So- if I'm gonna use suboxone for coming off of norco 200mg/day for 3 days, that was used to come off of heroin 1-1/2 grams for 2 months, that was to come off of methadone 20mg for 6 months~ how long should I need to use it to taper?I only want one kick- not one now & one 'when I finally decide to get off sub'. I'm gonna start with 2mg (1/4 of an 8mg film) and go from there
Freedom from Opiates?
- 12 Dec 2011 by tiffany95667
- 13 December 2011
- norco, suboxone, opiate dependence, opiate withdrawal, heroin, methadone, opiate
Added 12 Dec 2011:
This is not my first rodeo. It's been an on & off battle for most of my adult life. Im a 32yr old mother of 2 living w/my religious parents- scared to tell them I messed up again. I was prescribed norco Jan 1, 2010 due to surgery. I have had wonderful bouts of sobriety- honestly it's always the future trip about how long it will take to get some energy back. I don't want to watch my life just pass me by&when my kids think about their childhood I don't want them to remember "mommy being dope-sick".
Do you belong to any recovery group, go to meetings, or attend therapy for the issues you are talking about? Kids remember all, they forget nothing, they don't talk about it, but they know. What you said about "you don't want them to remember mommy being dope sick",, have you helped yourself in any other form other than by the use of "other" drugs? I realize that sub is a prescription only, opiate, substitution for all sorts of other opiates/opioid addiction. Hense the question about have you tried other forms of therapy, meetings etc. for drug addiction or alcohol abuse. Lots of people are thrilled about using another "substance", other than the drug of the users/addicts choice. Please don't mistake this as a session of someone telling you that you need to do this that and the other, I have been basically in your shoes different drug choice, different life time ago. It is only through a recovery program that I am still sane/sober/happy/joyous and free 16+ and counting the blessings still today, and able to share experience, strength and hope for the future recovering addict/alcoholic. Look it up in the phone book, go to the meeting house, get directions , ask for a ride, or walk, take a bus get there and get there soon, quickly as you can, you are a survivor not a quitter. You've tried all the other stuff to stay clean, get to the place that will help you keep/be able to stay clean for a life time tried and true, no gamble, no guessing, no struggleing, no more doing it on your own in your own way, it hasn't worked for you so far, or YET... it ain't going to work this time either, not by yourself anyway. I say this because staying clean isn't the hard part at all, its the living life on life's terms that destroy every effort you have made. Its changing the way you live life, look at life, how you do things the same way expecting a change and end up with the same result,( in other words, you stop taking A, take B instead, the end result is you feel the same, no change, you go back to A and the cycle has started again, end result--- disappoinment--insanity--drug use again) that has a name , its name is "insanity", look it up in the dictionary, it actually says this as a definition to insanity. Just apply the word to whatever is going on and see if it doe not start making sence to you about your life's ups and downs, battles with drugs etc., take the suggestion, use it, or throw it up, try it and you won't look back, and soon you are a new person, who has a life, who does matter and count, and your children will respect you for the chance and change in you. It works if you work it, it doesn't if you don't , and if you don't try, it don't get doen by itself. Act on it, do it for you, borrow from others in the program and then you'll get it by using what is given to you so freely, or don't go back and stay where you "think" you are happy and supposed to be. Peace comes, love tolerates, trust builds, honesty helps, communication commits, and humility is a gift to give ...
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