Im 18 years old and im withdrawling from heroin and oxycontin. I completely abused the drugs the last 4 months of my life and now it comes back to haunt me. I cant do anything without getting my high first. Its time to stop and i know that because i have already lost my good friend because of this B.S. PLEASE send and suggestions or tips on coping with this. The worst part is the chest feeling and anxiety i get. Its hard to explain but i get this terrible pain in my chest that cant be relieved without some kind of opiate. If you have any experiences with resisting drugs and getting clean please share with me. Ive locked myself in my parents house. Its been about 24 hours now im about to fucking kill myself its so bad. THanks everyone, congrats to all those who are stronger than me.
Karl, Please don't do anything rash! Perhaps you are a candidate for Suboxone? Have you thought about seeing a doc that can prescribe this for you?
I did a cold turkey withdrawal off of prescribed OxyContin, and it was quite unpleasant, to say the least! Please tell us how long you were taking (or snorting or injecting) the Oxy and were you shooting the heroin?
I think the worst part of WDing is the anxiety and depression. Please see a doc about those things at the least. You can do this, but suboxone might be your best chance at staying clean.
I wish you the best, and we will be here to support you when you need it.
Hi there Karl. Sweetlemon is really one of the best at talking people through this. Addiction is so hard to admit let alone do anything about. At least you got past the first step. I know the feeling of dread when you are down to a few hits, bumps, rigs, (sorry,not up on the recent terms) before you run out... already thinking ahead about how to finance that next high. Beg, borrow, steal, whatever it takes to get that high again. I am so glad you came here. I do know how you are feeling. I kicked some nasty habits some years back but now it's the pills for me. Legitimate prescriptions, legitimate pain, but still an addiction. I dread the day where you are right now. The only difference is I don't have to answer to my parents. But ya know something, that may be what you have to do to get the help you need. Shooting H and Oxy is some serious s**t. I know. But the resources you will need may be available only through your parents. You need in patient detox and counseling.
How can you do that on your own? What is the worst that could happen if you told your parents? If you end up so bad where you need to go to the ER, they will find out anyway. Wouldn't it be better to find out from you? Not to scare you but you need medical supervision when coming off of shooting H and Oxy. Detoxing on your own could be deadly. PLEASE do the right thing. As hard as it seems to be, you should let your folks know. What will happen? A beating? Getting kicked out of the house? I don't know you, your past, or your parents. But if you don't get professional help, you risk alot more than flu like symptoms and the runs. The good news is you haven't been abusing for that long. You also have a group of people here that will rally the troops and support you through this. But seriously, you need more than moral support my friend. If you can't get the courage up to let your folks know what's happening, promise me you will go to the ER if it gets too bad to handle? I would hate to see you suffer more than you have to... and believe me, you will suffer without help. At the very least, if you live in or near a big city, call around to some Methadone clinics, find some hotline numbers, or call your doctor. Since you are legally an adult, your doc can not tell your folks anything. If you add me as a friend, I could ask you some details and maybe do some online searches for you. Please do not detox alone. If you have to, use just barely enough to get you through until you can get to a hospital or detox facility. I would never, ever, condone or tell someone to use drugs but you can not quit shooting H and oxy cold turkey without medical
supervision!! I will catch hell for saying that but I do not want to see someone so young and unaware of the consequences to put themselves in danger of possibly dying.
I will add you as a friend and if you do the same, I could try to help you more.
Please be safe.
Karl, I know you don't want to hear this, but most people who are trying to quit anything need support and counseling. It will help keep you focused and clean. AA is around everywhere and is annonymous and cheap and they also help the addicted. The anxiety is pretty normal for what you are going thru. You will also have to learn to forgive yourself, that will also help with the anxiety/chest pain.I am keeping you in my prayers. I had to go to counseling and get off regularly prescribed pain meds that I had become too dependent on. I know I wouldn't have stayed straight if I had not done the counseling.
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