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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:01 pm 
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I have not written on this forum for quite a while so here is where I'm at. Almost a year ago one of my best friends along with another friend were killed in a double homicide home invasion. After that happened I went down hill very fast and started smoking perc 30's. Then at the beginning of Dec 1st I smoked H for the first time and I was instantly hooked.


After 3 months of doing that my life started going way down hill, lost my job, lost the respect of many friends and sold almost everything I had just to get more H. I had tried to quit many times before but as the H users know on here you need to walk to hell do 3 laps around the track and fight your way back.

The last time I used H was the morning of April 10th. This time I asked my best friend for here help quitting because I am going to take it one step further and get off the subs also which I've been on 4mg for almost 7 years. I had her full support along with a few others. FYI I have never gotten my Subs from a doctor all these years.

The first five days after the 10th was hell. The worst part was I would not eat and I slowly felt like I was dying from lack of energy and sleep. Only on the 15th did I start to slowly feel better while I was taking 6mg of the Subs for the first few days of the induction and then 4mg and now have tapered it down very fast to 1mg and have been on that for the last 3 days and I feel great so far but I know I'm not out of the woods.

With such a fast detox from H I used Clonidine, Xanax, and Soma's in very low doses. Hope to be completely off Subs for good as I plan on using 0.5mg for a week and then around 0.1 with a liquid method until I jump. I know many of the H users and their stories on here well, and know what they have to go through. Lucky for me I only chose to smoke it and only for three months. If there is anyone on here that can give any advice to on if there is a better way to do this then I'm all ears. Good luck to all of the other H users trying to find a way out.


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H to suboxone is not usually a smooth transition but it will get better. You will eventually feel normal and hopefully won't look back. Just focus on feeling better for now, then slowly start putting your "pieces" back together. Once you're in a more stable position with support and a plan for the road ahead, you can concentrate on your tapering/ jumping. For now, just get healthy and put your shit back together.

that's my advice to you. Hang in there!!

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Oh wait, I think i read your post wrong. So you've been on subs for the last 7 years but have been using H as well for the past three months? Now you want to detox from everything? If this is the case then you know the drill.. not your first rodeo. YOu need to just go through it.. and hope for the best. Do you feel strong enough to stay away from all opiates at this time? Maybe a real rehab/ in treatment stint could help you if you are going for just abstinence.

Sorry to hear about your friends, that's heartbreaking.


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Thanks Tinydancer. I'm very familiar with your battle and the progress you have made. A little more background on my situation as to rehab. To make a long story short basically if I go to rehab I loose my house. I'm currently on unemployment and in debt beyond belief.

While I was using I got onto two car accidents both my fault with no insurance. On top of that I'm very far behind on the bills on my house. I know I know I'm making excuses but this is the angle I'm taking on getting clean. When I was just taking subs I was on 4mg a day and every time I tried to taper I folded. Now that I have not touched H since the 10th my taper on subs have been easy compared to before. I'm still on 1mg of subs a day with half a Xanax at night to help me sleep.

I cant explain why its been easier, I think its because during my induction from H to subs I expected to walk to hell and back and maybe I'm just used to the symptom's of w/d. What it came down to for me was and still is courage. You have to have the courage to go head up with the depression anxiety muscle spasms and loss of appetite.


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