This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.
We want to welcome everyone to the Addiction Substance Abuse forum! This is the forum to come to for discussions on topics of addiction and recovery. If you have any questions about addiction, different methods of detoxification, recovery care and planning this is the forum to visit. If you are a family member of a substance abuse addict, please visit our Addiction: Substance Abuse Community to get the support you need: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Addiction-Living-with-an-Addict/show/1176
Here are a few of our features:
We have a Health Pages area where members have posted various informative topics to help you in your recovery. Be sure to read the wealth of information provided there for your benefit. The Health Pages link can be found near the top right of this page.
We would also like to point you to the new ‘ Trackers’ that you can add to your profile. You can add them to your profile by clicking on this link and scrolling to the trackers: http://www.medhelp.org/health_tools where you can select many Trackers to help you. Addiction, mood, and weight trackers, just to mention a few. Please be watching as MedHelp adds new ones for you to use.
To add a member as a friend, hover over the member’s name and click on “Add A Friend”. This will prompt a friendship invitation to that member.
This feature allows you to speak privately with another member. The easiest way to send a message is to hover over the member’s name. You will see their profile page in the background and a button that says “Send A Message”. Click on that and follow the instructions.
If you would like to send a member good wishes or just say hello, hover over the member’s name and click on “Send A Note”.
Journals are a way for you to share your experiences or simply day to day frustrations, joys, etc. You can create a journal from your profile. These journals can be set as private, public or only viewed by those members on your friends list.
We also have the Addiction Social forum. Because there are so many aspects of life that are affected by addiction, we found the need for a separate forum to have a place to come and discuss all sorts of issues with our members. The Social Forum is the place to discuss how our daily lives are going, check up on other forum members, exchange recipes, share a joke or two with our friends. You can access it by looking to the right of your screen where you will see “Related Communities”. Click on “Addiction: Social” forum and it will take you right over there.
Your Community Leaders are members who act like ambassadors to MedHelp, helping to communicate the feedback from the community as well as help us communicate back to the community from MedHelp. One thing to note, Community Leaders, are NOT MedHelp Moderators. Keep in mind, there are full-time Moderators monitoring the site. The Community Leaders will be able to help if there is an issue and work with our Moderators to address it. The Leaders are not working for MedHelp,but as everyone here at med help they should be treated with respect. They are volunteer members, but ones that have taken on some added responsibility.
There are also certain guidelines in place specific to The Addiction Communities. These guidelines are listed below and will help our members find their answers and further help the community to be more effective:
~ Do not post asking how or where to buy your drugs/medications.
~ Do not post asking how to pass a drug test.
~ Do not post asking for dosing information on any medication Please consult your prescribing physician for that information.
~General info about tapering is fine but we are not doctors please to not post taper plans on the forum.
~ Do not post more than one thread per day on the same subject. If you have additional questions concerning that topic, continue to post in the thread you started; and
~ Do not post on the Addiction Communities asking to identify any pills. Please post those questions in the Family Medicine Community: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/164 where they may be able to assist you. Any threads posted in the Addiction Communities asking to identify pills will be moved to the Family Medicine Community.
The Addiction Communities are comprised of addicts in many stages of detox and recovery. We are from various ethnicities, countries, beliefs, and backgrounds. We ask that you be courteous and respectful of all of our members.
Please come and stay awhile and join both of our communities. Enjoy your experience!
I'm just touching base again to say I have made it without any of the oxycodone meds, for a over a full month. I have to say, reading posts here and the educational materials available here made a HUGE difference in my getting through it.
THANK-YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT as I needed it. Your wonderful people.
I wish I found this site sooner!!! Today is 16 days without a Perc . At one point I was eating 120mgs a day!! For
Back pain. I quit cold turkey,3 days of hell, pukes,sweating,yawning, insomnia but god everyone on here is right, there is a light at the end my life is coming back energy coming back!!! Sex drive coming back!! Lol but reading all these posts of positive energy works!! If I could do this anyone could like a lot have said just think of it as a bad flu an ur body is healing!! God bless!!
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