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:confused: :confused: [QUOTE=kadee;2769160]During that year I stayed clean and sober, I went to meetings, AA and NA, everyday for the first 6 months and slowly started to taper off the remaining 6 months because of this and that. I had a wonderful support back then. Now, today I am 26 days clean and sober and am reaching out, gong to meetings by myself, re-building support groups Outpatient, meetings, networking, helping others, and journaling. I must maintain and nourish my recovery this time around, last time I neglected it thinking my employment and my single mother status left me no time to go to meetings anymore, but today I realize that was just an excuse to use over a progressive amount of time. My addict has a high threshold to wait if I'm negligent.

Sounds like your doing all the right things, i have been on dihydrocodeine 60ml four times a day as well as 400ml tramadol for chronic pain which only surfaced after coming off a 12 year methadone addiction, id rather not have to use but i cant cope with the pain!! My use can easily spiral out of control if i'm not treating my addiction with the NA program, i'm now with pain management and it looks at the moment like i'll have to accept the pain but even at this stage (12 months on pills) i worry about coming off them, also i tend to spend alot of time beating myseif up for using the painkillers, hope you keep moving forward with the battle against this terrible illness.
[QUOTE=hapy jack;2821848] Hi Kadee I dont count responsible prescribed use as a relapse, this may may not be much use to other people out there. At the moment i'm trying to reduce to as little as possible, without being too hard on myself, i lived with pain in total abstinence for 3 years and my life was miserable, i see my pain management doc next month so i'm going to ask about the tens machine give that a try, what i have found lately is that less is more with the painkilers, saying that i never get complete relief in fact when its not there its almost hard too believe. My pain is a muscle pain which my specialist have said can't be fixed, thats when i was reffered to P.M. It is so frustrating i dont enjoy the high "much", As far as i'm concerned its an outside issue because without meds i'm left with the pain. So if you can use the meds responsibly with help from god & na in my book your clean, i deosn't matter what others think, at the moment its not getting any better so why would i want to stop the only relief i get! However it's not easy living on my own, the relief i get is minimal i'm sure stronger meds would give me more relief but i dont think morphine is the solution for me, my P.M, consultant is informed of my long term methadone abuse (this wasnt for pain) and obviously has the same concerns as myself with regards to stronger meds..