There is no such thing as '' RECOVERED ALCOHOLICS '' the term is recovering alcoholics, and that is the reason for no or at least avoiding narcotic pain meds. The fact that you even ask the question leads me to believe that you are not truely in the recovery mode. Addiction is a life long aliment or however you want to refer to it, you never recover, you can be in recovery, but to recover, would indicate that the illness was over and that is not the case for an alcoholic, or an addict of any kind, so you have to be very careful for the rest of your life. Please be very careful with any mind altering drugs, including pain medication, sleep medication, etc., they can destroy the recovery you have achieved. God Bless & Good Health... DadsWatchinU
if your taking it as a medical necessity and non narcotics do not work what so ever then it is okay to take these meds but you have a high likelyhood to abuse the drug and usualy results in relaps to alcohol in your case. basicly you switch your addiction from alcohol to opiates in cases like that.
also i believe you can get control of your addiction while still taking narcotics BUT it takes a very long time and a LOT of psycho/cognitive behaioral/social skills/ect training to attain this control with or without a narcotic. but almost any doc or recoving addict would disagree
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