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Baseball 65:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you! I am so happy for you and proud of you! It takes guts to make the choice to quit, and to do whatever it takes to make it happen. I'm glad that suboxone has seemed to work well for you, I do not have any experience with it, but I am a firm believer in doing whatever works for YOU. There are so many opinions out there about how to never do the methadone route, or never do the taper route, or stay away from suboxone....or do this, or that, or......you get the idea. Each individual is just that, an individual; with their own history of substance abuse. That is why there ARE several different ways to quit/detox.

I don't know if you will find this to be true, but when I first stopped using, I was amazed at how much time I had on my hands! I really could not believe (or refused to accept) just how much time I was spending each and every day on getting my drugs, planning out my days with drugs, counting drugs, making sure I knew where I was getting my next supply, and when, thinking about drugs, EVERYTHING DRUGS. It was controlling my entire life, that's sad. I am no expert, but I too was addicted to pills for many years. I am here to share stories or gain insight, or whatever the boards may bring. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help...it sounds as though you really have a great plan, good for you! Keep It Up! Fondly, Jen
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Baseball 65:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you! I am so happy for you and proud of you! It takes guts to make the choice to quit, and to do whatever it takes to make it happen. I'm glad that suboxone has seemed to work well for you, I do not have any experience with it, but I am a firm believer in doing whatever works for YOU. There are so many opinions out there about how to never do the methadone route, or never do the taper route, or stay away from suboxone....or do this, or that, or......you get the idea. Each individual is just that, an individual; with their own history of substance abuse. That is why there ARE several different ways to quit/detox.

I don't know if you will find this to be true, but when I first stopped using, I was amazed at how much time I had on my hands! I really could not believe (or refused to accept) just how much time I was spending each and every day on getting my drugs, planning out my days with drugs, counting drugs, making sure I knew where I was getting my next supply, and when, thinking about drugs, EVERYTHING DRUGS. It was controlling my entire life, that's sad. I am no expert, but I too was addicted to pills for many years. I am here to share stories or gain insight, or whatever the boards may bring. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help...it sounds as though you really have a great plan, good for you! Keep It Up! Fondly, Jen


You're EVERTHING DRUGS is precisely what my wife fears about me being sober.I have had OCD as long as I can remember(age 5)...Intense feelings of guilt for things,skipping record mind,handwashing rituals(til they bled),the idea that everything bad that happens is my fault(I though it was my fault at age 5 that my father died in a car crash while I slept)
I've been diagnosed and sought counseling.The clinical take on OCD is that it is a symptom of a much deeper unresolved conflict,and that the ritualistic actions and thoughts "bind up" the anxiety and keep the conscious mind focused away from the real problem.While I was EVERYTHING DRUGS I had NO OCD symptoms....I had drugs to obsess on.I won't elaborate further than to say we're of the same cloth on that point.
My wife's concern is that I'll find something else to "bind up" the unresolved conflict(all the therapy only clarified it.......I still don't know what that conflict is...maybe I'll never know)
It was a relief to find another OCD victim in the detox.We were externally completely different(he was a clean cut young MBA graduate student,I'm a little rougher around the edges,10 years older,and a Musician) but after talking,we had the exact same symptoms.
I only have 2 gears......turbo charge full steam ahead...and....Couldn't care less and why bother.
Neither one of them is popular with my wife.I'm NOT bi-polar.I am talking about attitudes towards things...Baseball,Music,Reading,Drugs,Art,Esoteric studies,Metaphysical research,religious studies......fascinating,obsessed like a cat watching a swinging chain,nothing else matters........TV,films,Large family functions,groups and large events,plans,the news and most media,popular music,clothes,style and fashion......couldn't care less.
ahhhhh.....
and there it is...........

Baseball65