Hydrocodone - Hi/Help,I am 33 yrs old/married with a child of almost 2 and have a horrible addiction to hydro I mean real bad in my eyes,it is causing probs in the home not to mention the financial troubles it causes and the worries about where my next batch will come from and constantly on the chase and that is ontop of being of prescribed 120 5/500 mth. I take on avg about 100/120 mgs daily(if available) when I cant get them I will resort to percocet to get the monkey off of my back... I just recently was able to tell my wife that I do know I have a prob and dont what to do..When I go just 1 day(not even full24 hr) I am so sick/mad/weak/nautious/sense of smell is like a bloodhound and EVERYTHING stinks and I cant get going and just dont feel right in general..Today I am totally out and I do know to get abunch for 2$ and it is killing me not to make that call(you know) I dont know what I am looking or wanting to hear but I need some advice on getting off of this trainride please.Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated
Let me first say you are not alone. There are alot of folks in your same predicament on this site and there are alot of caring supportive people here too. You have to make a decision. There are three ways to get clean. You can quit cold turkey, taper off the opiates slowly, or use a medication like Suboxone for opiate detox. Each of these methods has its pros and cons. Going cold turkey is fast but you have to deal with the withdrawals. Tapering off the pills is slow, you can avoid alot of the withdrawals but you have to be very determined. Suboxone is a medication that you can take that will stop the withdrawals (you have to be in withdrawal for a short while before starting) and the cravings, you can stay on it indefinitely but you have to be able to afford the program to get it from a doctor that is licensed to prescribe it. Not all doctors can prescribe Suboxone. Many people choose to eventually get off the Suboxone which you have to taper off slowly so to avoid withdrawals.
Regardless of which method you choose, I highly recommend you get some addiction's counseling whether by a private counselor or through a program like Narcotics Anonymous. Counseling will teach you the tools to stay clean and what to do when when temptations arise.
No matter what you decide we are here to support your decision. You can read more about Suboxone use by going to: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Subutex-or-Suboxone
There is also a member here whose name is pattishan61 who is very knowledgeable about Suboxone and she will have suggestions for you as soon as she sees this question.
If you decide to go cold turkey, you can google the Thomas recipe which describes opiate withdrawal and recommends a list of medicines to have on hand (mostly over the counter) when you go into withdrawals.
If you want to taper, I can help you with a taper plan and support you through that process.
Again, you are not alone and we will support you whatevr you decide.
Hi Jasonm578, I am SuboxoneJay... I had a friend on here ask me to find you, and I am glad I did! I read your story and your not alone! I am a CADC and on Suboxone for MY chronic pain. This is my chosen field and my forte`. I will do whatever I can to help you, help yourself! I am also a recovering Addict from a 37 year run on EVERYTHING you can name! And things you couldn't imagine! Sober now for 5 years and 9 days... and counting... In any case, I hear your plea's! I can deffinately try to help you here. I added you as a "friend" and am more than willing to talk to you. There are many here like yourself and there IS HOPE! You can kick this! With a lot of hard work, dedication and determination! You are married and most importantly, you have a 2 year old blessing to think about! Of coarse, you must do this for yourself, but do this for THEM too! I work with other Active Addicts every day who seek their own Sobriety.
It IS possible! You CAN do this! I won't lie and say it is easy, but it can be done! The BEST things in life are sometimes the hardest ones to accomplish! Please, reach out to me and we can go from there. It won't happen overnight nor will it be a smooth trip. I'm quite sure you didn't get into this position in one day, and it will not correct itself in the next. But together, with EVERYONE elses here, you CAN beat the Devil! I DID! My friends on here who know me can vouch as to my DEEP desires to "help the other." You just took the hardest, FIRST step and asked for help, are you READY to work? ... SuboxoneJay...
Now that you have told your wife, you have to get clean! My husband told me about his addiction 2 years ago and it has been a horrible 2 years because he keeps going back to percs and I have completely lost all trust in him. We have children also and they have seen horrible things because of this addiction. He found a suboxone clinic and finally I have hope. Please get help now for your wife, your child and yourself.
Admitting you have an addiction is a HUGE first step! There are many on here who can help. I just want to add that you really need to stop before you damage your liver any more. I would advise you to come clean to your Dr and have him check your liver. With the HUGE amounts of acetaminophen (500mg) per pill and a daily safe limit of 3000-4000mg per day, you are WAY exceeding that limit which is seriously dangerous to your liver! Please go have the Dr do some tests to check your liver function. Good Luck to you in your quest for sobriety!
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