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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Hello All,
I am new to this site and have a history of drug abuse. I love opiates and have battled this wicked addiction for the past few years. I have been on sub for 6 months now, and am already down to 2mg per day. I have to say, I feel like I dont have a clue as to when I am going to quit, and I am also interested in expanding my family one day-which is another concern of being on Suboxone. I have read the information on this site and finally registered.
Anyway, I am an addict. I am scared my addiction will creep on me when I am clean again and then-BAM! It starts all over. Only now, I have too much to lose. Any suggestions? Does anyone go to Church or anything besides NA?
I hope this forum helps me out. I am tapering slowly, and think I may jump either this Winter or next Spring.
Thanks for listening.
ML


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Hi ML,

Welcome to the forum!

I see where you're down to 2mg a day, that's great. If your cravings are being addressed and you feel fine at 2mg, then I'm gonna say don't jump in winter time. I know when I detox from opiates, I get cold....very cold....and that whole body being cold thing is hard to deal with in the winter. Also, I'm a springtime kind of person. I love it as the weather turns from bitter cold to mildly warm, the days start to get longer and everything greens up again.

When you do decide to jump, I hope you plan on tapering well below the 2mg mark? A jump from 2mg will be unnecessarily painful.

OK, you said, "I am scared my addiction will creep on me when I am clean again and then-BAM! It starts all over.", quitting drugs is only a part of recovery. Quitting drugs is the "clean up" part of recovery, learning how to live without drugs, now that's where recovery comes into play. There is AA/NA and SMART recovery, those are the three that I'm most familiar with. Those programs teach you how live drug free.

Managing your addiction is going to be a life long deal. It can certainly be done, I know of many NA members who have 20 plus years clean, but they work at it!!

Good luck!!

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Hello and welcome here friend.
Hope you have a great time here and make lot of friends. Best of luck and achieve great success
Thanks for your time and participation here.
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Hello and welcome here friend.
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