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Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Josh111187, May 4, 2018.

  1. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    Its a thing to let me know who he is.
    Notice he mentioned dates and ATL, and thought so, well I know this guy.
    Hi Dave? Is that what u go by now?
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  2. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Ok is he friend or foe?
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  3. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    David is my legal name but in the Coin Collecting & Relic Hunting World I go by Davey.

    By "Thought" ..I meant , that when I first read this I kinda felt the OP & JSC is the same person.

    Also by mentioning 'H' & stuff , I WAS IN NO! WAY TRYING TO , Tempt anyone "OP" or anybody else.

    Just thought it was strange that at 48 I never seen 'H' in person. Thank goodness

    Ill go wit Davey.
  4. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Not a Foe.
    In 48 years of life , I have enough common sense to know how to treat folk in recovery .

    Like Alcohol , Drugs are constantly around me , so i'm tempted most everyday.

    Also as I stated somewhere , I'm not great at typing spelling , & I may /do come across in a way that I don't mean to .

    Davey
  5. Davers

    Davers Community Champion


    This is info I have known for years but it's great to get it out to those who don't understand the 'Process'.

    There are many factors that play into my issue , hence me taking Xanax for 10+ years.
    GD
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  6. Willaubin

    Willaubin Member

    Josh, switch your medication use a different benzodiazepine I have found out that 2 mg of alprazolam in the a.m. and 2 mg of alprazolam in the p.m. has been a lifesaver. Also remember to get the extended release that way you don’t have to keep popping pills all day. It has change my life
  7. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    I got clean and changed my username @Willaubin
    I am Josh. The same terrified josh that wrote this what seems like a lifetime ago.
    No no no, no more benzos for me. Ever. But thank you for the advice.
    Although you didn't know I got clean from benzos and will never look back. Same for alcohol and painkillers.
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  8. crys921219

    crys921219 Member

    I can relate I have taken subs for 2.5 years now and it's hard being an opiate. I was finally truthful about the being addicted to them and the pharmacy gives me my 3 a day and finding a new councilor/ medication specialist. The Dr s do help I didnt want to tell them all that cuz I felt trapped since the subs are sapos to help you. You can do it. Find support and reach out. I'll always listen too. Your not alone.
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  9. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Subs....3 aday? Just wondering
  10. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    I find that dose 2 & 2 is great or 2 x 1.15 (8 ish ) .5 at bed time . Has worked for a few people I've known NOTE . With .5 more or less 3-5 days a month.

    P.S. This is for a tolerant patient with 5 or more years of strait alprazolam usage .
    Always keep your dose as low as possible . ' Of -Course '
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  11. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Heck Yea .
    In 10 years you can be joshstayinclean.

    For real .
    Great job quitting all that junk & thanks for all the help you Give to this community (a small but close group here is a good thing IMO.
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  12. Glimmerofhope

    Glimmerofhope Active Contributor

    Hi josh,
    Hope your well, I’m a new member and starting my cold turkey journey tomorrow. My crutch is codeine constantly throughout the day and unfortunately also alcohol at night. It’s going to be hell but we’ve got to do this! I have 3 young children alone, so life’s pretty hectic and stressful which we all know is a trigger. just know your not alone, and I know it’s scary but maybe just have the mindset that your going to have a really bad week but there’s light once you’ve past that point.
    I’m not experienced in methods to use, I know of people who have been addicts to heroin and Valium and they Swore by CBD oil as a calmer
    Let us know how you’re getting on and best of luck
  13. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @Glimmerofhope that is an old post, Josh has been clean for 3 years. I have almost a year. Your turn.
  14. Glimmerofhope

    Glimmerofhope Active Contributor

    I actually noticed josh’s post this morning and did comment on it, not realising it’s and old post... jumped the gun and new, once I’d commented I realised it was a couple of years old xx
  15. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    We are here for you @Glimmerofhope ,simple error that we have already looked beyond.How are you doing?Right this min!
  16. True concern

    True concern Moderator

  17. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Ok sweet good deal.
  18. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    With your knowledge and my from the heart we can do something great my friend, this is my passion humanity....i will NEVER GIVE UP
  19. Glimmerofhope

    Glimmerofhope Active Contributor

    So far so good, 16 hours in and not a symptom yet. But I fully expect them to arrive, I feel ready and determined. Normally I’d be planning which chemists to do runs to and getting agitated, but I’m not feeling that.
  20. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Here's wishing you the best , it may not be as hard as you think , as Codeine is hard to quit but easier than other opiates ( In my experience .). The booze may be harder depending how much and often you drink and how long.

    You can do this , keep in the loop so we can try to help when times get tempting.
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