell your parents if they won't be supportive. What medication YOU take is your business, your doctor's business and anyone you choose to tell. If someone isn't going to be supportive of your decision to opt for medication for a medical condition (addiction), then, in my opinion, don't tell them.

You're doing this so that you can 'be the father, son, husband, man that I tried so hard to be in the past bit couldn't.' I think that is what matters most.

Nancy
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