this whole time. my therapist gave me a certificate last thursday and on friday they gave me all my suboxone to take home. I was so happy that i didn't have to go 4 days a week anymore,but today i miss all me new friends. i called aldie today and asked if i could still go to group 2 x a week. they just answered and said yes. does anyone out there feel only and alone like me ? if you are join a sober group or A/A or N/A believe me you don't have to feel that way anymore. thanks so much to all the people here at drugs.com for being there... pete
subzero, congratulations! It takes alot of willpower to do want you have done! I have found some A.A. groups here that do not recognize being clean and just on suboxone as sobriety. I think that is just a group of people not realizing the true meaning of the 12 steps and 12 traditions. When I went on a Methdone detox program in 2000, I was told I wasn't cean! NO worries they actually had a methadone anonymous group where I was! I am happy for you amd you should be happy with yourself! Way to Go Pete..Fall Queen
Hello to a Hero; Pete or "Subzero58"! 21 years ago I was a fifth a day+ Alcoholic. Scared to death, all alone, and near death, I walked into a Hospitol that had an alcohol clinic and begged for help. 30 days later, I walked out the door to see a huge double rainbow in the sky. I never took another drink... [but in all honesty, there were a few times... close!]
Gather all the names ,addresses, and phone numbers of Everyone you find at meetings, who you know are sober and solid. IT GETS EASIER!! !
The more sober friends you have, the better, as they are your support system. You see trouble coming , you call a friend and ask for help ! !
Did anyone tell you about your "Higher Powers", especially your Spirit Guide"! They're quite a crew! Ask someone. (:->) Sacosam = Bill
P.S. From now on, always spell Pete with a Capitol "P"... ALWAYS!
What can I say? We joined this forum one day apart, you on my birthday, me, the day before. Our first "meetings" here at Drugs.com, you were my very best friend. Then the shit hit the fan, so to speak. After many weeks of "pouting," I realized something. YOU actually were doing me a favor. You have always been a gentleman and never threw anything back at me. Which at the time I deserved. Congratulations Pete and remember, you will never be alone. You will always have a special place in my heart and a caring family here at Drugs.com.
Much Love and Respect,
Although we do not know each other I had an addiction problem... different drugs though... I know how hard it can be... I have been clean for almost 9 years.
I truly want to CONGRATULTE YOU TOO because I know how hard it is... and my friend you are a WINNER, no matter what anybody else says. You have fought hard and you , only you know how hard it is and it has been and you have won. I admire your strength, your courage and the faith you had in yourself ( that as you know sometimes one loses it... but it is always in you).
Hey pete mrspage82 here and just wanna say congrats. I tell my husband all the time that i am so many years sober but to me its an accomplishment. Only because today my only addiction now is my norco and cigarettes back about 4 years ago i was a heavy drug user any and every drug i could get my hand on and we are talking the most illegal. Exept for intervenous drugs ive always been scared of needles and the kind of addiction that would come of it cause ive always been an addict and that is the last thing i need to be addicted to. Besides that my drug of choice was any and all cocaine,marijuana,alcohol,speed,crack,ecstacy,acid,PCP and of course pill poppin oh wait ecstacy would go with pill poppin right. I was at the end of my rope then my son that was 5 yrs. old at the time looked at me through prison bars and said mommy when are you coming home.
That night i went back to my room i cried not just a silent cry but the loudest cry i could let out i woke up everyone in the prison dorm i was crying so bad. I realized that i had let drugs get the best of me and take my son away from me and i let that happen. Finally when i was released i vowed to myself silently cause i always let myself down and others when i would tell them i was going to stop and would f**k up the very next day that i would not ever see my son through prison bars again. It tore my heart to pieces watching my son cry and beg me to stop doing drugs and be good and he was only 5 and he knew right from wrong. He saved me and i saved him i gave him a good mommy and i always had a good son. Today i take pain meds norco and soma but to me its far better than not being home for my family running the streets or being in jail/prison. Im home everyday and this is an accomplishment to me it may not seem to others but it is in my eyes. Just like the suboxone is to you it is a major accomplishment so congrats subzero im proud of you your never alone you will always have us here at drugs.com and i have you on my friends list any time you would like to talk. I love you all thanks for listening talk to ya later michelle.
Mrs.Page, I am so glad you shared that, i know it had to have helped people that you don't even think of it having helped. It is not good you went through that, but good that you are back from that "dark side" and since i did not know those things about you it was cool that you shared and gave hope to alot of people. Lots of love and good wishes to you. Dede
Congratulations subzero, I just read about your 'birthday' and I concur that we are all behind you and we celebrate with you and I am sure because of you in many cases. You have to giv it away to keep it and I know that is an old AA phrase but I agree with you that once you have been in AA of NA even if it is 30 years or 30 days, you always belong Somewhere. There have been many differing personalities in AA but the main goal is the same and those of us who want it will take these meetings for what they are and what they mean .When I first started going to meetings I was very young and I was in with alot of 'older' people who I felt had wisdom and I listened to what they said and I beeived it and that kept me sober for 12 years. Yes I have had a few relapses along the way but I am sober far many more days than the few days I relapsed. The relapses are very painful but I don't find it necessary to take those days completely off my time.
It would have been nice to be celebrating a 32 birthday but I'm sober and that is what counts. I have learned not to use Listerine as a mouthwash (!!) it's just too easy to swallow when you feel cruddy one morning!! You are a great guy and I almost feel like I know you so Happy birthday and whatevr you are doin keep on because it is working. The Fellowship is always there for those who want it.
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