Hands up if you think you're addicted to opiates and think you're alone...

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Addiction to codeine based products is more common than any of us realise. There's safety in numbers.

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    Hello,

    My husband is addicted to oxycodone and has been increasing his dose every year for the past five years. It is very worrying.

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      Hi, I'm sorry to hear that, does he see it as a problem or is he in denial? Have you told him you're worried? X

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      He knows i am worried but says what else can he do or take to stop the back pain that he has? I honestly dont think it eases the pain , just is a distraction and a habit now. Hospital arent meant to be helping him reduce but that was said a month ago and he has had no contact from them
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      Do you have a good GP? One that he can say all this to? One of the things I've learnt in the past 6 weeks of being off opiates is that they can exacerbate pain, they can make you hypersensitive to it, I had chronic back and joint pain, that's why I started taking it in the first place. Since I've stopped I have aches but not nearly as severe as while I was using. He's really not alone either and neither are you. I've discovered that this addiction is so very common with people self medicating left right and centre to get them through. If your GP is not as compassionate as they could be see if there's a local drugs rehab charity near you, I've been to one near me and it's been a lifesaver. Get advice, empower yourself with knowledge and fight this. X

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      I was addicted to codeine for 8 months referred to drug team who put me on a whacking dose of subutex I've just been detoxed for the 3rd time and struggling have no energy no motivation horrific sweats the drugs team just discharged me i tried to get my GP to give me vitamin b12 injections as heard this can really help he has refused I'm desperate and willing to pay private how do I find a GP who will do this anyone know xx

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    If he wants to quit cold turkey. Call this number. They helped me through a private natural remedy solutions and its a hundred percent effective. Call 6475370543. Its a small price to pay to get your life back.
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