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 Post subject: EMERGENCY
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:35 pm 
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I am new to this forum but have read a lot of posts over the last few months. I have been off suboxone for 4 months. I recently got a job and have been making some money which I had not done since I was addicted to pain meds 2 years ago. Today I got a facebook message from an old drug dealer who got my last name from someone else. He asked me if I wanted some pills. Now that I have money it is harder for me to get these thoughts of using completely out of my head. I would like to take a 1mg suboxone just to make sure I dont act on these thoughts and have a few days to step back and get over it. my question is if I have been off subs for 4 months is a 1mg dose too high? I dont want to get "high" or sick by taking too much. I just want to get rid of these thoughts and cravings while I think this situation through. Any advice or past experience on dosing subs after being off for awhile would be much appritiated.


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BLOCK that guy from sending you messages, and get in contact with some supportive recovering people. 1mg probably isn't too high of a dose, but where are u going to get it? If it's off the street you will probably be dealing with someone who has other drugs as well. If you really feel you need to use Sub to avert cravings, you should see a doc. No matter how little you take you will probably feel high at first after being clean for 4 months.


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 Post subject: Ditto on lillyval's post
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Time to ask yourself if there will ( or can ) be a good outcome from this, I think you know the answer... Maybe you need to be seeing someone to help you through these times..... If you start back up after 4 months you need a straight jacket and a rubber room ( kidding but true ) Mike


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I agree with the others, 1 mg is probably not enough to block any other opiates. I also think the best thing to do is block that person and put it out of your mind. Do you attend meetings or group therapy or individual therapy or anything like that? You can also buy workbooks on addiction that can help you to learn to deal with triggers and cravings. They can be very handy and you can get them in pretty much any large bookstore. I have a couple and they are very helpful. At this point in your recovery you need to do anything and everything to protect it. Remember the consequences of your active addiction and keep that in the forefront of your mind. Hang in there and I hope you can get past this. Please keep us updated.

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I understand you are going through a hard time with these cravings believe me I am a pain patient I get them every day no matter what drug I am on methadone or suboxone. But what works best is having a counselor to talk to about these things. You may be off Suboxone now for 4 months and that is great but at the same time that does not mean you addiction is gone. I haven’t used in 5 years coming up on 6 and I still carry my addiction with me everyday even if I am not using these things just don’t up and leave. And that’s were seeing a counselor or attending groups could be very helpful for you especially just finishing suboxone and being clean and having money is all the more reason to find help. BUT yes the addiction will always be there but now you have to learn how to deal with that and start finding way to do so.


And this is just my personal view on this situation what you choose I will support but don’t go back on Suboxone after having 4 months free of everything because of one craving it is not worth it in my eyes you worked to hard to get off it I would think so why put yourself through that again. And sorry to say that is where your active addiction comes into play first sign of trouble you want to run back to the pills. And this is not going to be the last craving you have but you cant go back on suboxone everytime because of one craving. Like I said this is where a counselor would come in so much for you. And drug counselors don’t just treat people during active addiction they also help people in life after addiction and recovery tools.


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