This blog has now been up and running since the end of May 2014. I’ve toyed with the idea of adding a forum to my site for a long time, and now I’m pleased to announce some great news.
As of today, Opiate Addiction Support (OAS) now has it’s own online community forum!
What does this mean?
It means that you can join the forum for free, and you can read different posts that people have written, as well as the responses of others, and you can also chime in and post responses, or even start your very own thread on a topic of your choice.
This is a great way to not only enhance your knowledge on opiate addiction recovery methods, but it’s also an excellent way to cultivate an online support group of peers that are going through similar or identical challenges as you.
How To Become a Member of the Opiate Addiction Support Forum
If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Opiate Addiction Support Forum, getting started is easy.
It’s free and totally confidential.
You’re able to choose your own username which is all that will be shown on the forum. Choose any username you like, such as a nickname, or something totally made up by you. That way nobody will know who you really are.
My username is MattFinch, but it’s my forum and I want people to know that it is me who is posting. I’ll be posting on the forum and answering questions every once in awhile, but the forum is really set up to be operated by peers. I’ll be making sure people are obeying the rules and being respectful, but I won’t be posting answers to most of the questions.
This will be an extraordinary opportunity for people that have quit opiates using the info from OpiateAddictionSupport.com to give back to others. They can answer questions and share their knowledge and wisdom, and assist people to become highly motivated to quit!
Be a Part of Something Beautiful
My vision for the Opiate Addiction Support Forum is to become a place where people can either go to receive and/or provide information and support.
In my experience, there is no greater feeling than helping other individuals conquer a giant challenge that I’ve faced and beaten.
Thus, my Ultimate Vision is for the Opiate Addiction Support Forum to have a huge amount of members that have quit opioid drugs who decide to spend a little bit of time each month to help others achieve freedom from addiction.
So, if you haven’t quit opioid drugs yet, I hope you’ll become a member of Opiate Addiction Support Forum so you can get additional information that you may not find within my blog posts, and so you can give and receive support to others that are still dependent upon opioid drugs.
And if you’ve already quit opioid drugs, I pray that you’ll become a member of the forum so you can share what has worked for you, what hasn’t, and be a beacon of hope for those that have still not conquered their addictions as you have!!!
Here’s an overview of the benefits of being a member:
- Find additional information that you won’t find in the articles on this blog
- Get peer support and encouragement
- Learn exact detox plans that worked for other people that have posted their success plans in the forum
- Create your own blog posts! Yes, when you become a member you can actually write your own blog posts (short or long) on any topic you choose.
Heroin addict for 5 yrs ( $200/day) then 240mg methadone for another 5…came off cold in Denver County Jail…no help, no love. Did that shit all alone. Nothing to sbow for it but hurt and depression 100% of the time. Only my own stubbornness keeping me from relapse. I actually like the part when I am crazy as shit…might not work for everyone but give it a try.
I’ve been on prescription oxycodone for 3 years started off on 30 mg for a year n a half.
Now 10mg 4 times a day but usually end up taking around 7 a day . I’m basically immune to them. I got my script filled on the 5th of March ,around March 7th they walked off.
Well I start to feel the effects of withdrawal around 8 hours of not having one . I’ve got health problems and suffer from chronic pain so I will be on them for the rest of my life in less I screw up my pain management. After day 3 of no sleep and being pissy I started looking for ways to curb it ,I can’t smoke pot
And don’t like the way it makes me feel anyway,benzos stay in your urine to long .
I tried kratom it’s a joke !! I can’t drink whiskey anymore,that’s where all my health
Problems started plus I’ve lost the taste for it.
So around day 5 I finally made a call and had someone smoke some ice with me ,4 hits is all it took for me to stop feeling like I wanted to rip my arm out a the socket and cut my lower legs off .So I smoked probably 10 to 12 hits that day .And have been smoking about the same amount every other day for about 2 weeks now I know it’s a bad drug and what it will do to a person I’ve been addicted to it before when I was 16 – 20 years old and that was the good dope .honestly this stuff they call ice sucks I don’t know how people get spun out on it . Anyway It worked great for taking away the opioid withdrawals the only one I could still feel was when I’d lay down,then muscle spasms in my arm sockets and my legs n feet .I’ve always had restless leg syndrome but opioid withdrawal makes it a lot worse .I do think they should treat opioid with meth doctor prescription of corse.. I would like to know based on how much I’ve used and the length I’ve done it do you think it will be out of my urine in 3 days .
I have looked at all the half life charts and have seen comments of 1-3 days to 1-5 to 1-10 days and I know it doesn’t take 10 days.
Is there anyone that has personal experience
And can share .I have to go to Dr and give a urine test I’m supposed to go Monday but I’m not going to be able to ..
Nearly 3 months OFF Suboxone addiction for 7 years. Kratom was a tremendous help during the acute phase. Truly, I could’ve ever done at home without it. No regrets there. Matt has an excellent new video on Kratom, btw, on many pros and cons of Kratom use.
But I desperately need help with this, it’s been a horrible PAWS journey with deep depression, very low energy, and the original chronic pelvic floor muscle pain that started the opiate use is still intense.
I’m STILL using Kratom to help ease these PAWS symptoms.
Question to anyone out there who’s detoxed from Suboxone successfully, how long did these terrible PAWS last and were they this intense and deabilitating??
And most important question that I desperately need help with, that no one can answer is concerning the continued use of Kratom throughout the PAWS. Of course it’s helped BUT does the daily use of Kratom prolong the PAWS, being a partial opioid agonist? Is my Kratom use and dependence negating my brain and body’s healing of the Suboxone detox??
It’s been 3 months and I need help. Feel so stuck, alone and miserable. Should I detox from Kratom to truly recover from Suboxone addiction. I don’t want to quit, relapse and waste these last 3 1/2 months of suffering from detox.
Thanks for help!
Off Suboxone for 6 weeks after 7 years on. Used Kratom regularly to help and still using. Still have RLS, other withdrawals symptoms and deep depression. My concern, are these withdrawals from Kratom use or lingering Suboxone?? Depression most likely Subs but have I prolonged and started new withdrawals using Kratom? I DO need it every day.