Hello & welcome.
Congrats on your 3 years sober from alcohol.
That being said It is very common for cross addiction to happen.
Not that someone who’s drug of choice was opiates will never have to take them if they need surgery.
We have had this discussion many times.
If someone was taking heroin, opiates and is now taking methadone or suboxone.
Someone smokes pot when they stopped taking pills.
Many believe that any substance that
Alters your mind is considered using
You are prescribed the meds be very careful with them.
Congrats on 3 years of sobriety!!
Does your doctor know you are an alcoholic? If you are under the watchful eye of your doctor and taking these meds for your medical condition then all is good. Just know that cross addiction can happen very easily. The sooner you can get off these the better. I am an alcoholic/drug addict in recovery so i have a plan in place should i ever need something more than OTC meds. Again, congrats on your sobriety~