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opiate withdrawal

Has anyone else on this forum snorted oxycodone on and off for 20 years and finally stayed clean?I got 4 days under my belt and I just can't stand to spend another penny on this garbage,I'm going to end up dead or in jail if I don't stop.
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Hi, of course folks on here have been in that situation. Peeps have used for 5, 10, 20 years and stayed clean.

4 days, great start. Are you really ready to quit? Did you cut ALL your contacts? (street, dr. etc.) Are you ready to join aftercare, which is mandatory for staying clean?

Let us know where you are:)
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Wow,I'm a little overwhelmed by all of that I really haven't given much thought but I really do want to stop now,being in rehab already and AA meetings years ago and getting a 6 month sobriety coin I can't even bare to think about going back its just too embarrassing.
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Wow,I'm a little overwhelmed by all of that I really haven't given much thought but I really do want to stop now,being in rehab already and AA meetings years ago and getting a 6 month sobriety coin I can't even bare to think about going back its just too embarrassing.
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Man I have a double posting problem,by the way jifmoc,thanx for your concern.
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It almost makes me laugh about your embarrassment. Like anyone is gonna judge you at an AA meeting for not staying clean! Every day in my meetings someone from the past is coming back. And people clap. Many never make it back.

What are you overwhelmed by exactly? For TODAY, do you wanna stop? If so, we can walk you thru it.

I'm sure you know this, it only gets worse...
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Yup, ya, uh huh, yes and you betcha! ....it does get worse. This is the one thing that helped me this time.......I could see clearly it was getting harder and worse every time I tried to be clean and clear.  Did you know pain pills can eventch start giving you pain? Ya!. Right?! Crazy but true.  You must feel like crap......that was the other thing...while taking pills I always felt bad and sick and not right,....so tired of that.  It's no life.......there's a million reasons to quit and every time we "fall" each one of those reasons is going to manifest itself as more and more "desperate" which of course just translates into more pain.  You can absolutely do this.  Stay and give one more try!  much hope and peace ...hugs xo
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Damn Spider......you are making me think its time to live with my pain....I've been prescribed for years (10ish) slowed down cut back thought about getting off them due to the fact I am not even motivated to be unmotivated!!!

Am I right in guessing you have felt that sluggish, numb feeling that took you over and came from nowhere? it's like the emptiness from Fantasia if you seen the never ending story!
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Day 5 five and still clean,stomach is better now but didn't sleep last night which is another reason withdrawal makes you feel so miserable,haven't put 5 days in since July so I do feel good about that,just hope I start feeling mentally better which is hard to do with no sleep.
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Hi  congrats on day 5  your off to a great start  as for sleep it can be ruff for a wile it is all part of the withdrawal you just got to stick it out there is a good product on the market called alterill it is 3 good homeopathic medicine for sleep give that a try   over the next few days it will be all but impossible to sleep with our without meds  you just got to keep your eyes on the prize  I am also a big perponet of N/A just because you stoped the pills does not equal recovery your still left with addictive behaviors and will be for the rest of your life  with a progam you can manage them and live a drug free life  it it works for a old dope fiend like me it will work for any body google a N/A meeting in your aera......Gnarly
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It's a hard road to travel but you can do if I can do ! You will need support and your real friends and your family will be there for you. Congrats on your start - be strong !
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