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i used to eat 50 a day...what a chump i was....i tried every way to beat this disease...after cold turkey,subutex,suboxone,buprenex(injectable form of bupenorphine)am now back on 60mg of methadone...keep up the positive thoughts,seek advice from other recovering addicts,some with many years of sobriety...a/a or n/a......its a everyday battle from here on out...everyday for the rest of your life...be tough and god bless....chef
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i used to eat 50 a day...what a chump i was....i tried every way to beat this disease...after cold turkey,subutex,suboxone,buprenex(injectable form of bupenorphine)am now back on 60mg of methadone...keep up the positive thoughts,seek advice from other recovering addicts,some with many years of sobriety...a/a or n/a......its a everyday battle from here on out...everyday for the rest of your life...be tough and god bless....chef




hi chef- are you a chef? Used to in that food and restaurant industry at one time –lots of parties. That is heavy usage. Glad you have it under your belt. How long has it been for you to be off the pills?
i have to do 60mg of methadone a day to keep my pain in check and my addiction in maintance...if and when i can afford to deal with my back,then i can come to terms with my addiction..graduated from a culinary school in michigan and worked in michigan for two master chefs...only 52 i think in the us of a...in 1984 did culinary apprentice/sous chef for chef gabriel..in 84 olympics he was only chef in the world to score a perfect 10...i learned alot from him...thers like 2800 certified chefs in the usa and im one...i opened lpga in daytona..8 million dollar club but yeah...addictions a ***** and it cost me my job,marriage,ect....i went from the top to bein homeless...i can tell ya about addiction and about recovery....i hear the folks on suboxone and thats cool,i was a guinesa pig from 1998 to last june...was taking buprenex which you inject inter-muscular for opiate addiction...it started in europe and i was on the med before anyone even knew of subutex/suboxone..its just another form of maintance,same as methadone except methadone deals with pain better...they are both drugs that you can wean off from rather comfortable but you have to wean slow and sould be used as a last resort when dealin with addiction....yes,i can carve ice,blow sugar like folks blow glass,make wedding cakes,pastries....have cooked everything from artic venison to persian truffles...won cooking competitions(while i was high on 50 hydrocodones)...i used to think i could cook better on opiates but now i look back and beleive i was better when i was sober....i can carve/mold salt sculptures,butter,marzipan...soups/sauces/stocks/butchery,the whole cambet...right now am cooking with my girlfriend in our own cafe in the woods in sunny fla...while i work on my recovery....after our lease is up in two more years(been here 3 and have tripled the biz)i will go back to the country clubs....gotta go close the kitchen for now....chef