why is it so hard to find people willing to chat in this site? navigating the dang thing is just as hard... was looking for recent opiate abusers who are cleaning up their act like me..its important to find support..3 days for me... i am gonna do this and find a site that can help me...
I give up?
Added 20 Apr 2011:
so nine and a half days ohhh when does this get easier? i keep praying and trying to stay busy..most of the sickness is gone but more of the mental is here now and seems to be getting worse... i dont wanna relapse...help?
Fallen angel/77, Hello, I am here if you want to talk. I will add you as a friend and you can ask me a private question if you want. I don't know why you are having a hard time, there are a lot of people here, good people who are willing to share their experiences and information with you .This is a really good site and you will make a lot of friends so don't give up so easily O.K.? NIK
I think there have been some problems with this site, I had 2 days that mail didn't come through with questions, I would never disregard you I would in some way make the time to contact you and let you know that even though I deal with Chronic pain and have dealt with addiction in my family that not just me but there are many caring compassionate people on here, Please give things a bit of time I'm sure other people are going to see this and post, Hang in there and please know that I will do whatever I can to be a source of help and encouragement for you
If there ever was a site to be in, this is gota be the top one... One person to point out exspecially... please try n contact patti... im sry for now tho that i dnt have her correct info, im shure either she or sumone who knows her better will suggest her as well. She is one of the best to ask or go to for concerns questions etc... about everything ur seeking in specific also... I believe she is a suboxone doctor, or pain clinic coach... Plz dnt quote me on that, i may be wrong... Regardless, there are a lot of people in here ready n willing to help at the drop of a hat for anyone... I personally have had two back surgerys... My most recent, was sept of 2009, and they fused my bones together. In turn i created a horrible addiction from. I have tried rehab once, and it def worked, but i relapsed after a while, the pain just eventually came back and i could not take it anymore... I am now in the proccess of getting into the methadone clinic, or try n get into a pain clinic...
The things i do now are not safe, nor at all cheap... I have a little one at home, n she def needs her daddy around to show her the rights and wrongs in this big things we call the world... I just want the best absolute best for everyone, no one deserves to go thru the pain, suffering n withdrawls like we have all prob dun. Im shure if we new this was to come frum an addiction,maybe we would not have started one in the first place. I do wish u the best in all that u do... Just remember, " Life without struggle, and there is no progress""... hope all is well, n u have a better day today.
Don't give up so easily girl !!! This is a great site, and you will and already have made friends!!
Look up pattishan61's profile, it should give you some hope if you are considering suboxone, she has quite a successful story.
We will all help you, so hang in there! Please google The Thomas Recipe for a list of otc and rx meds you will need while in withdrawal, also google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, it explains the "mental" part of WD. Knowledge is power, so arm yourself!
Are you trying cold turkey or are you thinking about Suboxone?
There was site problems for about 3 days on here. I sent Drugs.com an email complaining about it & they responded that were indeed having problems but all is fixed now. Don't give up, so many others here have your problem & are willing to help & give support you need. I wish you all the best...
Congratulations on your recent giving up of opiates. There are alot of caring people on this site who have been through what you are experiencing. I have been though opiate withdraw many years ago and it is no fun. Hang in there and know the pain and suffering will pass. You are in the right place and I wish you the very very best. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Hey Joe, that was sweet of you to mention me. I am just a hairdresser who did the suboxone program including all the required counseling, but was really good in biology and have been on the site in the suboxone, opiate withdrawal and opiate dependence groups for over a year and half. Learned alot here from Robert_325 as well as mpvt, who I only see on here once and a while now. And Fallen, unfortunately, this isn't a live chat room, I wish it were too. If you will, you can friend people ( check your profile, I bet you got lots of friends right now, didn't know if you knew to always check your profile)and then you can private message them. I personally don't have internet at home anymore so, I can't come on as ofter as I would like. Join the opiate withdrawal and opiate dependence groups and you will find birds of a feather, I promise. I wish they would put a live chat thing on here, that would be good. Other than that, how are you doing. Many here will be glad to support you. Pattishan61
Fallenangel77, hey don't give up!!! We all know whats its like to need someone who understands and iths is the perfect place. I have become friends with several people and talk regular. Im here for you just like everybody else. I live in US so if you live in another country the time we are on line maybe diffrent. I will friend you and we can talk private anytime, thtas all I have is time. Hang in there!!! Your friend Von-1 PS kinda off today, my spelling it terrible!
I completely relate to your frustration. The first few times I used the sight it took what seemed like forever to get any answers to my questions and often times they didn't seem like answers at all but just someone that wanted to ramble on about what they knew rather than what I was asking for. The site isn't especially easy to navigate, that is an issue as well. For a newer user the whole how to just doesn't explain sufficiently the system and how to utilize it for what your looking for in particular. I can say that as far as my own opiate addicition, the best of support hasn't come from any online support group but from NA. This site is a great spot if you have questions about how to detox yourself, medication interactions, natural remedies and personal experiences with specific substances and getting off them, but as far as staying off them, you'll hear very little of how to do that here.
One thing you can find comfort in I suppose ,is that knowing so many people here have struggled with what your going through and in reading bios you will see that so many of us have gotten and stayed clean. Some of them stick around to help others and some of them don't. Getting clean is the easy part though.. We are all.. or most of us anyway capable of putting down the drugs, but addicition is a disease that is far reaching in its effects and if you want treatment to work you've got to attack it from all angles. The addict is suffering spiritually, mentally, physically."The theraputic value of one addict helping another is without parallel".. I hope that youll consider this in your journey. Addiction carries with it a stigmatism.. but the truth of the matter is that it seem to be the most uniquely genuine people that suffer as a direct result of this disease, and if we can get beyond how our disease has enslaved us, there is really nothing we can't do. .. I wish you all the best..
I have been battling herion addiction for 14 years. I am on again and getting ready to quit tomorrow. I live with my boyfriend who has a daughter that is addicted to herion as well as meth. I find it a struggle every day to sty clean and have relapsed over and over again. I take care of her child because she is to far gone to even stay at home and care for her 4 year old. I don't get high any more. It's just to NOT be sick. I hate it. I have no friends and I get discouraged everyday. I hate drugs and what they do to people and myself included. If you ever wanna talk. I'm here. I found when I am clean, excersize works to keep my head clear.
hi i was just strolling through this web page and ran across your comments i dont know what opiate means but my heart goes out to you i was super super depressed and chronic pain from breaking my ankle ,having car wrecks,family problems and a rack of glasses falling on me and i was taking all kinds of medicines for years and years years i think that made it worse at times but i had to pray and pray and pray i got to the point i asked god if i was getting on his nerves he said no then i had to surround myself with positive people and ones that would listen to me and respond with the truth no matter what and still be friends.I found that joking alot helps me but im still depressed but not as deep deep deep deep deep as i was im so glad that i get on gods nerves cause he makes a diffrence.
if you have kids look at them and make a diffrence cause they dont deserve the pain they deserve love just like we do i hold my child in my arms and thats becoming my medication and my strength my pain will never go away no matter what so learn how to cope with it its like a marriage or let it slowly kill you, i almost let it kill me but i came back to life and you can to with the right friends and support system if you dont have the money make your on sessions invent your on therapy something that you love hold it everyday like my child life is too short so why keep kiiling yourself and bring yourself back to life cause oneday you wont be coming back so stop killing yourself and enjoy life while you are living.I have been fighting insurance companies with denial for medical attention for almost 20 years and that adds to my depression and pain so after still more denials and struggles Try to get some sun light im still depressed behind closed doors but thats when i start getting on gods nerves even more or phone jack my friends or try to learn how to email the insurance compies thats doing all of my denials pictures of what injured me so that they can have some come sense instead of book sense so God wont send you through nothing you cant handle hes just making you stronger where you are weak cause one day you'll have a testimony to tell the world cause god will pull you through
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