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Old 08-31-2009, 08:47 PM
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Pain pills

I think I'm hooked....every two weeks(when I get paid) I spend $70 or so for about 24 percocet. I then pop them and drink any sort of alcohol. I usually do about three or four a night. I also am on anti-depressant meds(divorce/grandmothers death) so this is where o turned. I'm getting scared I can't stop. I took two and drank a beer before work for the first time last fri. Any sort of help or direction is greatly welcome. Oh I'm 25 own house car etc. Again thank you
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:53 PM
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Hi Scuba Steve.

Welcome to SR - I'm not familiar with pain pills, but you'll find a lot of support advice and encouragement here

You may also want to check out our substance abuse forum
Substance Abuse - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

Hope to see you around some more
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:22 PM
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Welcome Steve. You're in the right place. Please stick around.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:23 PM
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Hi Steve,

I too am a painkiller addict.

There are many ways to tackle our addiction.

Number one, you should come clean with your doctor and ask for help, that's what I did.

You're not taking [in my opinion] a massive amount so you should be able to get off of them fairly quickly if you are committed to getting sober.

You have so many options, from cold turkey, to drug replacements, to rehab or tapering which is what I'm doing.

There is a way to get off of them.

You also need to address the reason WHY you use. Is it for genuine physical pain that you need to find a new way to manage or is it a mental dependence requiring therapy?

Whether it is one or both, you can do it.

Welcome to SR, keep reading, keep posting, you will get so much love and support here.

Much love,

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Old 08-31-2009, 09:36 PM
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I just do it cause i like the feeling I haven't seen my therapist in a while I guess I'm doing it to cope with my losses(my grandma and my wife ) it sucks cause when I'm high I'm no fun for my daughter(2) its jus me and her home now i guess bringing a stressed out single parent is another reason too
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:37 PM
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My wife and I got divorced btw. I'm just.... I dunno I feel like a total loser sometimes
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:21 PM
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Go back and see your therapist as well as your doctor Steve....ASAP.
Being addicted is no way to grieve, and it's no way to live, man.

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
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Please see your therapist. I was addicted to pain pills, I deeply regret all the times i missed in my sons life when he was younger. Do this for yourself and your little girl~

keep coming back

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
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Wink

..your welcome to share with us..
..no problimo..
..sometimes pain relieve is necessary''
but check with the doc'...ok? lol. Oz..
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:23 AM
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Steve,

I too use to numb emotional pain as well as physical pain.

I am now dealing with my emotional pain and that is what has given me the strength to start to wean myself off.

Please, see your doctor and go back to therapy.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing this.

If you can't do it for yourself do it for your little girl.

Much love and understanding,

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:20 PM
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So I'm away on business fir work and I wake up complaining about how my back hurts from the matress. My co-worker hands me 3 percocet ?!! WTF even when I'm not trying they find me! I bought a six pack yesterday lol what are the odds. Haven't taken them yet they are on the counter staring at me : /
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:22 PM
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Steve,

Just remember.

You don't HAVE to take them just because they're there.

Much love,

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:51 PM
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Flush them. Dump the beer.

Give your daughter the chance at having a fully functional and present father.. doesn't she deserve it??
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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You guys are awsome thus is so freaking hard!!!!! I'm in my room sweating and ****!! WTF I look in the mirror and think how the he'll did this happen. I grew up in a rough neighborhood went to college moved away. I saw what drugs do! I have drug dealer "friends"(I grew up with thes guys. Friends in low places I guess) granted it was hardcore drugs but an addict is an addict right??
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for reaching out Steve. That is a great first step in the right direction.

Keep it up and wish you all the success in getting a handle on your

addiction.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:49 PM
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I was weak........I feel bad......soon as I get home I'm gonna go to meeting jus got off the phone with my Doc. Sorry I guys feel like I failed you guys
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:00 PM
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I was weak........I feel bad......soon as I get home I'm gonna go to meeting jus got off the phone with my Doc. Sorry I guys feel like I failed you guys
You didn't fail us... its your life and your daughter.

So you were weak, don't give up on quitting!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:10 PM
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I won't got an appt. Thursday I'm gonna beat this!!! It's gonna be tough but I think I can do it! I owe it to my little girl and thx again to everyone I'll keep posting
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:36 AM
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Feel flat on my face, takin oxycontin. I manage to get it together fir work but on the weekends(when my daughter is with mom) I jus pop pills and drink. Terrible cycle. I get paid and by pills.......WTF is wrong with me?
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:38 AM
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I mean I fiction at work pay my bills etc. Jus gotta feeling it will consume me I have cravings now where before I didn't
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