how do you stop doing drugs without going to rehab?

Created by need help on Feb 3, 2010

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Nicholasville, KY

#1 Feb 3, 2010
it is possible, know many who did it, have to stay in a safe place and away from so called drug friends, and pray your way through it, God will help you.
turkey lurky

United States

#2 Feb 3, 2010
the first 72 hrs are the roughest, i know people who sweat it out, drink to stay loopy through it, sounds crazy, but if it's pain pills your on, your body will ache, you may puke, poop, and just feel rough as all get out, not saying anyone should jump to anything else, like drinking, but i've seen ppl use sleepin pills too, just anything to bring em down easier.
clean

Lexington, KY

#3 Feb 4, 2010
five minutes at a time, just don't put any of that stuff in your mouth, up your nose or in your veins. Best to do it with medical help though. go to Narcotics Anonymous. They are free.
God is the answer

Berea, KY

#4 Feb 4, 2010
Fall on bended knee & ask God to come into your life! Ask Him for His help & divine intervention!
May God bless & guide you through this!
an answer

Lexington, KY

#5 Feb 4, 2010
I have experience with this. It is very possible to quit, I have done it myself, on my own. Its a rough experience. First, and foremost, you have to really want to quit only for yourself. You will not succeed if you are trying to do it for someone else (cause they told you, you needed to). You have to be willing to completely change your life. You will not be able to have the same friends (more than likely your friends are doing the same as you are) or go to the same places.
It won't be easy, but in the long run it WILL be worth it. You will be sick. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweats, chills and often physical pain. But, it slowly goes away after everything leaves your system. For me it was about 3 or 4 days. Just keep strong. I have now been sober for over 10 years and yes i still have urges, but i think back to how chaotic my life was and how much it sucked becoming sober and that is my drive to stay clean. Good Luck, You can do it!
berea girl

Berea, KY

#6 Feb 4, 2010
you can do it, mimuite by minuite.
black rose

Lexington, KY

#7 Feb 7, 2010
You have to want it. Do it for yourself and no one else. With the grace of God. Have to give yourself to God to do it.
living that life

Somerset, KY

#8 Feb 7, 2010
I struggle with it everyday of my life! I have been in and out rehabs, institutions, and jails! I know if I do not stop, death will be next for me!
hope

Richmond, KY

#9 Feb 7, 2010
It can be done. I wish you all the best of luck. I have had a man for years that was on drugs behind my back and he says the only thing to help you get off drugs is to find something you love more that can lead you in the right direction. And my best advice to you is to stay away from all the drugs friends. They are nothing but trouble and bring problems with them. I know it's hard to turn your back. but it's the only way to better your life.
bmm08

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Feb 13, 2010
if yo can find any suboxine and stay on them for about a week that is the BEST way to get off of anything...i have been on oxys and percs for going on a year now and have tried quitin cold turkey several times and always relapsed because of the physical and mental pain.The subs take your mind off all the drugs and makes you feel like your normal self.Or if you want theres a clinic in richmond called project reach and Dr.Ward can prescribe them to you.Just pay the monthly payment and stick to there program and it was the easiest way out for me.Ive been clean for about a month now and owe it all the him.Like others said,if you quit cold turkey be prepaired to lay in the bed for about a week with no sleep,constant diarehha,puking,restless legs or arms,aches and sweats.Pretty much the worst flu you can get.
GOD CAN DO IT

Richmond, KY

#11 Feb 15, 2010
take it to God...he is the best way and really the only way to go ..i know its hard to make that step but dear its worth it ...yea choosing different friends ...talk about it to someone that u know will be honest and will be there to help u .got to be tired of it ..sounds like your wanting to get on the right track ..i pray that you find your help ..
me oh my

Berea, KY

#12 Feb 16, 2010
I been on suboxone for 2 years,I cant pay for the pills any more.I tried coming off of them slowly but I still had withdraws as bad as any, so Ive been buying them on the street,doing 1 to a half of one a day. just dont know when there will ever be an end to this life.
flo

Nicholasville, KY

#13 Feb 16, 2010
me oh my wrote:
I been on suboxone for 2 years,I cant pay for the pills any more.I tried coming off of them slowly but I still had withdraws as bad as any, so Ive been buying them on the street,doing 1 to a half of one a day. just dont know when there will ever be an end to this life.
Just stop. Replace the pills with something else.....hard candy or chocolates, perhaps.
The ORIGANAL CARTER

Berea, KY

#14 Feb 17, 2010
flo wrote:
<quoted text>Just stop. Replace the pills with something else.....hard candy or chocolates, perhaps.
I guess you have never been in this shape. Hard candies and chocolates will not help. It will be bad if you try cold turkey.I went to the methadone clinic in lex for a year also was unable to pay the bill, so they took me off. It was pure hell. I would love to wake up and not have to worry about being sick. I have been on these things for 15 years. The problem is these doctors know what they are doing as long as you have money they will keep you on them. Don't miss a payment! I wish there was a place that would help without only wanting the money. But i have not found one.I am not a bad person i take care of my family and hide it well. I had a few operations now i am hooked. Like i said the doctors don't care.
The ORIGANAL CARTER

Berea, KY

#15 Feb 17, 2010
an answer wrote:
I have experience with this. It is very possible to quit, I have done it myself, on my own. Its a rough experience. First, and foremost, you have to really want to quit only for yourself. You will not succeed if you are trying to do it for someone else (cause they told you, you needed to). You have to be willing to completely change your life. You will not be able to have the same friends (more than likely your friends are doing the same as you are) or go to the same places.
It won't be easy, but in the long run it WILL be worth it. You will be sick. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweats, chills and often physical pain. But, it slowly goes away after everything leaves your system. For me it was about 3 or 4 days. Just keep strong. I have now been sober for over 10 years and yes i still have urges, but i think back to how chaotic my life was and how much it sucked becoming sober and that is my drive to stay clean. Good Luck, You can do it!
For got to say i went 21 days clean and was still just as sick as day one i could not go any longer.
What worked for me

Lexington, KY

#16 Feb 18, 2010
Narcotics Anonymous has a better success rate in helping people give up drugs a day at a time than any rehab. If you have insurance, go to a hospital for a 5- or 6-day opioid or benzo detox. Afterwards, there are two affordable halfway houses in Corbin (one for men, the other for women) and a long-term residential treatment program for women in Richmond. Also, there is an Oxford House in Richmond for men who want a clean and sober place to live. Finally, ask the God or Higher Power of your understanding to relieve you from the bondage of alcohol, drugs and self. On day one of my recovery I got the message loud and clear in my mind that I could have the kind of life I wanted for me and my children -- or I could continue to use drugs and drink alcohol. However, I couldn't do both at the same time. A day at a time now I've been choosing to recover. It's the first drink or pill or toke or snort or shot that gets you high. Ask God and the recovering people in NA to help you avoid the first one. Recovery has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams. All of my problems today are luxury problems. I'd have a whole set of real problems had I continued to drink and use (if I even survived this long). Recovery programs suggest changing people, places and things (playmates, playpens and play things). I've heard it said that you change everything about yourself but your name! NA meets Friday and Saturday nights at 7 at the Methodist Church parish house on Fee Street (just off Chestnut). Wishing you God's blessings and grace, and good fortune.
Desperate

Washington, DC

#17 Jun 7, 2011
I've been on percs for atleast 7 years now.. I don't even take them to get high i just take them to feel normal .. None of my friends or family know I am on anything and i work full time so it will be hard for me to go away to detox.. I really really want to stop .. Can someone please tell me how to stop and to try avoid all the pain I hear you go through ?
sbg

Berea, KY

#18 Jun 7, 2011
I will be praying for you remember god knows all and he is the great physician.Good bless
Big Fred

Richmond, KY

#19 Jun 7, 2011
Desperate - there is no way to avoid the pain. Buy you some suboxone and they will help a little. Some people say you won't be sick but I still has. 2 full weeks of excruciating pain and diahrea. Cold sweats. It's pure hell. But I was coming off 300-400 Mgs of perks a day
Great ur Trying

Lexington, KY

#20 Jun 10, 2011
If and it is a big if you want to you can stop anything. It is completely up to you!!! Not your mother or dad, someone in a white coat or somekind of cocktail of drugs to bring you down.

The strength to quit is in you, if you want to do it. Don't depend on anyone to make the decision for you. You will 5 years from now remember the month, day, hour and minute you stopped.

good luck from my heart:>) to you

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