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I’ve been addicted to opioids on and off, and have been able to get off on my own but not sure why I keep falling off the wagon. Also, this time around…I just don’t want to go through the withdrawal process again which is making me stressed, especially cause I have a full time job, etc. any help / advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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    • squeek

      96d

      I was just released from jail me and my little sister was using fentanyl and she died in my apt. I Did a year in county jail. And I don't know if I'll ever recover but I love hearing that people get off opioids. I been to rehab over 20 times. Just a little advice do not be hard on yourself for falling off the wagon just don't quit quiting. In your heart when your using you know you dont wanna be an addict then it don't matter if you fall off the wagon 100x. Just don't make peace with becoming and addict. I have made peace with it and it like selling my soul I hate myself

    • squeek

      96d

      I was just released from jail me and my little sister was using fentanyl and she died in my apt. I Did a year in county jail. And I don't know if I'll ever recover but I love hearing that people get off opioids. I been to rehab over 20 times. Just a little advice do not be hard on yourself for falling off the wagon just don't quit quiting. In your heart when your using you know you dont wanna be an addict then it don't matter if you fall off the wagon 100x. Just don't make peace with becoming and addict. I have made peace with it and it like selling my soul I hate myself

    • Trendi

      168d

      Thanks! I have taken it and it helped tremendously but for some reason, I stopped and am now back on opioids. My only concern is will I go through withdrawal again if I take suboxone or am I taking too little? I guess I’m more concerned with work and being able to perform or my last resort being taking a few days or a week off….any additional advice would be great!

      • Samalander

        166d

        @Trendi let me ask my doctor how withdrawals would work. May I ask what you’re self medicating with? I was using kratom and crap I bought off the internet that is an antidepressant in low doses but euphoria inducing in large doses. I won’t judge! ☺️

    • Samalander

      168d

      Have you tried or heard of suboxone/subutex? It’s a beta opioid that’s used in small amounts daily to treat opioid addiction. I’ve been on it for more than a year and it’s the best thing that’s happened to me in terms of fighting addiction. I don’t have cravings much anymore because I can just melt a suboxone under my tongue (the only way to take it is sublingually) and I feel great! It’s a little euphoric and also helps treat pain if you experience chronic pain. See if there’s a MAT (Medically assisted treatment) clinic in your area and see if this option may be right for you. Good luck!

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One of the replies suggests, "Meds are ok if you need them, and it doesn’t always have to be forever. Sometimes they help get the edge off in your rough season so you can relax and heal some and you can wean off or change it up later. Just keep open dialogue with your Drs." Another reply suggests seeking professional help: "Don't be afraid to reach out for help there were times during the 2 weeks that I considered going to the hospital but I just didn't. Honestly I would probably check in somewhere if that's an option for you it'll be a lot better than doing it on your own." It's also recommended to seek support from others: "Having support is one of the most helpful things in my opinion."

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