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Heroin drug addict, please help!

Hello everyone my name is Sarah and my fiancé and I are struggling with addiction. Mainly me... I've only been an addict of heroin for a year, he has been on and off for 10 years. Meth use to be my drug of choice but that was way easy to get off. This it gouge is a much different story and for my first trying to get clean off this. I've tried calling all sorts of Regis and detox places but the huge problem in having is I have medical and my fiancé has united health care which is like the best insurance ever! But his is expired on the 17th of October because he will b turning 26 and he shares his insurance with his dad. We r both homeless at the moment to... Ugh I should have planned out what to write, this is gunna be a lil sloppy please bare with me,. Anyways we r also trying to find a place that will take both of us so we can see eachother, like co Ed but they will only take him, not me... So now we are trying to figure out a different way to do this and that is to find a suboxine doctor, but one that will take my insurance... We can't do it with his insurance because he is already recording medication due to his broken back and if he gets the prescription then they will cut him off of his pain medication. Sorry for such a sloppy blog on what our situation/ problem is but here is what I really need to know, here my question!!... Where in California in San Diego county or a county very close by can I find a free suboxine doctor, or one who excepts medical so that my fiancé and I can move forward in our lives in a clean and sober way..???? Please help!! We both want this more then anything and it will not only be a blessing to us but to our family who is watching us struggle and our family that we are going to make in our future. Thank you so much for reading.. Comment!!
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I forgot to mention we both shoot up about 2g a day, homeless in our car, occasionally smoke meth as well. Everyday is a hustle, panhandling for our next fix. We are tired of this life. Tired of spending our whole day, EVERY SINGLE DAY, asking people for money so we can get well. This is not us, this is not who we want to be, this is not what we want society to judge us as. Please don't judge us, but help us. We have God in our hearts and we hope you all do too
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You have to be strong and let it hurt. I'm about to go through opiate wd's myself and I'm learning there's no easy out.
The best way to get off is to taper down sllooowwwlly! I just got through w/ my Percocet/morphine addiction and it worked for me. Granted, it's going to be hard but you have to decide how much you want off.
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Go cold turkey at home, look up the thomas recipe it helps with w/d. Find a bunch of activities to keep you occupied after the first week. Withdrawal last 6-10 days 3-5 being the peak. Some people feel a break around day 4 some day 14 it all depends. Message me if you want more info
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Is there any1 in this forum room still
Hi I'm from Scotland I was a heroin addict for 14 yrs I came on this site and got so much nelp it took a long time but now happy to say I'm clean, Iknow what H does it takes you down so fast, I pray you get the help you need as I feel for you both and your family, Rember you can get clean you will get clean you want that so bad so go get clean and live your life on your terms, All the very best in the future get it done life is much uch better God bless the both of you and help you through the bad times, James
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Go cold turkey at home, look up the thomas recipe it helps with w/d. Find a bunch of activities to keep you occupied after the first week. Withdrawal last 6-10 days 3-5 being the peak. Some people feel a break around day 4 some day 14 it all depends. Message me if you want more info
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I was also a heroin, cocaine addict and went cold turkey, no  subs nothing, and it worked, I've got almost 6000 days clean and sober. It could be a huge blessing if you can't go on subs. I sure didn't want another drug to have to get off. I was offered meds for diabetes, and i refused them. There's always side effects. So i'm eating lettuce and tomatoes like a rabbit. to get rid of the problem instead of masking the problem. Incidentally, both my husband and myself got clean together back in '99.  We've got 2 kids, from previous marriages, so we're living the dream , being good parents. I sure hope you can get this figured out and working for yourselves and i'd love to help if you think i can.
Liz
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Nighthawk: did you have PAWS? If so how did you deal w/ it?
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Have you been to any meetings at NA or AA? They sure help a lot of people. Good place to go for a coffee, and know you're around like minded people. Maybe even somebody might help you to get benefits and into a better living arrangement. I'm so sorry to know that you're in your car right now. I wish i was around there to try to help you more :(
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Thank you all for the comments. Honestly I'm terrified to quite cold turkey, I can't even stand the pain I go through when I wake up in the morning.. I'm a very fragile kind of person and i haven't been any longer then 30 hours without and that was only one time. I've been on heroin for a year straight n never quit. I'm really looking for a doctor that's free and or takes medi cal so I can get subs. Either that or a detox place that will take me and my fiancé. Bout to update my mood statutes which isn't gunna be a fun one. I'm really upset and I'm dying to get clean :/
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Here is what I think. Heroin is a horrid addiction and you want to get clean. sub if it works for you go for it.  I was addicted to heroin  and others for 20years. Iv been clean for 136 days. So you can do it, I stoped cold turkey but that's not for everyone. just give it your best I love my life now, but had to work hard to get were am I . Use two guys can do it best of luck
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I thought I'd "love life" again after my opiate detox, but no. I feel much worse w/ depression, anxiety, worry, loneliness. Is it PAWS?
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Look up a methadone clinic they are free and all over California. They can safely detox both of you without getting addicted to methadone. They do a 21 day detox. I wish that's what I would have done but now I'm detoxing off of it. Don't stay on it or you'll get hooked. But for a short detox it's safe and effective. Hope that this helps you. Some even have suboxone just ask.
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My opinion is that, as much as you want to be together, both of you should be focused on recovering.  Methadone is dangerous alternative but find a facility that will take you--separately if need be--and help you detox and begin recovery safely so that you both have a fresh, addiction free start.
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I have struggled with heroine addiction myself,so has my husband, we had relasped after 6 yuears sober, well the best thing that worked for us is a methadone clinic,we also have tried suboxone(which is easier) , we currently are going to a clinic and have come down i am down to 12mg, we have also been homeless,if you have insurance wether it be mass health or other the methadone clinics will take you,I do not know where you live,but also you can get a ride to and from it is called a PT1 form insurance pays for you to get rides to and from if you are seeking help,I alsofound that gabepentin(neurotin) does help too helps iwith the anxiety/hot/cold! you could also take an anti nausea anti diarhearal
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Try move away from area where get help I feel for you I've been there detoxed rattled **** off whilst carding daughter there is light ends tunnel pray. To god x

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ADDICTED TO PERCOCET 30s XANAX AND OTHER OPIOIDS PLEASE HELP!!!! Hello I need someone to talk to about a secret addiction with opioids that I’ve been hiding from my family and friends for years !  all started with one and before I knew it I was using 7 to 10 a day . And got really expensive for me now I’m spending around 200 a day on opiates herion/ percs / Xanax .. and I’m running out of money fast I’ve almost  already spent a 250000 inheritance I got from my father when he passed away . I think when my  really spiraled out of control when my father passed.  away before he passed away it was only around 3 to 5 a day . I came to this chat room because I’m embarrassed to talk about it to anyone face to face SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME THERES ALOT MORE TO THIS STORY ALSO IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVISE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TALK THANKS !!!
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Hi,  we have an excellent Addiction/substance abuse forum where you will find many supportive members.  Find it at : http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Addiction-Substance-Abuse/show/77
Plz hmu I will help and be there. ***@****
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