About Me: Male, Central, IL, member since Apr 2008
Professional, owner of an technology company. Intense, emotional and highly charged person. 0-500% mentality-ADD, OCD, the works. Married with three children, all grown and on their own. Been addicted to hydrocodone for two years--first for hip pain, then euphoria and s
[More]tress attenuation. The twilight zone is over, goodbye purple haze, back to reality.
From my experience, abusing these opiates warp my Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Sort of percolates the "drug" to the top need. Duh!. Plus, I believe it drops optimism. I am a very optimistic person; until I started abusing. This is when I realized its time to stop. Time for a hip replacement and of course, no narcs post op. ;-)
Thank god for this forum and great people involved. I am fortunate to find a great forum with awesome support.
"Before my hip replacement surgery I asked my orthopedic surgeon that same question (re: opiates.) I was on heavy doses of hydrocodone. He said unfortunately not. Anything non-addictive he would have prescribed. During all my withdrawal ..."
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