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 Post subject: Greetings From East TN
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:09 am 
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Hello all. I just found this forum but I've been working with suboxone since 2007. Initially I thought I'd use it as a temporary detox aid, but I tried to rush things and found it difficult to cope after coming off the meds.

A drug therapist told me I was coming from a denial perspective, trying to pretend I didn't need the medicine when indeed I should have stayed on longer. So after only a brief period without the meds I went back into treatment.

When I returned to suboxone it was through a new doctor. We hit it off well and he introduced me back into a 12-step program. I quit drinking years ago with the help of AA so I had some prior experience with 12-steps; but I honestly never had a sponsor or a real program for working the steps previously.

Fast forward to very recently and I've been working some steps, keeping a casual journal, and enjoying spirituality and personal development on levels I never came close to before. [b]Suboxone certainly saved my life by helping me get away from opiates. But MUCH MORE than that it has given me a new life. The past two years have been fabulous in so many ways.

I'll stop by from time to time to read and discuss. Thanks for having me. :)


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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story. I hope you'll stick around and post more, we all get a lot out of helping each other.

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Welcome to the site! Your story is exactly what others need to see, so that they realize a time limit is not the ultimate goal in their treatment, but the quality of life itself! Keep posting! Thanks.

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 Post subject: Very nice!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:22 pm 
Welcome to the forum!

Thanks for posting! That's a very uplifting story. It's much like my own. Good job on turning your life around. I know it's only text, but in reading your story, you seem very happy and proud.

Keep coming back!

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I appreciate the welcome. In browsing some posts it looks like this forum will be a solid resource - I'm glad I came across it.


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