Question by Mr. Ed: What are some techniques for staying clean, I’m a former opiate addict.?
Heres my background- I had my first pain pill freshman year of high school, used on and off for 3 years but never long enough to go through withdrawal when I stopped, until the summer going into my senior year I got my hands on a virtually unlimited supply of Oxycodone 30mg tablets (roxicodone) and within a month I was chewing 30mg in the morning before work, 30 around lunch, and then 45 at night when I got home. For about a week I was at my worst, chewing 60mg three times daily, and then my family and I went on vacation and I got scared at the airport so I chewed 75 mgs and dumped my remaining supply (about 20 pills) in the garbage before I went through security. 2 days later I was on the floor of our hotel bathroom throwing up and sweating my brains out. Since then I was on suboxone and now naltrexone but recently I’ve been depressed over a girl and I worried I might relapse. I took 1mg of suboxone the other day because I was literally almost suicidal and I actually got a normal opiate buzz off it, I later found out that with suboxone, less is more if your looking for a buzz and have no tolerance, but anyways I got a taste of the good stuff spo to speak and now besides being depressed im having intense cravings. Ive been able to hold back but still I have 120 suboxone 8mg tablets stockpiles and if 1mg is suficiant I have enoiugh to keep me going for a while, and now that im in college I know I’ll go strait to OC and eventually heroin if I start using again.
If anyone else has been through recovery, please give me some advice that worked for you.
I’m not interested in your input if you’ve never been an addict and you just do some research online, no offense its just that anyone that’s been through addiction and recovery knows nothing can compare to experiencing the real thing. Also please don’t flame me about being a drug addict, honestly I’ve faced so much humiliation from being exposed to my friends and family that nothing anyone hear can say will phase me in the slightest, so don’t waste your time.
Answer by selina.evans
The first and most important thing you have to do it to avoid the people and situations with whom and in which you have most commonly used in the past. If you can change collages then do so, if not then keep away from your suppliers and other users as much as humanly possible even if that means taking a year out for health reasons or whatever other excuse will be accepted. Nothing less than this will work..look at all the rich and famous people who go into months of expert rehab , come out of it clean and filled with self confidence and determination..only to relapse inside a couple of months because they are back with the same people and parties and places they used with before..so that at the first moment of weakness they know how and where and who to get the stuff from..in fact their old suppliers are probably encouraging them to start again any way…and their old user companions will encourage them as well..just as yours will encourage you.
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