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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:47 pm 
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My name is John and I am a recovering addict/alcoholic. I live in Buffalo, NY. I have been using suboxone since 2007. I continue to thank God for it's existence. Prior to going back to opiates in 2007 I had manged to put together 5 years of sobriety without using Suboxone. I was happy for the most part unless the urge to use came up. Yes 5 years into being sober I still had the urge to use from time to time. With suboxone I never have any urge to use.

Prior to being an addict I was an alcoholic. There is actually a part of opiate abuse that is a blessing for me. The part that some how removed all enjoyment of alcohol. To this day I have no interest in alcohol (Thank you God).

It is a blessing living life on life terms. I enjoy my family so much more. Everything is real... I no longer have to try and act like I am normal because for the most part I am.

I look forward to getting to know the forum and the people who make it up.

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Hello John and WELCOME to the forum. I'm happy to "meet" you and to have you here at the forum. I'm glad that you're doing so well in your remission/recovery and on suboxone. I've been on it since December 2008 and also doing quite well. Little to no cravings in that time period - what cravings I have had were mostly in the beginning (and probably more psychological than physical).

Have you noticed that since you've been on suboxone you have less interest in drinking alcohol? Many of us have found that to be the case. I believe they are actually starting to do studies on this. We'll see what they come up with.

Again, welcome. I hope you stick around and continue to post.

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Hi and thank you for correcting my spelling slip. It is a bit funny to me because I was just posting on this topic on a different forum. There was a guy posting about how he wouldn't hire people who made errors in grammar and spelling. It was funny because he made so many errors in his own postings. I am by no means an expert in this area, but there was no shortage of others that were. Please don't consider this a challenge to correct me further. I am aware of weaknesses in this area.

Opiates, not Suboxone were responsible for my drinking career being ruined. They just made it so alcohol just makes me feel crappy basically. I don't feel bad, just not anything that is enjoyable. It is the only thing I can say was a blessing about opiates for me. I had a rather distinguished career as an alcoholic. It is so great to not miss any of it at all.

I fully understood when I started Suboxone that it acted as a blocker. Knowing that and the fact that it is an opiate itself took care of any psychological withdrawal for me. Look forward to seeing you around. Thank you for the welcome.

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Hello John and WELCOME to the forum. I'm happy to "meet" you and to have you here at the forum. I'm glad that you're doing so well in your remission/recovery and on suboxone. I've been on it since December 2008 and also doing quite well. Little to no cravings in that time period - what cravings I have had were mostly in the beginning (and probably more psychological than physical).

Have you noticed that since you've been on suboxone you have less interest in drinking alcohol? Many of us have found that to be the case. I believe they are actually starting to do studies on this. We'll see what they come up with.

Again, welcome. I hope you stick around and continue to post.

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What spelling error did I correct? If I did anything like that it was completely inadvertent. Honestly, I have no idea what you mean. :)

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Hey John,

Welcome to the forum!!

I'm glad Suboxone is working so nicely for you, it has helped MANY, MANY of us to end a life of craziness and restablish our lives. It's so nice to not be out rippin' and runnin' trying to hunt down pills to feed your addiction.

I love that story of how that guy wouldn't hire anyone with poor spelling and poor grammar, but his writing was full of errors. It brought to mind a T-Shirt I saw a long time ago, "Houked on Fonics Werked 4 Me!!" :lol: :lol:

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Thank you Romeo. I too loved it when I saw that shirt.

Getting my fix was next to a part time job. The cost of it all required a huge chunk of my full time job.



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Hey John,

Welcome to the forum!!

I'm glad Suboxone is working so nicely for you, it has helped MANY, MANY of us to end a life of craziness and restablish our lives. It's so nice to not be out rippin' and runnin' trying to hunt down pills to feed your addiction.

I love that story of how that guy wouldn't hire anyone with poor spelling and poor grammar, but his writing was full of errors. It brought to mind a T-Shirt I saw a long time ago, "Houked on Fonics Werked 4 Me!!" :lol: :lol:

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welcome to the forum. im glad that you are doing. i too owe alot to suboxone as it did save my life. i was going through really bad p.a.w.s and relapsed, at which point i was told i should try subs. i really feel that subs took a big part in saving my life. as for the grammar errors. i do not try to hard to word things in advanced way when im anonymously typing online,


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