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Using suboxone during withdrawals

I've been taking subs for a few weeks now but it seems like every Friday my friends find a way to convince me to give in and do a opana or two that day and it seems like it sets me back somehow I've been taking a lot of pain pills everyday for almost three years and I need to stop I have managed to go a couple of months in that period where I quit for a month or so and start taking again it seems to be getting harder to quit each time can someone explain the process to me of all the withdrawal symptoms and how long it normally can take for all this to be over if I don't give in because it use to be like three days and I was ok but that's not the case now
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7163794 tn?1457366813
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First off welcome to the forum....the people on this site will go out of there way to help answer questions and tell you how they got off of dope.  

I would like to start by saying STOP the subs!  A few weeks is long enough with those. They come with their own demons and if taken long enough, I feel they come with worse demons.  Roughly how many pain pills do you take in a day?  Everytime we try to stop it gets harder and harder....this is pretty common for everyone....this is why I suggest making up your mind that your done!  The end!  
There are natural things you can take to help make the w/d issues a little easier? Are you interested in being done for good?
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Everyday was different some days I would do 10 or more depended on what type of pill. I was afraid I could get hooked on the subs next. I really want to be done I've erased all my contacts and changed my number I just don't know what to do next.
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Forgot to add that I'm glad to be apart of this I really need all the help I can get haven't been myself since I stopped
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Welcome tim, good for you erasing your contacts and changing your number. That is huge. You need to change the people, places and things associated with your use. You need to find new clean habits. Attending substance abuse support groups, NA, AA, celebrate recovery, smart recovery, see a counselor, working out, healthy eating, church. There is freedom from the chains and bondage of addiction.
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Tim, that's GREAT that you erased those "friends", I was going to suggest that right off. Make sure you have access to nothing (including subs!)

Did you look up the Thomas recipe for stuff you need for detox? Also, are you out of stuff right now? Are you starting today?

None of us can stop are our own, if we could, we wouldn't be addicts. Like attthebeach said, AA or NA is what really makes everything doable.

Stay close for support and let us know where you are w/ this:)
495284 tn?1333894042
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Gotta change your playmates and playground and surround yourself with those that support you. There is no happy ending to this addiction so am happy you want to start living again, drug free~
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I woke up this morning and haven't took anything I got rid of the subs yesterday I'm staying in my house I have a three day break from work I hope I feel better by tuesday
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Good. But do you have access to anything? Anything in your house? If you CAN get some, this won't work.
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I haven't looked up the Thomas recipe yet I'll do that now
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I don't have access to anything at all
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