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Addiction Relapse – To fall back into a vise or former behavior.

Co Dependent – Codependency or co-dependence is a tendency to behave in overly passive or excessively care taking ways that negatively impact one’s relationships and quality of life. It also often involves putting one’s needs at a lower priority than others while being excessively preoccupied with the needs of others.Wikipedia

Enabler – one that enables another to achieve an end; especially : one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior (as substance abuse) by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behaviorMerriam-Webster

HCV – Hepatitis C Virus

People, Places, ThingsRefers to the old environment(s) that a user was subject to while using. Refers to the triggers associated with past drug use.  It is a 100% fact that if a user or past user does not restrict themselves from these environments (related to drug use), they will continue to use or relapse.

 Subutex – Is just the same as Suboxone but it only contains Buprenorphine, no Naloxone.  Because of it’s lack of Naloxone it has a high potential to be injected or snorted.  Subutex will still block other opiates while it is in your system just the same as Suboxone.(They’re both Buprenorphine).

 

 

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  2. tomb says:

    shooting 4normal: You are the first person I’ve come across that has described the same exact sensation I have when I don’t have suboxone. My situation is a little different and involved. But I know what you’re talking about, I go through the same thing when i’m not on suboxone, if not worse then what you described. I’ve had this sensation before suboxone ever came out, and subs are the only thing that take it away. I also get a feeling like there’s a ball in my throat and clench my teeth. I go through the most nerve wracking withdrawals you can imagine and i guess it’s just my body. Twice i went cold turkey, first time 14 days, second time 10. It was horrible. I didn’t eat sleep and think i was seizing here and there. Sweating heavily the entire time. Pupils dilated. Literal hell, it never got any better. I was like this for a few years and went on ssi. I’ve been switching back and forth with methadone and subs and for the past 2 years subs. all from the street. the past 6 months i’ve been working, taking suboxone everyday… off the street. I’m tired of it. I want to get on with life. If that means taking suboxone why not have some sort of life. So i’m going to a suboxone doctor tomorrow. If i miss one day of work i get fired, i can’t rely on the streets for this drug that turns my entire world upside down and downside up. I take about 2mg-4mg a day. I’m completely functional no drugs with subs, without it i can’t get out of bed. The first time, the 14 days of withdrawal, i also stopped my benzos at the same time. I was on 2mg klonopin a day. Now i’m down to .5mg. those are prescribed… i took .5 mg sub the other day and got that feeling you’re talking about. I’ll feel this itch all the way down my throat to the back of my spine and it’ll make me jerk like a mofo. its the worst. hopefully, the doctor tomorrow will see i’m trying to do well, and will prescribe them for a bit, then develop a plan to taper extremely slow. Months if not years. I almost was ready to take a bottle of codeine tonight, to go in tomorrow with a hot urine. I thought they needed a hot urine. Then i thought to myself… eh wtf, just be honest. the truth will set you free. So i’m going to tell him this story. Fingers crossed

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