How to Overcome Your Opiate Addiction
To the average person these words may conjure up images of a junkie with a needle hanging out of his arm, lying in filthy allies located downtown in some big city.
Or possibly they think of individuals who look like the walking dead making their way in and out of a crack house in a broken down neighborhood.
Maybe they picture a homeless man that’s missing teeth, dressed in rags and can’t seem to stay off of the pipe or put down the bottle.
You get the picture.
While the types of people in these mental images are, unfortunately, all too REAL, the fact is there are addicts all over the world who do not fit that mold.
Addictions can come in many forms, not just drugs or alcohol, and the addicts themselves come from all walks of life. Some of them may be your friends. Some may be your family. Chances are some of them are you.
Today I’d like to specifically address those of you who are struggling with an addiction to opiates which are prescription pain killers (Oxycontin, Percocet, Lortab) and heroin. The reason is, I can absolutely relate to those of you who suffer from opiate addiction.
I spent several years in my own personal hell which I created for myself. I’m happy, and proud, to say that I scratched, fought and clawed my way out of the deep, dark hole that I spent the biggest part of 10 years digging for myself.
At one point in my life opiates, specifically prescription pain killers, had become my breakfast, lunch and dinner with Vodka thrown in the mix as my between meals “shake”. I tell you this so you’ll understand that when I say I know what you’re going through, I fucking mean it.
While I do love to share the story of my pain and eventual triumph, this article isn’t about me. We’ll save my whole story for another time. I want to help those of you who are struggling with opiate addiction not only to regain control of your life but in the process to become better men than you may have ever imagined was possible.
As cliché as it may sound, if I can help even just ONE of you overcome the grip of addiction and turn your life around, then I feel the horror’s that I’ve faced have all happened for a reason. I truly mean that.
So, let’s look your demons square in their beady fucking eyes and then donkey- kick them in the balls!
I assume that most of you reading this are guys who absolutely know you are addicted and have reached the point where you want to get better. If you’re still unsure if you’re dependent on pain pills or heroin, try going a day without your drug of choice.
The agonizing pain and ache that feels like it’s actually inside of your bones coupled with the anxiety, restlessness, nausea, vomiting and, eventually, the point at which you start praying for the sweet relief of death, will all let you know very quickly that you are dependent.
Gentleman, for those of you who have not yet been through withdrawal, this is a challenge you will have to man up and face if you want to get better. I do not say this to scare you but I absolutely will not bull shit you or sugar coat things. The good news is YOU CAN get through it. The human body is amazing in its ability to adapt and overcome things.
Although it’s another thing that may sound cliché to some of you, the first piece of advice I can give you is that you need, no, you MUST admit that you have a problem.
The addict’s who don’t believe they have a problem, or that they need help, are in denial. They will rationalize every horrible choice they make, lie to others and themselves repeatedly and, in some cases, will flat out convince themselves of their own bullshit.
Until you fully accept that you are addicted and have lost control of your life you will not get better. Also, even if you DO accept that you are addicted, until you make the conscious choice to get better you will continue to struggle.
You must make up your mind that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You must decide that you want your health, energy, looks, family, friends, women, sex, money and life back!
You must be absolutely fed up with not being able to face your life and complete normal, everyday tasks without the use of opiates. You cannot do it for anyone else. You must do it for YOU.
Taper yourself off. Once you’ve realized you do have a serious problem and you’ve made the decision to change, cutting down on the amount you take and how often you take it will help you to minimize withdrawals as much as possible.
Don’t get me wrong, this will take some amazing will power.
Remember, it’s easy for an addict to rationalize with himself and even trick himself. He’ll tell himself that he’ll start cutting back tomorrow or that just a little bit more won’t hurt that much. He’ll think about the tough day he’s having, how his girl pissed him off, his team lost last night or, damn it, it’s fucking raining today and I just need a boost in my mood.
Don’t let yourself fall victim to this mentality. The longer you put this shit off, the longer you will suffer. There is no time like today to take the MASSIVE ACTION that is needed to create a better tomorrow for yourself.
An idea is to find someone close to you who knows what you’re going through and will help you. Give them what you’ve got and instruct them to only give you a small predetermined amount at certain times. Make sure they are willing to stay strong and not give in, no matter how much venom you may spew in their direction during times when you’re absolutely feigning.
Consider the use of assistive medications such as suboxone or methadone.
While I was hesitant to include this I will say that for some addicts the use of these meds to assist with getting off opiates is absolutely necessary. The reality is you’re trading one drug (pain pills, heroin) for another but these meds have worked wonders for countless people.
Just know going into it that eventually you’ll have to taper off these meds, just like you would pain pills or heroin, unless you’re planning on staying on them for the rest of your life, which I do NOT recommend.
Also, you’ll have to go to a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment or to a methadone clinic. The cost of these options, in most cases, is very high but still cheaper than what most addicts spend on their habit.
If you happen to be a “functioning” addict with a job, and you have health insurance, it can be a HUGE help. Personally I’ve been down both roads, methadone and suboxone, and I would not recommend going to a methadone clinic unless it is your only option.
It’s been my experience that suboxone doctor’s actually treat you like a real patient who needs their help and not a piece of shit. It was the exact opposite at the methadone clinic. Just as important is the fact that suboxone is much easier to come off of than methadone is.
The best option, if there’s any way you can do it, would be to go without either of these drugs and kick your addiction naturally. In upcoming articles I will give you some very helpful tips and ideas on exactly how to do that.
However, don’t wait to get started. NOW is the time to do what needs to be done. Take MASSIVE ACTION! Go ahead and start tapering yourself off.
If you’re interested in suboxone or methadone start searching the internet for doctors in your area. One of the most important things you can do is to make yourself a list of all the reasons why you want and need to change.
Your REASONS are your MOST powerful tool.
Make sure they are deeply meaningful to you. Use them to remind you, when times get tough, why you’ve decided to overcome your addiction. Use them as fuel for the fire in your heart when you feel like this is too hard and you want to give up. Your reasons for change are the KEY to unlocking a better life for yourself.
My sincere hope is that I’ve given anyone with an opiate addiction at least a glimmer of hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. This I can promise you. You just have to be willing to face your fear, step inside that dark, scary tunnel and crawl through the river of shit on the way to the other side.
I’m not telling you it will be easy. That would be a lie. But, you CAN do this. Keep moving forward and you will reach that light.
Waiting on the other side is the life that you once knew. Or, possibly, a life better than you ever could have imagined.
You now have my word, if you want to overcome your addiction, I will help you in any way that I possibly can. Look for more advice, tips, inspiration and help to come soon.
Until then, stay strong, my friend.
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