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Old 11-17-2005, 04:15 PM   #10
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Re: How long does it take to feel normal?

Jas,
I'll tell you the same thing I've told Dale. This can be done. He is so strong even if he doesn't see it yet and is working so hard toward his goal. You can do it too. It took alot of courage to come clean with the doctor but it is a step in the right direction.

It takes alot more courage to get clean than it does to continue down the road of destruction you are on. There are many options you can consider:

1) Taper
2) Straight Cold Turkey
3) Taper as low as possible & then jump off cold turkey
4) Suboxone therapy
5) Methadone
6) Detox in-patient
7) Medical assisted detox out-patient
8) Medical assited detox out-patient and out patient therapy or group

The list goes on and someone will add to it as others respond. But one thing I try to introduce to anyone traveling this path is 12 step support groups. Narcotics Anonymous has saved my life. They are a part of my family and a part of my daily life. Some of the best friends and best people you will ever meet.

Addiction is powerful and it is very difficult to beat alone. For me that has been the key - support and stregnth drawn from a group of people who have been where I am and want to help me succeed in my goal of a drug free life.

God bless. You will be in my prayers.