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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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  • Advice on the use of recreational drugs.

     ​Solid advice for anyone thinking or using recreational drugs. 38 years of using and i would like to use my vast experiance to help anyone who needs advice, there dosent seem to be any help on this site, so fire away and I will try my best to help and educate all in a safe and none jugemental way.

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  • Heroin

    Hi I’ve been off heroin now for a good few year I don’t it myself through determination and hard work in the end it paid off but I’m going through a really hard time at the minute and I don’t think I can cope if I go to my GP will they prescribe me subutex just to ease that craving and pain I I just...

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  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment

    Methadone treatment is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I would highly recommend it to anybody addicted to opioids. The staff at the clinic I attend are also amazing and I couldn't have done it without their support and the support of my family.

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  • Question about meth

    Last Friday my husband relapsed on meth after 6 years. I have never seen how he acts until last weekend. Porn, not eating etc....... A week ago Sunday I told him I want it gone. He said he gave to someone. I unplugged the DVD player and hid the porn. He's eating and sleeping a lot better. But,...

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  • Dhydrocodeine taper

    Hi am new on this forum. Am just looking for some advice on here. I’ve been taking co codomol and dhydrocodeine and it’s gonna be nearly 3 years next month since I’ve been taking them. I suffer from arthritis and my doctor started me on co codomol 30 mg  I used to take two 30mg 3 times a day spacing...

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  • I'm struggling with codeine withdrawal and temptation

    Hi anyone I have been taking codeine for 5 or so years now since injury After a while I was prescribed fluoxetine also as I became depressed I am married, 2 teens, self employed with a physically demanding, dangerous outside job. I was able to pick up repeat prescriptions at will and the codeine was...

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  • End of tether... dont think I can beat this...

    When i started at University 14 years ago i was so clean living, hardly drank, had never tried a cigarette. Desperate to impress a guy i had my eye on i started going to clubs and taking pills. That was the start of a slippery slope. Some people can have a bit of something and then go to bed and have...

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  • Mother pregnant with 2nd child on methadone

    Hey everyone. This is an extremely tpuchy subject for me.... I had my first child (unplanned) on methadone. I did npt use any other drugs and took it like it was prescribed. She was born with no withdrawals at all. However at 3 months old she developed congenital nystagmus(a eye disorder that makes the...

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  • What's wrong with my body?

    Hello Not looking for sympathy, it's my own fault so I will cut to the chase. Heavy Cocaine user for around 6 months prior to January last year. Took almost a gram every couple of days, became dependent on it. In January I was lying in bed and my heart started to race really fast, pain in arms,...

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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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