Using it to paint:. Ran four miles in the Rhode Island countryside this morning. No place in Rhode Island is very far from the coast and the light here is different from home, somehow both brighter and more gentle.
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Thanks, G. She was devastated, as was my daughter. She called Hayley a few days ago, sobbing. It’s almost impossible to get sober without help/support. This scared her – but illustrated your last point very well. These stories help keep all of us in recovery, one day at a time. She had been smoking crack for 8 hours with some random street guy in the alley. Fabulous informative, direct, honest post. AND – you can be sober – but if you’re not working a program, going to meetings, etc., you’re not really in recovery and are very vulnerable. I’m sending this to my daughter, Hayley, who works in a drug treatment center now and is 2 years clean and sober. Her best friend, Rebecca, moved back to Seattle (from CA) a few months ago – had been clean for 5 years.
Suboxone, on the other hand, has a 37-hour half-life. Which means it takes days and days to clear the body.
Your pal, G.J. Home run, G. / NY. Your descriptions of the withdrawal nightmare are right on target.
Henry, age 2. Almost done.
First thing to consider: one milligram of suboxone is equivalent to 30mg morphine, or about 20mg oxycodone. The reader wants to “get” 8mg tablets and cut them into 2mg pieces, which would be upregulating the opioid receptors: he’d be taking the equivalent of 40mg oxycodone, but if he doses every 24 hours, he’d be stacking up the drug in his blood because it takes 37 hours for half a dose to clear the body.
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Thanks for helping me stay sober today.
I am battling with an addiction from Oxycodone. Please, respond as soon as you can as I am desperate for help. Second, I was wondering if you think it would be a bad idea for me to get about 2-3 8mg Suboxone pills, and cut them into quarters, use those for about a week, and get off them to help me skip the physical withdrawal symptoms. My first question was, how hard and how long do you think I will withdraw for? I have been using for about 9 months, and just finished college and would like to get my life started. Approximay 15-60mg a day, and I had a few questions for you.
It’s twice as strong as oxycodone and is said to be three or to eight times stronger than morphine (though most sources cite oxycodone as being 1.5 times stronger than morphine, so these equivalencies don’t make sense). The U.S. Attorney’s office and the DEA and Obama’s drug-control policy people were there, and they made a big deal about two drugs: oxycodone and Opana—chemical name oxymorphone, metabolite of oxycodone. At any rate Opana is stronger than its parent drug. Last week I attended a regional prescription drug abuse summit in my town.
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One last piece of experience: face-to-face help is so important. Get phone numbers, call the people you meet, ask for help. To that end, I hope others will weigh in on all this. Go to a meeting of people trying to quit drugs, any drugs—alcohol, painkillers, cocaine, whatever. It’s impossible to quit alone.
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I am so grateful that those things were invented after I got sober.
Let me be the first. If you ask for help, you will meet people who will l you that you CAN do this. I’m in awe of folks who quit in their teens or 20s. You have your entire life ahead of you to find out who you are and be that, instead of using drugs to hide. The summer after graduating college is a great time to get sober and “get your life started.” Getting sober and starting your life are the same thing, and better to do it now than later.
Oxycodone is a short-acting drug—its half-life is 3-4 hours, which means within 24 hours it pretty much clears the system.
My experience:. Don’t buy on the street, OK, dude? … Number one, addicts are powerless over drugs. I couldn’t have trusted myself to “get” Suboxone and use it responsibly. Second, “getting” a prescription drug is problematic (criminal, a felony in my state, actually) unless it’s prescribed. Suboxone is a kickass substance and the only way I could have used it successfully for any purpose was under a reliable doctor’s hawkeye supervision.
She has the guts to take a public stand for addiction advocacy and rehab success. "Already an award-winning blog, Guinevere Gets Sober is as good as it gets. She fights to reduce the stigma that prevents people from seeking treatment, and with a blog like this, she is surely succeeding.". As a professional with two degrees and a track record of success, Guinevere’s viewpoint reflects the reality that not all addicts fit the stereotypes.
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