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Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Phoenix
Re: help - professionally detoxed 3/22/15 opana ER 30 mg

"Phoenix! First let me say thank you soooo much for reading and responding to my post,"

You're welcome. :)

"I have emailed my PM dr because we are friends as well sort of asking for his opinion...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Question for my fellow Suboxone users

Hello jooner18 and welcome.

"Has anyone ever had or heard of anyone getting fever/chills from taking suboxone?"

It is suggested:

If any of the following side effects occur while taking...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Phoenix
Re: help - professionally detoxed 3/22/15 opana ER 30 mg

Hello Cathy; welcome. :wave:

What your pain specialist isn't informing you of is that pain meds can cause nausea with prolonged use.


Some oxymorphone side effects may not need any medical...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Benzo w/d - could this really be the cause?

Hello tevs and welcome. :wave:

"I've been to so many doctors and had many tests and doctors can't find anything wrong that would explain these symptoms".


Have your physicians been made aware...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-21-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Phoenix
Re: with draw

"It has been 3 months now and I cut back on taking the hydroco to 6 a day. I feel terrible. Can I have with draws from cutting back. Thanks joe"

Hello joe and welcome.

Congratulations on the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-18-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Starting Well

Hello lockbird and welcome. :wave:

Many aren't aware but alcohol is a central nervous system depressant.

While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on ones mood, in the long run it...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-03-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Phoenix
Re: 60 years old and ashamed

Hello quixotic and welcome.

You strike me as an intellectual at heart.

Quite possibly you are overly thinking this.

In the rooms, it is advised to "keep it simple" because of the tendency...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Phoenix
Re: help please

You're welcome.

As with any "diet" the focus should be on how I can achieve my goal....

You almost have to get selfish with it.

Treat the pills like a friend you have to discontinue being...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 03-26-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Help me help my best friend

Hello PeeWee716 and welcome. :wave:

"I just don't know what the right thing to do is, she has been on these meds for 7 years and she is a totally different person i can tell when the Xanax wears...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-26-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Phoenix
Re: No alcohol this weekend

How are you doing Trying1?

Didn't want you to think that we forgot about you.

Please feel free to post at your earliest convenience,as we're here to provide non-judgemental advice and support....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-26-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Phoenix
Re: New and hoping to find support and advice with alcohol abuse

Hello BoyMom3 and welcome. :wave:


As drinking has become part of your daily routine,try rewarding yourself at the end of the evening,(once the children are put to bed) with a favorite piece of...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-26-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Phoenix
Re: help please

Hello Faith51 and welcome. :wave:

The thing with prescription pain pills is that it eventually plays a part in your everyday thought process; to the point when no longer needed for pain,there's...
Board: Abuse Support 02-16-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Phoenix
Re: I'm wondering if my father sexualy abused me.

Hello withthepixies.

As Seraph stated,counseling may just be what you need.

It is understandable at first,if you have trust issues,as it's normal to put up a "defense" of sorts around people...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 02-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Aderall/alcohol abuse history

Hello Gillixx and welcome....

You can alert both the doctor and psychiatrist,as long as they are willing to keep the conversation confidential.

I wouldn't want your husband finding out it was...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Getting back up again

Are you opposed to getting a complete physical and explaining to your primary care physician,what you're going through?

Your body is going to need time to bounce back to normalcy.

Addiction has...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Phoenix
Re: AA Meetings at Churches?

Googling the addresses may be a less cost-effective method.

Respectfully Stated
Phoenix
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Phoenix
Re: AA Meetings at Churches?

You're welcome.

Please feel free to call a few numbers (if available) to find out if they are located in a church setting.

Respectfully
Phoenix
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Phoenix
Re: how to overcome opiate withdrawal

"Upon waking, take 1000mg of the L-TYROSINE, your vitamins and your immodium, and another 300mg of the gabapentin. 2 hrs later take another 300mg of the gabapentin. It's better absorbed if you drink...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Phoenix
Re: AA Meetings at Churches?

"What's the best way to go about finding meetings like this?"

Hello SS and welcome.

You can either google the specific organization, or look for pamphlets at your nearest meeting.

There's no...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Getting back up again

Hello B and welcome.

You've come to the right place,for as much advice and support that you can muster.

We're a non-judgemental group, so you'll never feel like anyone is directly pointing...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-04-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Day 32 clean

Actually I got a script and have them to a friend (yes I spoke to him about quitting but he does not want to).

Hello Cowboy and welcome.

Part of recovery hinges on the decisions we make going...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 01-02-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Why am I in love with an Addict?!

To put it plain and simple....

We are attracted to the familiar.

If someone is hurt and is a sensitive individual,they will be attracted to the same.

One need not be a drug addict,to have...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-25-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Phoenix
Re: subs to get off roxis

Hello oxygirl and Happy Holidays. :wave:

Are you getting the neurontin legally prescribed from a doctor?

Anything worth doing,is worth doing it the correct way....

In the long run,you'll be...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By Phoenix
Re: 7 year fight coming to a end.

Wonderful news indeed. :)

Keep doing what you're doing because it's obviously working. :cool:

Do you have a plan set in place,as a "just in case" measure?

Happy and Healthy Holidays To You....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Heroin Withdrawals

Hello KaityMarie and welcome. :wave:

"I suppose you don't want to hear how I got hooked on to dope."

If you are willing to share it, i'm more than willing to know about it.
We're not here to...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Addicted to shooting Dilaudid

Hello Mart1919 and welcome.

"I am trying to arrange entering a medical detox facility that uses an IV therapy approach to weening me from this."

Help is but an emergency room away....
...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 11-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Phoenix
Re: The love of my life is using cocaine

"he said that stuff is worse than cocaine much more harmful stuff in it "

Let's back up the truck a moment....

If he actually knew what additives they put in cocaine,he might consider against...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Phoenix
Re: [B][/B] Getting on methadone...

I've been on methadone tablets but they never agreed with my system (and that was for pain).

Please let us know what your concerns are,how you're presently feeling and what your plan of action is...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 11-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Phoenix
Re: The love of my life is using cocaine

"He stayed out late twice in almost three years ."

Once a year average....

Was it the around the same time of the year each occurrence?


"Someone also mentioned to me that my boyfriend...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 11-23-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Phoenix
Re: The love of my life is using cocaine

Hello miss and welcome. :wave:

Yes,he is an addict; addicted to the way that the specific substance makes him feel.

He may be a "great guy" to you but from what you state,you're not happy with...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By Phoenix
Re: 7 year fight coming to a end.

Remember how you feel,for there will be good days and "not so good' ones.

You'll weather any storm,as long as you believe you can.


Respectfully
Phoenix
Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By Phoenix
Re: 7 year fight coming to a end.

Hello sweetpotato13.

Remember this:

It is YOUR strength,that got you this far.

We are here to help keep you on the right track.

One of these days you will realize that everything begins...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 11-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Alcoholic

" I just want to know what would be the lifespan of someone who drinks this much. I'm not saying i want him to Die. I just want to know how much longer this will be.. "

Some may consider this...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 10-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Brother addicted to duster

Hello cbear11 and welcome :wave:

It appears that he needs help and if he's not going to get it,he may have to be given an ultimatum....

I know it may sound harsh but in the grand scheme of...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 10-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,679
Posted By Phoenix
Re: desperate mom with son addicted to meth

Hello missy.

How is the situation currently?

If you would like to talk further,please let me know.

The thing here that seems appropriate is "tough love."

You must not allow his addiction...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By Phoenix
Re: i went the wrong way in life

You do now....;)

In welcoming you to this forum, let me say that we are non-judgemental and more than willing to provide advice and/or opinions, in a respectful manner.

One thing is...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-04-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Na/aa

Hello Truth,

There's nothing wrong with taking certain medications as prescribed;as long as that individual doesn't possess the physical and or/psychological components of addictive behavior.
...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-22-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,510
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Finally saying GOODBYE to opiates

Hello startingnewtody.


Welcome to the board. :wave:


Know that we'll be here for advice and support,from a non-judgemental viewpoint.

There's strength in numbers,so know that you're not...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By Phoenix
Re: About to run out of tramadol

Hello aly.

How have you been holding up?

You may benefit from extended release tablets,instead of having to take "as needed."

If you'd like to discuss this further,please feel free,as it is...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 06-11-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,040
Posted By Phoenix
Re: skeptic

Hello Brenda1427 and welcome. :wave:

I have to admire your daughter for sticking with her boyfriend in his time of need.

The fact that she has an open communication with you actually works in...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-11-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Phoenix
Re: stoped taking lorazepam

Hello turkeyqueen, :wave:

Many people don't appreciate the level of effort and dedication it takes to keep the focus on the recuperative process.

You seem to have placed things in its proper...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-11-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Phoenix
Re: subs to get off roxis

Hello oxygirl. :wave:


I'm just thinking out loud here but you were taking 4 tablets (1 approximately every 6 hours).

Now that you've tapered down to 3 (1 approximately every 8 hours), have...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Phoenix
Re: New here and trying to stay sober

Solofelix has a good point.

I would rather you have AA (as part of your arsenal) and not needing to rely on it heavily,than to eventually need it and not have it.

It can be a useful tool of...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Phoenix
Re: New here and trying to stay sober

You're welcome Jamie.


See what you can do when you put your mind to it?

You're going to go up against challenges at times and remembering times like this can prove helpful.

That thing...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Phoenix
Re: New here and trying to stay sober

Hello Jamie,

Know that admitting the problem is a crucial first step and through diligent effort on your behalf,you can be alcohol free....today.

Tomorrow will be here before you know it and...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Phoenix
Re: last 5mg of methadone. starting to feel it.

Hello brownsfan and welcome.


The tapering process affects certain individuals differently than others.

You should be alright and a little discomfort is to be expected.

I'm unsure if you...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Drinking Problem Help

Hello David and welcome.

Don't look at it as 19 days of sobriety wasted,for a day of sobriety represents an invaluable memory,as it provided you time to better prepare for the future.

The true...
Board: Rape / Sexual Abuse 05-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,777
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Coping with relaspses.

Hello wallflower1 and welcome.

Have you considered seeking therapy?

Respectfully
Phoenix
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 05-22-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,104
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Husband addicted to Cocaine. I can't take it anymore

Hello bst1evr and welcome :wave:


This "relationship" is designed with the vow of "for better or worse" but there comes a time where a person has to ask themselves if the "worse" portion is...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Phoenix
Re: I am a cocaine addict, help im scared

Hello liverpoollady and welcome. :wave:

I really have to give you credit for posting here.

Many are in the same situation but are either afraid or ashamed to reveal their addictions.

There...
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