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Old 01-17-2020, 04:47 PM
 
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rehab admit yourself
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:01 PM
 
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But... you might wanna check out bluelight dot org—in their Health and Recovery forum—for the time being. Good luck to you.
Bluelight.org is a good source of personal experience. I was looking for a friend who grows his own opium and makes poppy tea, says it's "just like the flu" when he stops and then "you can start up again!" yay? Anyway, there are some people who recommend a downward taper, slowly, to ease the misery of it.

Don't know if fentanyl would work the same way but there must be easier ways than cold turkey, especially if use is high up there.

Maybe an in-patient stay with Subutex/Suboxone. Good luck.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Orig. Maryland. CA/TX.
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I find myself a "victim" of the opioid epidemic.
What started as recreational use has become a outrageous habit. 10 grams a day of fentanyl. Not straight fent, I cut it 100:1. So 1/10th of a gram a day. I can't function without it. I'm out of control. I've been to aa and na but I just couldn't stomach some of the things I heard.
If aa works for people I think it's great. But it will never work for me.
What other options are there?
Rehab. Do you have family? Money or insurance??
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Orig. Maryland. CA/TX.
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nope. 15 years ago i broke several bones in a fall. Docs gave me 100's of oxy for weeks on end, and stupid me took them. One day i realized i was getting dependent on the things and just quit. I barfed my guts up and felt like crap for a week but wanted nothing more to do with any prescription narcotics, even a slow-taper withdrawal. Anyone can do it. You feel like total crap but it leaves such a bad taste in your mouth about the whole thing that, for me at least, you want nothing more to do with those drugs.
because you are not an actual addict!!!!! There is a difference
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Orig. Maryland. CA/TX.
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If this is for real (which I have my doubts that it is)... you need a lot more help than anyone on this forum can provide. Start with your doctor and go from there.

Btw, you're not a victim here dude. You created your problem since you CHOSE to take opioids for recreational use, unlike the multitudes of people who took them for legit reasons and later found themselves with a nasty addiction problem. I took them after a major surgery and found it uncomfortable to stop taking them when I no longer really needed them.

You're looking for some easy answer and there isn't one. Seek professional help and do the hard work to get off them, and stop contributing to the opioid epidemic. No other way.
ignorant attitudes and narrow minded mentally like yours is the problem. I hate when people are too stupid and narrow to not understand or even have sympathy for addicts. First of all why do you think the OP is fake?
Yes ok it is a choice in the beginning.. a mistake.. but that doesn't mean they deserve shame....
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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ignorant attitudes and narrow minded mentally like yours is the problem. I hate when people are too stupid and narrow to not understand or even have sympathy for addicts. First of all why do you think the OP is fake?
Yes ok it is a choice in the beginning.. a mistake.. but that doesn't mean they deserve shame....
Actually, shame is ok. In 2020 absolutely nobody doesn’t know that sticking addictive drugs in your body creates addiction. So it is completely a choice and an indicator of poor character. Shaming is appropriate for this completely and easily avoidable situation.

An exception would be surgery patients who get addicted by complying with doctors orders and trying to avoid severe pain.

But the run of the mill coke or heroin addict deserves no sympathy. They chose to destroy themselves because anyone and everyone knows that recreational narcotics are an addiction risk. If you take them anyway, you deserve what happens and should not be pitied at all. And you should not expect others to pay for your treatment. And if you commit a crime to support your bad choices, you should go straight to prison.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'd say Santa Fe could be an option and there is some very nice areas in El Paso/Las Cruces region too.
I'm not a fan of Vegas but I'd consider the Reno area.

If Pac NW is an option Astoria is amazing.

All are very different than New York.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I'd say Santa Fe could be an option and there is some very nice areas in El Paso/Las Cruces region too.
I'm not a fan of Vegas but I'd consider the Reno area.

If Pac NW is an option Astoria is amazing.

All are very different than New York.
Well that was off topic.
Apologies, don't know how I posted in the wrong thread.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:31 AM
 
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Well that was off topic.
Apologies, don't know how I posted in the wrong thread.
I thought maybe you were suggesting good places to find opiate rehab!!
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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I too started with oxycontin after surgery. But once I stopped with the prescriptions and switched to fentanyl I kept doing more and more to get high. I no longer get high I just get not sick. I put victim in quotes because I realize this is all of my doing. I have been trying to taper down. Weighing out my daily dose and slightly lowering it every 4 or 5 days. At the rate I'm going it will take over a year to kick my habit. Was hoping someone knew of a shortcut
I don't know about opiates, but there are no shortcuts. I tapered off cymbalta (an antidepressant) and it took almost 2 years. Good luck to you OP, slow and steady wins the race!
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