... years. I just quit, cold-turkey. I'm only a week sober and I feel like I might go insane. I feel like my life is over even though I know it is actually just starting if I can stay clean. I'm to ashamed to tell anyone I love what is going on. I have hidden my addiction for 6 long years. Anyone have any advice on staying clean and not falling into another (or the same) addiction?
First off, "Congradulations!!" on an amazing feat. Getting through a week off opiates is probably the worst and hardest time in your life.
You really need to come clean to the people you feel you can trust. Part of the recovery proccess is to be truthfull not only to yourself but to others that you have effected to.
As you know, it's terrible while your abusing that you're constgantly having to lie and avoid people and events. The stress that this leads to is one of the reasons that we as addicts keep abusing. You have made a great decision in your life to take this brave step and you should be very proud of this accomplishment.
You need to have a support system of some sort, whether this is friends or groups like NA or AA or even chuirch if you feel this way. Anything were you can draw strength and trust from will help you tremendously. Good luck and keep remembering what a shitty life it was when you were actively abusing opiates... Dave
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