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 Post subject: 3 Years Off Suboxone
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:39 am 
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Today is my 3 year anniversary of quitting Suboxone. It's been a long road (with lots of potholes!), but it's also been an educational and rewarding experience.

I'm extremely grateful to be where I am today and I honestly don't think I could have done it without my faith in God, my family and the friends, help and support of this forum. Thanks y'all!!

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congrads romeo :) and people say it cant be done


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Great Job. You are the BEST!


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 Post subject: What a ride, huh?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Yay, Romeo!

Congratulations, buddy. Couldn't be any more impressed or proud of the fight you've put into this journey both during suboxone treatment and in the last 3 years. You've done good..


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Coincidentally, today is 10 months for me. Definitely not always a smooth ride but well worth it. :D


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Holy smokes Romeo, three years! That is pretty awesome.

I know you have had a few set backs but you keep looking forward and have not given up!

So congratulations! Keep kicking ass!


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3 years is an awesome milestone Romeo. Happy Birthday and Congrats on a job well done. That was way too cool what TD did with the cake.

To me, and I assume many others here, are very grateful that you didn't leave our forum after you quit Sub. Whenever someone comes in and posts how hard it is to stop Suboxone, you pop in and show proof that it can be done. With you, TD, and the others who have been able to put Sub behind them, I salute you all and say Thanks for helping to keep our forum on an even keel.

Thanks for being a huge asset to this forum dude.

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Thank you all for the well wishes, the kind words, the cake (chocolate is my fave!!) and the e-card (the e-card doesn't seem to be here anymore, but there was one!! LOL)

TD, congratulations on 10 months today, WOO-HOO, you go girl!!!

Orange Doll and Raudy, I wanted to say how impressed I am with your decision to stay on Suboxone, possibly for the rest of your lives. Both of you have the presence of mind to know getting off Suboxone just isn't for you and I think having that awareness is a sensational thing. I wish you folks on maintenance would let us know your anniversaries too so we could celebrate with you. Whether we're on Suboxone or not, we're managing to learn how to live with this monster called opiate addiction and we should all be stoked that we're doing that!!

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Well said man.

That is the name of the game and sometimes we forget that. Not using opiates is all of our goals here.

So.

Sub or not.... Win win.


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Thanks Romeo!

Last month, May 19th to be exact, was my one year sobriety date! (except sub of course!)

I am amazed at how much my life has changed for the better. I started sub three years ago but slacked off on actual recovery stuff after the first year.

I really don't know if I will stay on sub for life but right now is not my time to stop. I am thinking about reducing back down to 4 mg as I feel really good on 4.

Congrats to all of us who are fighting the good fight!


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Happy 1 Year (plus) of Sobriety, Orange Doll!!!!! You absolutely Kick Ass!!!!

I'm so glad to hear your life has changed for the better. Nice, ain't it? :D

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December 7th 2012, is when I surrendered to this messed up disease and got on a maintenance plan so I will never be on opiates again.


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Congratulations Romeo! I think it is awesome that you continue to give and receive support on this forum. Also, I have seen you be very honest with yourself and others and that shows a great example of how important it is to admit when we are struggling so we can allow the love and support of others to help us back to the straight and narrow.

Way to go.


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Congratulations Romeo!!!

Way to go on the 3 years, thats a big deal! You must be so proud of yourself. I sure hope one day i will be announcing my 3 year sub-free anniversary as
well. You are my hero dude! Seriously, you are the only person i personally have heard of to achieve this kind of long term sobtiety from sub (maybe the DOAQ as well, im not sure) I also think its super cool that you still come to this forum for support, and offer support to others. You really do alot of good on here. Your an over all awesome person, and that should be celebrated too! ( is it also your bday? Or when rule said happy bday was he refering to yoy 3 years?)

Also, great job on the 10 months td!


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You're a rock star my friend. I appreciate all the kind words and support you've given me on this forum. You jumped off a high dose of Suboxone and lived to tell the tale, which helped inspire me to do the same. (We're not too bright, are we?). I have 105+ days off of Sub and I can honestly say I couldn't be happier. It ain't easy sometimes, but it's totally worth it.

A big ole Fuckin' "A" to you! :wink:


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Super cool Romeo!

I love it when I can come here and see that others have been able to accomplish what I am DREAMING of! All of you who have been able to stay sober after suboxone are a huge inspiration to me. Heck, who am I kidding...everyone here who has been able to maintain sobriety off suboxone or on maintenance suboxone are a huge inspiration to me!

Personally, I think we ALL kick ass.

We should have more posts like this here. Celebrating our recovery and all the little battles we win every day.

I really wish I had an emoticon with his thumbs in his ears, wiggling his fingers and sticking his tongue out. We could call it the "Kiss my ass all you doubters" emoticon.

Congrats Romeo...also TD and Lilly. You guys have all helped me and encouraged me to stick out my taper and I thank you all soooo much!


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I really wish I had an emoticon with his thumbs in his ears, wiggling his fingers and sticking his tongue out. We could call it the "Kiss my ass all you doubters" emoticon.


For you, my lady.


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Bahahahahaha!

Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: 3 Years Off Suboxone
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YOU ROCK ROMEO Congrats!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 3 Years Off Suboxone
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Thanks Jeaner!!!

I haven't seen you around in a while, I hope everything is going good with you!

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 Post subject: Re: 3 Years Off Suboxone
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I don't know how I missed this post! A belated congratulations to you!

Your posts are always a welcome sight here. You've helped so many others along your journey, and you always seem to know what is needed, whether that's a little tough love, a funny, or heartfelt sentiment.

You have also made my job as a moderator easier much of the time, and I thank you for that.

Never leave us!!!

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