Helping you to overcome heroin addiction through my own experience, strength, and hope.


How You Can Get through Heroin Withdrawal

This is for all the addicts who want to know how they can get through heroin withdrawal

I know that there is a whole lot of interest in heroin withdrawal. To me this is a red light indicator that heroin use is once again on the rise. There can be many reasons why this is but I am not going to get into that at this time because today I am going share with you many methods of how to a person can get thorough  withdrawal and stop using narcotics, get clean, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live clean .

Let’s start with that I am a heroin addict and I used heroine for a minimum of 32 years however I am clean today and my goal is helping others to get clean too. Therefore I am able to share my experience strengths and hopes with everyone and help give them hope too. My goal is to help as many people as possible to get through heroin withdrawal.

If getting clean was easy there would be no need to write these heroin blogs who would need them. Unfortunately this is not the case. In other words it is not going to be easy but you can do it believe that!

How You Can Get through  opiate withdrawal



Heroin Detox 

I will now share some methods of the ways that I have kicked heroin in the past and got through withdrawal from opiates. Here they are. First thing I want to say is you will not die from withdraw from this drug. I would not be concerned about it unless you have severe health issues you should have nothing to fear from a heroin detox. Most heroin addicts have an unrealistic fear of what they will have to go through when they stop using heroin. I say this because most of what they have heard about it is in fact a rumor. Some of the blame goes to Hollywood. I have know a lot of heroin addicts and have been to numerous treatment and heroin detox centers and I have yet to see an addict die from withdrawal and I used for most of my life.

If you really want to stop using I suggest that you get some heroin help this can come in the form of NA meetings or your best bet is to check into some type of heroin rehab. There you can detox in comfort more or less. I have done this so many times I lost count so if this is not your first time through rehab there is nothing to be ashamed of many of us end up using again for one reason or another  you are not a failure just pick yourself up and try again and keep on trying never ever give up before the miracle happens.

Heroin cold turkey

Heroin cold turkey one way to stop if you don't know what this is it means quitting heroin with absolutely nothing for your withdrawal from heroin this means no mind altering substances. I have done this and I would not recommend self medicating during this type of detox it does not work well trust me here we are trying to get clean and adding more mind altering substances is not the answer we are looking for.

What I would do if I was planning on beating heroin cold turkey is invite a friend of family member to come stay with me while I detox from heroin. They could prove to be the deciding factor whether you make it or not. They are a great form of moral support and it is nice to know that someone cares about us enough to help us get clean.

Heroin home detox

Another option is heroin home detox this can be done in the privacy of your own home. This is a great way to go if you think that you are able to do what it takes. There are some things that you can do to help. One is try to stay awake as much as possible a couple days before you intend to kick. This may help you to sleep through the worst of your heroine withdrawal. I would also go to the pharmacy pick up some Motrin for cramping and headaches. Some people will need some type of diarrhea medication also. This can be done but keep in mind that most people give up before they are half way through.

Rapid heroin detox


Next I will tell you about rapid heroin detox. First of all you will want to know it is going to be rather expensive; in fact, it will cost thousands of dollars. It was not cheap purchasing heroin on a daily basis either. The question you may want to ask yourself is getting clean worth any amount of money I have. If you can afford it I do not think one can put a price tag on sobriety and this form of heroin help.

What will happen when you arrive at the rapid heroin detox is a staff of medically trained assistants will administer anesthesia to put you to sleep. Once you are under they will then give you prescription medications to flush all the opiates from your body. This can take several hours. When you wake up the idea is you will be entirely drug free and should not experience any physical symptoms. I said this was the idea some people have reported that this procedure is lacking. It also can be dangerous so patients have died from being under to long.

suboxone detox

Now this is what you have to do to detox this way. Go to a Dr. and tell them of your plans to kick heroin and that you would like a 21 day supply of Suboxone to help you get through the heroin symptoms. He can tell you how often to take them. Now you are good to go for your suboxone detox. This approach is relatively painless but keep in mind this medication is very expensive and probably not covered by insurance.

One more suggestion I would make at this point is that make plans for when you leave treatment. I think it wise to make a list of the NA meetings you plan to attend in your area you can get a pamphlet at a meeting that will tell you of all the meetings in your area. These meetings are a great way to get heroin help.

Also it is a good idea to set some goals that you would like to accomplish in your first 30 days this will give you something to work towards. I would recommend that you take action now heroin addiction can be deadly so make plans to overcome heroin addiction today.

I have personally used all of these methods, so choose the one to your liking now don't wait! Make the decision to quit heroin today and start living and enjoying life the way it was meant to be which is drug free. Anyone can stop using; lose the desire to use drugs, and find a new way to live, so can you.

 The best Opiate Detox

Where can I do an opiate detox? What types of drug detox from opiates and other narcotics like heroin are available? What can I expect from an opiate or drug detox?

You may be asking yourself these questions and more, if you or a loved one are facing detox from drugs or alcohol. There are many, many detox venues offering all manner of types of treatment. Some detox programs offer comprehensive, clinical administration of detox methods, along with group meetings, sober living homes, and outpatient services and assistance. Others consist of a 30-day methadone or suboxone program for heroin detox, where you show up daily and drink a 2 oz. cup of the substance, which mimics the metabolic traits of heroin. 

There are stay-at-home opiate detox programs, which treat withdrawal symptoms, along with symptoms of muscle pain, diarrhea, and insomnia. Good news for users trying to kick the habit is that major physical withdrawal symptoms begin to subside within 3 to 5 days and you should start to feel a lot better after approximately 1-2 weeks. But other symptoms, such as a lingering need for drugs or alcohol, and depression that goes with the major changes that alcohol or drug detox put you through, last much longer, and should be dealt with through counseling and other outpatient services like 12 step programs.

Rapid Opiate Detox

The rapid opiate detox, refers to a process of when someone is rapidly detoxing from opiates. This is a fairly new medical procedure that opiate addicts can go through with in order to get the opiates out of their system. The withdrawal process for opiate addicts, when done without this medical process, is extremely painful and can last for days. At times, quit using without medical help die due to poor health from long use of opiates. Keep in mind that this is very rare.

The opiate detox process is easy to understand and grasp, but pricey. Most medical insurances will not cover this procedure. Basically, opiate addicts wishing to have this procedure done will be taken to medically equipped detox facility. The individual will be sedated using anesthesia. Opiate receptors will rapidly be flushed through the body using prescription medications. This process cleanses the body. The procedure takes about 3 to 4 hour to complete.

After the procedure most patients do not experience any heroin withdrawl symptoms and most can go back to living their normal lives three days after the procedure. This procedure shows an estimated 65 percent success rate compared to regular withdrawal or detox programs that have only a 10 to 20 percent success rate.

These are all great ways to kick heroin. There is no reason why you should continue using. Have you not had enough of abusing yourself and your loved ones? Quit making excuses to continue using and take action this can begin by making a commitment to take action and admitting to yourself and another person that you need help. This is the first step to freedom from active addiction. Take action now and find a drug rehab facility today before its to late. Many people die of heroin overdose before they get this opportunity.

I was an active heroin user for over 30 yrs and I was able to quit using heroin and find a new way to live
without any mind alternation substances so can you!

We must take action in early recovery

For those of you are thinking of going to rehab or have recently finished a residential treatment program it is important that you take action every single day. This can be continuing on with your substance abuse counseling and 12 step meetings.

Now what the ideal thing to do is have an drug addiction recovery aftercare plan in place before you leave rehab. Most rehabs your therapist will sit down with you and help you come up with a recovery plan; for example, if you plan to continue with your addiction therapy you should schedule an appointment with a therapist for the day you leave treatment or soon after. Now for those that want to continue with their 12 step meetings you should write down when and where all the meetings are and which ones you will want to attend. I like to suggest that everyone who is new to recovery commit to doing 90 meetings in 90 days. This will help to begin laying a solid recovery foundation.

These suggestions will also work well for anyone who wants to step up their program a bit too. We can never do too much when it comes to recovering from drug addiction.

Another good idea is that for those who do not have a sponsor to keep an eye out for one. This could be someone that you feel that you have something in common with or you may like the message that they carry. I would suggest that they have at least 2 years clean and sober and have written the 12 steps because that is what you want them for to help you write your steps. My sponsor actually turned out to be one of the best friends I have ever had and if you are lucky enough to find one like that count yourself as being blessed.

 Get some heroin help today.

Good luck

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237 comments:

  1. DUDE ! THANKS FOR HELPING ME STOP> YOUR THE REASON I STOPPED> THANKS ART


    -Mike

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    1. Hi
      .I don't even know how to post on this site
      ..but I am a 36 year old shooter..for 3 years
      .and I have suboxone... but I am so afraid to take it too early.. I d like to know exactly how long o should suffer before taking it.I have a demon habit...almost a brick a day I'm a bartender sibi mak cash every day..please help. I'm a nervous wreck and every day I say I'm gonna do it..and I just go cop... thanx

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    2. From my understanding, you should wait as long as possible aftger your last time using before beginning with the suboxone... generally 12 hours should do it but everything depends on you. Sounds like you have a pretty high tolerance and use a lot, so maybe you should wait more like 24hours, or maybe even more if possible. Personally, I have taken suboxone within 8-10 hours of using and I was fine--still worked fine and took most withdrawls like it should have. Keep in mind that the more times you use suboxone, the more of a tolerance you build to it, too. If you kick then relapse and decide to kick again, the suboxone will begin to become less and less effective the more you do that. Therefore, if you are going to kick and are 100% dedicated to a fresh start and your sobriety, then it is definitely time to get 'er done. If not, then I would suggest to wait until you are completely dedicated to kicking and your sobriety beforer taking the suboxone, that way you have less of a chance of relapsing and won't build a tolerance to suboxone. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that you can also develop an addiction to the suboxone, as well--so make sure to only take what you need to feel better and to decrease the dosage and length of time between dosages as time goes on and you begin to feel better. I wish you the best of luck and pray for you to make it!! Keep reminding yourself of all the potential and possibilities of a sober life and remember that it will also be worth it in the end! =)

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    3. After reading my response to my husband, he and I thought of a couple more things that should be added for your personal knowledge and may also help with your detox.

      When I mentioned that many people become addicted to suboxone after trying to detox, I forgot to include that the withdrawl from it is more severe and painful than the heroin itself (more often than not, from what I have heard). Also, doctors normally want to keep you on the suboxone for at least a few months and usually don't even begin to decrease the dosage until after the first couple of weeks--which is an extreme amount of unnecessary time on the perscription drug and will likely earn you a new addiction. If you are being perscribed suboxone by your doctor chances are he will try to do just that... my recommendation would be to decrease the dosage after the first couple of days and continue to do so daily, if not every other day, for a maximum of no longer then 2 weeks. Keep in mind that this is not going to be COMPLETELY pain free, even if you are using suboxone. Heroin withdrawls are basically the worst out of any & all the drugs I have heard of, so you can't expect the use of suboxone to ease 100% of your withdrawls... but it DOES make it a lot more comfortable and tolerable than if you were to detox cold turkey without the aid of suboxone.

      When it comes to the start of beginning your detox and using the suboxone remember to start small and go from there. If you begin by taking 3 suboxone but later realize it only takes 2 then you are just wasting it away. I like to cut all my suboxone into quarter's, that way I can start with one or two quarter's and build from there by taking only a quarter piece more at a time. Usually suboxone begins to take affect within the first ten minute's or so, so it's easy to tell if I will need to take another piece or not. Oh, and as I am sure you are aware--whether the pill or the strip, don't forget to put it under your tongue and let it dissolve! Do not just swallow the pill with water or suck on the strip like a breath strip... by allowing it to dissolve as close to the base under your tongue as possible it gets into your system faster.

      Generally, the consumption of sugar also helps with some of the withdrawl symptoms... with or without suboxone, but with is always better. Personally, my husband found that Hershey's milk chocolate combined with fresh strawberries helped to relieve some of the withdrawl symptoms and tension he was having due to detoxing. One more thing I would suggest is to get as little sleep as possible for the days leading up to your detox, that way you will hopefully sleep throughout the worst part. Usually, after the first 3 days or so most of the withdrawls have subsided or significantly decreased; so you should feel a lot more comfortable from then on out. One thing I thought of before my husband and I detoxed was to pre-cook a couple meals so that we could just pop it in the microwave real quick and we'd be good to go with dinner... just as a suggestion.

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    4. Thank you so much for the advice.. my doc also gave me clonidine...and trazodone for sleep...tomorrow is the day...wish me luck..your response helped me be less afraid..its time...

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    1. Hi im from st. john parish and im 31 and been on heroin for 16 long years and I really need help can u help me please?

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    2. Hi there I can help you but I need more information.

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    3. im 27 and my mum is 45 and been on heroin for 22 long years i wish she could stop and have some kind of life b4 its to late ,i wish this drug did not egsist but it dose and all the info on this site i will be printing for my mum, i really want her to get clean but its so hard for her ,,and well dont to you for getting clean ;-)

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    4. So im 22 and ive beeen using since i was 18 got started with oxys.. I was up to gs a day so i wasnt trying to kick cold so i got popped and in our county they used to give u a 5 day kick pack break.lunch.dinner. 3 times a day now its only 3 days they give u a valume 600mg ib profen iron pill and seasure pill and i think a nausia pill they used to give a clonopin an now they dont so I was really going through it in there vommiting restless legs sneezing like 6 times back killing me totally the worst ive been clean for 36 days and i dont wanna do it again but I still feel so shitty I can barley hold my self up just my body my mind is strong i dont wanna use or anything but i dont want my body to weeken my mind but im trying my best not to let it and go day by day but its a posion and its an emedemic i wish they would stop bringing it into this country to ruin us

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  3. Hello there i have some questions i have been using for a few years now off and on but i have an anxiety disorder or so that is what everybody is guessing but i have had an EKG done they say there is nothing wrong with me but i just used today and i coughed up a pinkish foam with some blood not alot i would say maybe a water drop or two's worth and it is a bit hard to breathe but yet everybody still continues to assume that i am fine has anybody else experienced this? please email me at Thomas@Nothing-Is.Net your answers are very greatly appreciated i just want be sure my life is not in any immediate danger.

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  4. Hi Thomas I have not experienced any of the symptoms you have described. I would suggest that you ask you physician about it. Maybe someone will see your comment and email you. Then again it may be your HP giving you a sign that its time for you to stop using.

    Good luck

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  5. Thank You, I have been on suboxune for two years now, never used within these times, I decided strongly that enough was enough, and stopped the suboxune for a 7 days, went cold turkey, mind you that was a hard withdrawl to say the least, it was the same as going cold turkey on heroin. Yet, on the 7th day I found myself scoring and shooting up heroin again. I just don't know what happenned, yet, I do understand that, try and trying is the key, for whoever is reading this, know that you can and will stop if you truly wish to enjoy life. The battle is over exactly when you know in your heart that you deserve to be happy. Kind regards, all the best, remember the strength is within you, it has always been there within you. Stand tall and have courage to claim it.

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  6. Thanks a lot for sharing people need to here that we all do not get clean the first time around. You are right keep trying and never ever give up! Let me just say that it was a long journey for me with countless relapses but I never gave up and then many years later I am clean, thanks to God and a lot of other recovering addicts.

    Good luck

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  7. My son has decided on cold turkey detox, after getting very little help from social agencies.
    What kinds of over the counter meds would you suggest we have on hand to make him as comfortable as possible?

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  8. Hi thanks for you comment,

    I would say to get some Motrin which will help with headaches and cramping and may some Benadryl to help him to sleep. May also want to get some diarrhea meds. One more thing that helps is Gatorade it will keep him hydrated as well as build up electrolytes. That should just about do it.

    Good luck

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    1. Is Benadryl the best thing for sleep after the initial withdrawl symptoms subside. No sleep seems to be the only thing hanging on. That and restless legs.

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    2. Yes its good anything with melatonin in it is fine.

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  9. Hi, I am a current addict and is wondering does gradually cutting down work?

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  10. It can but you will have to replace it with something recovery orientated like meetings therapy and so on.

    Good luck

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  11. i have found this to read to be very interesting and enduring . my godson is useing heroine ,hes 18 ,hes been useing 2yrs roughly , me and the family are devastated ,weve done all we can to help ,but we cant. he askes for help we help him on to a methadone programme ,but he goes back to the only friends he knows ,all drug users ,and were back to sqare one.he as recently been attacked for stealing a bike ,were they have used an ax on him cut him every way .so sad ...

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  12. Hi there thanks for sharing this others need to see where addiction can take them if they have not been there yet. Yes it is a shame but I can tell you this if he really wants to stop using heroin he is going to have to cut all of his old friends loose.

    In my opinion they were not friends more like rent a buddies. They seem to know when you have money or drugs then they come around. If you are broke or land in jail I can just about guarantee you that none of them will come see you.

    Good luck and God bless with your grandson

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    1. very true - if you stop your habit in its tracks you will realize that these "friends" only exist when you are able to score for them, or offer them something of "value". i am clean for 3 sickly days and it's proven to me that my dope friends are nothing more than that.

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  13. (Not specifically a heroin withdrawal question, but thought you could offer advice) I have a chronic pain condition (an untreatable form of neuralgia) for which I have been on prescription morphine for some 20 years now. I have gone off the medications a few times. When off the pain medications, I can barely pick myself off the couch to take care of my most basic needs - go to the bathroom, brush my teeth or shower, etc.. I can't bear to be on these soul numbing addictive medications with all the horrible side effects - but am a physical and mental wreck due to the excrutiating chronic pain without them. It's a catch-22 dilemma. I have seen some of the best doctors (regular and naturopathic)including several visits to the world famous Mayo Clinic. The doctors I have seen have apparently exhausted all treatment options outside of major pain medications. I know I may be asking questions without answers, but I am feeling rather desperate. Do you have any advice to offer? Thank You.
    God Bless,
    Scott K

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    1. Try Rolfing. Find a certified trained therapist in your area. Attend the recommended treatments. Many have found success this way as well.

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  14. Hi there sounds to me like your right about the catch 22. I really wish I could help but as of now I really can't but hang in there new things are being introduced to the medical field all the time.

    Have you ever tried a no narcotic pain reliever? They do work for a lot of people.

    Good luck

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    1. I'm on day 3 of cold turkey heroin withdrawal and decided to snort a very small amount of heroin last night. Will this ruin my progress? Or will I continue to get better if I don't do it again. It is been 8 hours since the stupid decision occurred. Will the pain start all over again or will it continue to get less and less painful. I have been taking Canada and clonidine from my doctor who has been checking on me each day at home.

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    2. I ment to type xanax not Canada

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  15. hi I'm currently a user and so is my boyfriend. we want to stop so bad and it's so hard. I get hot and cold flashes and can't sleep some nights. I can't even tell my parents and I try so hard to do it col turkey. once we get money it's all over again. those suboxones taste nasty and make us feel even more sick. how can we stop ourselves from spending the money once we get it? and how can I get through the hot flashes at night along with the muscle pains in my legs?

    this made me realize I really want to get clean but it's jus so hard. what u wrote has really encouraged me. thank u. please write back.

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    1. Hey, I am an addict. Be on dope for, wow,it feels like only a couple of years, but when i think about it it's much longer. Real quick,i just wanted to reply about the Suboxone. do you know only to take it 24 hours after your last time you use. Because if it's in you and you take the Suboxone before that it will cause withdraw. I know this because I am a pharmacy tech, also by experience,and advice from the doctor.

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  16. Hi there

    I am going to give it to you straight today with no cut on it!!

    Its going to be doubly difficult for the two of you together to get clean. Usually what happens is one will stop using by some means and the other will can not stay stopped. When this happens just seeing the other person high is enough to make you want to use.

    I don't know what to tell you about the suboxone tasting nasty come to think of it all drugs taste kind of nasty get over it.. suboxone works for a lot of people. I would not let the taste stop me from getting clean to me this is just another addict excuse to continue using.

    The only way in the world I ever see the two of you to stop using heroin is that you both go to rehab at the same time. "Hint different rehabs"

    You will have to stay committed when you leave rehab and you will have to have a very strong recovery program in place for when you get out or it will be the same old song and dance again.

    Good luck and God bless

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    1. Thanks Art & every1 else here.. All of u doing a GRET JOB. REALLY!!
      IT IS REAL HARD TO QUIT..
      ND WHN IT COMES FR A COUPLE..REALLY..
      My husband nd me bth r users..bt we really want to quit.REALLY. VERY BADLY.
      I wd say we have even made SM improvment..frm everyday use to..every alternate day.
      I knw. Thts NO GOOD REALLY.
      WE give gaps of 2days or 4 days..max.. Nd on d 3rd or 5th day. We relapse. BUT WE DONT WANT TO.
      WE ARE TRYING. U GUYS ARE A HELP.
      FOR US.. Its more difficlt bcz we CANT go to local rehabs or NA meetings. Cz...hmm...we r kinda knwn faces here..public figures..u cn say becz of our work. But we knw..if we continue wth d drugs. It will ruin our lives.ruin our Careers..nd we willl eventually loose each othr.
      But we dont want too. We love each ithr..nd want to fight fr each othr..

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    2. wow. i have been hiding my addiction for a few months from everyone exept my boyfriend because he is a horrible addict. I have a very important job and am also a public figure i guess u could say....its gotten so bad where we both try and break the babbit but we are weak and are never able to make it through a week. I sent him to his parents house yesterday so that i could detox alone. thats the only way it can be done for me. if he is here it will never happen. this is day number 2 for me and im alive and kicking. it can be done if you keep positive and get rid of bad influences. pray for me folks its gonna be another rough night. i may have lost the love of my life from this addiction. please be stong and do it now.

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  17. Hi my family and I just recently found out that my brother has been using heroin. He said he wanted to come home and change his life so we flew him home. He has been with us aleast 4 days an is not showing any type of withdrawal symptoms. My parents said that the drug effects people differently and seem to think that he does not need rehab becasue he has been doing so good the last four days. However, I think that something is not quite right because he is showing no withdrawal symptoms. Am I right for thinking this? or should I just agree with my parents and trust that he is ok??

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    1. OR he could be using. Addicts lie all the time. I would know. Sounds like the same thing I did with my parents.

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  18. Hi there thanks for sharing

    There could be a couple of reasons why he is not showing any withdrawal signs. Firstly maybe he was not using long enough to have withdrawal or he went through them before he came. Then there is the possibility that he brought some drugs with him.

    As far as rehab goes it would not hurt for him to go if he has never been. Now sure he is doing fine now but unfortunately if he is addicted to heroin there will come a time when he will want to use again and you can bet your last dollar on that.

    Rehab will give him some addiction recovery tools to help prevent him from using that is if he uses them!

    He could get the same thing in NA for free which is what I would suggest for him first. All he did was move away from the drugs and if he wants to use he will find drugs no matter where he goes.

    Its like "you can run but you can not hide" addiction is always present lurking in the back ground waiting but the good news is at some point addiction can be arrested and recovery is then possible.

    Good luck God bless

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  19. Thanks so much for you advice and help it is greatly appreciated!!!!

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  20. Me and bofriend are both addicts and now im pregnant. We both have been wanting to get clean for months now. We've lost everything and now he's about to go to jail for things he did to get us high. Im goin to miss him so much but in a way I think he's lucky in away because he can get clean, a real sucky way but at least he wont be tempted. But I was thinking about suboxone or methadone but with me being pregnant wat wuld be the best way? I thought I was 15 wks and kept making abortion appointments but keep skipping them cuz they are expencive and I was spending all my money on drugs.. I hit 12wks ( I thought) and it goes up $100 a wk and tried getting clean to keep it and pray it was healthy. I went thru the withdrawls twice and always went back to it. I went to the doctors finaly and im only 5 wks. Sense I had already planned on keeping it I still want to and am actually excited about having a baby, I belive if I take action asap I can have a healthy pregnancy. I jus want your advice on wat wuld b the healthiest and safest way to detox?

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  21. Hi there thanks for sharing with us.

    Sometimes getting locked up is a blessing. I hope they have a recovery program where ever he ends up. It has been my experience that as soon as we are released we use again and maybe if he starts a recovery program he will have a chance.

    Now as for you being that you are pregnant I am not a Dr. and therefore not qualified to give you any suggestions other than speak with your doctor or a professional in a drug rehab.

    Good luck

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  22. hey, this is the first time i have ever posted on something like this, my story is that i was a heroin abuser for 19 years, i got introduced to NA and i am now 4 and a half years clean, i belive that until you have hit a place of complete pain, until you scream from the pit of you stomach "PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!", then you cannot stay clean, we need a Gift Of Desperation or god, hp, or whatever, we spent long enough relying on a lower power after all!

    Keep on helping people, we spent our whole lives taking and ended up with nothing, now we give and we get back

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    1. Telling people that they have to bottom out, or find God to quit using is bullshit. It may have been your experience but that does not mean it is everyone's.

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  23. Hi there thanks for sharing

    Yup I agree with you have have to have had enough pain to want to do something different and we defiantly need a God of our understanding if there is to be any hope at all of staying clean.

    You said a lot I would encourage you to share more because as you know you never know when you will say something that sticks with a person and they stop using.

    Good luck and really glad to here that someone is using NA.

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  24. Thanks for the feedback Art, yeah NA saves lives for sure, my story is that aged 27 i had lost everything, my partner, my son, my family, i was living under a bridge and got given six months to live :(, like i said i screamed out for help and boy did i get it :) I now have got a life beyond my wildest dreams, i only wanted to stop using, but now i have so much more, i got my family back, i educated myself and am now a drugs counsellor, but the best is yet to come, if I keep helping others the possibilities are endless :)

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  25. I am quitting by home detox. Ive tried rehab and wound up leaving after 3 days. I got home and thought I was good untill I wound up taking my girlfriends paycheck.. I went and bought 2 bundles nd felt horrible. Now im clean for 2 days nd my legs are killing me I have the shivers the hot and cold sweats and im throwing up all the time. My body feels so week like I dont have the streangth to stand up. I dont want to do anything with anyone im so depressed.. What do you think I should do?

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  26. Hi there

    Good for you for making it 2 days. You say you feel bad and want to know what you should do.

    You can call this your last time using or you can pick up and if you sit around in the house trust me you will use and it won't be long.

    I would suggest that you go to a meeting it will at least get your mind off of feeling bad for a couple of hours.

    The disease of addiction will be working extra hard knowing your there alone and sick. It wants you tell you all kinds of bullshit to help you justify using again.

    I have been clean for years now and I still go to meetings.

    Good luck

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  27. Hello. I am looking for a little help. I was on MS Contin for about 4 years for a medical problem. I took a total of 150mg/day and it was prescribed as that. (I always took it as prescribed.) I decided to quit 20 days ago. I was sick of my life revolving around the drug and didn't like the fact of being on it. To be totally honest, I never even got a high off of it, but I knew my body was dependent on it and I hated that. Anyway, the first 5 days were really bad, but I was still able to work through it. It has now been exactly 20 days and I still have the diarrhea, but worse that that I am suffering from major insomnia! I only sleep for about 4 hours max a night and I am getting extremely worn out as I have to work almost every day. I have tried 100mg of Benadryl, melatonin, unisom, kava kava, valteran root, and the list goes on. None of them seem to help. I am just curious how much longer this I going to last. (I know that you can't give me an exact time, but I am just looking for a general timeline.) Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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  28. I think you are experiencing PAWS or post acute withdrawal syndrome. 20 days with no opiates at all and you should be well out of the woods. Maybe insomnia but not the stomach problems. Those are no longer related to opiate withdrawal.

    Get off all that herbal stuff maybe and you might even ask your doc about Suboxone. Good luck.

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  29. Hello,

    I was put om methadone in 2005 after abusing opiates (not heroin) Throughout the time i was in the clinic, things just seemed to get worse. My ex girlfriend introduced me to heroin. So i was down to like 30mg of methadone, then i would go get high. Well in August I decided that i had been on the methadone way too long and went to a rehab. They took me down 5mg every 6 days. (seems a little fast to me) That was some of the worst pain i have endured. After i got off the methadone though, I had a complete lack of energy. It is very bad. So being me I relapsed, and not just once, for over a month. Now i have decided to stop this nonsense and get sober, yet i am VERY confused what to do, like a previous poster said, I have NO ENERGY at all when i have no drugs in me, and i do not want to get into a methadone clinic again. Yet how am i supposed to be working going to NA and stuff when i can barely get out of bed. Its my understanding I will again have no energy for months after this detox. Any help?

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  30. Thanks for sharing I understand about having no energy and this can last a while you will need to start eating properly again I know that when I was using I barely ate anything let alone something healthy.

    I also understand that after you have been detoxed using lack of energy as a reason not to go to meetings is an excuse. I can tell you that from my experience that you will have to force yourself to go and you will feel better having gone.

    If you lay around the house all day and wait for you energy to come back you will use again I can tell you that.

    Sounds to me you may want to reevaluate how bad you want to stop using and if you come up with that you truly want to stop you will go to any lengths to make this happen.

    I am not suggesting to you anything that I have not personally experience or done.

    Good luck

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  31. hello,my name is kenny,im a heroin addict i have been using for two years severlely heavy,im 21 years old,i did my las baloon and i plan on starting my detox tommorow,i have caused my mother and myself to much pain,the heroin has turned me into a stealing,lying, raging deMon.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!i dont have the money for suboxxne,the only thing i have is a strong desire to quit,i can handle the cold sweats,the aching body,what i cant handle is restless body syndrom,my arms jolt with energy.i find myself almost trying to break my arms around the corner,while my mother is staring petrified,she raised me on her own and i am putting her and myself through hell.please help!what otc drugs can i take to quit or at least ease the restless arms and legs.i am open for anything to kick this horrible habit so i can rebuid my life,im begging for help

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  32. Hi there Ken thank you for sharing. Yes even though I have been clean a number years I remember the restless leg and arm syndrome.

    I used to hit my self in the shoulder real hard several times it did not help. Only thing that is really going to work is time because in no time at all if you hang in there you will be feeling better.

    Now you may try some Benadryl it may help you too sleep.

    what ever you do do not use!!

    Good luck

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  33. Hello, I have been an opiate addict for 4 years now. For 3 years I used Oxy and then I got into Herion. I am a heavy heavy user. I have tried to quit several times. My problem is not all of the syptoms that you have already named, but I literally can not get out of bed on my own. I pass out. It happens every time and it is super scary. It is just like the lights go out and before I know it i have run into a wall or fallen over a table trying to get to the bathroom. Is this common or am I just lucky?

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    1. possibly your repressed circulatory or something, when i was in my worst stage of using, i would black out from lack of blood flow everywhere, getting out of bed, on the ladder at work, it was scary. i suggest exercise to get the blood circulating, even walking or pushups.

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  34. Hi there

    I have to say that's a new one for me never heard of anything like that one but it does sound scarry. I would suggest that you go to the doctor and get a check up no telling what could be happening with what you described.

    Good luck with that

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  35. Hello, I'm 20 years old I began shooting opiates at 16 I went to rehab at 18 and met my boyfriend (a recovering cocaine addict) at an out patient program. We now have a 4 month old son together and two months ago we both relapsed and began snorting opana together. We both loathe ourselves for it and it has put a strain on our once beautiful relationship. We want to get clean and have tried 'cold turkey' but I'm starting to believe we need professional help. However I'm scared that in admitting to people about our problem we will have our son taken away from us or have to split our family apart. I know that it was terribly selfish of me to relapse. I know where this leads and for the sake of my family I can't afford to hit rock bottom! What can I do to keep my family together and still get clean?

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  36. Hi Liz Thanks for sharing

    I understand that you say you are afraid that asking for help that you will lose your son. What will happen if something goes wrong when you are getting your drugs its been my experience that anything can happen.

    I seriously doubt that CPS would take your son unless you repeatably show that you can not stop using and the child is being neglected.

    My suggestion would be to do whatever you have to do to get some help and put it in Gods hands because if you do not get help what you fear the most will more than likely ultimately happen.

    Good luck

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  37. ive been smoking heroin for 4 months everyday, from morning til i went to bed,ive had previous addictions such as cocaine and alcohol, i used heroin last night and took a quarter of an 8mg suboxone this morning to help with the sickness
    ive been told by a buddy if i take a quarter of an 8mg subox every 5-6 hours for 4 or 5 days it should greatly reduce my withdrawls. because i cant stand the kicks, sweats, and anxiousness when i have things to get done in the day.
    so my question is if i have the suboxone for 4 or 5 days would it reduce my withdrawls, and help me get off dope, or would it start my withdrawls again after i stop the subox.

    i appreciate what you are doing and you have giving me some hope in getting sober before things get to late.
    ps, being dope sick sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hi there Johnny

      I would say that taking amount will reduce the withdrawal but I know 4mg would be better; anyway, once you are through the withdrawal they will not come back.

      Any physical withdrawal should be gone in around 3 days maybe 4 but the mental part is a whole different ball game but you can do it just hang in there and fight.

      Keep this in mind any addict and I mean any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use them, and find a new way to live clean and so can you...

      I hope you stick it out.

      Good luck and God bless

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  38. i have been clean for a lil over a year and six months, tonight i feel like i am going through the withdraws again. is it possible or am i coming down sick? please someone give me some info...

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    1. Hi there

      No you are not going through withdrawal again you may be sick but it could also be post acute opiate withdrawal syndrome. You may want to read up on it because it different than when you stopped using drugs.

      Good luck

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  39. Hi ! Wow such inspiration on here :) just a little about me. I have been addicted to opiates for 3 years. I was taking 300mgs/day LT when I decided to try suboxone. For those of you who have tried this method, you know how you really have to be clear with your dr about that you want to taper on the sub. Does that make sense? Me being brand new to this method had no clue what I was getting myself into. I tried to quit that cold turkey and after day 5 of still no sleep at all and absolutely the worst pain I have ever felt, I shamefully relapsed. So now it's been A whole year and I just have to quit. A $200/day habit is breaking me. Anyways, up to now....I'm on day 2. Ouch!! I want to bang my head against the wall to knock me unconscious just to stop the pain.

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  40. Oh and I have tried everything to sleep: melatonin, trazadone, and NyQuil all at once. I actually get anxious at bed time knowing what pain awaits me. But I am taking hot baths, taking vitamins, and drinking plenty of water. The hours pass so slowly. I can only think from minute to minute knowing I have come this far, and that I have deep emotional issues that I have to deal with in my recovery. The best I can do is know I have this far and I can't look back :) thanks for all thr encouragement.

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  41. hey , ive only been smoking it for over 7months but my partner has been on it for 3 years and he injects. i really wanted to get off the stuff as it has RUINED my life and left me homeless and now im left with nothing. All because of brown. The stuff is cut with shit and doesnt even do anything anymore, just needed it to feel some what "normal". so I had enough. I was on 8mg suboxone as I did not wish to use methadone as its just as hard to come off. after about 3 days I stopped taking suboxone, really felt the withdrawl, cold sweats, goosebumped skin and kicking legs about. I decided that I don't want any meds and just stay at my relatives house to just come clean off everything, its hard work, but well worth it if you put your head to it. my face swelled up and i had a allergic reaction, i can only think that it was a withdrawal symptom as im not allergic to anything I just hope my partner would do the same :( Still feeling a little bad as its day 4 but I'm so relieved to feel sane. JUST BEAT IT! be strong minded and see what its actually doing to you. It turned me into a manipulative liar, I defiantly do not want to be seen as such. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

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  42. i have been sniffing dope for about 2 years and i recently just told my dad and my uncle what i have been doing and they are trying to help me the best they can i just relapsed today but my uncle has been giving me vikes 7.5 mg so it wouldent be so bad but it still really sucks but i honelsty want to get clean but it is a hard thing to acomplish and going to rehab is out of the question i went 2 1/2 days with out it and near the end of the second day i scored and did it again but i feel like im not as bad off as someone shooting it but it still is hard and reading these post gave me a lot of hope that i can overcome this obstical and get on with my life

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  43. Hi there

    Yes you sure can overcome your addiction. You say you feel like your not as bad off as someone shooting dope I would have to respond to that with you are not as bad as that yet because if you continue using there are a whole lot of yet's that can happen to you and I just wanted you to be aware of that.

    Good luck

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  44. Im going to just keep it very real and direct...
    I had 16 days clean and on day 17, i snorted dope. Today is day 18, no withdrawal yet but i still have dope and will probably use tomorrow. Its a wonder i did not today. My question is will i go back into withdrawal? Thanks ;)

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  45. I would say no to going through withdrawal because 16 days is more than enough to clean your system out. Now keep in mind that if you continue to use you will indeed have to face withdrawal again.

    Let me just say that you made it all that time without using this should tell you know that you can do it. One thing you may want to do is ask yourself what was going on when you decided to pick up again.

    It is usually a series of things built up over time. What I am saying is that you may have been actually planning to use again unknowingly this is because the disease blocked the part out about using.

    Good luck

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    1. Thanks for the prompt response. Yes you are right. Long story short, my father gave me dope from age 13 on. I am 28 now and two years ago was the first time i ever attempted sobriety. Longest time i made it was six months. I kno my disease is no different from yours but i feel like my demons are to big to fight sometimes. You would have thought i had enough pain i have been throughout it all. But i was consumed with the obsession, and i gave in. Painfully aware the fight is fixed. Do not know how to fix my brain and to tell the committee in my head to shut the hell up. Thanks for taking the time.

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  46. Hi there

    I can tell you that recovery is a process now you can do somethings to make this process much easier. I always suggest to people that want to get clean and stay clean that they attend meetings regularly. Plus do something to help someone else maybe volunteer work. The idea is to keep your mind occupied with positive stuff.

    I still attend meetings after years clean and sober. We like to tell newcomers at the meetings too keep coming back and that if they bring there body there mind will follow. Anyway it worked for me and a whole lot of other folks but you have to be willing to take action. Thinking back I believe that it was around the 6 months clean when my thoughts started to become more clear and the fog lifted.

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  47. my son is a herion addict :( he has stolen and lied to me and his dad. this has really taken a toll on the family, yet we continue to allow him to live in our house. he has been trying to get into rehab with absolutely no success all beds full.he has been clean since his last time of using almost 6 months. he hates his life and feels nothing is ever going to change for him...he started using again as soon as he got his taxes back and a job. that job lasted about 3 weeks and he quit. then he started stealing from us to support his habit. he ran and was gone about a week with his herion friends. he came back home when he was allowed to stay there anymore, i did not allow this he just very quickly came in. he sold his phone and stole from me again. he said they threatened him with a gun cause he owed. apparently is even. now i lock up everything and carry things in my trunk; credit cards, camera etc on a daily basis. i feel like i am homeless and also a prisoner in my own home. he needs help which there isnt anything open...its sad cause its easier to stay high. he is starting to withdrawl. i have taken time off from work to stay and support him however i can :(

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  48. this is a great site...:)

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  49. Hey...
    I've been sniffing dope for about 5 months. I'm currently quitting cold turkey but realize this is too difficult. I tried about 2mgs of suboxone strip for the first couple days and have been without for for about 2 days. I am getting massive cramps, restless legs, no sleep and feel extremely week. I really don't want to go back to suboxone but I've come this far. Can you help me pls!!!!

    -carl

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  50. Hi there

    You have made it this far do not give up now! The best thing I can tell you is to do something to take your mind off it. I would try going for a walk or take a hot bath whatever it takes as far as the sleep goes this natural and is just one of the things that will pass with time but you could get some over the counter meds that contain melatonin that may help.

    Keep in mind if that you use again you will sooner or later have to go through it again that is if you make it back again a lot of people relapse and die.

    Good luck

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    1. It's been a week and half since I last used and my withdrawals r still super strong. Leg pains. Arm pains. Blood pressure. Been clean as I can be but no progression in sight.

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  51. Hmmm I would suggest that you go see a doctor especially with your blood pressure being up you may have something else going on there because any withdrawal should be long gone by now.

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  52. hello, I am a 30 yr old female h addict, and I tryed to detox at home this morn with subs and I got progressively sicker and sicker after I took it. (i took a 2mg piece of a strip, and I took it after 16 hours of using.Then I kept adding 2mg at a time building slowly over an hr up to 16mg)I started to panic cause my pupils were getting bigger and bigger, and every minute felt like an hour, and i had strange numbing sensations in my fingers, amd extrememly restless legs, anxiety, irritability, diarrea, chest pains, hard to breathe etc.etc.etc.. so... so I used today to relieve the symtoms but it took me A LOT to make the feelings go away.Now that i feel somewhat normal, (but not all that great,)I am goin to try it again tomorrow but my bf told me I took the sub too soon, is that true? Some people say wait 18hrs, some say 24 some say wait till your really sick, but the mind messes w me and I cant tell what Im feeling sometimes, all I know is its not good!! ANYONE BEEN THROUGH THIS? DID I TAKE IT TOO SOON? IS THERE A CHANCE THAT THE SUBS JUST SIMPLY WONT WORK SOMETIMES?OR IS IT TRUE THAT I JUST NEEDED TO WAIT LONGER BE-4 TAKING IT? HOW LONG DO I WAIT? PLEASE ANYONES ADVICE GREATLY APPRECIATED. I NEED THIS TO BE AS QUICK AND PAINLESS AND POSSIBLE, I HAVE A LITTLE BOY TO TAKE CARE OF, HE IS WITH HIS DAD TONITE BUT IM WORRIED WHEN HE COMES HOME TMRW ILL BE REALLY SICK?? OR WILL THE SUBS WORK FOR SURE? HELP ME!!!

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  53. oh yeah to fill you in about what I said above... i was aiming at jumping off the h on to subs, and taking the subs only for 2 days and tapering off that..I have done it be-4, but now I am scared it wont work cause of how bad things went today for me and trying to detox on subs(taking it too early maybe?)I dont know I am trippin. Any thoughts?

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  54. So im sittin here this is night one its 121 am and about ready to shoot myself in the head i will make it i got a wife that cares alot!!! I am 23 years old been shooting 200 worth black since i was 13 could really use some advice no lectures just advice i will make this but need the help of u ppl out there please get back to me..... By the way my name is trevor

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  55. An important item was left out of the detox modalities, a plant medicine used to arrest withdrawals and speed up the entire process of withdrawal. Ibogaine will effectively stop withdrawal symptoms. http://youtu.be/i-YMeNLLs9Y

    It isn't a magic bullet, yet it is the most effective and painless way to get through detox. Most of us who've been through numerous detoxes know the biggest challenge isn't in getting clean but in staying clean. Iboga will help to get over the initial hurdle but the individual will need commitment and firm resolve to stay the course.

    I live in Mexico near the California border and work with addiction, recovery and the use of ibogaine.

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  56. Trevor, I've had adverse reactions to subs on two occasions and the second time I was convinced I had waited long enough. All I can say is that the painful feelings will pass. Hang in there.

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  57. Today is my 4th day being clean... I know the worst part is over but the not sleeping and restlessness in my legs is driving me insane. I chose the cold turkey method only because my heroin use was a secret to most everyone I knew. I was totally functional unless I was "sick". This isn't my first attempt at being clean, the first time I made it about 6 months then relapsed. I am determined to stay clean this time which has been the only reason I have made it this far. Over the counter sleep aids sort of help and so far I have found nothing that helps my restless legs. I am keeping hydrated and immodium/pepto bismal help with the stomach issues. If anyone has any pointers to help with my sleeping problems and leg issues please let me know.

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  58. Hey there, I'm sure you have been asked this quite often...but is it possible to go through no withdrawal what so ever? My fiance was a user (heroin) for about two years(before I knew him) and ended up getting on meth. He got bad in to it and he knew it. He checked himself into rehab and from there he was clean and had a level head so to speak. He of course went through bad withdrawals. He was clean for about 2 years. And about over a week ago he told me he had relapsed for about 6 months and told me he wanted to stop if I would help him. He came to me because he knew I would help him. (never once have I ever done drugs) since he had stopped he has not had any hardcore withdrawals. He.had one urge but it passed. Maybe a little bit of irritability? But he's kept his mind off it all through God. I ask him why he doesn't have any withdrawals and all he can say is Idk God is making it easy for me but I can promise you Im not doing it. He even says if I really don't believe him, I can get a test. So is it possible this can happen? If he's really gave it all to God? I believe he can do anything

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  59. Thanks for sharing

    Sure could be, because with God nothing shall be impossible. So I would be just glad that he is not suffering.

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  60. OMG I just got the call today, Your Nephew is shooting up. I called his mother whom I havent spoke to in 15 years, and she is painfully awear, she tells me she has done nothing but beg & cry for her son to get help. She has asked everyone to help her get him some professional help, everyone just tells her sorry theres noting we can do. Is there really no hope for us people who have no money, is there really nothing we can do but Pray? I'm feeling very helpless right now what can I do? what can we do? He lives in a different part of the states I would gladly go to him and try and help him but his mom says he has pulled away from anyone decent in his life, He currently homeless and weighs nothing, Im afaird we going to get the call he's dead. I feel like if we could get him clean he would want to work to stay that way, Im probably trying to fool myself, but all I have is hope at this point. Can we commit him or anything he's not a minor. He tryed to brake into her home and several family members home, he was arrested and released 4 hours later, that really helped, right. I know theres more out there we just don't know where to trun. He has a family who all love him and want to help Any Ideas?

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  61. Hi there

    First thing is is going to want to have to stop using. If he is not ready all the begging and pleading with him will not help and know you can not have him committed.

    There are state and government funded drug rehabs out there as well as free drug rehabs but it will be up to you to find them. My suggestion is that he start attending NA meetings and they are free and just as good as rehab.

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  62. Hi Art, My name is Angelique and ive been using h since 2001. Ive been to treatment 6 times and the longest ive stayed clean was 6 months. I really want to give this drug up Im so sick and tired of being sick and tired. Im using 20 bags a day (shooting up) and my body just cant anymore. Im scared im going to loose a arm or leg. I have not detoxed since 2009 and i was using less. What i want to ask u do u think that cutting down for about 2 weeks before and just smoking instead of shooting up would help with the detox? To be honest im a real baby when it comes to pain. Thanx

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  63. Hi my name is Micheal and I am from Ireland.
    I have being using Heroin for over 5 yrs along with Oxycontin when I can not get heroin.
    I have tried to quit so many times, no body knows what it is like until they are there them self.
    I will admit I have afraid of going cold turky as this never worked for me before. I take tramadol when i have no drugs to stop the sickness.
    My question is Where do I get the power to give up? How did you manage? Thank you for help.

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  64. the first thing you can do is to ask God to give you the strength to stop using and then start attending 12 step meetings.

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  65. Hi, I could really use some advice/help. I have been a heroin user for only a year. But just found out that I am 5 weeks pregnant. Not knowing I was pregnant I was using up until yesterday when I found out. Although my withdrawls aren't very severe, will they harm my baby??

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  66. Hi there

    Being that I am not a doctor the only way that I can be of any help to you is recommend that you see a physician because if you do continue to use drugs you will increase the chances of harm to your unborn child.

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    1. Thank you for replying. I don't plan to use anymore. I'm just afraid that quitting cold turkey may be bad for the baby. But I understand that you can't really say or know. Thanks again.

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    2. HY I am just after a bit of advice. I have been addicted to heroin for 7 years now. I cant go to my doctor for advice as I cant have anything like this on my records for a very good reason. Anyway, the main point is that I am going to try and go on to subutex. I have tried to do this transition a few times but everytime a do, I go into instant withdrawal, and because the subutex has a blocker in them, you cant bring yourself out of it (making me petrified of trying this option again!). Everytime Ive tried, I have followed doctors and drug workers advice which said at first I should wait 8-12 hours after last taking heroin before taking the subutex. I did exactly as I was told and almost straight away l went into serious wds. Then I was advised that this timescale was too short, so the next time I tried this, I lasted out 24 hours before taking the first subutex. Again, the wds kicked in and I ended up running aroud like a headless chicken trying to get something to ease the hell I was going through. I managed to get three 10 bags ( the first two did nothing but the third took a little bit of the edge off), but I was still ill, and it took days before I could feel the effects of heroin proper. As I have tried a few times and failed, my family have decided to send me away with my brother (as he is the only one who can restrain me!). My brother claims that I should wait at least 48 hours after my last dose of heroin before taking subutex. The thought of this nreally scares me. I know this doesnt seem to be a long time to wait, but when you are detoxong off heroin, every minute last like a day. Could you please give me any advice on how long I should wait to take subutex without going into withdrawals, and will I have any relief to lookforward to when I do take it? Can you recommend anything that would make the transition a little bit more comfotrable? Any adv wd be really helpfull x

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  67. Just a bit of piece of mind. I have snorted some dope on for about 2 days then off for 1 then on 2 days again. I have done it all in very low amounts, the amount that was in the bag was not even equql to a whole pill (Oxy). I have been addicted to Xanax and Oxys before, but been clean for 3 years. I can drive my self nutty thinking of what withdrawl feels like cause Ive been threw it before and it scares the life outta me. I also am on Atarax for anxiety and Inderall for panic attacks. What kind of withdrawl symptoms will I expierence and when will they start? I just finished the last of what I had today. What can I expect. need to at least know what Im in for. And I know THIS IS IT for me, Im dont wanna go threw this every again... thx xx

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  68. Hey art...my street name (drug buying name) is jay and I have a horrible horrible heroin habit. I'm talking 200$ a day. I play in a band (singer song writter) and since we actully are good...we make good money...I have been being a tyrant in my band and have been taking a minim of 100$ a from our fund...200$ after my show(my pay)100$ from my mom 40$ from my girl...and than money from groupies 30-40$ and than barrowing money from friends 50$ A WEEK!!!!!! and than it's time for the next show. I need help quiting. My parents have ZERO tolerance for anything like this though and I would surely be kicked out. My father dosemt even beleave in mental illness. When they hear about people addicted to things they laugh and say they need to just die. The thing is...I blew a HUgE HUGE record deal for 80,000$ because I didmt want to try to bring drugs on a plane. So I made excuses and convinced my partner in song writing and best friend that this wasn't for us and I dont want to change the direction of the band BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!! All that I wanted to say is that you art, are a god damned saint for listening and helping all of these people. You need/deserve to be Told that once a day, everyday. Prey for me guys....was just clean for 3 days and the dealer called with my favorite bags so here I am back. We gotta get better. All of us. And congrats to those truly who have been able to get better. God bless

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  69. I'm in the process of quitting heroin cold turkey, and it's been a long sleepless 7 days. I used for about a year, was clean for about three and I relapsed about three weeks ago. I came here to try and find some sort of quick fix to get some sleep, but instead i found the inspiration to just bite the bullet and push through it. Everyday is easier than the one before and I KNOW it's only gonna get better. I'm lucky enough to have good friends and family, and they're all more than willing to help me get through this. For me the first three days were the worst. My skin was crawling, i was vomiting, hot flashes, cold sweats, the whole nine yards. Now I'm just fighting the R.L.S. I'm feeling depressed but I'm pretty sure it's because the lack of sleep. Reading other peoples stories of success and even failure is inspiring to me. It's important to let people who love you help you. They want to help and if you don't let them your denying them the opportunity to do something good for someone else. I truly hope that everyone who visits this page finds the strength to clean up. Don't ever give up on yourself. Your worth it! Thanks to everyone who shared their story and I'll be praying for those still fighting to get better.

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  70. i'm 23 years old and i've been using diesel for about a year first i started sniffing it then i did what i thought i was too good for before. I shot it. I am completely disgusted with myself as i have already quit roxycodone once before....I knew exactly what was going to happen and I did it anyways. Here I am on day 3 clean from the H and i took about a quater of suboxone but i only take that because my legs are kicking sooooo bad. i already have RLS and I need help! I want to try the bengay trick...but is there any easy home remenies i really hate taking the suboxone.

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    1. I am also 23 and I've been shooting H for a year now. I'm in the beginning stages of a cold turkey detox now. A few months ago I went to a detox clinic and the bengay was the only thing that would help the restless legs for me. Before I tried that I stayed up punching the hell out of my knees all night lol so yeah try using bengay it really helps.

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  71. I'm going through the exact same things as the second to last post. I got meds from the doctor to go through the withdrawal. I'm now 7 days in. The first 5 days were the worst but now I have the RESLTESS LEG SYNDROM CRAP!!!. I mean it's just to completely and utterly annoying. I haven't had more than 8 hours total of sleep in the last 7 days. It's like the uncontrollable urge that forces me to shake my leg. Like a ton of nervous tension specifically in my legs. Does anyone have any good idea of what might help this? I went to the doctor to let him help my out and he gave me 'methocarbonal' which didn't help... then I went back and he gave me flexeril or something and that doesn't help me either. Does anyone know how much longer I'll be going sleepless from the leg crap? or know what helps? I tried soaking my legs in epsom salt and it helps a little. I just want sleep so bad and the doc never gives me something to help w/ it. I hope this leg crap doesn't go on for like a full month or anything. My energy is back and the cold/hot sweats are fewer and farrer between but the leg problems just aren't getting any better and I can't sleep. Anyone with any good ideas I'd appreciate.

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  72. someone close to me is on one of these dangerousnew type drugs that is cut with heroin, been using ( shooting up )off/on for probably 7 months or more, hard to tell because of lying & deceit, spends all his money on it & hocks everything for it, he is getting into a lot of debt, it makes him very aggressive, he has been to hospital a few times with seizures & very bad nose bleeds , he is trying to get off methadone ( too much - too fast ),leg & arm aches /pain, sleepless, headaches - plus he is very paranoid people are out to kill him. He said its so very hard to not use, cravings very strong & that people that haven't 'been there' have no idea what it is like for users. I have loved him for nearly 8 years & most of that time he was only on 'the green stuff' ( cant spell the M word ) but now he is on this dangerous stuff, its scary for him & me, he is scared his kids & family will find out & hate him. I hate all these drugs with a passion- I see what it does to users & loved ones, I am not a user & hope & pray to God I never ever do. He believes in God & so do I, Pray for us please - we need all the help we can get. All the people on this page, my heart goes out to each & every one of you, May God hold you in the palm of his hand & keep us all safe & well.

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  73. If someone who uses quite a bit is put in jail do they risk death from withdraws?

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    1. no u cannot die from heroin withdrawals altough u may want to jail is a good way to get clean though it forces u to get sober and while ur in there u think about how messed up you have made ur life due to addiction it really opened my eyes the first time locked up going through heroin withdrawals sometimes it can be just what an addict needs so dont worry this experience will do more good than bad and the person in question will definitely not die

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  74. If anyone here wants some sound advice on how to kick this heinous cycle, I would love to help guide you in your recovery. What I am proposing is not substituting with another addictive pseudo-narcotic like suboxone or even methadone. It's a fairly new method, but I can guarantee greatly reduced withdrawal symptoms, if any, and best of all: it enables you to sleep through natural pathways and has a host of other positive effects...I'll leave it at that. Unfortunately, I will not answer directly on here. Please get back to me and I will direct you the rest of the way. Much love and once again, I guarantee a huge reduction in withdrawal relief without replacing with another nasty, addictive drug. Anyone interested, do yourself a favor and hear what I have to say!!! You owe it to yourself!

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    1. i would love to hear what you have to say about this new treatment option i am a heroin addict of 5 yrs i am 23 yrs old and i am pretty much at rock bottom i whent 3 days cold turkey to quit shooting about a year ago and then started smoking heroin again and ever since have been in another downward spiral doing anything and everything to get my next fix so i can sleep and work through the day without being sick as a dog i have been contemplating on trying to quit again today but i know if i try it cold turkey im just going to end up using so i can fall asleep tonight

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    3. im right there with u man u just gotta push through it and try to get ur hand on some saboxin it can really help u work through it and sleep if u take it 24 hrs after ur last opiut use

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    4. yeah and if u were starting to feel better and you quit using for 5 days then its hard to tell if ur withdrawals will b as bad as they were last monday but i do know u will have some sort of withdrawals when u work tomorrow whether it is mental or physical after going through all that ur body was just starting to get used to being without opiuts and ur use friday and today may implement withdrawals tomorrow based on how much u used this weekend ur body will let u know tomorrow. just remember the next time u go that long without using and blow it again think of how bad ur withdrawals were and talk urself into not putting urself through all of that again

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    5. if u get this please let me know this new treatment option u talked about in your post above u can reach me at my email and let me know it is kjcounter@hotmail.com im looking forward to your input and hope you have the answer that can help me get through this horrible addiction

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    6. the above post was meant for aplhamale creator please let me know more about the method u were talking about

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    8. i also started out smoking oc 80s and once they ran out in the state of washington where i live everyone eventually switched to shooting and smoking heroin in my personal experiences the oc withdrawals were childs play compared to the withdrawals i experienced from shooting and smoking heroin way worse than when i was smoking around 2 oc 80s a day so in my opinion i would say that heroin withdrawals are allot worse than ocs because they chemically contain all sorts of different opiuts from kodeine to morphine and can often be cut with many other types of opiuts where with oc's u know what ur getting every time no surprises there and i found heroin allot more potent than ocs and it got me way higher and in turn caused way worse withdrawals hope u feel better man if u have more pot try and smoke a good amount before u go to bed to help with sleep

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    9. thanks my dude. just read your comment and thats what i thought most i experienced from oc partyn 2 a day snortn was throwing up a day maybe not even that long. i am dreading waking up in the am for work and it will be exactly 24hrs after use when i start. think when and if i can sleep that i can feel the exact as i do now and drink energy drinks all day at work. someone told me lots of sugar was good. i know bannana is killer but day1 of and 2 holding a bannana down in the am was almost impossible. dry heaved mush and a tums

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    10. also try motrin for crampin and headaches and benadryl for sleep because it contatins melatonin

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  75. sorry had to remove comment. but i will update after if anyone is curious

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    1. i answered ur question above before u removed it let me know if u have any more questions i will b more than happy to help u out altough i am ashamed to say my cold turkey attempt to get through my withdrawals let me down like many times before and i gave in to my demons and got a half gram to ease the pain and help me sleep god i hate this vicious cycle i wish there was some other way to help the withdrawals i would try and get on the methadone program but in the seattle area where i live it costs about 400$ a month with insurance and i dont have insurance and dshs in my state does not offer free methadone programs i just cant handle sticking a needle in my arm or breathing this evil drug into my lungs just to be able to function throughout the day had to get that off my chest.... but i can still help you with any questions u have altough i have not been succesful with my sobriety i still try and now that im not selling anymore i cannot afford to feed my habit anymore unless i steal from the people i love or break the law to get my next fix i still have 5 yrs of experience dealing with this disease and if putting out to u just how much this drug has fucked my life up maybe it will help u see that it is not worth it not one bit and it sounds like u arent as far into ur addiction just know quitting now will be allot easier than six months down the road imagine the withdrawals u are experiencing now multiplied by ten!!!

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  76. drinking alot of arizona ice tea trying to prehydrate or maybe detoxify? lot of sugar in it so probably do the opposite but it is tea brewed with filtered water so might have some therapeutic use. work is everything and to get a job is nearly impossible it seems nowadays. while if i wake up dying like day 1 all over again after my 5th day i was straight i will just have to use again so i can get through cuz mon ill have off and ill use that as my day1 at least and freak out w however my body decides to go w it. ty for listening. this site i read in the fetal position cold sweating in pain and it gave me hope to reach day 5 ok. so X10 i dont know how you do it man.i have access to w.e. i need atm i cant do this wd the same as i did exactly a week ago. really appreciate your answers guy im gonna be up all night buggin i know.i live across the map in a shitty city called just abbreviations N.B in ma

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    1. and same scenario w/ insurance. fucking epedemic where im at w 30's since no 80's. people go to fla come back make money or get addicted to them and fall off and end up doing dirty diana and are fucked trying to stop

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    2. ya heroin is an epidemic where im at to i live in a town near seattle and it seems like the whole town old and young are either shooting up or smoking heroin on a daily basis all because the government suddenly decided to get rid of oc 80's what did they think was gonna happend everyone was just gonna magically stop doing opiuts no there gonna look for the next greatest thing which just so happens to be allot worse in my opinion i feel like the government needs to adress this problem instead they act like nothings happening and watching the news all you hear about is how bad meth use is and how many meth addics there are all over the country i use to use meth allot when i was younger and i fealt there was little to no withdrawals from that drug heroin is a way worse problem and it needs to be adressed its destroying lives all around the country there needs to be more readily available and free treatment for people without insurance

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  77. mos def feel as if the govt knows and does not care. and one reason we are in middle east fighting is to score plenty h more than likely cia planes shipping. never got into meth or im sure id try if i had access. good luck mang you sound put together well still to at least mesg people when they are hurting.feel pinned down and barely move 10 hrs (and 24hrs after juicn) ill be at work hating life

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    2. appreciate it. thanks. you too

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  78. woke up feeling like death wondering how the fuck im gonna be able to do 8 hrs at work in a short while. thinking of doing a 20 just to hope i dont start a withdraw at work or just wait and see what happens.id like to just not do it so i can maybe quit now and not have full blown wd again if its even possible but really shitty right now to say the least

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    1. Im gonna keep posting till im clean. this really is a dark place when you wanna quit and am shook of the sickness that follows from it. got weak did it anyways before work was intense rush felt 100% and siffed the rest around 410 in the afternoon and im going to not do anything tonight and all tomorrow cuz its my day off then see what happens on tues when i wake up for work. hopefully i can move and take shower and hold down a breakfast and there may be hope for me yet. still cant find subs fml

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  79. I am a 58 year old woman that has used heroin for a year. I have just completed 6 days of suboxon. I no longer want to be a junkie.. Since I bought the subs on the street I am doing this on my own. I found your article very encouraging and I pray for strength tomorrow. Thank you!

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    1. messed up on my day off right now i feel really anxious with -energy. took a shower after going to the bathroom first time in a couple days and stomach keeps cramping now while sinus id acting up also. like beginning of full blown withdrawal have work soon and i think i have to do 1/2 a bag to regain control of my bodily functions even though i just started taking b12 multivitamin and powerade. need the amino acids and few other supplements before i try c/t quitting again. think im gonna push it off and use this morning. thurs is my day off maybe i can use last time this morning tomorrow be day 1 of death. ty for responding this page def gives me some hope. means a lot that there are people who understand what this hell is about

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    2. impossible to sleep even when i do use either way only thing its doing is keeping me from being violently ill at work. i did some at 9 pm 12 hrs later ill be working. its like clock work when my body starts going into wd i dont know how anyone can do this for an extended ampunt of time im 3 months in i jumped right into it from the get but the wd are whats keeping me doing it everyday the first wd i had i felt nearly killed me and just staying on the drug feels like its killing me.thurs off maybe i can start a wd during work freak out all dat wake up thurs dying all day detox then fri look like im dying at work and sweat in an office setting shitting myself then sat off and detox some more. every plan i make seems promising but before i go to work im throwing up hurting so bad i just use and tonight i did at 9pm so when i get up if i sleep a few hrs i wont be full wd at breakfast but throwing up at work. good luck to all struggling atm reading this helpful page that helped me realize im not alone in experiencing this

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  80. im 21 years old and a heroin addict my boyfriend 27 is also an addict. i do love him so much but now starting to feel that it is drugs keeping us together i am ruining my life and loosing the closest people to me lying to my parents i moveed out of my mums to his because im selling all my belongings just to make sure that we wont be ill. its killing me i had a good job but now i have nothing i just need help i ave no idea what to do.

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    1. You guys could use this to be even closer than you are with the drugs by fighting it as a team. just trying to help girl i got close with got me into it and i actually made her worse. now i need to do it every morning before work to not b sick and she is retiring from it but she has a crutch with methadone i am cold turkey and i just did it last week but fucked up day 6 and ive exhausted my time off or im fired when im out now so im gonna go into work on 48 hrs of wd and pretend i can do customer service while dying.dont even feel like my body can handle it again and im desperately searching for subs instead of juicing on fri when i go in but i cant lose my job so adds a degree of stress. so many health issues adding up to break the camels back so scared right now

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  81. 9pm made 24 hrs. body is starting to get crazy ht and stomach is tweaking. hopefully i can sleep tonight and wake up late on day off and force fluids to detox all day. so scared if i dont do better by fri 11 pm i cxan kiss my job goodbye or do more shit and blast through work and try all over again. desperate for subs and if i can get them id eat it 48 hrs after use see if im normal i hope and do work instead of juicing. drug is so scary cuz my body is so weak not sure if i can even do more shit to be normal or die quitting. h is no joke i never had the wd bad now it feels like life or death

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  82. work at 11:30 9am makes 48hrs cant imagine work right now im so sick gonna try and go and play it off sat i have off hopefully i can make it till 8pm today. decided to not juice before i go in and see what happens. g luck to everyone else thats struggling to make it

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  83. I have been using herion for 7 months now just smOking it. I lost my dad last year and my mother has cancer and I'm finding it hard. I have never used drugs before. My partner is a user to. But I seem to be more addicted than him were he can go without it for a few days I've tried to before and. I can't handle it even after a day the withdrawals Now I know as I have money issue we need to cut down. So starting from tomorrow were not going to use as much so this week. We prob go 3-4 days without. Can some body tell me. What the symptoms are of withdrawals I'm really worried about it. Not on methadone or anything and to top it of it's my time of the month aswell I'm really dreading the next few days. As when we have no had for a day we end up aurging and sleeping in separate rooms and getting really irritable with each other or we just dint talk to each other. Can any one advise anything on how not be in moods with each other as we are really dreading it

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  84. Hi, I'm a 32 year old girl who was introduced to heroin by accident by my 31 year old brother about two years ago. He originally told me it was coke (I used to do coke occasionally when I drank), but didn't find out until weeks later what it really was...dumb of me to not figure it out sooner. I have never actually shot or smoked it, but I do snort it. I have finally gotten to the point where I can no longer do this, as it has cost me way more than just all the money I have, or I should say, had. I am finishing what little I have left before bed tonight and am calling it a day as of tomorrow, 06/24. What has always stopped me from quitting in the past was the withdrawals. I always thought since I only snorted it, wouldn't be that big of a deal. Boy, was I wrong. I have only lasted 24 hours without it in the last two years, and that 24 hours was the worst day of my life, so of course, I couldn't take it anymore and gave in. I'm at the point where I don't do it to get high anymore, I'm just snorting enough of it now so I can feel normal and go about my day. I have managed to keep this addiction from everyone I know (except my brother of course), and to me it's pointless to keep wasting money on this. Tomorrow will be my first official day of quitting cold turkey, and I'm doing it from home. I've read that Suboxone and Immodium helps, but I've also heard that Methadone really helps with the withdrawals. I know I won't be able to stop the withdrawals completely, but I remember what it was like that day where I didn't do any, and I can't go through that again without at least a little help. Suggestions pls?

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  85. This is the 32 year old girl again...I would like to hear from Alphamale, if he still reads these blogs...I am interested in what you have to say..e-mail me at Liv4evr78@aol.com

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  86. Someone Please help tomorrow I'm going to go cold turkey I've been taking herion smoking for the last 7 months the thing is I've tried before and only managed two days can some one tell me what my with drawels will be like on the 3rd day and so on Im dreading it so much the reason why as well is cos my boyfriend will be doing it to and just scared we end up falling out with each other during this as I can be very irritable at times someOne please wright bk I need some advice. As I have no detox to helP either

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    1. Hello. I want to first advise you to get some Immodiam for your stomach as that is really one of the worst symptoms. Also if you hhave any access to klonopine that will help. I will tell you that I am only two weeks clean and still fighting the urge to score. Keep your resolve and I send you good thoughts!

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    2. Thank you it's not even been 24 hours woke up with some pains in my stomic and feeling. Sweaty. Me and my boyfriend finding it hard already He keeps avoiding me and going throu the room it's going to be a really hard next few days were doing this both toghter and it's hard. He's fed up. We got no money to go do other things can anyone suggest ways to take our minds of it all

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    3. Hi there its me again! I just want to say to you that I feel your pain! I can suggest that you get out of the house even if it's just to walk a little. Nice warm baths help too. You are going to be irritable so expect to get on each others nerves! Buy some over the counter sleep aids too. I will be rooting for you!;)

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    4. Thanks alot once again. It's now 11 am here in uk been awake since 5 am. Sweats and pains in my stomic etc My boyfriend seems to be ok. Or he's not letting on. I ve came bk throu to bed to see if I can get some sleep. I doubt it thou

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    5. Hi UK mate! I'm in Oregon sitting here listening to the damn rain in the end of June. You are doing great- albeit I know you feel like crap. I don't know if you like to read but I find it helps me with some soothing music in the background. I wish you could get your hands on some suboxone it really helps! Keep Me posted on your progress. I hope you get some rest :)

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    6. Hardly slept in the last 2 days. I'm exusted and so grumpy. Sweats still there and feeling so sick. Boyfriend been away for few days says he will come bk tomorrow I suppose its not nice to see each other like this

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  87. I'm not coping well with this and me and my boyfriend have had an argument And he's went home to his. I'm so sore and my heads hurting Like mad

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  88. I'm in Oregon also, though it it isn't raining here at the moment, It has been, intermittent with sunshine(!). I have been using for several<(?)> months now... (I can't even remember when {or why?!} precisely, but, I DO know that (for me) it has been long enough. When I read about the many of us that have allowed ourselves to fall into the grip that "H" so seemingly innocent offers, it dawns on me that most of us are looking for some way, or answer, with which to alleviate pain(s) of some sort.I try with all my might to find a way to focus on what is good, and when the pain becomes overwhelming, I do....I just let myself cry,. I DID find at The Dollar Tree Store, a supplement called Relax and Sleep, which contains Valerian Root powder,chamomile,and melatonin. Although, not medically, nor scientifically tested/approved, a couple of the stinky little pills have been been beneficial (for me)in helping me to do just as it says on the bottle - Relax and Sleep. I am hoping and praying that each of us that are struggling with this, and other addictions, can find and call forth the strength that IS, actually, really there inside us and do what we can to survive, and get on with our lives...happily, and healthy.

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  89. I have only been using herion for about two months because I found it to be cheaper then pain killers. I've been wanting to quit using for a long time and now have the perfect reason, my fiance' lost his job so we no longer have the money for our horrible habits and have decided to take turns getting clean and I have voluteered to go first. My question is if I was to get a clean out kit do you by chance know if it will help with the speed of the withdrawl?

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    1. I'm not shooting up I'm snorting it, I don't know if this makes a difference but after I had my second child (I was clean through both pregnancies) but I found myself so postpardum I turned to painkillers to ease my pain, the antidepressants never helped me! Then I found herion to be cheaper then blowing 100 a day jus to keep myself from withdrawling and my ol' man would need just as much. I have never put my use above my children their needs always come first they always have everything they need and want before I have my drugs. I don't wanna loose my babies or the love of my life. I make sure to never let my kids see me or their father use and never leave anything out in eyesight or arms reach. But we have found ourselves without an income of resently and I'm NOT willing to spend all our money on drugs. I thought of the clean out kit and was jus curious as to wether or not it would help the process speed up. Please help me beat this horrible addiction that is affecting all of our lives!

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  90. I've been off it for 6 days now, I suffered withdrawl for 2 days then took 1 suboxne n haven't felt any syptoms since. Idk if it willl work for everyone but it worked for me n my husband! GOOD LUCK ALL!

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  91. Hi, this is my first time posting here, im 23 and attempting my second time quitting, I started using about 20 months ago and used for 5-6 months before ODing while driving accompanied by seizures. Luckily for me my friend and his mom were with to turn the car off road and call 911...My mom left me in jail for 2 weeks and that was the best thing that had ever happened to me (at the time) it was the only way to get me clean although it was byfar the worst 14 days it was the only way for me to detox. after that I had no problem staying away...for 8 months I was clean and began drinking...when I quit drinking I couldnt sleep again and knew heroine was the only way to get the sleep I needed. Now I want/need to quit again but feel going to jail is truly the only way for me to gwt threw without using because being out here I always find a way to get the dope no matter what it takes which I absolutely hate because deep down that isnt me. If only I could go to jail for 10 days and know I could get out aftrer the 10th day without having to do somthing to put me in jai :-p

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  92. My husband is a user, what is the best subsitute to get him off of it and help with withdrawl symptoms?

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  93. Hi ive been shooting up now for about a week and a half, close to a gram a day. If i stop now will I have any physical withdrawal, I want to stop but im afraid of the detox what should I do?

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  94. i used to post about a plan so many hrs off and work at 1130 am. well i used everyday to keep from withdrawing. now im on 33hrs off shootin and i did 80-120 a day of east coast h. def in hell right now i have a sub strip not sure if i should ake it and try work tomorrow or just call out for a week and hope im feeling better by next sun. last chance at detox as far as time off work. no ins for program. wish me luck and to dude above me expect hellish nightmares of being killed lots of sweats with chills never being comfortable cant enjoy anything or eat and shits and throwing up with your own skin being unbearable time passing seconds as days and wanting to do anything to escape the feeling of hopelessness

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  95. I am 34 yrs old and hav been on opiate pain relievers for the past 10 yrs. I have recently began using heroin and i feel horrible about it. Im getting ready to chk into a detox program which will only last abt 3-5 days and from what ive read here this is when the major withdrawal symptoms will start to take effect...what do i have to look forward to and what can i do to stay comfortable once iam bk at home :(

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  96. I am the parent of a 19 year old daughter who is a heroin addict (since 15 years old I think) and she not ready to give it up yet. I have read all the posts here and will I pray for all of you to overcome your addiction. I believe facing your addiction and wanting to stop is the first step to sobriety. My heart goes out to you all. Never give up.Blessings

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  97. Hi I've been a addict of everything over the past 17 years been a member of Na have managed to get clean copious amounts of times but continue to fall back into the dragons mouth I'm on my 7 th day after having 8 ml of suboxone the first day 2 the next then one the next then .5 so today I'm awake at 340 in the morning and am wondering of I have a 15 ml codeine tablet to sleep it will b a backwards step as I am staying with my girlfriend and her kids and it's becoming a bit obvious that I'm detoxing from something heavier them codeine pills which I told her in the past it has taken up 2 a month to get Amy quality sleep

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  98. I have been using heroin for a little over 10 Yrs. This drug is the devil, it haunts you everyday. Can't go far from home because of the connect, lying, stealing, and flat out going broke. I lost every single thing I owned! Just completed the best suboxone treatment ever. But suboxone has a dirty little secret, the longer you are on it the harder it is too quit, even more so than heroin. I took 16 mg a day of the dissolving film for 7 days, then dropped the dosage 2 mg every 2 days until you are using just 2 mg a day. Did this by folding the suboxone film in half then fold it again so it is in 4 pieces. Then cut the film and you will have yourself 4 separate 2 mg pieces. Once you are down to 2 mg for 2 days fold the 2 mg piece in half and make it two pieces of 1 mg and take those for two days and you have honestly just weaned yourself off of heroin and suboxone with literally no withdrawls. May be slightly antsy, so take a couple benadryl. The process maybe took 3 painless weeks or so, just do the math. Remember to go to counseling because quitting heroin is more a life change than a physical addiction. The biggest factor is you have to want to quit. If not you will just get bored and slam again. Unfortunately this doesnt happen until you hit rock bottom. It costs about one dollar a mg. Remember to get the dissolving film and not the pills because the film is evenly disspersed. The pills are not. You could break the pills into four pieces and have 4 mg in one 3 in another and 1 in another, you get the idea. Good luck

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  99. Thanks to everyone for all their posts. I am going to help my brother any way I can so I may post on here again.

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  100. Hi all, yeah I'm going cold turkey tomorrow. Did the last I had today at 7 pm and I am outta mmoney for the next couple of days. I got no subs, no meth, no nothing! I have been on mom's couch the past almost 2 months since the last rehab and she doesn't know I relapsed...again! But I have really gotten myself down to a small amount, I only had a half a bag this morning and a whole one tonight. This is down from a bundle a day. I was sick for about 30 couple of hours until yesterday afternoon. I am just hoping for the best, I can't be a junkie any fucking more. I starting shooting up at 34 and that was almost 2 years ago...that was 1 rapid detox and 2 rehabs ago. I lost my very successful job, my car, my beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse apt in Manhattan, the close relationship of the best friend I lived I lived with, he was shooting as dope as I was. Basically everything but the love of my family and that is running REAL THIN these days. Can everyone pray for me, I have never survived quitting CT before, I always end up scoring but I just have no way to score for the next couple of days, so I have no more options and have to suffer the misery. I hate this, I can believe I did this to myself again, I know that if I can get through it, I never have to feel that way again, but FUCK this disease is so motherfucking powerful.

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  101. Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to offer my experience. I smoked and snorted oxy daily for several years. I quit once cold turkey, and the withdrawals lasted about 3-4 days. However the craving was insane. I started using again within a matter of weeks. I then heard about suboxone. I did some major experimentation with it's use before I finally decided to use it correctly. However, the doctor I went to was a strong proponent of suboxone maintenance. I was on suboxone for about a year and a half and stayed clean off all other drugs. Finally after I had been getting some 12 step program in my brain, I decided I wanted to get off of the suboxone. My dr. tried to scare me into staying on it, saying that most people relapse who get off. I was so afraid, but I knew that I was not comfortable with the idea of taking suboxone for the rest of my life. So I decided to quit. I tapered off to about a quarter of a pill and then I quit. I must say suboxone detox is the most difficult thing I have ever experienced. I was physically ill for about three weeks, so much so that I could not even move out of bed. It took about 6 months before I felt like I had any energy to live my life, and about a year until I could feel happy. I stayed clean and sober for about a year after that and then had a slip. I have now been been clean andy sober for a little over a year. The moral of the story is: If you are quitting opiates, suboxone can really help you, BUT, and I repeat BUT, anything longer than a short use (which I believe is about two weeks), means you are going to have severe suboxone withdrawal. Most programs that are longer than two weeks are maintenance programs, which equals long-term. Unless you are planning on being on suboxone for the rest of your life, I would strongly recommend against long-term suboxone maintenance programs. It is important for me to express this, because if I had had all the facts, I might have done it a different way. I would have been better off withdrawing from the oxycontin, rather than going through the hell that long-term suboxone use put me through.

    Good luck to all those out there trying to quit. It is possible to find happiness without opiates. Don't give up, you are worth it.

    <3

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  102. I just wanted to take a minute tell my story and try to help some people. I've only been doin heroin for about 4-5 months and it was the worst 5 months of my life. I started doin heroin just for fun with a few of my buddy's, all it took was just a few time and I was hooked. Wasn't long after that I wasn't getting high anymore snorting 3 $20 packs of heroin. So I started shooting up, i was only suppose to shoot up one time, but that high was soo amazing that I couldent stop. Before I knew it I was spending anywhere from $50 to $100 per day and doing as much as a 1/4 gram to a 1/2 gram per day., it was getting way out of hand. I work full time so I couldent miss any time from work. I had to make sure I had enough to get high in the morning before I got out of bed so I wouldent be sick that day at work. After would I would go to my dealers house and blow all my money I had. I was always broke and looking for ways to get money. I would scrounge up change and what ever else I could do just to get high. Was but a few months after k started that my friends started noticing that I was hanging out with some shady people. And started asking questions. A week before I quit I had to look my best friend of 10 years in the eyes and lie to him and yell him I was clean.. U could look at both of my arms and tell i shoot up......a lot.... That was the day that I said enough is enough.. That next monday was my last day on heroin. I did it when I woke up that morning and that was the last time I will ever do it again. I've tried quitting before and failed, as soon as I started getting sick I couldent take it anymore. I ive been taking saboxone for 4 days and i tell you it is an amazing drug. With out this drug I would still be doing heroin. I'm very glad ive made this change and Im ready to get back to being the old me I one was. I miss that person. Heroin is a devil drug it's kills your body and tears you apart as a person. I'm glad I kicked it ass before it kicked my ass. Im glad I quit before i lost every thing I have. ( I have a tattoo on my arm that says family forever. I looked at that every day and wanted to cry. If they ever found out they would dis-own me I love my family to death and I made this change for them. Just remember if you are trying to quit, their is hope. You can do it just believe in your self and have a reason to fight. Think about all the money u will save, think about how much Better of a person you will be. Their is hope. I convinced one of my fiends to quit with me. With out him, i wouldent be able to do it.. And with out me, he wouldnet either....thank you for reading.. Please comment.. -Jake ps. I read a lot of your comments they really helped me come clean. Thank you..

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  103. fuck i was using h an oxy for two and a half months an got clean for 4 months. i had 2 go 2 meetings an get a sponsor it works. but i relapsed an have been using for a month now morphine 60's, dilaudins, heroin, an crystal. i'm slamming everything but i quit my job today cuz having money is what made me relapse so i kno in my heart i'm ready 2 quit. i tried quitting for my mom but it never worked, i have to do it for myself. i'm so sick of sticking a needle in my arm to make it thru the fucking day.

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  104. Blackdeath fighterJuly 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    I'm on day 3 of cold turkey heroin withdrawal and decided to snort a very small amount of heroin last night. Will this ruin my progress? Or will I continue to get better if I don't do it again. It is been 8 hours since the stupid decision occurred. Will the pain start all over again or will it continue to get less and less painful? I have been taking xanax and clonidine from my doctor who has been checking on me each day for blood pressure not dropping from the clonidine. Which by the way has helped quite a bit with hot and cold flushes and restlessness and xanax with anxiety. Just don't get addicted to the xanax cuz the pain of w/d from that I've heard is just as bad. Oh, and clonidine not to be confused with calonapine. Anyways, Reid I knees up bad or is this just a minor hickup?

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  105. I have some subs and am going to use the suboxone method. I've done that 2 times and it is considerably less painful than cold turkey which I have done several times as well. The hard part about suboxone is knowing u can still go and get more dope at any given time and give in to the heroin monster. I find it is easier to use the suboxone detOx if you are able to leave your stomping grounds for about one month. Unfortunately I do not have that option this time I need to do it in my using area. I never have tried to go into deto as tired as possible. I have always tried to eat healthy and get a good rest prior to detoxing but I will try anything that will help me.

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  106. Hi,today is the day, again!! Just been with my daughter who has picked up script for Subutex which she can start tomorrow. About to go 24 hours starting from tonight without using. Desparate to help her, what can I do to get her through next 24 hours?? She has been using on and off for last seven years. She is very determined but scared and is having terrible angry outbursts at the moment which I have never seen before. Any advice would be so appreciated, thank you.

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  107. Sadly we lost our son on July 4th to his addiction and now tonight I am spending my night searching for a rehab to get our other son admitted. He wants to try going cold turkey but we have been thru that before I feel like only a long term rehab will help him. I have really learned alot from all your posts I really appreciate everyones openness it is sure helpful for me. Prayers for all of you who are struggling.

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  108. thnk you so much man im 19 years old female but tostop i got an out patiet rehab ready for me on monday thank you alot <3

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  109. I have been an addict for about 5 years. Last summer I had quit heroin for the first time in that period. The reason I did was because I had to go back home to my parents house and help them move. I did it cold turkey and didn't tell anyone what I was going through, and nobody ever found out. I was there for 2 months and didn't use anything. I didnt sleep at all for a whole month and I was working really hard everyday. I was in complete pain for about a week. I stayed clean for 9 months and then relapsed. I am now right back to where I was and I know how terrible stopping was and just don't know if I can do it again. What do u think would help

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  110. I'm on day three, minor aches and stomach problems....i'm am a very light user, would use 2 bags for 2 days then stop for 3+...

    I am taking some 5-HTP to help with the mild depression that I am hoping will gone by this weekend. I have been using for about a year, on and off.

    I am tired of wasting money and feeling like crap when I don't use. I want to enjoy the rest of this summer and upcoming fall opiate free...

    I have a good job and life. A loving fiancee and family...I do not want to loose it all for something so pointless...the pleasure I get off of H is not worth losing everything else...

    My challenge its prob a lot easier them most on here. I am a light user, but its still hard....I hope everyone makes it to sobriety and never looks back at the dark past.

    Cheers!

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  111. I am so afraid of starting my subs early. I'm as heavy user for 3 years and a shooter.. 30+ bags a day..I live on the east coast where the dope is potent.. how long is long enough ? And my mind plays tricks on me like 10 hours in...I need help..but I am alone in this ..no one knows.. Ialways pick a day..then end up copping.. any advise on where to begin??

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  112. I also had a very long addiction to Heroin and now very much addicted to Morphine. I got exposed yesterday by my #2 Dr. and was told to never come back. Now, I am left with Dr.#1 and I don't know if HE knows about the "other" Dr. and the exposure of my secret. So, I need to hurry up and SERIOUSLY make up my mind as I am running out of time. I have a shit-load of Klonopin. This does help with some of the anxiety and along with high-quality Cannabis, I can make this horrific ordeal to come (withdrawls) more tolerable. Next, I need to be in a safe environment to kick. For the next 15 to 20 days it IS gonna be a nightmare because I have gone thru this many, many, times. Next, Nutrition. I need to get ahold of highly nutricious meals- not spicy, "heavy" or rich. Gentle foods like Bananas, wheat bread, rice, beans, and foods low in acidity. Orange juice is acidic so wait until the worst is over before drinking O.J. I usually have a library of movies to watch. Nothing drives a person crazier than Kicking and being bored. But! In my opinion, PRAYER before beginning this long and very painful process is paramount to beating addiction and later, relapse. Frequent showers help also. I forgot to mention. Taking showers every time you feel the need, helps tremendously. Water is magical in this situation. Finally, GRATITUDE. I must be grateful I survived the DECADES of Opiate based addiction. Most other Junkies I know are dead, in prison, gone mad, are homeless and still using, or just as addicted to Narcotics Anon. or some other replacement including religion or spirituality. I hope this helps a little.

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  113. Hey team,
    I am a busy professional who had enjoyed taking opiates on and off for years.
    Then over the past 6months or so, I have had quite the "h" habit... I cannot express in words how deeply sorry I am for those of you who have dealt with this for years. Watching my bank account drain, and living paycheck to paycheck on a six figure income, a change needed to be made. The only people who have known about my habit have been myself and my dealer. Quite the lonely problem, which is why I am so greatful for this forum!
    I have always snorted, never put a needle in my arm, but after the past 72hours, not sure that made a difference. I had been snorting about a "g" a day.
    I think solid planning is one of the best things one can do to quit...
    So I took 3days extra off work, the most I could manage on short notice, and prepared myself for the long hard road out of hell...
    What's insane is that after a while the H doesn't do much other than make you feel "normal". What a waste of time, money, and effort just to feel as such.
    Anyway, early wed morning was the last time I did anything, and by wed night I was already in the grip of withdrawls. Started with the cold sweats, just feels gross, and you never feels dry. Melatonin certainly helped me sleep, bit also seems to increase the restless legs. Anyway, I won't go into any more specifics, because anyone who has kicked opiates before knows the horrific details.
    Shut out the world as best I could, and finally today my head started clearing up. I prayed so very hard to God for help. Something I hadn't done for years.
    One concern I have, is that after 48hrs of cold turkey, I took 40mg OP to try and help get through it. Does anyone have experiance using OP to help get off H? I am scared to death that it is just holding back more withdrawls to come...
    I wish all of you the best, please know you are not alone, and any insight would be much appreciated!
    BR

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  114. Art, I was wondering if there is anything you can do to help me. I have a son that is 27 yrs old that is a herion addict.He's been to meetings, 12 step program, cousling 4month rehab place, done some jail time and also has been to prison. He's been out of prison since March and was doing great for about 3 maybe 4 months and now it seems we are backed to square one hes using again and I just don't know what to do this stuff is making me insane to know hes doing this again whats a mother to do? I love my son and i have been there for him through the rough times but when do you say enough is enough? I thought with doing the time would have changed him but I don't know now. When hes on the stuff I don't even like being around him but when hes sober the nicest guy you would ever meet im just so lost, scared and hopeless do you have any answers for me? Im hoping you will answer me soon. Thanks!

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    1. Hey... Im not a parent, but i am your son's age... and I am clean today... This might be hard to hear.... but my mom telling me I would be disowned if I didnt stop...kicking me out numerous times for my erratic behavior... calling the police on me numerous times for the same thing... Loving me so much that she gave me money when I would call her crying the same old lie... NONE of this got me clean... NONE of this made me want to stay clean... I had to make the decision for myself... and suffer very much during that process... But thank god I lived to see a clean life... I pray your son can do the same... Best of luck to you and your family... perhaps for his sake... send him to rehab and dont let him comeback... There are sober houses, good ones and bad ones all over this country...if youre in the US... do some research, i know he wont ( I didnt) and go from there... I he finds whatever it is hes missing... or searching for... and I hope you all find your son again. Love. Lots of it. :)

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  115. hi all,im sat here reading your posts and experiences and my heart is breaking for all of you and also for myself and my brother who has been addicted to heroin for over 10yrs now. I lost contact with my brother several years ago after the death of my son and my mum and only recently found out about his illness/addiction and found this site whilst looking for answers on how to get my brother off heroin. I don't think someone who hasn't experienced the pain of addiction can fully understand the hardship of coming off this crap. I had "advice" off people on how to help but you all have given me insight into just how truly painful and hard it is in reality so thank you and i just want to say i wish you all the luck in the world.I will be traveling to see him next wk for a few days and somehow will try and help him in anyway i can but in the meantime i hope you don't mind but i will keep reading and learning from you all and your experiences as until i fully understand i know i can't help him.

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  116. HI all, I'd like to say good luck to anyone who stumbles across this site looking for help... Im a little over 2 years clean from heroin...a year and a half clean from everything else... I'd just like to say...it is so possible... I thought the opposite for the few years i sucked myself into the spiral of opiate addiction and the 10 years i used drugs... but i was wrong... the detox was painful, i didnt do it cold turkey... but i take NOTHING now... not psych meds, no anxiety pills, no alcohol not even tylenol...im clean and free... but theres a catch... lifelong awareness and maintenance is key to remaining drug free... I found a belief in an existence I once loathed... Everyone has their own path, i hope and pray you find yours. This drug takes lives.. please dont let it take yours, remember you have a right to be here and lifes a bitch sometimes but the good parts... damn... :) I wish you all love and luck. Have a little faith :) btw, im 25... its never too early... never too late

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  117. Hi im a herion addict i was just wondering if i could wein myself with pain killers such as perks norcos or even roxys? and how many would it take and how long?

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  118. Hi. Im new to all this and need help. Ive been addicted to prescription opiates since breast reduction surgery a few years ago. I had wounds that didnt heal nd stayed open for 11 months, a rare complication. The pain wS horrible nd i wS given oxycodone. Now i buy it on the street nd have spent so much money. Noone knows. Im constantly afraid of running out. I want to quit but cannot be out of work. I have no insurance. Im a waitress so if im not at work i dont get paid. Im terrified of withdrawals but i want to get off. I only have a few pills left. Pleass can someone help me?!

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  119. Been clean for 4 months after 30 yrs of h , methadone , all drugs basically and have just relapsed for last 25 days with 7 days on and off in between without using . Only smoking about to go cold turkey . How bad will it b?smoked solidly for last 7 days ?

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  120. Hi, my name is Amanda. I have been on methadone for about 2 years now. I have come down from 100 ml, and I am now on 20 ml. I have heard that it takes much longer to withdrawal from methadone than heroin. Should I keep going down and then stop, or should I just jump off of 20 ml. I'm just scared that th e withdrawal will take much too long for me to handle. How long do you think I will withdrawal for, and then how long after that untill I feel normal again.

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  121. Hi Amanda

    I would keep coming down until you get to at least 5 or 10 mg. Then you can probably just stop.

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  122. I'm done with this shit. I am 21 years old and started using about two months ago. I cannot really tell you how much i was doing, but it wasn't a ridiculous amount...i would buy a half g and it would last about two days...I am sitting here reading all of your comments and it has really taken my mind of my physical withdrawal symptoms. I did my last shot yesterday morning at about 8am. Luckily things are too terrible, im just very bored. I have taken the weekend off work and plan to just sit here in my room til things get better. Because i was using so much I depleted all of my savings. I dont have any money or any gas. I dont want to do another shot. I dont want to get high again. My boyfriend of 3 years, actually my soulmate, found my spoon i was using last night. Nobody knew i was using, not even my roommate. When he found out he left my apartment and hasnt talked to me since. His ex girlfriend did a very similar thing, only she was sleeping with her dealer to get the drug. I have never cheated on him. I know I am getting off topic and rambly..i guess it's just good to actually write this all down. I havent said it out loud to myself, let alone anyone else. I guess i am just looking for some support or kind words. Thank you so much for reading all of this

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  123. Hi

    I am glad you decided to quit using because things will only get worse if you continue to use. You have your whole life ahead of you do not throw it away on drugs. You can stop now and call it and experience and a done deal.


    Good luck
    God bless

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  124. hi i am after some help and advice, after reading what everyone has put, basically my partner has been using herion off and on for 16 years,he used to smoke it but now he injects, he hass miss sites bruises its awful to see n inbetween the breaks of herion he has tried subbetex and didnt get on with them, he was then on methadone for 18 months n was going to do a dettox at the woodlands clinic, but the waiting list is so long and its not a guarantee that he will have a place, after using herion n its now £50 a day he has stopped taking methadone since the 21.8.12, n using he now wants to go cold turkey.... we are a large family with 6 children n i need to know how am i going see him manage on this n you mentioned some tablets for cramping now are they available over the counter? hw says he really wants to do it this time, i know ive been here many times before and i cant afford his addiction but why is now so different from any other time? is there anythin i can buy to help him as i dont want to buy his drugs but i will do what i can to help him, our children today just think he's poorly n that he has a stomach bug, i know things are going to be worse before they get better, i just want reassurance n probably advise, i called the local drug clinic n all they did was tell him to go down obviously give a positive sample n then they would prescribe methadone, he is adamant he dies not want to be on methadone he states he has used herion to come off methadone, so is this goin to be a worse rattle than the others?? i myself am not a user n never have been but i have seen friends on this n some have died from using i just want to know how i can help n why is this time so different please reply thank you....from claire

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  125. Hi,
    I am currently into my 72nd hour of my partner withdrawing, its hell. I have kept him fast asleep with Zopiclone and when he has woke I have made him eat & drink then put him back to sleep ( wish it had been with the frying pan around his head) but this seems to be the best way to do it for him.
    However please tell me how to deal witrh his dealers turning up in my office? When he has been lucid he has said that this has been the ewasiest 'cluck' he has ever done.

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  126. I would tell them if they keep coming around that you will call the law.. simple as that.

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  127. Hey everyone! I have been trying to taper off for a whole but I always seem to go through it faster than I mean to. I try telling myself that my habit isnt that bad because I only do like a $20 a day. But I'm tired of it. I don't shoot but I guess I'm just a puss because once the sweats and the cramps start it's game over. I have to be able to go to work... My husband wants us to quit too, and I know they say you can't kick as a couple but I feel like I need him. I've only been using every day for 8 months now and I hate it. I feel like I'm balanced on the edge of a cliff and the only thing keeping me from going over is my fear of needles. I've only been doing enough to not be sick and I keep thinking that will make the withdraw go away but it is always there waiting to rear its ugly head. I don't want to go to rehab or take suboxine because I don't want to trade one sick for another... Advice? If I just go cold turkey how long before I can function again? What can I do to make it bearable? My email is : Starry-Eyed-Wolf@yahoo.com

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    1. Okay... $40 a day... But that's between my husband and I...

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    2. And I typed my email wrong... starryeyedwolf13@yahoo.com

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  128. I would suggest that you just quit and get it over with they symptoms will be gone in a couple of days but then you will have to deal with the mental aspect. To be able to do this I would also suggest you go to NA meetings and get with the women they will help you.

    Good luck

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  129. Hi I am 17 years old and have been doing heroin for about 2 months straight, using very heavily.. I am currently in the program and have been for over a year. Before I was in the program, I was using anything and everything to get high because of my self loathing. When I got kicked out of my house, I moved in with my father(who is also in the program). I started going to meetings, got a sponser and began working steps. I now secratary a meeting and am on my amends... but am still using. I have been on the sly for the last 6 months,starting with just pills and drinking.. But im back to heroin. The feeling is killing my soul little by little more and more every day. I dont know why i began using heroin, but now I dont want to stop because of the withdraws. I have slowed down and am trying to wein my self off, but once i start feeling sick, i turn to using. I feel ashamed, and powerless once again to my addiction and my life is becoming unmanageable. Because i am so young, people look up to me for getting sober at my age, but im truly just a phoney. Fear has overcome my life; i cant even tell my sponser because i feel as if she will tell me there is no hope or that im still not ready.. My father and i are in recovery together, and he has no idea! Im coming up on a year on November 28th, but i dont even have one day right now... I have a job thats hanging on by a thread due to my using and I am scared to death to withdraw because i may loose my job... Im sorry for bitching about my problems but i really cant talk to any one.. Any advice will help. Please email me at chellchee@aol.com
    Thank you

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  130. Hi there

    I am going to give it too you straight with no cut on it the only way you will get better is to come clean. Tell your sponsor whats been going on she is there to support you that's the disease telling you all the other B.S. If you think you feel bad now just think what you will feel like if you collect that one year tag and are still using.

    I would talk to my sponsor and listen to what she suggests. I can tell you I have been right where you are and trust me you will feel a whole lot better once you share whats going on with you. Do not let the disease continue to trick you because if you do not know it by now things will only get worse..

    Good luck

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  132. Hi I really could use some advice. I've read a lot of postings on here and have found some helpful. My boyfriend is a heroin user and has been since he was 16 he's 29 now and we just recently had a baby. He constantly tells me he wants to quit but I see no improvement. I've tried taking him to a rehabilitation facility and he doesn't want to stay. He says its because he will miss our baby and myself. I feel like its just an excuse for him to not stay. It's hard for me to leave him only because he is the father of my child and because I love him. At the same time I don't want my baby growing up without her dad. I've asked him to quit cold turkey and I let him know I'd be there for him every step of the way. His response to quitting cold turkey is he will try it tomorrow and when tomorrow comes he puts it off for next week or the week after that. I honestly don't know what to do any more. If I can get him to quit cold turkey how long will it take for him to get over the withdraws?

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  133. Hi

    I would say 3 to 5 days on the withdrawal but then he will have to deal with the mental aspect cravings, and what not. Honestly his chances of staying clean without further help are very slim.

    Good luck

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  134. im 22 years old and this is my second time detoxing cold turkey... i started using about a year and a half ago after going through a few things as a 20 year old that most people wont go through in a life time...i have two sons which one has an extremely heart condition ... he has recieved 3 open hear surgerys....i drove myself to withdraw cold turkey on my own knowing his last surgery was jusy around the corner... despite getting my self clean just in time for his surgery i started using again the day we got home from the hospital just over a month later.. i thought just because i physically and financially support my kids and becuase im with them unless im at work that im not cheating them out of a dad.... and now that im almost 2 days into my second time trying to get clean i see that no matter how normal i though i was acting i was hurting everyone around me... even though i didnt get bad into it as others that i have spoken to i feel horrible but im to the point were im sick of my mind and my thoughts are altered... i just wanna feel like i dont have to physically depend on this drug to wake my self up in the morning and go to work.. the last two days i stuck out these withdrawls at work im thinking of calling out tomorrow i feel like im not going to be able to sleep tonight... i stumbled on this website and thought this would be a good way to kill a half hour while i feel like im going to explode and my kids wont let me sit down

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  135. Hi
    Great site. Wondering if you can advise me what would be the best way to do my detox. I can't go cold turkey & respect anyone who can but for me it's impossible. I have lost count of how many times I have tried to stop. I start a new job next Mon & want to be clean when I start. I have 100ml of methadone liquid & also 5 2mg suboxone. What do u think is best for a 5 day detox? I thought maybe take the methadone till Thurs/Fri then ride it out till Mon & if I still don't feel great maybe just take 1/2 suboxone for the 1st week of work. Any advice on what you think the best route would be would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you

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    1. Hi

      Thanks for sharing and I am glad to here you are ready to stop using again its really difficult for me to say because I do not know how much you were using.

      Maybe try using half the methadone for the first 2 days and then one sub for the rest.Hang in there you can do it..

      Good luck

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    2. Hi thanks for your quick response. I have been addicted for 5 years, smoking it only, taking anything between 1/2-1g per day. If I take the methadone for 2 days would I not have to wait a few days before then starting on the suboxone? I want & need to do this it has ruined my life for long enough. Reading the messages on this site gives me motivation & hope. Thanks again

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  136. hi friends , i live in the uk. i have been smoking heroin for the paST 7 YEARS! AND IAM SICK TO DEATH OF IT.i have lost my wife,family,and most of my friends because of this horrible addiction.i cannot hold a job down and have just become homeless because i cuold not pay the rent.i am so lonely now and i wish i dont wake up after sleeping what a mess iam in.death seems the only way out of it,but i know it would be a waste of a life iam so angrey with myself for getting in to this position i hate the so called friend for introducing me to it, i was going through a painfull time caring for my dad who had terminal lung cancer at the time and thought it helped at the time to get past the emmotional pain of losing my dad.so called friend said try this,it will help you feel better,what a arsehole,i wouldnt wish this for anyone.i know i should of said no.i try to quit but after 2 days i go and score i feel i have no willpower.it turns you into a liar and a thief which i hate myself for so much.its true it takes everything off you bit by bit until you have nothing left but your own thoughts of self hatred.i feel i have nothing to live for which i know is silly its the drug that makes me this way,why did i choose to keep taking it knowing it was making everything worse its got to the point where i have lost so much and will never get the things i love back that i take it to blank the shit out of my life i would do anything to be clean of it but its that powerfull i keep going back to it.iam sorry folks for moaning on about it but i have to tell someone how i feel this is my only way of off loading.i pray that this will one day be a hard learning curve and i may at least help others going through the same lifemare. i hope who reads this will have a good life and there is all ways someone worse off than yourself you only live once so please try and be optismistic.regards b.j.t.

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  137. I feel there is nothing left for me other then heroin.. i have dealt drugs my entire life and doing so makes it impossible to get a job, let alone a call for an interview. I am 20 and have been spending 4-500 dollars a day on my addiction of a year with three years clean prior to a 3 year struggle before believing this is all i will amount to. I now, finally have nothing. My family is always here for me but only in words, they do not understand what it is to live this lifestyle even with a mother so loving who just blew her ten year sobriety away from my brothers drinking which has landed her an 80000 dollar fines for all the underages there and yet i am the irresponsible one making my demons my own so they are not to worry. Supporting myself since i was kicked out at 17 through selling drugs has brought me this title i know but still i face everything alone, at one time i was making easily 3-5 grand a day i have stopped that lifestyle a few months back and still have no support or changed opinions from my family and they do not know of my struggle. To them i am clean as well as done with dealing yet im still the fuck up, i credit this to my mental disabilities. Its hard enough for me to even want to use anymore for i have given up everything else hoping it would force me to stop this finally with no success. I just want someone to see me the way i do as i am the person who will go through being sick so they dont have to, bailing friends out of jail because they know i could and would, and loaning money countless times knowing i would never see a penny back only false gratitude for me doing so. I hate this shit and worse part is its all free for me because i got one of my dealers hooked on it to the point he buys my 300 dollar a day addiction without knowing by supporting his own addiction. Welcome to the suck i suppose but i have never reached out or really even commented briefly to anyone about my life, i have always just been the one there for others. Undeserving as they were i find it to hard to turn my back on anyone needing help, now i am the one needing help but to no avail from anyone which is why i have chose to stop enabling others by cutting them from my life completely and alone i feel ready to face this but i have no means to do so and with continuing my daily rituals being so easy its not as if its a choice to keep killing myself day in and day out. I am down to my last hundred bucks yet again and just want to know if there is anyway to not diminish with everything else like i have been for the past 4 months or so because i do not understand any other way of life rather then sitting in my place scoring for free each day and that being the only communication i have with anyone anymore. It feels like a broken record that is stuck on repeat and tomorrow the cycle will surely continue. I dont know why im even sharing this but if anyone can offer a bit of fragmented sense to me about how to truly leave all of this behind i know i have the determination and ability to make anything happen i just dont know where to point my direction and what i need to desire to start life at the age of 20 its all new to me because unfortunately the only life that makes sense is the one causing all my emotional turmoil since this cant be what all my potential ends at. I am simply greater than this or am i just having another pipe dream as they call it and i should just consider myself lucky for what i do have.

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  138. Hello...I am in love with a wonderful man. He has told me that he was an addict in the past. I accepted that, not thinking that he would use again. Well yesterday he told me that for the past two months he has been using and caught a habit in the past three weeks. He is willing to be clean, however, I am now wondering if it has truthfully only been two months. He starting taking suboxone this morning. I have never used and I am at work all day. He has been keeping in touch with me, but I am just so scared right now. I don't know what I am going to have to experience in the next couple of days. I have been searching the net for info. What can I do to help him be comfortable during this time, what can I expect, and how do I allow myself to trust him again?

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