Ummm.....did I read correctly that you still drink? Your methadone doctor told you you could drink?
So how's it going today? Sorry to hear you lost a take home that blows. I am glad to know you haven't had any symptoms tapering. I didn't either. Keep posting your journey. Have a beautiful Sunday........peace
Stopping at even 15mg ur gonna go through withdrawals. Also most places if u don't go on constant basis they will drop u. Try having a drink the day u were tested n hope it's out ur system by next test. I think u were miss informed as per state policy if u r in a drug program u cannot use illicit drugs or alcohol unless prescribed by a physician
I cannot believe that a doctor prescribing something for ADDICTION is advocating alcohol. WTF? The whole point about being an addict is that we cannot handle any mind altering substances. I hope you get off that crap asap and get into recovery.
This all sounds a bit crazy. If the doctor says drinking a couple is fine then why are you losing a take home? How much are you actually drinking? You are messing with fire here. Time to buckle down and figure this out.
The state "home office" for Crossroads is the one who buckled down on this. The dr told me at my intake appt not to have more than 2 and at that-not to drive. The counselor there apologized and acknowledged they had not been clear
Soulscapex said it: you need to learn to live w/o any substances. Why on earth would a heroin addict be given the okay to drink at all. We are addicts. We use any substance to not deal w/ life. What are you doing for recovery?
Im just trying to do one thing at a time. Right now yaper and get off methadone. I think ive broken my pill cycle. Taper off my few glasses of wine (that ive done for 25 + years....) then maybe stop smoking. I teach in a small town... im limited.
So no recovery program then? Can you go to a different town? Are their therapists close by?
How are you doing today? I too am on wellbutin and it helped me through my taper. You sound like your doing good and have a plan in place for yourself. Keep posting your journey........peace
STILL havent been lowered to 15!! I asked my counselor why-she dodnt know and would check on it before i go tomorrow. Evidently has to do with when the pharmacist comes... cant wait to get off this stuff-it is controlling my life... this going every other day before i teach *****..
Lowered to 15 this morning-so far, so good. Think welbutrin is really helping my urges...and my therapist prescribed Trileptal yesterday-anyone heard of it?
3rd day on 15mg.... no issues.. mayyybeee a little nervous.. but normal. Welbutrin and Triliptal may be doing the trick! Pls keep good thoughts for me