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This Is Me .. (help)

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone' started by ReadyForChange, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. NewMomma

    NewMomma Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update! i am now 17 days off sub. Still feeling like **** but there is no going back anymore! I was on it for a year and a half and have never wanted anything more than to be free of this stuff. It isn't fun being in withdrawals, but it's a hell of a lot better than that tapering HELL and having to think every single day how much you should take, when to take it, when to try and lower your dose... ugh that is not fun. Anyway I'll quit rambling and say your post has given me inspiration I can't wait to be saying "Life is so much better now!" months down the line....
     
  2. ReadyForChange

    ReadyForChange Well-Known Member

    NewMomma,

    CONGRATS on 17 days clean, way to go. I'm glad my post could inspire you!

    Tapering takes a lot of patience, tolerance and determination. I understand the frustration and hell that it can create. Whatever works for you, and keeps you clean another day. When I was 17 days in, it was not the best part of my jump but it felt damn good to say I was 17 days clean. Keep it up, and YES, you will FEEL and be able to say say; "Life is so much better now". I look forward to hearing your success story! I am praying for ya.
     
  3. ReadyForChange

    ReadyForChange Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'm 3 years, 1 month and 20 days clean from Suboxone! Can you believe it? Before I jumping on Dec. 2nd, 2010 I couldn't, but as I sit here today (in my third year in college) I can totally believe it. I reread my initial post and relived that process all over again. My eyes are full of happy and sad tears as I type tonight. I forgot my username and password but by some divine miracle and countless attempts, I typed the correct one in. Woo-hoo,

    Anyway, I am shocked to see that it has been over two years that I've logged into the site. It saddens me because I had every intention of sticking close to the site to help others who needed it. This site and some of the people who gave me advice have been extremely instrumental in my success! I want to thank you.

    To those who are struggling today, STAY STRONG and keep going. I was a desperate, malnourished, emotionally broken and spiritually dead addict of six years before I got clean. Now I'm over three years clean, a very successful college student and a lot healthier in so many areas. Honestly, I never imagined this life for myself when I was caught up in addiction .. but I'm walking/talking proof that anyone can not only recover from this horrible drug, but can also flourish!

    The real reason I come here today is because my youngest brother of 28 has been addicted to this drug for 8 years and is going to stop using very soon. I recommended the site to him, and told him to read the stories and meet the people like I did when I decided to stop. But also, I wanted to come back and help out with him and you, so please, if I can be of assistance, let me know!

    Love, light and success,
     
  4. ReadyForChange

    ReadyForChange Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'm 3 years, 1 month and 20 days clean from Suboxone! Can you believe it? Before I jumping on Dec. 2nd, 2010 I couldn't, but as I sit here today (in my third year in college) I can totally believe it. I reread my initial post and relived that process all over again. My eyes are full of happy and sad tears as I type tonight. I forgot my username and password but by some divine miracle and countless attempts, I typed the correct one in. Woo-hoo,

    Anyway, I am shocked to see that it has been over two years that I've logged into the site. It saddens me because I had every intention of sticking close to the site to help others who needed it. This site and some of the people who gave me advice have been extremely instrumental in my success! I want to thank you.

    To those who are struggling today, STAY STRONG and keep going. I was a desperate, malnourished, emotionally broken and spiritually dead addict of six years before I got clean. Now I'm over three years clean, a very successful college student and a lot healthier in so many areas. Honestly, I never imagined this life for myself when I was caught up in addiction .. but I'm walking/talking proof that anyone can not only recover from this horrible drug, but can also flourish!

    The real reason I come here today is because my youngest brother of 28 has been addicted to this drug for 8 years and is going to stop using very soon. I recommended the site to him, and told him to read the stories and meet the people like I did when I decided to stop. But also, I wanted to come back and help out with him and you, so please, if I can be of assistance, let me know!

    Love, light and success,
     
  5. ReadyForChange

    ReadyForChange Well-Known Member

    December 2nd, 2016 will mark 6 years that I have been 100% abstinent from Subs. In this time I have completed college with two degree's this past May, and planning graduate school very soon. Do you know what's crazy? I never thought any of this possible while I was using. I reread my story just to remind myself of how far I've came, and pinched myself to make sure this is real. I was in a car accident earlier this year and was put on pain medications, which I truly did need. I was worried sick that I would began abusing and fall back into the trap of addiction and these last 6 years would have counted for nothing. I followed the doctors orders on the prescription, and kept watch like an eagle to ensure I wasn't abusing them. When the pain was gone, so were the pills, that was UNHEARD of not so long ago. I'm humbled, blessed and thankful for this site, it's supporters and everyone who comes here looking for a better way of living. I've never been to treatment, never been to N.A. and haven't been to therapy but have managed to make it this far, by using this site. Please understand that all of the methods are proven to help, it's just that I had very limited options during my jump date.

    I'm not a professional (but that's in progress) but I've came SO far from where I was, and my experiences with addiction and prescription pills has spawned a burning desire to continue my education at a graduate level so I can truly give back, make a real difference and help others through my experiences and knowledge. If you're new to the site, PLEASE KEEP POSTING and coming back, know that you CAN DO THIS and that there is a LIFE FREE OF SUBOX. I have so much more to share, and so much more I want to learn from you all, so I'll definitely be coming back again soon.

    Love, Light and Healing
     
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