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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:28 am 
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I was once addicted to prescription drugs such as Hydrocodone. At first, I was on denial. But with the intervention that my family conducted, I realized that I have a problem. Well, that is the first step to recovery, right? Acknowledging that there is a problem. When I finally realized that I cause pain to others and that I've been dependent to prescription drugs, I decided that I needed to change. As I remember, my family helped me list down the benefits of having a sober life and the benefits of going to rehab, with that I overcame my fear and have swallowed my pride. I also entered detox clinics. Little did I know, my loved ones also made their research regarding my issues, which eventually helped me get better. After that I entered rehab. In rehab, I learned many things such as strategies in staying clean and how to fight the things that triggers me to used prescription drugs. I also went through therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, wherein I loved this part because I was able to do therapy with myself, with my family, and others, this therapy helped me how to avoid relapse. But that didn't stop there, I also went through ongoing support, my family and friend continually support me up until now. I also attended 12 step support groups and recovery meetings. But everything is only because of one person, it is because of God without Him I won't be able to overcome that. Thanks to Him, my loved ones, friends, and support groups! Been sober for 3 years now.

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Congratulations on your recovery! Most of us here have tried multiple tools in our efforts to recover from addiction. For many of us MAT (medication assisted therapy) has succeeded when other tools did not. We always recommend using other means of support, including CBT, support groups, journaling, family therapy when indicated, etc. There is no one tool that will cure addiction because it is a very complex disorder. It includes many changes in the brain and can tap into childhood and adult traumas and co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression.

Good for you for finding your recovery path!

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Amy-Work In Progress wrote:
Congratulations on your recovery! Most of us here have tried multiple tools in our efforts to recover from addiction. For many of us MAT (medication assisted therapy) has succeeded when other tools did not. We always recommend using other means of support, including CBT, support groups, journaling, family therapy when indicated, etc. There is no one tool that will cure addiction because it is a very complex disorder. It includes many changes in the brain and can tap into childhood and adult traumas and co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression.

Good for you for finding your recovery path!

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Yes, you're right! Each individual has his/her own unique situation, what i figured out is that each individual needs his/her own unique approach in recovery. Achieving recovery made me an advocate, wherein I aim to help others by encouraging and supporting them. Anyway, thank you so much for the warm welcome, Amy! I really appreciate it! :D :) :wink:

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Hello Guy and welcome! Glad u posted, u seem like ur on a great path and congrats on three years clean!!

I entered several detox facilities and I also went to an inpatient rehab and I did stay clean for about five to six months afterwards but unfortunately I relapsed. I couldn't make it past the cravings and depression, it consumed my every thought. After that relapse I finally entered suboxone treatment and that's finally what worked for me. I love to hear all different types of tools ppl use for their recovery that works, it gives everyone hope that there's more than one way and everyone is different. I always say that if someone's way of staying clean is standing on their head, then if it works do it lol.

Thanks again for sharing ur story, hope u stick around, this forum is amazing for support!!!

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