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Day 1 on 1-1-09

Hi everyone.  I am a 37yo man addicted to hydrocodone, oxycondone, and oxycontin.  The main thing I have taken has been hydrocodone at 80/month.  Often I will get others from family members who also have chronic pain issues.I have been addicted for 7 or 8 years since I was diagnosed with arthritis/osteoporosis and had 4 broken bones in a 3 month period.  I still suffer from pain and always will, but I am so tired of being controlled by these pills.  Instead of taking as prescribed, I always run out before the month is over.  I thought that today was a good day to start.  If I don't start now I only see this problem getting worse and I don't want that.  I know what the withdrawls will be like because I have been through them many times before.  While they aren't fun, the mental part is what always seems to get me in the end.  I have been reading the board for some time and am grateful to those of you that share your stories.  So here I go.  It's day 1 and I am scared and hopeful at the same time.  Thanks for taking the time to read.  
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Welcome..and congrats on day 1, What a great new yr this can be for you...I also have learned the hard way that the physically detox (although hard)  is the easiest part, at least for me....I truly beleive in some kind of aftercare..You can do this!!  
541953 tn?1262586226
welcome, you will met lots of wonderful people here that understand what you are going through. what a way to start the new year, clean. remember to take it one day at a time, be strong. you might want to check out the thomas recipe at the bottom right of the page. take care, keep posting and reading threads.
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Thanks for the encouragement.  I have had a hard time dealing with my chronic health issues at my relatively young age.  I think I have used the pills to help avoid it all.  I just don't want to do this any more.  From what I have read on this forum the people here are wonderful and I hope that I can offer something in return.  Thank you again for your support.
495284 tn?1333894042
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Welcome to the forum and wanting to get your life back.  With strength and determination the possibilities are endless.  Look to the health pages and get going on the aminos.......What a terrific way to start the new year.  You may find that some of your pain will ease up after you are off the pills too.   Stay on the forum and keep posting as we know what you are going thru...........sara
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Hang in there bro. I am a 32yo male and have been addicted to the exact same drugs for eight years. I stopped cold turkey on Sunday,today is day four. I went to a treatment facility two years ago to avoid divorce and stayed off them for 12 hours after release. This time I am quitting for me, and it feels great. You can do it!!  Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are stronger than a damm pill!! It has worked for me so far. I really do feel great. I have been drinking protein shakes and eating vitamins and it is working. Just remember that these things will lead to the grave, quit or die. only you can make the choice. You can do it. Man up and kick there ***!!
401095 tn?1351391770
new years day is ur clean day...will be easy to remember!   congrats on starting ur new year in a positive way...80 pills a month is not astronimical and u should be fine..do not forget aftercare...make a plan to help u stay clean..so many concentrate on the days or weeks of feeling better physically...psycholical well being is so so important..happy NY!
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