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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:38 am 
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Hi,
My name is Paul and I just joined last night, I also started suboxone on Tuesday. I became addicted to pain meds (vics and percs) after a back injury this past August. Once my legitimate pain was gone I still desired the opiates as they made me feel better about my life, or so I thought. I continued taking them throughout the Fall and really began binging on them, using in high doses, since the beginning of January 2012. I no longer felt better about my life but used drugs at this point because I wanted to get as high as I could and avoid withdrawals as well. I soon came to the realization that being wasted is not what life is about and I sometimes think that I subconsciously increased my use in order to put myself in a place where I was forced to stop. I should also add that I was "playing with fire" making purchases of these meds without a prescription.

I am a professional man with a career and 2 graduate degrees. I also have a beautiful wife and 2 adolescent children. What was I thinking? So that brings me here today. The desire to start life over and end this madness before some serious damage is done to my life, my relationships, or my career. Wish me luck and thank you!
Paul

ps. I have many question about suboxone therapy so I'm sure you'll see me asking many questions around the boards. I'm the type of person that wants to be educated about drug use and treatment options, particularly suboxone seeing I am now taking it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:24 am 
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Welcome!
i started sub in january and it has made a wonderful impact on my life. I also had a back injury ( horrible car wreck) and my pain continued and got worse after the birth of my first son last april... so i went back to percocet. I had legal Rx but that's not really the point. The point was i took too many every day and when i would run short i would either be sick or find a way to get something to hold me over till i could refill and i was getting large RX's every month... anyway you will find most of the people on here are educated, have families or stable careers. From what i gather here though it isn't about who needs it for pain , who was a social user, or if we are wealthy or poor.. it comes to the simple fact we are all here because at some point we were abusing our drug of choice and decided to get help. WE all made the right choice to get clean for ourselves and our families. You will find lots of answers here. I learned so much more than my doctor told me so this site can be very beneficial, I like tro read others stories and learn. I never judge, everyone has their own story. Happy to see you took the right step and good luck .


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Thanks for the welcome. I made it through a Friday. A local drug dealer called me 3 times today which didn't make it easy but the suboxone did it's job and I did mine. Next time he calls I'll have to tell him to stop calling because I will no longer be needing his services!


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