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Hi everyone ,
I need help. I have ben taking Vicodin ES for 8 years for Legit pain, Naturally I became addicted and have been abusing for 3 years . Right now I am up to 10-15 vicodin es a day. I also take xanax but only as directed.
My problem is obviously I'm taking to much Vicodin and I need to quit. My oher problem is that my husband has no idea and would never understand nor would he be supportive due to family histories , he has no patience for addiction at all and doesn't understand how anyone could be so weak. I also have 3 children and can't be out of commission too long because I have no one to help me.
I don't think I could handle cold turkey, I've been through withdrawals in the past when I ran out of pills. I had diareaha that just wouldn't quit. Is weaning better? someone also told me that the xanax I take would help a lot. My last part o the probem is that I have been looking for a job and have an interview coming up. If I get the job there is a mandatory drug test. Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get out of your system? I have heard that a lot of water and or green tea speed the process but don't know how true that is. I just need advice because this has all got to end....I don't even remember what it is like to be clean anymore and I'm scared that I'm so used to the way I am now that I won't be able to function clean. Can anyone give me some ideas. I don't expect an easy answer just a way to do this that I will be able to function and hopefully have no one notice that I'm withdrawing.