Rex is right - prayer does help. I'm a stay-at-home mom, and I'm a good mom, yet still I have become dependent on hydrocodone to help me through the day. My pastor recommended setting my morning alarm clock for an hour before the kids wake up. This works - believe me. He said, first pray for 5 minutes. Then open the Bible & read for a few minutes. "The Book" is a paraphrase Bible that is much easier to read than the King James. Another good Bible that's easy to read is the "Holman Christian Standard Bible" Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying you shouldn't use Valium or hot baths to help with the hydrocodone withdrawal - those things help too, and so does massage therapy. You can get a back massage for $30 to $50 at massage therapy clinics. I agree that the physical part of it needs to be addressed, but don't ignore the spiritual part, because it really helps. I noticed that if I get up earlier and "spend time with God" by praying and reading His words before I start my day, it makes it a lot easier to resist my temptation to take the pills that day.
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