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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:52 am 
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I'm 26 and have been on suboxone for 2 years.

I started using painkillers around 17-18, ending with using needles(dilaudid/herion) the two years before I got into a Suboxone program.

When I was waiting to get on Suboxone, My addiction was such a huge, controlling, dark part of my life. That I never really looked beyond getting into the program, and getting control back. I thought that once that need was gone that everything would fall into place, be like it use to be, That I could be thankful that it was over and move on.

During the first few months I relapsed a few times, but other than that. I have had very few slip ups, I dont run out of my medicene. I have keep the same job for two years for the first time in my life. I wont go into all of it, but everything is so much better now than before.

All of that is great, but I feel like I have never changed the mindset I had when I was waiting to get into the Sub Program. I have never really looked past getting the addiction controlled. Now that I have it controlled, I'm trying to figure out how to start the next part of recovery. Theres so much I feel like I haven't dealt with or learned to deal with.

My program doesn't offer counseling, I have not been going to any sort of NA meeting or anything like that. But I'm wanting to start. I know every person is different, but anyone with any help or guidance on which steps to take, especially the first few steps. I would be very thankful.


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Hi kaleb and welcome to the forum,

I'm glad to hear sub is working so well for you. It does sound like you're indeed ready to move forward into the next step of recovery. Are you thinking of getting an individual therapist? That's what I work with (and have for many many years). Mine isn't geared towards addiction, but many people do pick therapists with that specialty. It's just a matter of what you decide is right for you. Since my life has a lot of trauma in it, it's better for me to focus on those things - things that led to my addiction first and foremost.

I wish you the best in moving forward. Again, welcome. We look forward to seeing you around the forum and getting to know you better.

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 Post subject: A Heaty Welcome
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Hi Kaleb,

So good of you to join us here on our road to recovery. Just like you said, everyone has a different approach to recovery. Some like the 12 step meetings and others may be able to do it themselves. I am not one of those. In the past I used AA to get sober from a downward spiral of alcoholism. Never really thought I'd make it, actually thought I'd die first. Kinda glad I didn't.

I was going to say exactly what Hatmaker said. Some people do really well with one on one therapy. There are even people out there who call themselves "Life Coaches". How good they are at helping addicts I cannot say, never used one. If you have insurance or have enough money to afford an Addiction Specialist then go for it. That is something I am seriously considering. My personality is such that left to my own devices I normally choose the wrong path and would greatly benefit from a sort of coach.

Have you tried the NA/AA meetings? If not, that is where I'd start. You may find it to be a good fit and use that to achieve your goals. It worked wonders for me. 10 years of failure and finally something worked. Will it work again now? Can't say, haven't tried.

Okay, long enough first post to you, I tend to go a little overboard talking about myself. Who doesn't? For now I'd recommend you do a lot of reading past posts here. And also check out Dr. Junig's TalkZone section. Really awesome short video FAQ's per say.

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