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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Hello everyone. I'm new here so here goes, been sober for 5 years now thanks to a fantastic outpatient program, the almighty stopsigns, and serious therapy. I see a psychiatrist, who happens to be my sub doc, every four weeks, and was seeing a psychologist every two weeks, I've recently stopped seeing my psychologist but starting in Jan I'm replacing it with meetings. I have also been on suboxone for about five years now and before I stumbled on this sight the other day, I was feeling like a real piece of shit for continuing with medication for that long. I can safely say that after reading some real pro maintenance threads I'm feeling much better about my choice. I am a chronic relapser and to be honest I'd rather be clean on suboxone than a full blown junkie off suboxone. While I have feelings of inadequacy and shame when I am active in AA, I realise that I need to replace a lack of therapy with some sort of service, but thats another thread for another time........... KEEP IT CLEAN :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:10 pm 
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Thats cool you have been clean for 5 years! Seriously! I cannot wait till I get to say that, if I do. I have only been clean (on suboxone, which = clean to me) for a little over 6 months. I do wanna say congratz! Don't let anyone 'down' you for being on suboxone this long. I tried and did quit cold turkey (full agonists) so many times for reasons of running outta pills or just wanting to try to stop. I never made it. Even if it was for a week or so, I never lasted.

If I would have weened off like my FIRST suboxone doctor wanted me too, I would have replapsed. Hate to say it but I am sure that is the truth. One phone call to dr office = pain pills tomorrow if I wanted but I dont. I ended up getting a different suboxone doctor who has me on sub maintainence for as long as we think I need. If it is another few months or a year. So be it. If it is the next 10 years, fine. If it is for the rest of my life, I have no problem with that what-so-ever. Whatever keeps me clean. You have kept clean so just another statistic saying my success increases with my suboxone use. Thanks!! Good luck and stay strong!

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Thanks for the reply. I can't tell you how many times I quit cold turkey only to say to my self after two or three days clean, Good job lets go cop, asshole! I have come to the conclusion lately that people take medications to treat there illnesses for the rest of their lives, and if that turns out to be my case I'm ok with that.


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GOOD FOR YOU!!! I am glad you have made the correct decesion! I wish more will join us.....

Good Luck!

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Welcome to the family. Whatever keeps you clean!

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