Off and on for 3 years i finally took a min and stopped what i was doing and how i was living my life. i decided to stop fighting my family and those who love and care about me, and to just get clean, so about a month and half ago i quite opiates cold turkey its still hard and i struggle the most with all the time i have on my hands because my family has me on a lock down situation so my mind is constantly going against me, but ive stuck it out through the restless nights cold sweats, cramps and so on and so forth, but today i relapsed due to being on the verge of a mental break down after a serious of events and strenuous fights with my father, how do i keep moving forward and prevent something like this from happening again because above all else i want to be clean for me and don't kno if i have the tools i need to keep bettering my life by staying away from this addiction, because it has and is taking away everything i truly care about in my life... any thoughts or suggestions out there
I am so sorry that you have had a bit of a set back but want to congratulate you on your plan to get better. You will need some support for your plan to work, a trusted non judgemental friend or family member who can act as a confidante and help keep your mood up by cheering you on. This is a must. You could also google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal for a list of over the counter meds and supplements to help with the individual symptoms of withdrawal, like advil for the pain and imodium ad for the upset stomach. There are usually at least 2 reasons we get dependent on opiates, there is a history of addiction in the family and some emotional issues that need to be addressed. I was very emotional when I quit the 6 lortab tens that I was taking per day and I wish someone had warned me about the depression that SOMETIMES accompanies getting sober. I am almost positive that on the Thomas's list, there are some herbal supplements he lists to help with that. He also wrote a journal telling about how he felt each day while using the recipe. This site provide alot of support, but you do need someone you can get to any time of day or night. I went to an outpatient recovery center to group for 3 nights each week for 3 hours at a time and the counselor there used an approach that was used by a Psychologist named Eugene Adler to help with the emotional issues. I think it was just as helpful in my recovery as the suboxone I was prescribed. There will be other answers here and you can check back for several days or weeks to see how others answer. I will say some big Prayers for you and even though you had a set back, you are on the right path, congrats to you.
Dont let the relapse get you down it happens to everyone and you should be really proud because i was addicted to percocets for 2 years and i tried so many times cold turkey and relapsed within a week so be proud of yourself. Okay well i think you should continue what your doing because you are through the worse part already, if you only relapsed once and you stopped than you are still on top and i beleive you can do it because it seems that you are quite strong, i am going to say this option but i dont think its even worth it for you, there is a medication called subxoxone which you may ahve heard of its made to help people with opaite addictions, when you take it you dont feel high but it stops all the withdrawals (because it is a partial opate) look it up and research it so if you dont know you can understand how it works, i am currently on suboxone and it helped me alot i never relapsed again since ive been on it but you do have to want to be clean in order for it to work because it will not get you high but from what you said i dont think thats your problem. Its just you made it really far already so i dont think their is a point for you to take it. I know your family cares and they are keeping you on lockdown because their worried but thats not good because staying active is one of the key goals in staying sober. I mean of course you have to stay away from the people that you were using with or use opiates in general but you have to go out because staying home all the time alone feeling locked up probably triggers you off even more because your so bored. So i think you should talk to your family and have a real heart to heart with them if you havent, let them know how you feel and how much you dont want to continue to use and own up for the pain that you have caused them because they love you and they are helping you not cutting you out of their lives. If they can begin to see the change in you they can slowly start to trust you again and i think that would help the situation. Good luck and hang in there your doing great dont let it go now.
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