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   Posted 6/2/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have decided to edit this post a lil bit because the first 2 people that posted didn't really understand exaclty what I was asking. The post came off the wrong way. Also i just making it shorter to read. Sorry bout that.
Ok I have been taking opiates for over a year and just recently realized im not going to be able to fill any more perscriptions, so very soon I will be going into withdrawal, but I want to be off them now. I feel like everything is managable now, but i'm worried about the physical w/d effects. Are there any home remedies I can use that will ease the w/d? Also I have been researching methadone or suboxone a bit and that sounds like I might need to use that, but do you have to be 18 to go to a methadone clinic? Thanks a bunch, and info will be appreciated.

Post Edited (What-to-do) : 6/2/2008 7:03:13 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/2/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have done things I wish I wouldnt of now. But that cant change the past... I just want to quit now, I dont need them anymore. Like I said in the first post, dont bother yelling or anything now...I was naive but Im looking forward to just getting better hopefully now
Edit: just wanted to say that I understand what your saying, but there was/is actual pain i have had an injury awhile back and that was the reason for my usage, i do have pain - but at this point i feel its more manageable and want to quit. Im just worried about what I can do for w/d. :(

Post Edited (What-to-do) : 6/2/2008 6:46:15 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/2/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
nono  Thanks Gramps!
Do not forget to entertain strangers for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.  (Hebrews 13:2)

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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I understand its fine. Thanks for being honest and helping with what u could. I will do a little more looking into things on my own time before I end up laying in bed all day paralyzed. :\ Im gonna call up a local clinic later today and just tell them the truth and see if I can drive down there and maybe they can do something for me temporarily just for now till I get better. Thanks

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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
really? I thought it was to get better see thats what i dont want again. Ive already got myself in 1 trap with opiates. Thanks I will google and ask at 'a different type of forum' like u said.

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   Posted 6/2/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear what-to-do,
I didn't see your initial, unedited post but from what I'm reading you very likely do have a problem with addiction - definitely if you obtained initial scripts illegally. If you had legit pain why not just go to your doctor first, and follow his/her direction about treating the pain? Also, most people who want to discontinue their pain meds don't go searching for information that leads them to methadone, which would only be a different pain medicaiton for people with chronic pain, and still an addictive one.

At any rate, I'm not here to chide you but to say you need to contact a local addiction treatment center. They can help assess your withdraw (you may need detox help) without necessarily getting onto methadone. That needs to be decided by addictions professionals, not by you, and is generally only for people who are addicted to heroine or comparable optiates (maybe you are, I don't know). Also, a doctor who specializes in addiction - an addictionologist - can help manage your pain in other ways. But I'm concerned about you trying to detox on your own - it could be dangerous. Get to a addictions treatment facility! You also sound young, and you definitely want to get a handle on an addiction before it ruins the rest of your life - or ends it.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 6/2/2008 11:35:26 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/2/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't detox on your own, even if you feel up to it, don't try, leave it to the specialists, it'll be hard enough trust me on that one. No matter what kind of detox procedure you use, you'll probably suffer from withdrawal effects; and no, there are no "home remedies" against it that aren't dangerous or addictive themselves. You could hit the bottle for example but somehow I don't think that's a good idea.

Detox means pain, you'll just have to bite the bullet, no way around it. Best way to prevent you from relapse is professional assistance.

Something you should know. Pain medication is intended to ease the pain for limited periods of time, it is not intended for lifelong use; nor is it intended for pleasure. When abused or used for longer periods, you will suffer from them as they invariably intoxicate your system. When in constant pain, it is a choice between two evils, it is far from a real sollution.

Sounds like you get a second chance, something most of us don't. Do not mess it up.
To stand and be still at the Birkenhead Drill is a mighty bullet to shew.

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