View Full Version : help getting clean from oc
04-20-2010, 08:15 PM
I've been doing oc now for two years and have said to my self dozens of times "this is the last time i'll get high, after this i'm quitting" and each time I can't fight the urge. I really want to stop but have come to the conclusion I can't do it on my own, I need help. I've gone through withdrawls again and again, but it's always the cravings and urges that get me. I think about oxy 24/7, it's an obsession I can't seem to kick. It's so easy for people to say "well stay busy it will take your mind off of things" but I am busy, and I still cannot get over this addiction. I'm contemplating whether or not to get on a suboxone or methadone program, counseling, rehab..I really have no idea and would like to talk to people who are in the same boat or have kicked the habit and can give some advice. I don't have anyone to talk to because nobody really understands an addicts mind completely unless they've been there themselves.
04-20-2010, 11:57 PM
Hi Blonde. Its a big step admitting that you need to quit. The hard part will be the cravings and urges during detox and after. Choosing your route of detox depends on you.
Taper down - takes alot of self control.
Suboxone and methadone - Common to use if you cannot take time from work or family to go to rehab or cold turkey. They work really well, and makes you feel great. But you will have to taper down from them as well. If you don't, then you would just go thru withdrawls again. But they are alot easier to taper down with IMO. It would be best to join a support group as well.
Rehab - If you can take the time off and do it, then it might be best for you. They can help you with detox, and they will help you with the urges and coping.
Do your research on each one. Everyone is different. One may work for one person, while the other method works for someone else. I did the suboxone, but failed. I finally did cold turkey. I do take my hydrocodone's still, but I don't have access to nearly the amount I used to, and I go without them 2 weeks a month. So my withdrawls are very min. The urges and cravings have finally went away after several months. But If I would have stopped them for good, then the cravings would have been gone alot sooner.
But you can do this. Find one and try it. It doesn't hurt to try if your serious about it.
04-21-2010, 12:32 AM
Shoot me a pm. I'm about to goto bed so I won't get into it tonight, but all I'll say is this. I was hooked on oxy for a year. Doing like 150mg a day. I'm now on suboxone and my life has completely changed for the better. No cravings. No desire to get high. It's really an amazing thing, and a miracle drug. I can give you any kind of information you'd like to know about it. How to go about getting treatment with it, how to avoid precipitated withdrawals at induction, whatever you're concerned about.
I like you, had the exact same story and struggle with addiction. The mental, the physical. I went through it all. I did a lot of shit I should of never done due to my addiction, but now I just look forward to getting further and further free from my doc.\
I'd would definitely recommend suboxone treatment over an inpatient rehab/detox. Again, and again, and again. The success rates are far lower with those who choose rehab, and the relapse rates are twice as high. I do not recommend methadone either. I don't think you're deep enough into it where suboxone won't keep you completely held. I think you're a good candidate for it, for sure.
Suboxone is great if you need to get sober QUICK. You still have to pay the piper though, and when it comes time to get off of subs you will have some really long, drawn out withdrawals.
04-21-2010, 03:54 PM
Opiates are one of the most painful to quit once addicted, I always feel bad for people who are withdrawing, I know the hurt. I went cold turkey after only about 7 months of escalating daily use of OC's and it was simple with a 10 day trip to the nut hut, If you can get physically away from them it helps, but it truly is a mindset. Glad to see you realize the problem, now to put one leg in front of the other. If one method doesn't work, try another. You really can do this man I believe. Good luck its all worth it.
04-21-2010, 07:33 PM
It sounds to me like you might be a good candidate for Suboxone. You said you've been able to quit before and get through the withdrawals but it's the mental addiction that brings you back. I'd take a look at Suboxone.
Also some counseling and NA meetings might help some too. Like I said you seem to be able to deal with the physical withdrawals so going to drug counseling or NA meetings might help you get over the mental part of the addiction.
05-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Whats up people, I have been taking norcos for almost 2 years now. I used to take 17 -20 a day, then I went to OCs and have been snorting about 3 80s a day for 2 months and now I'm broke and have 1 suboxone left any ideas on what to do? I really want to stop but I cant get away to kick and I cant get any money! Please pm me thanks and there is a methodone clinic down the street from my house. It costs 12 bucks, should I go tonight and get on it?
05-14-2010, 08:45 PM
I did the 33% less every 4th day Taper.... it worked great.
it lessens many withdrawal symptoms.
read this thread:
If you have enough pills..and will power a Taper can work.
It has worked for many of us here.
I actually wrote out a chart, of when to take my pills etc. Used a pill cutter to cut them in half, and half again when i got lower on my taper.
Keep strong..it can be done
10-02-2010, 02:53 AM
This has been the most interesting thread for me. I'm going through the same, although through longer span of addiction, much longer. But I picked up more info on this thread than most of the research I did anywhere else! Kudos! Excellent Advice!!