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Addiction and looking back

looked back and found this post from when i first came on here...very much a blast from the past!

by Greatgreebo
    Greatgreebo
Female, 32 years
WA
Member since Nov 2007
Mood: Greatgreebo is feeling like the wagon I fell off of has turned around and ran me over!
Journal Entry:   "Slow night on the forum though night time..." [Read]
  
, Jan 27, 2008 01:28PM
To: wolf
Welcome!
what dose is she on, how many pills at a time, how many times a day, and for how long has she been taking them?....
we can help you once we know these things...

Greatgreebo

by worried878

worried878
Female, 46 years
FL
Member since Jan 2008
Mood: worried878 living life


, Jan 27, 2008 01:59PM
To: greatgreebo
Could you give me some pointers...I am taking between 6-8 10 mg lortabs a day?

by IBKleen

IBKleen
Female
PA
Member since Sep 2007
Mood: IBKleen is trying to live life on life's terms...

, Jan 27, 2008 02:00PM
Worried,

Are you looking to quit?


by worried878



, Jan 27, 2008 02:26PM
To: IBKleen
  

YES!  I am ready to quit...I have been trying to taper...not working so well

IBKleen
Female
PA
Member since Sep 2007
Mood: IBKleen is trying to live life on life's terms...
, Jan 27, 2008 02:34PM
Tapering is the hardest of all to do. And, I always suggest that you have someone hold and dispense for you.
So, it looks like cold turkey for you. You need to be mentally prepared to do this. If you can take time off of work, do it. Set aside 5 or 6 days. Stock up on otc immodium and tyleol pm. Get soup and crackers and good bottled water. Keep pushing fluids. Mild exercise as soon as you can helps. Get a good book or rent some videos to keep your mind occupied.

It will be a lousy couple of days, but so well worth it in the end.
by worried878


, Jan 27, 2008 02:41PM
To: IBKleen by worried878

I am trying now to think who I can get to dispense them for me..Thanks

by Greatgreebo

Greatgreebo
Female, 32 years
WA
Member since Nov 2007
Mood: Greatgreebo is feeling like the wagon I fell off of has turned around and ran me over!
Journal Entry:   "Slow night on the forum though night time..." [Read]
  



, Jan 27, 2008 03:12PM
To: worried
Forget the taper...go CT.
it's so much easier in the long run. Why drag it out? Don't pull the bandaid off slowly....just yank it off and be done with it!!
Greebs

by GoingToMakeIt
  
  GoingToMakeIt
Male, 54 years
Near Seattle - WA
Member since Dec 2007
Mood: GoingToMakeIt "When your desire to get clean, is stronger than your desire to use. Then, you will get clean" GTMI

, Jan 27, 2008 03:20PM
To: wooried & wolfe
I vote for c/t too. Look in my journals for the Thomas recipe. It will help you. Heed the warnings about anti-depressants. It is doable. Everyone gets so worked up about w/ds. Yes sometimes they are bad but usually like a really bad flu for 3-4 days. Staying clean is the hardest part. Join NA if you can. Make a commitment to stay clean.
You really can do this. Lots of us have made it.


, Jan 27, 2008 03:22PM
worried878 To: goingtomakeit
where do i find this recipe?

by GoingToMakeIt


GoingToMakeIt
Male, 54 years
Near Seattle - WA
Member since Dec 2007
Mood: GoingToMakeIt "When your desire to get clean, is stronger than your desire to use. Then, you will get clean" GTMI

, Jan 27, 2008 03:33PM
Look in my journals. Thomas recipe, also look at the amino acid one. Both have some good info.
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323551 tn?1255174750
So happy that you made it clean! Even better yet, you had decided to continue to give it away to others so that you could continue to keep it for yourself too (old NA saying :-)

Once again, thanks for all of your support and keep giving the Gift that keeps on giving!

Happy Holidays!
-Vic
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Isnt it just crazy to go and look back at these??  The stories are the same just the names have been changed...........
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It is crazy to look back and see our first posts. I started out with a couple good posts here, then christmas came and i got so smashed last christmas then posted that i was able to get drunk without using coke, i felt so proud and posted lol. Soon people were posting to me, telling me i shouldnt`be doing this, i have a problem with alcohol and just giving it to me hard, i was so fuckin pissed off, lol. Little did i know at the time they were right, not that im an alcoholic, but booze is a trigger for my coke use and they told me i was wrong. That post really helped me cause i realized my addiction is just not coke ,but drugs. I really appreciated the honesty and kick in the *** after i settled down, haha. We have come a long way since our first posts:)
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401095 tn?1351391770
yey,,,and this post seems like eons ago!
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