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Substance Misuse

Also known as Amfetamine Abuse, Buprenorphine for addiction treatment, Cannabis Dependence, Cocaine Addiction, Drug Dependence, Heroin Dependence, Legal Highs, Lofexidine, Methadone, Naltrexone, Suboxone, Subutex

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  • Need help?

    To caz16253, I couldn't get your post, but understand that you need help.  My help is coming from Naltrexone, a drug that you take one hour before the first drink of the day. It works to block the pleasure receptors in your brain and after time (sometimes many months) it causes you to not...

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  • Coming off Methadone

    This isn't a particularly useful story so apologies but I thought I'd share my brief fling with coming off Methadone. So I've been on it for a year and a half after some addictions and depression. I wanted to stop so I cut back last week. Every day I dropped about 2mls. I got some slight...

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  • Codeine addiction

    Hi, I'm Karen I'm 40 and from Cambridgeshire. I'm Epileptic and developed an ear problem 2 years ago and eventually ended up taking 500/30 codeine. My partner takes the same however he prefers effervescent and after a seizure I also find it easier to take them that way for the head pain that...

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  • Need help?

    To caz16253, I couldn't get your post, but understand that you need help.  My help is coming from Naltrexone, a drug that you take one hour before the first drink of the day. It works to block the pleasure receptors in your brain and after time (sometimes many months) it causes you to not...

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  • SUBUTEX Last 6mgs any advice please!!!!

    Hi All,Thank p you if you are reading this.... well I was a heroin addict for 15 years. I stopped Heroin and methadone on the 13 march 2016 just over 17 months now. i started on 18 mgs and have got it down to 6mg...  Here's my problem I'm scared I noticed the drops  the last times....

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  • subutex detox

    my last dose was 4 or 5 days ago im weak as a kitten and as being depressed iv barely moved off sofa for 2yrs iv heard excercise helps if I took cocodamol to help me up an about for 2 days will I detox again

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  • 17 months CLEAN today.... there is hope

    Hi all, well some May say I'm not quite clean as I am on the synthetic opiate blocker ... SUBUTEX I am on 6 mg a day, I was on 18 mg and have got this down . I ALMOST GAVE UP THOUGHT THIS IS MY LOT 15 years in. I was coming up to 40 and didn't want it to ruin my life anymore!!! i can only say...

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  • My ex-husband is a drug addict and he is coming out of jail

    My ex-husband has been in and out of jail since he was 16, I didn't know this before I married him, he told me he got "in trouble" when he was younger, I figured it was something minor or a DUI. I found him doing Ketamine one day, and he told me the truth about all the deep issues he has,...

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  • Sinclair method

    Hello, I live in the USA and am just hearing about this method. I have been to several detoxes and am frustrated I continue to drink. I'm curious if anyone knows why this isn't being introduced in this country? I wonder if it's all about the pharmaceutical companies and money. I'm told...

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  • Help

    So 6 days ago. I done about 0.1g of cocaine. I have had extreme anxiety for last year and have been given the ok on my heart (chest pains). What's the chances of that doing damage??? I've had pains since but I think it could just be my anxiety. 6 days on surely I'm safe?? It was put in my...

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  • There is light at the end of the tunnel

    Hi guys          I just wanted to post this to give hope to recovery opiate addicts ....and allthough ive told some of this before heres the full story           for 8 years i was taking methadone of varying amounts ( average 40mg daily ) .....

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  • Does meth truly change people

    Does meth use truly change people who chronically use, as if they were replaced by an entirely different person? Or does it bring out inner desires, fantasies, or behavior that may never have manifested if not for abusing meth? Was it always there or could it be possible that it changes a person to be...

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  • struggling to stop smoking weed

    hey people.ive had a recent event which has made me stop smoking weed, ive been smoking weed at the same time everynight for about a year. during the other times of the day i am completely fine and completely motivated to stop smoking weed however when it comes to that time at night my cravings are so...

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  • Codeine withdrawals - worse than expected - help!!!

    Hi I have a history of opiate addiction going back 25 years. For at least half that time i have been clean but over the last 7years or so been getting clean then relapsing onto i initially heroin but then codeine.....nurophen plus and pure codeine phosphate. This last relapse was after 2 years clean...

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  • Alternative to Cannabis for pain relief

    Hi,  I have in the past used cannabis for pain relief. It's helped but I don't want to be assoicated with drugs anymore. My partner dislikes drugs but has accepted me doing it when I have extreme pain. I do see the negative effects from smoking too much weed. It's I'm clean. But...

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  • Concerned my son is doing cocaine

    I have no experience with cocaine abuse. I know he has been smoking marijuana for several years now. He is 26. I heard a rumor a couple of months ago that he was doing cocaine, but my other son assured me it wasn't true. Today I found a small blue baggy that looks like something that would be...

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  • Vallium addiction

    My partner is addicted to vallium and I am looking for advice on him trying to come off it. He is severely abusing it and is taking up to 3000mg per day, usually 1000mg at a time. What is the best way for him to taper down? And are there any supplements or over the counter meds that can help with withdrawals?...

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  • Stay strong and fight the demon

    I just want to say that I lost my 21 year old cousin Sunday due to heroin addiction. I have never experienced addiction myself, but have lost family and friends due to it. I hope those of you that struggle with addiction of any kind know you are not alone. There are so many people in this world of all...

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  • It is possible.. I promise

    I am a heroin addict. I was in active addiction using 1 1/2- 2 grams a day intravenously.. This went on for about 5 years.. My family disowned me, I couldn't keep a job, I was living in my car with my fiancé at the time (also using). Then May of 2013 I had my first child, a beautifully perfect...

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  • can a doctor in the uk prescribe subutex or suboxone?

    hey, i'm 21, not proud of it, but i am an addict. im addicted to pain meds and have been since i was 16 years old. for the past 8 months i've been doing everything i can think of to try and get 'clean' on my own and with the help of some family and friends as i was too embarrased to tell...

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  • Advice re addiction.

    Hi everyone I'm new here and looking for some advice I have a history of opiate addiction, mainly tramadol and dihydrocodine. I have been in (and I'm currently in the process of getting back into) the nhs prescribing service but have never really been free of addiction. I suffer from severe...

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  • Codeine phosphate addiction for 3 years what can i do?

    Hello fellow forumers, Im elma from london and about 3-4 years ago i discovered co-codamol in pharmacy for painful periods i started taking it as i was told to and when i noticed the pleasant sensation that follows i started swallowing more and more until i reached about 2 packs of 18 per day but about...

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  • Need to get my friend into detox

    I myself an addict have done countless detoxes and 6 residential rehabs. Without sounding like a snob I've always payed privately and stayed at the priory or similar, I now believe that is why it took me 6 rebabs as it was like a hotel. My last rehab was awful up early doing jobs, cooking etc but...

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  • Co codamol

    Hello Bit of advice please I broke my ribs roughly about a year ago, since then I have been taking a whole pack of co codamol a day so 32 a day minimum! I'm starting to realise I have a problem now when pharmacy staff are starting to recognise me and refusing to serve me I have also on occasions...

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  • Methadone

    I was prescribed Methadone in 1990 in Coventry and received my free doses from a pharmacy for 2 years which help me to finish my studies and HND diploma. Then I came back where I yet to live, Istanbul. Since I came here there is no methodone or such treatment in this Country. So I struggled with life...

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  • Precipitated withdrawal

    Took 4mg subutex and went into full blown rattle so scared of this and changing to methadone tomorrow as i cannot take withdrawals is this the right thing to do

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  • Living with s herion addict

    I would be grateful if somone could help in some sort of way .. i met a lad a couple of years ago and to be honest he was on a methadone programme on consume and still is ... before xmas he was carryin hes coat around every were and one day he left it so of course i was suspicous and i went in hes coat...

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  • Finally off Sertraline!!! There is hope.

    Just thought I'd share my story since I used this site a lot to get reinforcement of some of the things I went through with this medication. I was put on Zoloft about two years ago exactly and what started my anxiety, I have no idea! I just remember going to a chiropractor to have my neck checked...

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  • What is first step to get help

    My son is addicted to cocaine. If he will agree to get help, what is our first step? Do I take him to a doctor? He has insurance. I think there is an outpatient drug place in town. I just don't know how to get the ball rolling. Thank you

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  • The dr prescribed me tramadol

    from what I have read this is an opioid, he gave me 20 100 mg tablets,  I have never taken a pain killer,  I took one of these and still have the chest pain, lol even still had period cramps just feel a bit buzzed.  Like having a drink,  should I just take these bake to the pharmacy....

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