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Best way to leave opiates behind??

I am on day 3... I have been using the suboxone method and after 4 years hooked on oxys, this seems to be a miracle. I am taking small pieces of the sub, they work wonders. A small piece takes away all w/d symptoms, and they stay in your system for a few days as well. Not feeling well today on 3, no sub yet, trying to abstain for a few hours at least. So far, suboxone is the best I have found in opiate addiction treatment. A little xanax or colonopin to sleep, even tylenol pm, after day 4. Takes at least a week for physical probs. Good luck. Pray. I turned my back to GOD after my husband died in a car accident, and the pill usage went thru the roof. Its been 1 year now and I am talking to GOD again. GOD will give you the courage.... BEST WISHES. STAY STRONG!!!
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HI......Like IBK said sub is a program not just a pill what your doing now may seam like it is helping but all your really doing is subing one drug for another ...sub is a powerful narcotic thats why a little piece holds off the withdrawals but there is no way of getting around them sooner or later your going to have to ether withdrawal from the sub or the oxy......I have no problem with people going on sub that have bad pill habits it puts your addiction on hold so you can work on the real issues that are driving you to use in the first place .....many people make the mistake of thinking the pills are the problem....they are in one way but they really are just a symptom of something much biger going on with your life you need to figure out what your need to escape from is im sure it has a lot to do with loosing your husband .....your best bet here is to set the sub aside and just tuff out the withdrawal sub withdrawals are worst then the pills so you dont want to get hooked on it in about a week you will be threw the worst of it physically from there you can join N/A or A/A or mabe see a therapist and get to the root of the problems that are driving you to use in the first place.....stick with us here keep talking with other members we have a lot to share with you we all want to see you succeed good luck and God bless....btw getting your walk back with God will really help you threw this ....I had my war with God over my wife getting ill and bedriddin for over 5yr ....it dosent compare to loosing a spouse but I know what its like trying to live without God theres no hope.......I will pray for you......Gnarly  
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"The best way to leave opiates behind" is to do just that,,leave them behind. You are substituting one for another and like stuck said you are delaying the inevitable. Dont be so afraid of the w/d symtoms,,,yes they suck but they dont last forever. You are self medicating because you are in pain from losing your husband,,you have to grieve and feel that you cant keep numbing those feelings they will always be there until you acknowledge them and deal with them. God is giving you this oppurtunity,,you may not get another chance,,You can do this! I wish you the best~Bkitty
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The Suboxone helps and "is a miracle" because it is a narcotic.  IT just dosn't pass the blood-brain barrier and get your that high feelings.  You are just substituing one narcotic with another.  The withdrawals off Suboxone (from what I've read/heard) are much worse than those from quitting hydrocodone.  

Think about it...you're just delaying the inevitable.  Stay strong, and use all the strength you have to quit.  I'm on a slow taper off hydrocodone, and expericing NO physical symptoms.  Our bodies got used to this drug slowly, and if we take it away slowly, we balance it out and eventually can stop with minimal discomfort or none at all.  
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Hi, I am happy to see that you are getting away from opiates. Suboxone can be useful in doing that IF used properly. It is a program, not just a pill. What sort of plan does your doctor have you on? Also please talk with your doctor about the Xanax. It is very addictive as is the Suboxone.

I am concerned for you because what I read here is that you are taking one pill to help sleep, one pill to ward off the withdrawal, etc. Your thinking and your behavior is still rooted in addiction. Please talk here and ask the members what we have done in the way of natural remedies to get off of ALL pills. And other remedies we can suggest.

Best of luck and I hope you stick around.
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