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Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-14-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Phoenix
Re: can't stop thinking about Vicodin

Hello Chandra and welcome. :wave:

It appears that the mixture of the two medications helped mask your depressive symptoms.

Please consult your pdoc and explain both how you felt while both on...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Phoenix
Re: encouragement

Hello X and welcome. :wave:

There's a certain mind/body connection with respect to addiction.

As I don't want to overwhelm you with too much too soon, know that you are not alone.

Please...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-09-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Scared...

Hello O and welcome. :wave:

Know that you're not alone and i'll be but a message away.

Please feel free to post as often as you like, for you're always welcome here.

Respectfully
Phoenix
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 05-17-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Worried Friend

Hello Kav7743.

Has anything changed with your friend?

Here's to hoping that she eventually received the necessary help in order to improve her quality of living.

Respectfully
Phoenix
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 05-17-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Trying to Help a grieving friend long distance.

Hello Ariel886 and welcome. :wave:

Firstly,my condolences go out to the son's family and your friend.

It appears that she's acting out and doesn't want to deal directly with the hurt of the...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 05-17-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Heroin - is he still using?

Hello ifeelsolost and welcome. :wave:

If you continue seeing the bruising,it could either be the early signs of infection setting in or he could be using.

I say if he's willing to take suboxone...
Board: Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 05-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Wife to meth addict

Hello Tamsta and welcome. :wave:

Have you considered attending naranon or alanon meetings?

They can be quite helpful in situations such as this.

If he is exhibiting signs of former addictive...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Klonopin Withdrawl

Hello Gadguy and welcome.

Have you spoke to your prescribing physician about these symptoms?

I ask because this person is most qualified to take care of your specific needs,based upon your...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-03-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Phoenix
Re: Been a long time... but I am back because I screwed up!

Hello Biggzzz....

Welcome back.


"I believe I am over the worst of it."

With all due respect, the Opana and Valium seem to be the problem.

Substituting one drug for another may not be...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-27-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Phoenix
Re: help - professionally detoxed 3/22/15 opana ER 30 mg

Certain drug companies now have otc versions of their prescription antacids.

Try looking into those.

The pharmacist may help you make a decision that better suits your needs.


Respectfully ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
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: 3
Views: 758
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?"

That appears to be a side effect of the medication.


If you continue to have...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
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.

Please realize that the pain specialist prescribes because...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-26-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
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: 6
Views: 667
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: 680
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: 980
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: 683
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: 636
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: 794
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: 666
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: 683
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: 586
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: 412
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: 717
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: 546
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: 546
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: 1,118
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: 546
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: 717
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: 579
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: 1,399
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: 1,134
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: 1,602
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: 449
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: 570
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: 520
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: 497
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: 520
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: 520
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 848
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: 2,148
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: 3,761
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: 1,784
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: 2,482
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: 2,626
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: 990
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: 4,085
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...
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