Perscription Drug Abuse: A Informative Article, Guidance, and Help

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INTRODUCTION

If you are a perscription pill addict or know someone who is, then you have came to the right place. Perhaps you have a child or a family member or friend that is suffering from this terrible disease. No matter what situation, you can find the knowledge here on this article that will help you or another person that is suffering from drug addiction. This article is written in sections and is very easy to follow. I wanted to cover all the needed information for drug addicts and for those who live with an addict.

For parents, prescription drug abuse is a disease. It has to be treated that way also. In this article, you will learn what to look for, what to expect, and what you need to do when it has gone too far. If you know someone that is addicted to pain medicine, you can follow the same guidance as parents. I will teach you what to look for and how you can get the individual help that he.she needs.

For addicts, the world may seem to be closing on you and this may be the reason you have found this article. Do not be scared to take this very important step. Your life can begin today. I know your pain and I know just how you feel. In this article, I am going to explain to you what you need to do to get your life back on track. We are going to find you the help you need and deserve. We all make mistakes and the first step is admitting that you need help with this problem, this disease.

To all, prescription abuse is a world wide epidemic that is continuing to grow with everyday that passes. You have to treat drug abuse as a disease. If you are willing to follow the guidance that I am going to give you, you will get control of your life back. Any addict knows, when you are on drugs, they run you. Your life revolves around them. Pay close attention at all the guidance that is given in this article.

Drug abuse can also lead to depression and other mental and physical issues. This is your chance to regain control of your life.
Drug abuse can also lead to depression and other mental and physical issues. This is your chance to regain control of your life.

PERSCRIPTION ABUSE/WHAT TO LOOK FOR

In today's society, prescription pills are found everywhere. It is obvious that they come from doctors, but they are also brought into the country illegally also. There are many people that sell their prescription medicine for money. It is illegal, but it is true. For example, in Mexico, they can be bought straight out of the pharmacy. The point is they are everywhere and very easy to get on the streets. Older addicts probably have a doctor that they go too. Others can buy it off the street with money. Women can get them for sex. I know this is graphic, but they are always going to be on the streets.

When you become an addict, it doesn't happen overnight. At first, someone will take one for whatever reason. More then likely, they will feel very good. They will begin to like that feeling and they will continue to take them. Very soon after, they will notice that one pill doesn't make them feel like they use too. They will then take two and the feeling returns and so on. At this time, the body is getting use to them and the addict is beginning to build a tolerance. It is just a natural reaction for the body.

After a few months of use, an addict will experience physical and emotional changes. Here are some signs to look for if you suspect someone is taking prescription pills.

  1. Mood Changes
  2. Lack Of Patience
  3. Become Angry or Violent
  4. Sudden Rage
  5. Isolation
  6. Spending All Their Money
  7. Trading Items
  8. Physical Changes To Body
  9. New Friends
  10. Skipping School/Doing Bad In School
  11. Multiple Phone Calls


In the first stages of addiction, an addict may become angry or violent quicker then they normally would. This is just a natural reaction when they don't have the medicine. They may become impatient in any event. They will usually experience sudden mood changes. It will be like there is something bothering them, such as general life. This is what they will want you to think, when in fact, it is because of drug abuse.

Some addicts will isolate themselves. They may being to spend a lot of time behind closed doors. This may be because they are shooting up pills or heroin. If you feel that they may be shooting drugs, make sure you check their arms, legs, groin area, around the neck, and feet. They can shoot the drug up anywhere a vein is.

For a parent, your child may ask for money a lot more or they may begin stealing it off of you. This usually means that they are using drugs. An addict will begin pawning off items or selling them also. They may be trading them off for drugs as well. Nearly any drug cost a considerate amount of money. Keeping an eye on how much money they have is the ideal thing to do.

You may notice changes to their appearance, such as black marks under the eyes or sudden loss of weight. This is almost always a sign of someone using drugs. If you have noticed this, take certain action immediately. You may also see them hanging out with new friends. You can observe their features also. With some people, it is very difficult to tell if they are doing drugs. You also don't want to accuse someone that is not. Addicts usually associate with others that do drugs. This is always true. Phone calls are almost certain to come. With technology as it is, texting and Facebook are also ways to communicate back and forth.

For parents, your child may begin doing bad in school or cutting school. Most parents know their children very well and should be able to pick up on their child's change of behavior or lifestyle. Be assertive and step in immediately if you feel that your child is abusing pain pills and heroin.


Here are some of the physical traits that addicts feel when they are in withdrawal. Withdrawal is the body's reaction to not having the pills or drugs they need. Once they are addicted, they eventually have to have the drugs everyday or they experience symptoms of withdrawal.

  1. Cold Sweats
  2. Vomiting
  3. Cold/Hot Feeling
  4. Restless Legs
  5. Headaches
  6. Stomach Pain
  7. Fever
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Back Pain
  10. Can't Sleep
  11. Can't Move
  12. No Energy


Once an addict is at this point in their life, there is only one way to make the severe pain stop immediately, taking the drug. Even if they go without the drug, it can take several days, weeks, and even months to feel better. But do know this, if an addict quits taking the drugs immediately, it can cause medical problems. Do not quit cold turkey. If an addict is in withdrawal and quits taking the drugs, it can even kill them. Make sure they are taken to the nearest emergency room.

Some addicts try to approach the "wing method", but this doesn't work. This is when an addict takes less then what he normally takes. It doesn't help and it only gives them a reason to keep taking the drugs.

When an addict is in withdrawal, they will literally feel like they are about to die. That is how bad the pain is. The pain is very severe. Touching them will hurt. At this point, there is an option. Read below to learn about it.



ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE

Addiction can happen to anyone of us. There is no particular reason why a person can become addicted to drugs. Many people have became addicted to pain pills by getting them from a doctor. They can accidentally become dependent on them without even knowing. It usually takes a few months to become addicted to them, but it can easily happen without the person really knowing. When you are prescribed pain medication, you have to make sure you take it as prescribed.

It usually takes a few months for addicts to experience physical pain from drug abuse. People that hasn't experienced withdrawal for themselves can never understand the immense physical pain an addict goes through when they go without the drug. Do understand, when an addict is at this state, interaction is the last thing that they want.

If you can catch someone in the early stages of addiction, the side effects may be much less compared to an addict that has been addicted to pain killers for years. For these addicts, it is much easier for them to quit taking the medication. Withdrawal is usually much less severe as well.

Pain medications have the power to change someone completely. It can change their entire life around in a very short time. Once the process begins, nothing matters but the pain pills. They will do anything that they can to get their medication. They can become very physical and emotional. They can have major mood swings and act out in rage. All of these are signs of an addict.

Once you have taken these pain pills for years, it can be very difficult to quit. An addict's mind is trained to live around the pills that he is addicted to. It honestly takes professional help for them to learn how to cope without pain pills in their life. Below is detailed directions on what you need to do and who you need to take your addict to. If you are an addict yourself, this is your way to a new start.

Suboxone is taking under the tongue as seen in the image. It comes in a tablet and film.
Suboxone is taking under the tongue as seen in the image. It comes in a tablet and film. | Source

TAKING SUBOXONE AND LIVING SOBER

Before Suboxone came out, Methadone was the counter drug of choice. After seeing what it has done to people, I promise, methadone is not the drug you need. Methadone is giving in a clinical setting and it is supervised. Still yet, methadone is very dangerous and it can cause many side effects to your body. I will not recommend it.

To everyone, Suboxone is the drug that all addicts need. Now listen, Suboxone is not trading one drug for another. Yes, it is a pill. Yes, the addict will feel a lot better when it is taken. Yes, it is abused. But, when taken correctly as prescribed, it will save and change your life. Addicts, when you begin taking Suboxone, your pain will go away within 30 minutes to an hour. Most doctors want you in withdrawal so they can supervise you while you take the Suboxone. With Suboxone, you put it under your tongue and it dissolves into the vein under your tongue and it enters the bloodstream.

Once you are on this medication, if you ever tried to take other pills, you will not feel the effects from them. Suboxone blocks your pain receptors. It will be all for nothing. But, Suboxone will take away your cravings for other drugs. It is the way it is designed. Once you are stable on the dosage of Suboxone, you will feel much better.

Now, Suboxone can only be prescribed by a Suboxone doctor. You can search online to find a doctor in your area. Even though the Suboxone does all the work, you still have to put in an effort yourself. It is absolutely necessary to see a physchiatrist that specializes in drug abuse. Without it, you will not get the full help that you need.

This is exactly why you have to understand that drug abuse is a disease. Since you have been an addict, your lifestyle has been different. Talking to a psychiatrist will help you deal with sobriety because you will be living a sober life. Things are going to change for you and the change can be difficult. I am no psychiatrist, but I can tell you what I learned while I was in treatment.

You can't hang around people that abuse drugs anymore. Anything that reminds you of abusing drugs needs to be eliminate from your life. The psychiatrist will tell you everything that you need to know when you begin going to them. It is absolutely crucial to your success. Without it, you will not get the proper help you need.

You have to avoid triggers. These are something in our lives that remind us of using drugs. For some, it may be a straw or a needle. It could be certain drinks, foods, or even people. You have to learn how to avoid these things in life. For example, if you know drugs are going to be at a party, don't go. You have to learn how to avoid these situations. As I stated before, you will learn all of this when you talk to a psychiatrist.


There are Suboxone clinics out there where you can find help. There are also doctors out there that treat patients in a office based setting. Most Suboxone doctors require you to see a psychiatrist, but some do not. It is very important for you to see one, whether required or not. It is absolutely crucial to your success.

Most doctors require you to have withdrawal symptoms before you can be treated. Some do not. If you are abusing Xanax or Valium, you will not be prescribed Suboxone. The mixture of the two drugs can cause death. If you are abusing downers, you need to quit them prior to seeing a doctor.

At this point and time, Suboxone comes in two forms, a tablet and film. There have been a lot of complaints about the strips because they are said to wear off quicker then the tablets. The Suboxone keeps you from experiencing withdrawal symptoms. It is normal to feel an energy boost from Suboxone when you first begin taking it. You may also experience trouble going to sleep and headaches.



It is very important to talk to a drug abuse psychiatrist. Suboxone alone will not cure you. It is the combination of the two that will help you regain control in your life.
It is very important to talk to a drug abuse psychiatrist. Suboxone alone will not cure you. It is the combination of the two that will help you regain control in your life. | Source

MY OWN STORY

I have never been proud to say this, but I was a recovering addict just a few years back. I began abusing pain pills such as Lortab, Oxycodone, Morphine, and Oxycontin when I was 17 years old. By the time I was 18, I was a full addict. I can still remember the way I thought back then. Nothing else mattered but getting my pills. I did whatever it took to get my pills. At first, I spent all my money and sold everything I ever had. Once they ran out, I began stealing off my parents. Soon after, if I could steal it from you, I would. The pills came first, everything else, last.

I hurt a lot of people while I was an addict, especially my family. Even til this day, some bridges are still burnt. Dr. Smith and Suboxone saved my life. If I didn't go through the program when I did, I would probably be dead. I will be honest, at any given time, I could take 30-40 pain pills in one day. 6-8 Oxycontin 80 mg tablets a day or 500 mgs of Morphine. I should have been dead, but I am here.

I have been clean and sober for the last 3 years and I am very proud. This path is not easy and you can't understand unless you have walked the same shoes. If you have never abused pills, you just can't understand. It is an up and down rollercoaster day in, day out. If you can find a Suboxone program, it will save your life. I promise you that.

I have seen so many of my past friends that have finally changed their lives around and it is very emotional at times. When you are sober, you realize all the hell you have caused. Since I have been sober, I have tried my best to make everything right again. Even so, there are some relationships and events that are unchangeable. That is the life I created and I have to live with it everyday. This is your chance to make the change, begin a new life sober. We only get one life, make the most of it. I know how you feel. I have walked your shoes. This will help you. The first step is admitting you need help. Find a doctor near you and begin living the life you have been missing. God Bless.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I live near the boarder of Texas where it's legal to open these fly by night pain clinics where you just sign a paper and get a quart container of Oxycotin...you've got to be aware of how easy it is to careen into chaos and pain with this stuff...this is an important hub Ricky,thanks for sharing.;)


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dinkan53 5 years ago from India

Highly informative and well written hub. prescription drugs have become some of the most commonly abused drugs among teenagers. alcohol and marijuana are the one among most often abused by adolescents, followed by prescription medications. they even get these medicines from the family and friends. thanks for sharing the knowledge of medicine abuse and its associated dangers. rated up, useful


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Mentalist and thanks for stopping by to check it out. You live in an area where they are very easy to pertain. When I lived in Casa Grande, we went to Mexico a few times. They advertise pain pills on the streets there and they can be bought very easy. And like you said, there are doctors that pass it out like candy. Thanks for your expertise there pal. Best wishes.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Dinkan, thank you for your time and comment my friend. You are right, they can get them from family and friends. I know peer presure can lead to abuse in younger teens and even adults. People are much better off never starting if they possibly can for certain. But for those who already have tooked the leap, help is available and you can find it here. Thanks for the vote Dinkan. Take care.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

My cousin is prescription drug addict. I'm recommending this article to him.


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aemillervb 5 years ago from Virginia

Great article.. also very brave to share your story


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

You are brave to tell your story. I'm sure it will help someone. As a nurse i've seen this too many times..Cheers


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Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

Thank you for sharing your story and I admire you for it. I can definitely relate to everything as I've had my own issues as well. One day I plan on sharing my story too. Suboxone is a Godsend for so many people including myself. I especially appreciate how you have explained that addiction is a disease. I think some people have a hard time believing that. I wish you the best of luck in your continued recovery. Take care!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow how very Enlightening Lyricwriter. Sadly, I had a niece who was an Artist, who once made Jewelry for Carly Simon...and made Beautiful artistic paintings. She committed Suicide 7 years ago with the aid of her prescription drugs, she hung herself. Needless to say what it did to our Family, and my Sister, her mother. Good Timely Hub my Friend...and Thank You for sharing your story, it will help others.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Vinaya, thank you the visit my friend. I hope you do tell him about it. If he sincerely wants his life back, he can take the path above. It will help him.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Aemillerrvb, thank you for taking the time to read it. Thank you also for the warm message. Many thanks.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, it is being seen and realized more these days and they are more coming out that are even stronger. I overheard them talking about Opana's, I don't know if that is spelled right. Anyway, the risk will always be there. We have to learn how to live above the influence.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Jamie, that is mighty brave of yourself and I am glad you can relate and know the importance of Suboxone. I learned a lot from our physchiatrist about how drug abuse is a disease and has to be treated like that. A few years back, it was sad to see all of us near our death beds, literally. Now, everyone is on track and looking for the future. We all make mistakes and it takes owning them to move on. Jamie, best wishes for you as well.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

b Malin, so so sorry about her death. I know it is not easy to say. But in all honesty, drug abuse can lead you there. Thats why if you know someone on drugs, try to help them. Tell them about this article or about seeing a doctor. You may just save a life.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ricky you are right to be proud of yourself, I am proud of you too. Not only for having the courage and strength (it must have taken) to turn your life around but to write a hub here in order to help others. I certainly do hope that any addicts reading this do get the help they need and follow your example.

Voting up for an extremely worthwhile hub

Well done you my friend


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi thelyricwriter

You have provided a great service by publishing this hub on prescription drug abuse.

I applaud you for overcoming your drug addiction. I can't imagine what you have been through because I have never been addicted to any drugs.

I have heard there are those that are addicted to prescription drugs when the doctors said that they will not become addicted.

The drug companies have too much power. There are times when I know drugs are essential and life saving but I believe in alternative methods.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Voted up, up and away!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Rosemay, thank you for your kind words, you are very thoughtful my friend. It never is an easy road when it comes to these things. They are awful and they can easily take over your life, really without us even knowing. Finding help in the early stages is crucial, but it also helps for long term addicts. Either way, it will help:) Thanks for everything Rosemay.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sueswan, thanks for your advice, expertise, and comment. In all honesty, you can get hooked on them and not even know until it is too late. I hate taking medications now. If there is something homemade, as you state, I would rather take it. Pharmacies and distributors make all kinds of money. There was a doctor that got in trouble a year or so ago and she lost her license. But anyway, she wrote over 30,000 scripts for pain pills to 30,000 patients within a year.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Suboxone is not an opiate. It is not trading one medication for another. If you were in this situation, you would understand. Obviously your not. Suboxone is an ending cycle when the patient has completed counsel.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

See, I don't mean to come off wrong, but these negative thoughts helps nobody, especially an addict. The Suboxone is not the cure, it is treatment with counsel. I have seen it help many people. I like helping people and it is exactly why I applied for a business license to open one. I know my info, trust me, on both sides. You don't know what someone goes until you walk their shoes.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

This really is great information. Unlike most people medicines scare me. I don't like taking what I have to the older I get and I look at foods and herbs as much as I can, but look at all the great people we have lost to this problem like Elvis and Michael Jackson never dreaming either had a problem and doctors behind it. Glad you saw the light.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Endless Freedom, I feel the same, I really do. This is just to help people. Suboxone alone, it will never work. With proper counseling and a proper program, it will. I thank you for your expertise on the matter. The main purpose is to get them help with their problem. They are three sides to this. One are those who abuse it, second the ones that just get the Suboxone. Both doesn't work. The counsel is what helps the most, the combo of the the counsel and medication. The program that I was in had a high rating of those who enter and complete the program. Around 84% they told me. When you abuse them for years, that becomes your lifestyle. What you claim as common nature. This is what is difficult to refrain from. It includes certain people, places, smells, activities, ect. I can understand where you are coming from and thanks for making a difference. This type of abuse is ruining many lives. We should all work together.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Jackie, thank you for the compliment. It was a long journey and I thank God for opening my eyes. We are losing a lot of people that we shouldn't. They are very addictive and they can ruin your life easily. I hope others will open their eyes on this matter. Best wishes.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Endless Freedom, thank you. The same goes for you as well. I always get a great feeling when I help others. That is our job under God. Best wishes to you and those you help.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Lyric ~ I'm so happy you have gotten to this point in your life. This Hub illustrates how far you can go in the community, sharing, opening up, admitting, and educating so that others can find a way out of the deep dark hole of pain and depression. Many more blessings to you for continued healing. (HUGS) Debby


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Debby, thanks for coming by and for your thoughtful comment. The hardest thing for an addict and the most important is admitting you have a problem. You have to come to terms with it. Then and only then can you move into the process of recovery. Thank you.


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

Another excellent article - the drug problem has long passed the epidemic stage - you have put a lot of pertinent information front and center - I hope the right people are reading it - it's commendable that you have included a personal experience - regards, B.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Billips, thanks for your visit and kind words. I have personally seen many lives changes because of this medicine. It can get a person back on track so they can enjoy living.


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Doctors definitely need to keep an eye out for prescription drug abusers. They are very precise patients who will ask for a specific medication and will not be satisfied with other medications. They can also be very angry when their requests are refused.

Its also important to be careful especially since certain drugs are very close in terms of therapeutic effect and toxicity. A little over the dose can make an otherwise therapeutic drug become toxic. So, doctors definitely need to exercise caution.

Thanks for sharing your insights on how this is becoming a major problem. I appreciate your genuine story of being an addict for pain medications. That was very thoughtful of you to share your story. Sometimes, we neglect to see these things as problematic as we do with widely known addictions to alcohol, heroin, etc. Thanks again. This is a great hub. Voted up. And awesome.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Jeyaramd, thanks for taking the time to comment and vote. I hope that anyone who reads this and needs help reads this article closely. Being an addict is not living. Drug abuse closes so many important doors. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then and only then will the process begin.


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m0rd0r 4 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

This article helps me understand why I always recommend herbal approach.

Voted up and useful.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

M0rd0r, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I haven't heard of any herbal treatments for prescription abuse. Would be interested in learning about this if you get the chance to comment again.


Ricardo 4 years ago

Bro, I jus wanna say I been where you was an are now. I lived the same exact life but when I burned all my bridges.... money, stealing, pawning, anything! I forged scripts.. such a huge mistake, but like you said, pills came first an everything else last. Needless to say I was caught eventually and had severe legal issues. After that, I failed at rehabs over n over then I looked into a suboxone clinic. Truly saved my life!!! Now I'm still on suboxone, I have been for about 4yrs. I wish I was off in a way but im petrified to. I have no "get outta jail" free cards anymore. I changed everything about my life.... friends an everything but sadly, I have family that I live with, that uses pain pills. Crush them in front of me, etc but I still stay strong and clean. Recently my best friend got killed an I thought I was done... about to relapse but I stayed above it. If I didn't use then, I feel like I never will. It's a very naive way to think but I know at anytime, anything can change. Thanks for takin the time to tell about your life. God bless an I wish the best of luck in anything you do bro.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Ricardo, thanks for taking the time to write such a meaningful comment. I am glad you are able to do great on Suboxone. Don't feel like you are trading one thing for another because you are not. Your doing great! I know it is very hard on you around a family that uses. Once you are an addict, your an addict for life. Your way of thought and thinking is always changed. If it is not bothering you, then it is find. But perhaps you can be the stepping stone for your family to deter from pain pills. I know you have much to worry about anyway, but if we can help save a life, it is well worth it. Stay strong and educate others about your own experiences Ricardo. God Bless you as well brother. stay strong, and stay clean:) I am proud of you!


jewel101 4 years ago

I liked your article, however I did not have success with suboxone, but I guess you have to want it more than the pills. I have found an herbal remedy to fight the withdrawals, but still have not fully committed my brain to stop taking pills. Logically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially I really want to stop buying and taking pain pills, but something in my brain or illogical reasoning won’t let me. I wonder what that something is??? I want help, but no one in my family or circle of friends even knows I am addicted. I admit it to myself, but I am all alone in my own hell… I know I need to break free and climb out of the pit, but for some reason I always end up with another supply of meds. I’ve been on this roller coaster ride for about 8 years now, with a month break about 5 months ago. The first week of detox was horrid, but the suffering only lasted about 7 days and then I was feeling really good after 2 weeks. Then a month later a new friend asked if I wanted a couple….that was 5 months ago. So I know I can do it…again. I just have to decide again! I’m more writing this to get it out of my system as I have no one to talk to.

Thanks and I am very happy that you have taken control and made a difference in your own life

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