... oxy. My heroin habit has gotten out of control, almost 3 bundles a day. I am desperate to get off it. Usually I can get methadone and I get off without a problem. But I am having trouble getting methadone. The past few times I have tried to use suboxone it hasn't worked for me, hasn't stopped the withdrawals. Is this because my habit is too big? Would subutex work better? I am just desperate and looking for one last chance. :(
I recommend you get with a good clinic and/or doctor that will prescribe the correct amount of Subutex or methadone. Once you have made the switch you can seek addiction's counseling and develop the tools needed to stay clean. Don't know where you live but the Suboxone.com site has a doctor locator and I'm sure there is a methadone clinic near you if that is your preference. Don't give up, there is hope. Go for it!!
smallstar, if you are new to the site, welcome to the family, we all love, support and give all we can to support one another. i am on a taper off of percocet 10/325, im taking 12 1/2 pills a day, at one time 16-17, then dripped and got stuck constantly at 13. ive been on numerous tapers by the family here, and failed each one. this is the only place i have support, so the day i found this site about a year ago was truly guidence from God. tapers is all trial and error, but if you fail, get up, dust off, and keep going. dont stay down, and dont be affraid to come to the family and let us know its not working, we will not judge you. thats not what were here for, because at the very moment many of us is on some type of taper, or have been and successfully finished one. i hope you are able to find the dr or clinic you need, what ever you do , be totally honest with the dr, and youd be amazed at how supportive your dr will be. hang in there, dont give up , and im here cheering for you all the way form kailua hawaii(honolulu), take care, helpmehawaii
smallstar, welcome to the site, Laurie has given you a great answer. I just wanted to welcome you, & say, let ther star shine no matter it be small (far away), it will get closer & closer if you stay with this great group of people for support too along with detox or however you choose to go. I am proud of you for admitting you have a problem, & want to do something about it. My best to you, & may that smallstar, get bigger & brighter. (don't change your name altho' or we won't recognize you right off!)... Mary
I don't know too much about a herion taper, but I was on a oxycodone taper. It worked at the begining, but when I had to drop again, having the pills that close to me made it too hard and slowly I would take a little more, and a little more until I was running out before my next visit to dr. I ended up going to detox for 4 days and w/d's, ME A GRANDMA IN DETOX, never thought it would happen. They gave me a small amt. of methadone in the center, and that took me longer to withdraw from than the opiates..It was NOT easy at my age I also got the flu through the w/d;s..but I made it and I am now about 75 days clean, over 2 months. I think to do it you just have to do it..no way it easy, you have to figure out what is right for you. IF I HAD IT TO DO OVER, I WOULD STILL GO TO DETOX, BUT NOT GET METHADONE,,It is hard,but it is truly one day at a time and pretty soon you will have your FREEDOM.
Your "normal " will return, the person you were before the drugs,, its a slow process but get on a thread it will give you some more answers..I will never go through day 1 of withdrawal again, and I hope you won't either..Luck to you Golda(grandma)
You may be taking the subs too soon. You have to be in the 1st stages of w/d for the subs to work and make sure you put them under your toungue to dissolve. I been using opiates for 7yrs. H every day for the past 2yrs, about a gram a day for the past 6months. I started subs 2 days ago. So far so good. I feel like i did before i used. Best decision I've made in a long time.
smallstar... welcome to this wonderful, non-judgemental, caring place on the web... lucky me, I am addicted to fentanyl because of my docs... addicted is addicted... I am dealing with my own chronic pain issues as you are dealing with your addiction issues... my psychiatrist is going to help me get on suboxone because it works for him... go figure, an honest shrink... I am afraid, but with the Grace of God, I will be okay... I pray that God helps you in your efforts to cleanse your body of the heroin... and I am just a sweet little hippie chickie... we can do this together...
i got of heroin by using methadone and tapered down over quite a long time, everyone is diffrent, i felt great for 2yrs but have recently relapsed and started with the smack again, dont ask me why. im not using a lot but its getting to be a problem again. ive sorted a detox out and i start next week, just keep at it mate, ill struggle with addiction for the rest of my life, i also struggle with crossword puzzles but it doesnt stop me from trying them. just keep trying buddy and you can do it.
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