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roxicet addiction... *****

me and my boyfriend of 6 years are both addicted to roxicets and are looking for a way out. its ridiculous and embarassing for us to be at this point, because we have been recreational drug users for years and have never dealt with a personal addiction of any kind, nonetheless one of this magnitude. we have never been prescribed them, we just started taking them for fun, but i assure you the fun is gone. we are in our early 20's, smart, and trying to move forward in our lives, but due to our addiction, are broke, and constantly spending the last money we have on damned roxicets. he is a little worse off than me, and had been doing them for a year and a half now, whereas i have now been addicted to them for 7 months. i do anywhere from 1 to 3 pills in a day, and he does anywhere from 3 to 6 a day. i guess i should mention that we snort, not swallow them. i cant remember the mg of them, but he says 1 roxi is equivalent to around 6 percocets, soo.. what the hell am i supposed to do? i panic when i realize we dont have any, and ive been known to freak and start swinging on my bf until he finds me some. i am not proud of these moments. when i try and sleep without any, i get an intense case of restless leg syndrome and find myself doing the funky chicken at 5 am, thrashing about in bed, writhing in discomfort, and tears. if i have to go to work woithout any, i start having a nervous breakdown. my sister thinks im a junkie, and others probably starting to think im one too. how the hell am i supposed to cut these blasted little blue pills out of my/our life??? anyone, anyone? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If you have never had a prescription for the pills you WILL need to see a doctor about weaning off of them or possibly taking methadone to get you off of them. Weaning off of opiates is not easy obviously cause the high is so good you always want to take more. A good way is to slowly decrease the amount you take by 1/4 to 1/5 ur normal dose for a week or so, then to 3/4 ur normal dose, then stop taking them. Even after weaning off you will still experience very very mild withdrawal symptoms and low doses of valium or xanax can help with that for no longer than 10 days. The withdrawal from benzodiazapines is even more dangerous than heroin withfrawal, yes it's true! So if you go that route don't take them longer than a week to 10 days. I've found that 500mg naproxen keeps me from withdrawing from opiates like hydrocodone. Naprozen you can get over the counter in aleve, you just have to take however many aleve would add up to 500 mg.What you've been experiencing is nothing to be ashamed of, when your body starts to detox you do things that you'd never dream you would do because you no longer have a lot of control over your body. The restless legs and body, even vomitting, severe restlessness, anger are all very common withdrawal symptoms from opiates. Diarrhea is also common because opiates suppress and even paralyze your intestinal tract& respiratory system, this is why opiates are often prescribed for cough and diarrhea. Anything else you'd want to know just ask!! And if you must! you can always go the methadone route. Get it from your doctor if you can and he will help you plan how to take it if not go to a methadone clinic. They are for ANY type of opiate addiction from heroin to vicodin. It will stop the withdrawals but you will not get the high.
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Hey..I read your post and if you want to chat sometime I would love to.  I too am hooked on 30mg roxicets by means of snorting them.  I have to run off to work right now but seeing how we have the same problem...I think we could help each other out.  Good Luck!
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Ah, yes, I relate, especially to your comment "the Fun is Gone". My dear, the road ahead is rocky, I will not lie. But what's on the other side is magnificent. You can be one of the Lucky Ones if you get out now--this is a powerful addiction. I have been a slave to pain pills for 10 years now. Tried to quit many times, but never could stay clean all that long. Take it from me: MAKE THIS YOUR ONE AND ONLY divorce from the evil blue pills, and you will not have to suffer as I have.

I, too came from a "recreational user" background. Boy did I ever regret my choice of drug--why couldn't I be addicted to pot, or something else?????? (Not to belittle anyone's pot addiciton)....What I'm saying is that opiates have the ability to suck you in like nothing else, hold you captive, then ruin your life, first in subtle ways, and eventually in a big way.

Congratulations on taking the first step toward getting your life back. I hope and pray your partner is on the same page, or this could be tricky.

You will experience w/d, so be prepared. Do you have a trusted doctor you can share your truth with? He/she may be able to help ease the transition. Or is there a detox facility near you where you can take a short "vacation"...? There's alway c/t (cold turkey) and many of us have had to go down that path, so we have lots of suggestions as to how you can get through it.

There's also a chance that you might not have success if you continue using other drugs. SOme even have to cut out the alcohol cuz it can make the desire to use again very strong. It can be a huge trigger. Or if you are like me, your alcohol consumption will triple when you take away the pills, then what you're left with is a an alcohol problem and a really screwed up life...

Everyone seems to be different. I hope you find the help you need that works for you to get this monkey off your back.

DOn't be embarassed. Keep posting and let us know about your progress.

All the Best,

--AThena

PS. I have 10 days off asst. pain meds & benzos. My life is already turning around.
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Unfortunetly there are a whole lot of closet roxy addicts out there including me. I started using roxy's about a year ago after having my wisdom teeth out and self medicating with roxy's cause someone told me they would work better then the 10mg percocets that the doctor prescribed. Before I knew it I went from taking 1/4 of a 30mg pill to where I'am at today 2 pills every 2 hours. I am despretly trying to get clean. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on these pills just trying to feel normal. at this point they rarely get me high. If I dont take them the withdrawel symptoms kick in and I've never experienced anything like it. It is by far the worst feeling i've ever had. I decided that my new years resolution will be to kick this ****. I started to ween myself off but to be honest it's not working. even though I dropped from 2 pills each dose to 1 iam still going through withdrawels and not to mention that fighting the urge to grab another pill when the first one doesnt work is very difficult. I read that there are drugs out there to help with the withdrawels and cravings. Tomorrow I am going to see the doctor about getting on seboxone. I have read all about it and it seems like that is my only hope next to methadone. If anyone out there has any experience with this drug please let us know. I wish all of you the very best of luck in kicking this terrible addiction. I dont want to live this way any more and my spirits have been lifted to learn there are things out there that will help me quit other then cold turkey or dosage reduction. good luck.
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Ghost, this post is from April. These people are not here anymore. If you would like to come out into the forum, go to the top of this page and hit the post a question button. Hope to see you out there.
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i was addicted to roxi as well, went from 1 a day to 12 in a matter of weeks. wow that sucked since i only got a buzz for about 10 minutes then had projectile vomiting. did that stop me, no. i have been on suboxone now for about 6 weeks and it is a miracle. i never, ever would have believed it would work for me. i looked it up online, found a doc who took me within hours, i wasn't even in wd yet. so i took my first one the next morning when i started to feel a lil bad. within 20 min i felt great. no wd, no cravings. unbelievable. it was almost too easy as i slipped up about a week later just because it was so easy. learned my lesson and back on the suboxone. it has truly saved my life. i am hoping the doc will start to ween me off this because it is also addictive. i am hoping that getting off the sub won't be too painful, but i am hopeful and glad i am not on the roxi.  anywho, any questions feel free to ask and i will let you know of my exp so far. btw: the doc is 150 per visit and 400 for a 30 script of the suboxone. sounds steep but not compared to the roxi habit.
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Any advice for a mother trying to help her daughter get off roxicet.  She tells me I am too controlling but I just want too help.  She is taking suboxone.
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My sister who is 20 has been hooked on roxy's also know as (the lilttle blue pill) for about 3 years now. Her boyfriend of 6 years also is on them and recently went to jail for breaking in a house to steal whatever he could get his hands on and pawn to get money for his craving.My sister and her boyfriend where taking anywhere from 1 to 9 pills in one day. Also crushing them up and snorting them for a fast and more powerful high. The inside of her nose is raw and her face has zits all over it. She has lost so much weight over the last year that my family questioned of she had a eating disorder. Her addiction was getting so bad she would start stealing from my mother, me, and my 12 year brother's video games just to get high and get through the day. My sister told me that "U dont understand what Im going through and Why I have done what i have" what she doesnt understand is what she has done to me and my family. She has casused my parents to fight almost costing their marriage. She blames everyone for her addiction and everything that comes of her mouth is a lie to cover up what she is doing.   My sister has stole all of my mother jewelry and pawned it to get money for her addiction. After several months and second chances she now has no where to go, no money and is going through detox. Under her eyes are dark, she is weak, and very quick to snap. To all out there with this same problem, You can not change them, they have to want to change themselves. I only hope and pray she will get better, but really its up to her. -*-
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I was addicted to roxys,I stopped because the guy getting for me stopped selling them I know use heroin but not everyday because I get urine tested everyweek Im getting therapy & drug counciling &have everyone fooled I want to stop but I get along better with my boyfriend&just with life alone on the blues without them I sleep because nothing seems fun, I feel hopeless
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Our son, 24, is addicted to the little blues.   Only, I know that he says he smokes them.  He's in a detox center now, on his own volition.  Nothing I've read so far has said anything about someone who smokes roxicet.  Help.
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I have heard of people smoking roxi's but I personally have not gone to that method myself.   I have had many people tell me not to ever smoke them, but they never specified as to why.  I couldn't imagine anything being worse than the hell I'm enduring snorting them.  I can identify with something in just about every post I've read.   My doctor recently prescribed percocet but there is no comparison to the feeling the "blues" give me.  My supplier of roxi's said it's because it does in fact take 6 perc's to equal one roxi.  The perc's contain so much acetomininine (tylenol) that 6 would probably eventually cause some liver damage I'm sure, especially because I drink alcohol sometimes with the pills.   I have also found that when withdrawals start and no "blues" are available, heavier drugs are a common substitute, for example "boy" (heroin).  I'm so ashamed of myself, I was 4+ yrs clean from coke and look at me now.  I've even stooped to using my former drug of choice, aforementioned, when I could not find any "blues".  I have been to detox a few times, but I seem to return to the roxi's as soon as they become available again.  I've tried returning to 12 step programs, only to end up using and/or exchanging phone number with other users or roxi's.   One of the problems I encounter is that being uninsured, detox centers will only keep me a couple of days, then release me and I'm like a dog returning to it's vomit.  I'm scared of methadone too, as those clinics like to get you addicted to methadone so they may get your money every day also.  I really feel helpless in my situation, I can't stop and it's going to wreck my life, I feel there are no resources to really help me kick this w/o having any insurance.
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This is an old post but it needs to be put into the new posts that are running in the drug addiction forum. Please copy and paste your post above and then hit"post a question" at the top of the page and that way it will show up as new and you will get a TON of answers. There are so many people that are addicted to all kinds of different things but I want you to know that I'm clean because of this forum and from something much stronger than the little blue pills. It sounds like you're ready to get your life back and believe me when I say it can be done without any insurance or a detox center. Hope to see you out on the forum with this same question posted!!
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I just got out of rehab due to the same problem... its hard to kick and it ***** you get the same withdrawls as u would with heroin all opiates give the same effect i wouldnt suggest using methadone or any other drug to ween off or substitute any other drug for it.. if you cant go to a detox or a rehab then id suggest going to NA meetings or getting away for a while cause when you cant handle going through the withdrawls any more your more likely to give up and start all over again i highly suggest going into detox and then some kind of treatment center where u can learn the tools you need to cope with the addiction and all that comes along with it plus relapse prevention changing old people places and things and changing your old behaviors.. get a sponsor and work the twelve steps i promise you'll be happy with the outcome best of luck to u
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I am not sure if my son is using these little blue pills or not.  He denies using.  Myself and his father both have additive personalities.  We have beat many drug additions.  We have noticed a huge change in his behavior.  We own our own business and he has been to college to learn this business.  Can't seem to get to work on time.  Very irretable, feeling sorry for himself, and spends a lot of money somewhere, sweats, and has stopped taking care of his body hygien.  I am not by a long shot stupid to drugs.  I am just not down on the new drugs out there.  I have tried to talk to him.  He just says he can't sleep at nights.  I am really at loss as to what to do or say to him.  Anyone out there that may be able to help me figure this out.  What is the average cost of an addition per day.  He is a big guy 6'1 and about 230 lbs.  What do you think?
Respectfully,
Hopeful and worried Mom
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My 20 year old daughter is 1 week into recovery from these  monsters..the little blue pills. She was averaging 12-15 a day, living with the dealer and so was easy prey to the drug. She crashed and burned lossing her job, car, cell phone, bank account, and friends, then in the end trading sex for the monsters...not to mention stealing money from me and my boyfriend to the point that we had to buy a safe and bolt it to the foundation to put our wallets and valueables in. She knew she had to get off of them, or as she put it: didn't WANT to stop using, but HAD to. She made up her mind to quit...started weaning herself off, and did the methadone treatment. I finally forced her (with much anger on her part cuz she said she wasn't ready to go yet) to make the call to the detox center I had already contacted, I was not about to let her go 1 more day living this hell. I drove the more than 1 hour drive to the detox center. She stayed for only 3 days, (minimum was 7-10 days) but because she had already made up her mind to quit, 3 days was enough for her to realize where she wanted to be in life. This after being addicted for a year. She has been clean for 1 week and doing great. She is back home, does experience some w/d, but I bought her L-tyrosine (you can get it at a health food store) and she takes that along with a multi-vitamin (containing copper and folic acid) and a B-complex. These in combination are suppose to help with the w/d. and so far, so good.  It has been successful for her so far. The recovering addicts also need to stay busy!! She has yet to get another job, but is looking. She gets a lot of anxiety when she is bord. Keep your loved one who is in recovery busy..it will help!  I hope this helps someone...good luck to all.
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I feel as though I have lost my son, David, to an addiction to "roxi's". I am a frustrated mother who is trying to understand why the drug companies turn their backs knowing this drug was originally produced for cancer patients and are showing record profits while these so called "pain management" clinics here in Florida write scripts for them like it was candy!  I'm tired of the pin-dot eyes, the lies, the rehabs....I wish the CEO of the maker of this drug would spend a day with me. Having to lie, cheat, and steal to just try a lead a normal life and get through the day, is a LIVING HELL!!
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The easiest way to tell if your son is using roxis is to look at his eyes. His pupils will be very small. He will probably sweat after being awake for a little while, and can become extremely agressive. Also, he will be scratching at himself and will find it hard to stay still to even enjoy a meal or watch TV. Also, he will probably eat late at night and will eat a lot of sweets. Remember, that little blue pill is nothing short of "heroin"-Good Luck
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This is an old post why dont you copy your post and start a new thread ...Welcome to the forum :)
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I have been taking the small round "54 543" pills which are 5mg oxycodone and 325mg apap, i take about 10 at a time.. that is only 40mg of oxycodone, but about 2600mg of the aceipat.... however you spell it.. i like the feeling of the oxycodone as it makes me feel normal due to my addiction but my question is, is taking that much mg of the other stuff bad for me and if so can i die from taking this much?? please help..
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My son, freshmen in college almost died of an overdose of this roxi **** and zanax and alcohol. Wound up in treatment program which Im not sure he really wanted to go to. You see in his eyes the mistake he made was taking the zanax, not everything else. The whole experience wasa wake up call for my husband and me. We were told at the hospital that it was alcolhol poisoning not substance abuse, he even had the drs fooled. I played my son and told him we would get the results of his blood and he better come clean with anymore information and he told me what I believe is the truth. He has been using roxicets for over a year and I had no idea. Good grades, went to work, was responsible untill I almost lost him. WHAT A WAKE UP CALL. Now the trust is completely gone and I don't know how to help. I brought him home from school but as he tells me its not college. I don't know besides puting him in treatment what to do. Same friends that he had since kindergaten should not be friends anymore. I don't know. Hopefully outpatient treatment which he will start acutually tonight will help. Please any informantion you can help me with would be great. I don't know it next semester school is a good idea or leaving him home. Hes and adult and i cannot monitor every move. Please help
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ur not alone and neither are your actions.... i didnt read every response word for word but methadone is not the way to go... the w/d is worse from that... suboxine has saved many of my friends and family... if you want to detox and uve only been doing it for 7 months, take suboxine for a few weeks or however your doc prescribes it.. i hear its a miracle... yes im an addict, mostly a legal addict, with a horrible back and leg condition and i have been so sick of opiates for 12 years now, my wreck was 13 years ago, and i have tried about everything but herion and im not snorter... i take it to work and make the pain go away and roxi's do do that but are extremely addicting... i have went cold turkey and tried sub's to see how bad my pain was and couldnt make it much more than 3-4 days b/c of the pain, not the w/d.. talk about w/d i quit 50/mcg/hr fentanyl cold turkey after being prescribed for 3yrs + and it was my idea... well not completely cold turkey i did take vicodin and valium, but i was on a strong dosage for over 3 years and quit on my own with very little meds in place thereof, almos as if my doc was upset i had to quit it, it changed me and gave me horrible ups and downs and anxiety, cold sweats, sometimes it felt like i was in w/d ON it... anyways... but 7 months is so short, suboxine, from everything ive heard and learned about it, will be a miracle drug for you and it is $$ but as much as roxi's and in ur case i wouldnt imagine you taking it more than a few weeks, maybe a month... but im no doc... jus what ive learned and heard from others... and the most important part, you have to stay away from others that abuse it or alike... i lost my fiance over a car wreck involving drugs and i just left my g/f because she wouldnt quit speed and kept comparing it to my vicodin addiction... which is only physical, i would love to stop taking all of it... but being 40% handicap from the wreck and no silver spoon i HAVE to work.... not saying you or others dont... but i have no choice and with pain pills i can work... i wish you and others the best of luck i KNOW how hard it can be.. even the lil speedhead girl tried to compare our addictions.. pathetic.... very pathetic, how would that help her go to work... that would make me quit work.. anyways, good luck and watch 'the secret' - you can do it for real...
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I'm  Jennifer, I'm 15 years old and i have been using hardcore drugs since i was 12. I've always smoked pot, then it was drinking, then it was coke, after that it was xanax, i got really bad with MDMA powder or exstacy but thank god eventually got over all that. Anyways what im getting at is I started doing blues like 2 years ago and it has gotten really bad. The town that i live in is horrble and what gets me the most is i live in florida on the beach? Everyone seems to be snortin or shooting up blues it's rediculous. I hate the withdrawls and i just want to be done, i am too young to get caught up in this. I just don't know if i should try to detox at home or go to a facility. It's even harder because im still a kid and i try an hide it from my mom so it is not like i can have her support. I let you guys know when i get through this b/c i've finally gotten to the point where the word BLUES makes me sick b/c that iis what my life revoles around and it is sickening. To anyone out there who has never done an opiate DON'T it is deffinatly not worth it. Oxycottin will suck you into a world you don't want to be in. I wish somone would have educated me about roxy's && everything else before guys started breaking me out lines....Maybe the drug sponsors should focused more on pills then they do weed. ya feel me?
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i can relate so much with you! im 21 years old and i got married a year ago and all together me and my husband have been together for over 3 years now. when i met him i didnt do any drugs. I used to drink ONLY when i went out with friends and not even weed i used to smoke. He was always really bad on drugs. he was doing like an 8ball a day of coke and always always taking painkillers and drinking everyday. we stopped it all in the begging because i was totally against it. after a while i started to try a few drugs as all of his friends was doing it. a feel painkillers and all but i never tried coke in my life because of what he had gone through when i met him. about an year and a half ago he came home with this blue pills so we could do it on the weekend. he had tried it before but i had NO IDEA what that was. Our neighbor was selling it so we started to do all the time. I smoke them because i cant take it (or else i puke) and i dont snore anything. he smokes and take them and started not too long ago snoring them. we have been addicted to it for so long now and i am just so ashamed of myself for been addicted to any drugs. no one on my family does drugs, they dont even smoke cigarettes!!! i come from a great family and a good background but now i live with him in florida and my mom lives in TN and my whole family lives in a different country than me so i only have him in my life. i love him but i love myself more and i do wanna stop this pills so bad, but im starting to think it will never happend if im with him because everytime i decide to stop he goes and buy more and i wanna stop it cold turkey but he cant handle it. yesterday he bought some methadone and said we should take it for less than 30 days so we can stop blues and dont feel the pain and then stop it all! im affraid we will just get hooked on the methadone. i need help! i work full time and none of my family and close friends know about this. only his friends because most of the times we get the pills from them. i cant go to a rehab because of my job and he would NEVER go to a rehad, even tho he need it. please someone that has gone through this addiction please help me! i dont know what to do anymore. i hope we can get through all this together! id hate to leave him so i can get my life back in track but if things dont change i dont know any other way.
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I am starting recovery today, hope for the best , plz stay away from these. almost ruined my life but i will not let it, so on about 1 and 1/2 days without anything, yes the pain is hard but someone said in this post the other side is magnificent. well i wanna get there, so goodbye blu guys ( I WISH I NEVER HAD MY 1st ONE< TOTALLY RUININED YR OF MY LIFE BUT NOT ANYMORE) I rly hope evreyone can find a way! let you know how its going :) keep smiling all
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I am a roxicet addict as well. I am 27 years old and started using pills when I was 23. I was always the person who said "Why take pain killers? They don't do anything, I'd rather take ecstasy or do coke" I started just by one vicodin when I was at work (I was a bartender and everyone in the restaurant seemed to be taking them) One vicodin led to two, then to five which eventually turned into one perc 10, then 3, then 7 and now roxys (for about 2 years) I sniff them often and hate myself when I do, but feel miserbale when I don't, I was clean for 22 days a week ago then relapsed and went right back to my habit. Its actually 330 in the morning and I just sniffed another. I'm going to try and get clean next week cuz I have work all weekend and cannot go thru withdrawals while working. Withdrawals are horrible, but they can be eased by being with someone and taking about how you are feeling. My advice is to buy a season of a show and watch it while you are withdrawing. It gives u something to do (as you may feel restless but u will experience body aches and pains) My pains were mainly in my lower back. Get to N/A meetings and find yourself a sponsor...I went to rehab in the beginning of this year and came out, was clean for a month and went rght back...My family doesnt understand the intensity of addiciton because they havent walked in my shoes..When I am off roxys I sometimes wish I would just die bc I feel like I may never be happy again...The trick is to QUIT EVERYTHING including alcohol and pot (although pot may help w withdrawals and taking advil PMs may help u sleep) If anyone wants to chat, feel free to email me at ***@****   it's always easier to go thru this with someone to talk to
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Baby, this is a very old post. Look at the date.  Everybody does want to hear your story and to be there for you.  Copy and paste this and go to the top where it says post a question and click that button so it will show up there.

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the only way is to WANT to desperately be clean, a doctor or treatment to get off the drug (or in my case be thrown in jail and just have to deal with the withdrawls) and then to connect with other addicts because nobody on the outside of addiction will EVER be able to help and identify with you as an addict.  Meetings and recovery is the way to go, one disease on program! it's hard, scary, uncomfortable at first but like everything else it gets EASIER!! and can be fun!!
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the only way is to WANT to desperately be clean, a doctor or treatment to get off the drug (or in my case be thrown in jail and just have to deal with the withdrawls) and then to connect with other addicts because nobody on the outside of addiction will EVER be able to help and identify with you as an addict.  Meetings and recovery is the way to go, one disease on program! it's hard, scary, uncomfortable at first but like everything else it gets EASIER!! and can be fun!!
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W roxi equals 3 percs. First, stop snorting them. The good thing is that they last longer and since it hits u all at once either way, why do all the work to snort?  do u think u have the willpower to taper down half a pill a day for a wk until ur done? I have this prob too. I take anywhere from 1/4 to 10 a day. One used to be enough but not now. Unless u wanna wind up like me, try to b proactive. If u can't taper a half then do a quarter. If ur at 1-3 a day that's not so bad, so don't feel its hopeless. Unfortunately, this particular addiction grows fast.
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ok no, don't take methadone or any other ******* pill to get off of these.  this was my pill of choice.  i was taking about 2-4 a day (i rarely snorted them though) a couple of times i did take more than 4 in a day and i know they are not cheap at all.

yes, they turn you in to a major tweeker...i know EVERYTHING that you are going through.

you need to take a couple of days of and let yourself go through the withdrawls...every single second of you detoxing is going to be absolute agony.

DON'T TAKE MORE PILLS TO GET OFF OF THEM.

Use your mind, it is your strongest weapon.

you can do it....i did....
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I just lost my sister on Friday due to a drug overdose on Roxicet. She was 35 years old and has two beautiful children - a 14 year old daughter and 16 year old son. The funeral is this Thursday.  She was scared to die and her liver enzymes were starting to elevate. She was so scared.  Then her enzymes started to go back down.  However Thursday night she took her coctail (I found out she was taking around 15 - 20 Roxicet's a day plus using Lunesta sleeping pill at night).  She was alive when her husband came home. He tried to get her to bed as she was on the kitchen floor but she was too drugged up to crawl so he covered her up on the floor. When he woke up the next morning she was blue.  Paramedics did CPR for an hour but her heart never started again.

This is a terrible terrible drug.  We tried to get her help but she kept denying she had a problem.  I know a lot of you are going to say "I wasn't THAT bad - I only take 2 - 5 a day and I don't take sleeping pills" but it doesn't matter.  That's how she started was a few a day.  I still can't believe she is gone.  She used to say she would never commit suicide because she said you never know - maybe where you end up is worse than your life right now and at least right now you can make a choice about it.  You kill yourself and you can't make a choice to get out of it if you end up in hell.  She was one of those that didn't think it would happen to her...dying that is from the pills. She knew the tylenol in these were hard on her liver and she knew that they were the reason her enzymes were high but she couldn't stop.  What she didn't realize is that she took away her choices by taking these drugs.  They controlled her and her life and when she would live and when she would die.  She thought she was choosing to live by not commiting suicide but in realty the pills where choosing it for her.

Please, please, please get help. You can do it! Trust in the Lord and find strength in Him! It will be tought but people have done it and you CAN do it! It's your life and you only get one - don't let the pills dictate what you can and can't do...it's YOUR body not the pills!

Jeri
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Roxy's are a rough drug to get off of.  I was snorting a couple of 80 mg Oxycontin's a day and since they quit making the Oxy's that you can snort I am now on Roxy 30's.  I haven't actually been high in a while...I only snort Roxy's to feel "normal".  I have tried quiting cold turkey a few times and failed.  The withdrawals are like nothing I have ever experienced in my life....it is rough.  I know that I will quit eventually...I want more than anything to quit but it will just take hitting bottom I guess.  I have spent 10's of thousands of dollars to stay supplied with pills during my addiction and I hate that....I have pawned all kinds of things, even pawned other people's things....I have done things too that I am not proud of and until you are put in the same situation, until you have walked in my shoes....don't fuc*ing judge.  It's hard....it's a disease and mind over matter is bull s*it when you are dealing with opiate addiction.  
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there really is no easy way out, ive kicked heroin and oxycontin but only because i went to jail, the restless leg syndrome ***** big time, i got out of prison a year and 3 months ago and swore i wouldnt get addicted but now im addicted to roxy's. im so low that i have been shooting perc 10's just to keep from getting sick, they say that will kill you but im at the point where i just dont care anymore, im ALWAYS chasing that high and i NEVER find it anymore. im seriously at the bottom of the barrel and i feel the only thing thats gonna stop me is death or jail/prison. maybe try suboxine or methadone but thats just another addiction or suck it up and be sick as a dog and **** out your *** for a few weeks, i seriously wish you and your bf all the luck in the world, opiates are truly the devils drug...one love...kris k
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is anyone still on this post i need help
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I've been on and off 30mg Roxys for a little over 2 years.  Reason I started taking because I was told that it would help control my drinking when I went out, in which It did and I'm sure you all remember how amazing the feeling was your 1st few times.  I was almost instantly hooked and it went from 1 pill once a week to everyday very quickly.  I have had multiple periods of being clean for a week or two, almost always cold turkey, but always seem to come back.  I snort them, but am growing tired of spending ridiculous amounts of money, and the anxiety of just trying to get them.  Most of my friends that also used have all pretty much ruined their lives, and many of my dealers have gone to jail.  I obviously do not want to go that route and finally feel like I am ready to quit these blue monsters once and for all. Rehab and NA are not viable options for me. And I don't want to substitute them for methadone, suboxone, subutex
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Or Xanax as I heard those withdrawals are just as bad, if not worse.  Don't need another addiction to worry about either.  Tomorrow is day 1 and I will post my progress. I do feel as if I need a solid support group to get through this.  But a discreet one like this is all I can do at this point. If any1 has any suggestions, comments, or questions about my addiction please feel free to comment or message me.  I could use all the knowledge and help I can get.  
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Or Xanax as I heard those withdrawals are just as bad, if not worse.  Don't need another addiction to worry about either.  Tomorrow is day 1 and I will post my progress. I do feel as if I need a solid support group to get through this.  But a discreet one like this is all I can do at this point. If any1 has any suggestions, comments, or questions about my addiction please feel free to comment or message me.  I could use all the knowledge and help I can get.  
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