I have been taking opiods off and on for about 8 years. I've been to rehab several times with no long term success. I've done methadone and suboxone treatments again with no long term success. This time im back on methadone for the second time, i've been on the program for 15 days and im concerned if i wean to fast im setting myself up for failure. Any advice?
I have been fighting an abuse/addiction problem of opiates since I was a teen. There is no one right way to get clean. Counseling, treatment, inpatient, outpatient, NA. I've done all of the above. I think it takes a complete lifestyle change. Even if you have to leave your family(especially if they are enabling you) New friends, new neighborhood, city or state. When you are ready and tired of being tired you will commit to getting clean. I personally don't think it matters how fast or slow you are weaned off methadone or suboxone. You're obviously scared. I am too. I'm in the very beginning stages of ANOTHER attempt to get clean. I'm scared to death and unsure but right now there is more involved than just me. I can not see my fiance' until I show I'm trying to straighten up. My love for him is stronger than my love for myself and I will not let this demon win this time. I've always called opiates "my demon". I'm not a very religious person but I'm spiritual. My mother always told me "everything happens for a reason, good or bad." Find out what those reasons are.
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