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Is truly wanting to quit opiates enough to battle mental symptoms?

I've been addicted for 4 years now. I finally want to quit and got enough courage to tell my husband about my problem. I'm waiting to get an appointment with an addiction doctor, but my question is, is truly wanting to quit enough to battle the mental symptoms after the physical withdrawl is over? I'm thinking about trying to get on suboxone but I read so many awful stories about getting off of it. Since I feel like I'm really done this time, maybe that'll be enough to keep me afloat mentally? I have a family to take care of and just want to be at my best. Did those of you that got on suboxone regret it later?
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Hello, the mental part is the hardest, the huge key in a success to fighting this, is support, be it family , na / aa , but you must have support to help you thru the tough times. You need to want to change. suboxone and methadone do help people stop using, but the truth is they are 10x harder to come off of. The wds are worse and the time it takes to heal is alot longer. I was on methadone for 9 years, it took me so long to come off because i was afraid of the wds, but what i had to come to terms is , there is no way to escape them, i have been clean for 204 days now.  I regret being on it for so long, but as most clinics no one educated me on how strong this drug was and how hard it would be to come off of it.
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