My story as an opiate addict: I was 15 when I did my first drug - Oxy Contin. This was right before the oxy/hillbilly heroin epedimic so I had NO idea what I was getting into. I was addicted for 7-8 years. In the last years of my addiction I was in a constant search for
[More] any and every opiate possible just to not be sick. At my breaking point I woke up every morning and prayed asking God to have someone kill me that day. I understand the meaning of "being sick and tired of being sick and tired" as much as anyone. Sickness broke me so @ age 22 I voluntarily went to a faith-based rehab for a year. This was my "safe haven". Here I learned how to cope with life and emotions I hadn't delt with since I was a teenager. With God's help, I made it FIVE years SOBER! After all that clean time I screwed up. I was going through a divorce, all alone, family far away, no accountability, and found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time - just one hydrocodone lead to 6 months of everyday use. That's all it took. This time I felt I had the tools I needed to get sober but used the crutch of a suboxone taper thinking it would make it easier.... I was wrong! If I could go back I would have jumped without subs. Suboxone took me as long too get off of as I had years sober. I did it but sheesh! Now I'm over a year sober and living life thankful to God for second and third chances!
These important things I've learned: Don't let yourself go through years of daily withdrawals. It's HELL and a complete waste of life and time. Everyone around you already knows, so go get help! And once your sober keep accountability, and ALWAYS remember the Devil is like a roaring lion PATIENTLY WAITING for the right moment to ATTACK - when your least expecting - when you're at your weakest and you have the most to lose - that's when he'll pounce!! So stay near to God, praying for His wisdom and strength daily. This is where my strength comes from.
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi just a note to say after I read your post I went into your profile it looks like you have some time behind you. Hey I used to takt those oxycont back before my methedone ride I did not know they did not make them any more? Why do'nt you post more? I got clean in sept but did not post until dec
God Bless You
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