You have to taper down some way. But eating it will last longer in your system.
You do not, "have to taper down some way".
Some people swear by tapering others say that quitting cold turkey was the only way they could do it. Personally cold turkey was the only thing that worked for me. As an addict I was never able to have access to pills and not just take em.
You should use whichever method is most effective for you. If you've tried tapering and failed you might consider changing tactics.
Have you tried NA or AA or any kind of meetings or counseling? Almost everyone I know who has significant clean time indicates that aftercare is necessary.
Hi, Jordan. I agree w/ Danny. There is no free lunch w/ detox. We have to go through it no matter what. Snorting makes the wds more intense than swallowing. And yes, one pill a day is prolonging the agony. It's also a mental crutch. If you are ready to quit, make sure have ZERO access to any (block ph #s, make sure no family members cave in etc.) And as stated, get into a program. AA or NA asap. I'm glad you've started. That's great. Even if you feel like crap, I would go. The addict's mantra is "I'll do it tomorrow" and you know where that gets us. So go anyway. You only need to sit in a chair for an hour. You can do that even if you feel like crap. And get a sponsor immediately.
Keep posting! We can walk you through detox as well.
When we are truly DONE we make big changes. We set boundaries and get tough. You are going to have to let your family members know you are an addict, and if they care about you, they will keep all pills away from you. People have gotten locks on their stash. We have to go to any lengths to stay clean. Once you are immersed in meetings, this will become clearer to you.
Yes, you are supposed to feel like hell right now. You are right in the middle of it. Keep going. You will get to the other side if you stay strong.
So a bit of an update.. I'm about 43 hrs in and I really don't feel to bad. Normally around this time is when I feel like complete hell and I'm vomiting, have the runs, have the shakes, and find it difficult just moving from a hot tub into my bed. But I was actually able to have a shower, straighten my hair, and cook some eggs. I'm sweating like crazy, and am extremely weak.. but in all I don't feel too bad!
Hey, enjoy the fact that you don't feel too bad!!!
Slept for a straight 8 hours last night, didn't wake up once. Stomach isn't in the best of shape today, but still I could be feeling soo much worse right now, that I can't even really complain.
The mental aspect of it seems to be what I'm struggling with most right now.
Jordan, go to a meeting. That's what the mental part is for.