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Medical detox worked for me

Discussion in 'Share Your Detox Experience' started by soberdoug, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. soberdoug

    soberdoug Member

    I have mixed feelings on detox and I know there's a lot of controversy but in my case it worked especially the last time I was in. I don't think I would have made it out alive the last time without the med assisted detox. I don't think everyone needs it necessarily but it worked for me. Anyone else go through it?
  2. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Hey soberdoug,
    Med assisted detox helped me tremendously. I've kicked heroin cold turkey (in a jail cell) and in rehab (with Suboxone). The difference was basically like night and day. I'm glad it helped you, too.
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  3. soberdoug

    soberdoug Member

    thanks jen
    glad I'm not the only one!
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  4. Lackluster

    Lackluster Active Contributor

    My god, you make a petty alcoholic like me feel like a wimp when I think of kicking my habit. You're an honest to God inspiration.
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  5. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Holy moly. I think I'm the wimp compared to you alcoholics. Heroin withdrawal doesn't kill people. It's just not very fun :)
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  6. caparica007

    caparica007 Active Contributor

    I've never been there, but I had a brother who detoxed from heroin now and he's fine, my mother assisted him. How long have you been clean and how did you get into this project?
  7. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Hey caparica007, happy to hear your brother's doing well! That's awesome. It's been 6, almost 7 years now.
  8. caparica007

    caparica007 Active Contributor

    Thanks, he really been able to make it through so far, congratulations for your time as well, I am pretty sure it's for life. :)
  9. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    I like to think so, but can't afford to rely on it. :)
  10. shilpa123

    shilpa123 Member

    I think med detox works great quite a lot of time as it can be really helpful to a lot of people. It is really sad that for some people med detox does not actually work and they end up in a very bad position. I think it is advisable to use med detox carefully for your own well being and good health.​
  11. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Hey shilpa123,
    What exactly do you mean when you say for some people med detox does not actually work? Do you mean the withdrawal symptoms stay the same with medication, or the person does not stay clean?
  12. jdroc

    jdroc Active Contributor

    Congrats this is a really great accomplishment
  13. calicer1996

    calicer1996 Community Champion

    So glad it worked for you. Is detox the same as going cold turkey?
  14. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    I guess it works for some. Perhaps a placebo effect in there too. If they tell you this will help, it will. The brain is more in control than the drug. The drugs just alter the state. There has to be a conscious decision to do something. The end focus that is there will determine. If someone is just doing something for other people or because they have no choice. If in the back of their mind they plan on getting right back to it. It all goes right back to intention.
  15. thisizznaveen

    thisizznaveen Active Contributor

    Detox is great.It helps many peoples and works greatly.Many peoples get out from Heroin Addiction.I know about some People who uses Detox to get out from Heroin Addiction.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  16. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Congratulations I'm glad medical detox has helped you. I to have heard many stories of mixed reviews on the subject. I tend to believe to each his own. Different strokes for different folks. As long as a person gets clean I don't think it really matters how it happened. At least it is an option, and does work for some.
  17. KNH

    KNH Active Contributor

    I haven't gone through it, but I want to say congratulations and I am so happy for you! :)