Missfunctional

by Tammi
(Va)

Well...this is the first time I have admitted to any addiction. I really hope it helps me!!

I am addicted to Lortabs. I have been taking them for 2 years and I really want to stop. They are not prescribed, I buy them from friends and it is pretty expensive.

My husband had an affair and this is how I dulled the pain. Initially, I had a back injury and they were prescribed to me by a doctor and I fell in love with the feeling I get from them. I can't tell anyone about this because they will judge me and think I am a bad person.

I am looking for support and some help with the withdrawals as tomorrow will be the first day I will not have any. It has been a few months since I have gone a day without any, but I want to do this for me!

My husband and I are doing better and I do not want him to find out because we have been through so much together. I used to be addicted to cocaine about 6 years ago and I quit that, and have never looked back...this seems to have more of a hold on me and that is why I am looking for some advice from someone who may have gone through this.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from someone...

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Apr 05, 2012
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I'm also addicted
by: Rita Y

Hi There,
My advice to you is: don't try to quit and go cold turkey, you'll most likely fail.

Cut down gradually until your body is strong enough to go completely without. If that doesn't work, get professional help and tell your husband and family what's going on.

The more support you have, the quicker you get better... I've been addicted to pain killers for almost 3 years now, if I don't take this medication on time, I become like a heroin addict going crazy. I can't explain the feeling, its disgusting. I went to see my doctor and now I'm taking a lower dose. Hopefully I'll be rid of this problem by 2013...

All the best to you dear.

Mar 05, 2011
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You're An Addict
by: Theo

This is a simple answer.
You're an addict. This is the first time that you've admitted it, so by writing your story you've broken through denial. Congratulations!!

I've been sober for 20 years, so I know what I'm talking about. Get help. Go to AA, NA, or whatever 12-step program is near you. Keep going and keep coming back. Everyone at the meetings understand what you're going though and they'll help you out.

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