I don’t plan on taking these for very long or at all if I can help it. My wife is holding them to make sure I don’t take more than 1 at a time (given my past). It’s so weird to have to ask these types of questions but is there a proper way of taking these for former addicts. I’m fully aware about what it can do and just taking it everyday can lead right back to addiction and tolerance. Are there any new melodies or drugs out there these days that are less harmful but affective at the time? I’m 26 years old and had my second son 2 months ago and truly prided myself on being a sober person after such long battle with opiate addiction. I got to the point where I didn’t realize I had been clean over 3 years now. I know the objective of this site is to help people get off drugs but I’m in need of some similar stories of ex addicts having to return to drugs for health reasons. I’m pretty much bed ridden at this point which is hard enough being a father of two. So adding addiction in the mix isn’t a option, I can’t let these slip back into my life. So please if Sarah or gnarly whomever are still here, let me know what you think. As you can tell by my long post it’s bothering just feeling a little lost on the topic. Thanks in advance
I was curious if you told your doctor about your addiction? I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this. I understand your predicament but as an addict we don’t always know what’s best.
My daughter’s fiancée had 2 yrs clean from heroin, and then he had a tooth abscess which was very painful. He didn’t disclose his past addiction and was prescribed Norco. Unlike you, he didn’t have my daughter hold the pills, which would have been the wise thing to do. Long story short, it took about 2 weeks for him to be back on heroin, and he overdosed and nearly died in my home.
Addict or not, life goes on and sometimes painful things happen...and there is a place for pain medications in treating pain. You are smart to let your wife hold the pills and, as stated above, be honest with her...if you feel yourself starting to have a problem, say something. More importantly, be honest with yourself if those old feelings start popping up. If you do those things and use them as prescribed, only for as long as needed, you should be fine.
I hope you heal quickly - take care!