I'm trying to quit for good, but I don't know how to deal with the depression and sleeplesness. I don't have any support either as my family is in the same situation and don't care. I just need to quit I OD'd the other night and I'm so tired of this.
There is a formula listed on this site called the Thomas recipe and it is a list of over the counter meds and supplements that help with withdrawal symptoms and lists which meds or supplements treat which symptoms. Try and look that up to see which meds it suggests for insomnia. Some of the meds you can get anywhere and some come from the health food store. There are AA groups and NA groups for young people. Try that for support. It really will help and they are located everywhere all times or day and night.
Listen if you have been addicted since 15 you need to get help, if you don't have insurance thru your family try the free clinics there are some. You will have to research for them because they are far and few, but it is possible. Your life is just starting and its going to be a great life, so take it into your own hands and fix yourself up. I think suboxone would be good for you because you need to break this cycle you are in and your support is limited. Subs will make you not crave or w/d as long as you continue them and don't abuse them. Good Luck!!! Fight the good Fight!!!
You are doing the right thing by coming on here and listening to these people we have all been through it or are going through it. Go to the doctors office yourself, you are 17 and don,t have to have someone with you. If they ask why on the phone, you want to come in tell them you have the flu, once you get into the office address the problem with only the doctor they can not talk to anyone else about your health problems unless you say it is ok. (i.e. HIPPA regulations) if he says he wants to tell someone about it remind him of HIPPA regulations and he'll get the point. You have a heartbreaking story being so young, but with your youth comes a great chance for you to step out of this life, and when you get done taking care of yourself maybe you can help someone in your family when they are ready. But you are going to have to think of only yourself and the one's that support you, until you are through this. I know you can do it. Be the hammer not the nail. Good Luck!!! Fight the good Fight!!!
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