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Old 04-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

We started our Sub at 10:30 this mornin and were feeling pretty good right now ,,after a weekend of HADES due to detoxing. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!!


Were STOKED about getting clean. More to come..


peace and prayers to all, Acap an Wiggle

 
Old 04-28-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

sorry MOD. i wasnt aware.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Hi Acap! Very happy for you! I started subs 4 days ago, would love to hear details of your journey..kind of like comparing notes! Hope you well and success!!

Love and Peace..Vicky~

 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:28 PM   #4
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

HI Vicky and evryone else.

Vicky i see you live in Floreeduh ! my wife and i live on the spacecoast.

Well its day 2 on Sub. and im feeling great ! Physically and mentally What a godsend this med seems to be.


Now Just a reminder of how deadly the disease of addiction is.

Yesterday i came home from the Doc. visit and my stepdaughter had gotten a phone call , a friend of hers had Overdosed and DIED.

I went to a N/A meeting last night, in the middle of the meeting one of the members recieved a phone call that he went outside to take.

When he returned he told us all that he had just found out that a member who had MANY years clean and whom i had hoped to see at the meeting had DIED.Of an OVERDOSE.

This person had helped and talked to me many times over the years and was someone i looked up to . I had hoped to see him and let him know i was clean ! and to see if he would Sponsor me.

THIS DISEASE KILLS ! make no mistake.

They say that sometimes the death of one addict can help others to stay clean.

I HOPE and PRAY this is the case with my friend who just passed.

Peace and Prayers to you all.

P.S. the two OVERDOSE deaths that i spoke of were NOT the same person.

 
Old 04-30-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Is a sobering reminder. (2 overdoses).

Thanks for posting that. We need to be kept on our toes.

Good luck w/ the sub treatment.

peace, and God bless.
jerry.

 
Old 04-30-2008, 05:24 AM   #6
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[Best of Luck to you both. It has to be a great feeling to wake up without that monkey on your back. Remember this ....... " if nothing changes, nothing changes "!! This was something I had a really hard time with after my "pink cloud" period. The only thing that changed for me was that I wasn't putting those pills in my mouth every day. Since I didn't make any changes to my way of life and the decisions that I made, it didn't take long for me to deal with normal, everyday life the only way I new how - cover it up! That way is still in my default mode - I have to think really hard sometimes about how to deal with life in the present and not just put it off till the high goes away.

Just think - how many times in life do we get the chance to change our playgrounds, playthings and playmates - and do it not because we have to but because we want to? Only accept visitors from your front door - we as addicts can't afford to leave the back door open (not even a peep hole )

Once again - best of luck

 
Old 04-30-2008, 03:29 PM   #7
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Day 5 w/o Opiates (or any other drugs includin alcohol )

WOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!

Im feeling very good today and i went to a noon meeting.Also asked someone to be my sponsor, he gave me his # ( which i called ) but i got his voice mail.

Also i called the 6 other folks who wrote there # on the n/a meeting schedule.

Thats a change for me, ive gotten #,s before but never used them. I am on the pink cloud right now and hope to stay here for awhile. DANGGG it feels good to feel good.

Sohard,thanks for your words as well as you Jerry

peace,Acap

 
Old 04-30-2008, 04:38 PM   #8
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

THe sub is an opiate. Don't stop being clean, don't stop moving forward, but don't fool yourself that the sub isn't a drug, too. Please. I did and now I am really in pain, mental and physical because I thought I was all better and just stopped it. Cold. Now, I learn too late that my body needed and wanted and used the sub and wants it back. Just taper, taper, taper and get off when you can. Good luck and god bless. Take care of each other. Does it help to have each other to understand what you're going through? Enjoy the sunshine, keep it shining.

 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Thanks Norco, i thought it was an opiate blocker ? tho i know u do have to taper off.

And yes its very helpfull for the wife and i to be doing this together, as only an addict can understand addiction IMO.

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:06 PM   #10
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

ACAPT

Just stopping in to wish you well. You keep doing what you are doing to get that thinking where it belongs and looking for life in all the right places.

Capt... sub does have an opiate blocker in it , but it contains an opiate as well. It has more than one ingredient in it. The combination of ingredients is such that it should prevent cravings for other opiates and I believe you will get quite sick if you try and take any other opiate.

Yes, you will have to taper off it. However, it is stopping the drug seeking behaviour. We all go different routes to get clean. Honestly, I think that sub is the correct choice for you... too may relapses and not being capable of getting sober-thinking and sober. The sub is allowing you the time to get the help and work on the thinking changes that need to take place. When it is time to taper, the thinking should be ready for it. Cross that bridge when it appears. Work with your doctors and each other.

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Old 05-01-2008, 05:51 PM   #11
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Hi folks i saw my Doc today and i asked him if i could drop the dose a bit, aftr some discussion ( him askin me questions ) he agreed.Im to drop my daily dosage 2mg tomorrow and i see him agin on tues. He also gave me the # for a Psych doc who is an addiction specialist as well,yipeeeeeeeeeeee !!!


Hi Reach thanks for stopping by. Yes it is working to quell my cravings,

an an an ive been going to meetings and ive gotten a sponsor.Im feeling pretty good about my success chances.Since i have sooo many tools and im using them even !

Prayers for all.Acap an Wiggle

 
Old 05-01-2008, 06:00 PM   #12
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

you guys are doin great...*smile*

Luv yer positive attitude, please keep it up, inspiration is a godsend here.


jerry.

 
Old 05-03-2008, 12:57 PM   #13
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Re: 4-28-08 Acap an Wiggle start Sub

Hi all, Were still doing well and have both reduced our dosage, going to meetings evryday,talkin to my sponsor evryday. And not picking up !

Even tho beer , and marijane has called to us a bit( and arent our drugs of choice). Weve still banned them from our life. As N/A suggests.

Sooooooo happy to be clean and have money to buy food and pay bills !!


Life is gettin betr already, w/ 8 days clean.

peace and Prayers,Acap.

 
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