I have been taking subs for about 2-3 months and have been doing pain killers, hydro's, right along even together sometimes, probably 5-10 in a day and then would wait a week then back at it for another day, and I know suboxone is a blocker, but anyways I only take maybe a quarter of a suboxone 8mg strip so probably 2mg a day maybe 4mg and the other day after being on them pretty straight a couple months I didn't have any and I felt like complete hell, so I know it's time to slowly get off the horse and into reality, I have severe anxiety and I take xanax .5mg when needed but I don't get any of this prescribed I medicate myself because I have no insurance, any how since im not really that far into my addiction trying to find advice on what to do or how to trim myself off opiates all together, the highest pain pill I have done in the past 6 months is probably vicodin, percocet or lortab 10's and they don't really do much for me I just like sniffing them and I started taking the suboxone because of the buzz and I didn't need to waiste money on pills but its time to quit eventually, any advice is appreciated.
Dear TR, most opiate dependents think they can do it on their own and it doesn't usually work. I think you really should try to receive some addiction therapy while you try to get clean. It helps heal the underlying emotional issues, adds support and guides you. Eve if you just use AA or NA, you need some support and guidance. You are going back and forth between opiates and subs and taking benzos, you need some support and guidance. Please know I am not judging you, what I see in your post is that you are almost asking, hey I'm trying, what am I doing wrong? And one thing that would help you is addiction therapy. I had no insurance either but there are alot of places that give counseling based on your income, AA and NA are cheap and readily available. They usually have a main branch with a phone number listed in your phone book, you can all for meetings, they might ask for $1 to help cover costs of coffee at the meeting, but if you don't have it, you are still welcome. I promise you I am not judging you, but you could use some emotional support and guidance. I know you think you are wanting the high, but I think you may be treating emotional pain and stress on your own, and you aren't really getting anywhere. Suboxone treatment is supposed to be done with mandatory addiction therapy and those who succeed with suboxone do the therapy. And they are usually broke with no insurance too, so you have lots of company in that respect. You would benefit by using a subs dr, but I know you will think I am preaching at you, I'm really not, I am trying to give you the best advice I can and I have been right where you are, so, I promise, no judgment.you are in my Prayers, please at least consider my advice to you. Pattishan
I would advise you to listen to Patti,she knows what she is talking about and about the best on site to give advice on subs and painkiller addiction. None of us are here to judge and we all suffer in one way or another so i would take her advice and try get proper treatment just so you will know how to cope when things get you down and you want to start taking again.
Best of luck with it all,i wish you well and hope that you find a support group where you can get yourself off the pills for good..
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