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Looking for help to quit Oxycodone

Hi, I am new to the forum, but have been reading it occasionally. I am very interested in quitting my roughly 80 mg a day habit. I have been mainly taking 15 mg oxycodones(bought from a coworker that got me started), and now I have a 2-20mg a day Oxycontin scrip from my dr, but i go through those quicker than the prescription. I am on the road of feeling the need to increase how many I take and feel the serious withdrawals when I go a day without them. I did take 8 days off from work to quit cold turkey, but my first day back to work I went right back to them. It sucked that I suffered for that time and blew my vacation time to get clean and just fell right back in. I could use some help. I am 43 and recently diagnosed with Cancer, so I have been using that as another excuse as to why I don't need to quit. I could really use some help. I think I can handle the cold turkey, but I don't know how to get my head in the right spot to avoid this trap again. Thanks for listening and I look forward to any suggestions... Randy
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Hey Randy, Sorry to hear of your health problems, it sounds like you want to quit, there are a lot of people on hear that will come along and give you some good advice, all I know is you really, really have to want to quit to do it, Hang in there.
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2117997 tn?1339537769
Thanks all
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Hi there is a very wise man on here that says.....''the desire to get clean must exceed the desire to use'' that is step 1 if you fall back in after getting clean aftercare is the answer groups like N/A or A/A will get you what you need to stay clean addiction will not go away just because you quit using the pills your going to have to change the very way you think and reason to overcome this illness stick around the forum post often for support we all want to see you get well good luck and God bless........Gnarly
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2117997 tn?1339537769
Thanks Gnarly. I appreciate the kind words and advice.
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