I am feeling a little apprehensive about sharing my thoughts today as relates to recovery, and this so called "tool" that was prescribed to me by my primary care physician almost 3 years ago. Lets rewind a little bit. First off, Im a recovering addict/alcoholic. Some two and a half years ago I was addicted to heroin, which by the way, is the most horrible drug known to man....IMHO. Not to mention, it has killed so many thousands of young kids already this year. I dont know whats worse, living in active heroin addiction, or death? With that being said, I wanted off of that garbage.....so I talked with my docter and got honest for the first time in a long time. We discussed several options. Methadone, Suboxone, or just "cold turkey". I tried, and couldnt do it. I chose the suboxone.
I say that I have been clean since Feburary of 2010, but in all honesty, I was taking that medication (suboxone).......an "opiate blocker" for nearly three years, with the last year being the very most successful. I didn't find the desire to use ANY of the many vices that haunt me. I understand that addiction and drug use is taboo, and its not a pretty subject......i feel its my responcibility to share my experience in hopes that maybe I may help just one other person from having to suffer the complete demoralization I had to endure. Did I mention Im a lil A>D>D? "squirrel".....anyways, back to the suboxone. This medication has turned out to be the same old monster, just a new mask. See, on February 28, 2011 I decided that i wasn't "CLEAN" and that I no longer wanted to be on this "tool".......and it was just time for me to get off from it. Little did I know what kind of hell that I was gonna have to go through to make this my reality.
I found myself back at the treatment center I visited last February when I got off from the real deal drugs, detoxing from the Doctor prescribed suboxone. By the way, I was told initially, that there would be little or no withdraw symptoms getting off from this, and that is was not addictive, and rarely abused........all of which ARE LIES!! Here it is, day 14 without that garbage SUBOXONE, and I'm still sick ass fuck, cant sleep, cant eat, no energy, sweaty chills, ect... Sound familiar? well, for those of you who don't know, these are all the same symptoms you experience when coming off from Heroin, or any other "opiate" for that matter.
I wonder what the Doctor that prescribed me this would think if I was to tell him that I would love to take his wife out to dinner, catch a movie, and just do a few milligrams of SUBOXONE?? Maybe he would try it in front of me, to prove to me that it "wont get ya high." I should have asked him for some references of prior patients, who have successfully gotten off this medication, with " mild or no withdraw" symptoms. Again, and I stress, ALL LIES. Do I blame the Doctor? Absolutely not, am I angry about the misinformation? You bet ya. See, I feel as though the last year has all been for nothing. Don't get me wrong, its been one of the better years of my life, but far from what it could have been. I'm starting over, vigilant, more informed, teachable, open minded, and willing to do what ever it takes to keep my mind, body and spirit, free from the chains of drug addiction. You will be hard pressed to read about me taking baby aspirin. I am free at last, free at last. Looking forward to this journey now, more than ever.
Its insane to go to the source of our disease....."drugs" to fix our problem..."drugs" you cant fix a drug problem with a drug period! Suboxone will hurt you and make you cry, take my word for it. Please if you or anyone you know, love or care about is on, or considering taking suboxone, do your research, and I hope you find the truth?!~ If there is any such "truth" to the effects of this drug......you wont find it in a doctors office, pharmacy, even most drug treatment centers........see its really not a "tool" for you, but rather a "tool" for all of these drug reps, doctors, and the like to make money off from mine/your sick, desperate ass! They could give a flying squirrels nut's about sick people, love yourself enough to not put this drug in your body. You don't have to believe me, do your own research, there is some pretty good info out there. I will leave you with a decent link to get you started. God bless.....smile cuz ya can......EZ.