I was averaging 3,000 mgs a day of morphine and usually more than that. I was actively abusing for just over 23 years everyday, I had never ever been in withdrawal that whole 23 years. I was a total pig and after the first couple of years I couldn't get even a tingle off the shit but I was terribly addicted to it by then. I abused them all but always seemed to come back to morphine or heroin.
Depending on how long and how much you've been abusing will determine how you can get into recovery. I tried to go into rehab but I abused the whole time I was there and they finally threw me out after 4 days. I am a atheist so the 12 step doesn't do shit for me but it did for my Dad who was a member of AA for close to 50 years. So you have to read up on the different types of recovery programs out there and go from there.
I myself went with methadone as it allows the brain to slowly revert back to it's original chemical state before I started abusing. Also the methadone doesn't interfere with endorphin replacement which most other opiates block their production. You don't nod to get screwy when you're on a stable dose and if you use it correctly it can really help you get your life on track. I was on a disability pension and didn't move off my couch for almost 15 of the 23 years. I was bringing up bile daily and I was down to 123lbs.
Today after almost 8 years on methadone I have brought my daily dose down from 400mgs a day to 120mgs a day and I am functioning better then I ever have. I am working full time and back to being active in my community. My weight is back up to my normal 170-175lbs. So there are all kinds of success stories with all opiate addicts. You have to be ready to get into and stay into recovery and it can take many tries but never give up and one of these days you will be looking back and remembering when you used to abuse morphine... Hang in there it's worth it... Dave
I take Avinza 120mg which is a long acting morphine and morphne sulfate imm 15mg every 4 hours for breakthrough pain and i like it much metter than other pain meds i have been and i didn't like taking percocet because of the tylenol too much tylenol everday for years hope this helps barb
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