Painkiller Addiction: Rough Road To R...

Painkiller Addiction: Rough Road To Recovery

There are 16 comments on the KMPH-TV Fresno story from May 13, 2009, titled Painkiller Addiction: Rough Road To Recovery. In it, KMPH-TV Fresno reports that:

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, prescription drugs account for the second most commonly abused category of drugs in the United States behind marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine.

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Agreed

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 May 13, 2009
No kidding

“Crossin bridges one at a time”

Since: May 09

Annapolis, Maryland

#2 May 13, 2009
I agree, darn you are smart. to post this here, knowing that someone like me struggling w/ dependency issues is gonna see this and say you are dead on. This is a serious problem and must be dealt with. Well I know for one I am in to try and help myself and all other tortured souls coming to this Forum, that need help and/or friendship. not too busy on the forum right now, but I have a feeling that some nice people will come along and be helpful. I have personally seen some very intelligent informed people on this Forum that have done much good. Much, much good. One person I dont know very well is a member of mensa. Never said so, but I just know it. Then there is Ceiling and he is one heck of a Gentleman and very smart, very well versed as to the Theme/themes of this forum. Try to spell correctly, but nobody will give you a hard time if they can understand what you are saying. Some dont read so good, but we are all just people trying to help each other, so we get by, and try not to correct peoples spelling and grammar. ACTUALLY I HEARD IT WAS NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO CORRECT PEOPLE,CAUSE ITS REALLY PETTY, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Count me in! Sincerely AND with a newbie hug, Mystic
in pain and need help

Tacoma, WA

#3 May 13, 2009
i need some help battling addiction, they had me on oxy 80 two a day now they decided to put me on methadone, this medication sucks, they have me on three a day but i cant get smoking the old stuff outta my head ya know, i heard about suboxone, but that stuff is extremely expensive and my military insurance wont cover it, also i am a chronic pain paitient and dont know what to do, because nothing seems to work for the pain except for the oxy, and my dr seems to think methadone is the worlds best pain killer, news flash it doesnt touch the pain, not at ten mg at a time three times a day, someone help me please, i dont wanna use, but my will power sucks

“Crossin bridges one at a time”

Since: May 09

Annapolis, Maryland

#4 May 13, 2009
Well jeez, i hope somebody can jump in here. sounds like you're having true difficulties. i am battling a hydrocodone addiction/dependency issue. problem is the stuff doesnt work anymore, but i suffer majorw/d. Lord i have tried. I beat it once about 4 years ago and i was taking morphine at the same time that i had to de-tox from. Smoking, oh jeez 80's i am not gonna be much help. Now Military insuance matters i might be able to guide you thru since I myself happen to be a proud U.S.N. Veteran, diabled. God Bless the United States of America and our Soldiers. Veterans! Still tryin to get my Disability. Long story, maybe ill tell you about it sometime if ya hang around. Problem is you are probably on the wrong forum if you need to withdraw from Methadone. THAT IS UNLESS SOMEBODY THATS MORE INFORMED THAN ME WILL STEP IN AND GIVE YOU SOME DIRECTION!topix Does have a methadone forum. best way i know to tell you how to get there is start over and google(search), " Topix-Methadone Forum".
This should take you right there. Look for Vini or EZ Eric from Philly. Stay away from Sara and any of her friends, just my opinion. they would probably work as a last resort, but I think you'd be better suited with the two i mentioned. if they are not available, get a referral from either of these TWO. Good luck to you. Please let us know how you are doin and dont give up/in. If you have Any more questions about Anything, dont hesitate to ask. Sorry i couldnt be of more help, but ya never know something good could come from this post. Semper Fi! Sincerely, Mystic Cherokee
John Smith

Mountain View, CA

#5 May 16, 2009
i go to college in the south and me and everybody i know takes pills for fun. Ive been addicted to opiates for the last 2 years they are the easiest thing to get ever i can get whatever i want this country is messed up there is a pill for everything im 20 years old and i never did a drug until college. now im hooked on codeine, oxy, opana, WHATEVER any opiate works. cool. cool life this is. im moving to europe
piercit

United States

#6 May 16, 2009
John Smith wrote:
i go to college in the south and me and everybody i know takes pills for fun. Ive been addicted to opiates for the last 2 years they are the easiest thing to get ever i can get whatever i want this country is messed up there is a pill for everything im 20 years old and i never did a drug until college. now im hooked on codeine, oxy, opana, WHATEVER any opiate works. cool. cool life this is. im moving to europe
I just have to say that I have never considered that option when it comes to addiction issues. I do believe in Europe, you will find it much,much easier to leave behind opiates. Just try and stay away from the best fkn H on the planet there, and you will do fine. You may instead consider Saudia Arabia, because its not to easy to get any drugs there and if you are caught with them, you will recieve a public flogging. Now that sounds like about the best place to go for opiate addiction treatment...hope this helps

(EyE RolL)
piercit

United States

#7 May 16, 2009
By the way dude..stay in school.
reezy-f

Mandeville, LA

#8 May 16, 2009
John Smith wrote:
i go to college in the south and me and everybody i know takes pills for fun. Ive been addicted to opiates for the last 2 years they are the easiest thing to get ever i can get whatever i want this country is messed up there is a pill for everything im 20 years old and i never did a drug until college. now im hooked on codeine, oxy, opana, WHATEVER any opiate works. cool. cool life this is. im moving to europe
i know exactly what you mean man. i, too, go to college in southeast louisiana, and there's SO many people around here addicted to opiates. no one even realizes it. i usually snort at least a 40mg oxy a day, usually more, and this is after i've cut back tremendously. i used to do at least an 80 a day, and got off for a while, then got back on after a hard spill with my girlfriend, started hittin them hard again (like an 80 a day), and have recently cut back to 40.. trying to kick it but its hard. before the oxy's it was L10s, and before that it was vicodin. i'm 23 and this has been since i was 18. i've been thru vicodin, 10s, percs, morphine, oxy, roxy, and the opana oxymorphones just showed up around these parts and theyre getting big, and hard to stay away from, esp when my friend wants me to sell them for him since i know so many junkies.. good luck to any one out there like me. i know its hard. SUBOXONE WORKS WONDERS, if you havent tried it, do so. they usually cost around 10-20 bucks a pill around here. but if i take a quarter of one i'm straight for the whole day, it totally takes away all withdrawal symptoms. just make sure you take it how it is intended and slowly take less and less or the withdrawals from that are worse than anything else on the planet from what i hear. GOOD LUCK.

Since: May 09

Hamilton, MT

#9 May 16, 2009
John Smith wrote:
i go to college in the south and me and everybody i know takes pills for fun. Ive been addicted to opiates for the last 2 years they are the easiest thing to get ever i can get whatever i want this country is messed up there is a pill for everything im 20 years old and i never did a drug until college. now im hooked on codeine, oxy, opana, WHATEVER any opiate works. cool. cool life this is. im moving to europe
its especially easy to getthem when your mom mystic cherokee gives them to you. right?

Since: May 09

Holt, MI

#10 May 16, 2009
dude if you wanna play john smith and your mom wants to play pokahauntis thats great you will probly stop getting so much crap if you be yourself.

“Crossin bridges one at a time”

Since: May 09

Annapolis, Maryland

#11 May 16, 2009
Now, Now dz, i know a jeff smith,no i dont know a john smith. My son, he doesnt even takes meds for his adhd, though he could easily get them. You havent lived till you have raised a gay son with adhd, Ya know what im saying, dude. I love him with all my heart though, and it aint my bidness what the boy does with his sex life. Plus hes been w/one person, only and has had an ongoing relationship. Thanks for that. I think hes seen enough drug usage from his fathers side of the family, to turn him off for the rest of his life. see there is always a silver lining. they ended up being good for something, beside havin a hand out.
Far as john Smith, arent the Beatles from Europe. Isnt that where he said he was goin. I think he plans on takin the old party with him. Or maybe that was the point. mystic

Since: May 09

Hamilton, MT

#12 May 16, 2009
mysticcherokee wrote:
Now, Now dz, i know a jeff smith,no i dont know a john smith. My son, he doesnt even takes meds for his adhd, though he could easily get them. You havent lived till you have raised a gay son with adhd, Ya know what im saying, dude. I love him with all my heart though, and it aint my bidness what the boy does with his sex life. Plus hes been w/one person, only and has had an ongoing relationship. Thanks for that. I think hes seen enough drug usage from his fathers side of the family, to turn him off for the rest of his life. see there is always a silver lining. they ended up being good for something, beside havin a hand out.
Far as john Smith, arent the Beatles from Europe. Isnt that where he said he was goin. I think he plans on takin the old party with him. Or maybe that was the point. mystic
um that was john lenin from the beatles not john smith.lol
good for him that hes not spreading it all over i guess thats all that matters.

“Crossin bridges one at a time”

Since: May 09

Annapolis, Maryland

#13 May 16, 2009
No, no, what i meant was didnt the Beatles and a lot of fans that whole 60's scene Europe, usa was peace love lsd etc. europe has never been known as not having people w/drug usage, if that what was inferred. mystic
John Smith

Delray Beach, FL

#14 May 17, 2009
reezy-f wrote:
<quoted text>
i know exactly what you mean man. i, too, go to college in southeast louisiana, and there's SO many people around here addicted to opiates. no one even realizes it. i usually snort at least a 40mg oxy a day, usually more, and this is after i've cut back tremendously. i used to do at least an 80 a day, and got off for a while, then got back on after a hard spill with my girlfriend, started hittin them hard again (like an 80 a day), and have recently cut back to 40.. trying to kick it but its hard. before the oxy's it was L10s, and before that it was vicodin. i'm 23 and this has been since i was 18. i've been thru vicodin, 10s, percs, morphine, oxy, roxy, and the opana oxymorphones just showed up around these parts and theyre getting big, and hard to stay away from, esp when my friend wants me to sell them for him since i know so many junkies.. good luck to any one out there like me. i know its hard. SUBOXONE WORKS WONDERS, if you havent tried it, do so. they usually cost around 10-20 bucks a pill around here. but if i take a quarter of one i'm straight for the whole day, it totally takes away all withdrawal symptoms. just make sure you take it how it is intended and slowly take less and less or the withdrawals from that are worse than anything else on the planet from what i hear. GOOD LUCK.
DUDE-
everything you said pertains to me. I NEVER took 1 pill in high school never smoked weed NOTHING. just drank. It started right before my soph year and im a senior next year. I went from 3.8gpa deans list to a 2.8 and this last year a 1.5. as you can tell, the drug use has gotten worse. I got a friend who gives me the 8mg suboxone and i take a quarter at a time but ill do that for like 3 days, wait 3 days off them, and then start opiates again. My gf of 7 months who i was like head over heels obsessed with cheated on me on spring break so as you can imagine that just fucked my world and my head up. Just like u, my friend called the other day and said he was gettin a whole script from someone of 40mg opana... thats why i drove to dallas to stay away. but they are here too. opana, syrup, oxys, vics, morphine sulfate. ive done it all. shits crazy and i dont think ANYONE realizes how widespread the problem is. I have AT LEAST 5 or 6 friends that are on my level and college students who are also struggling with it. shits so fucked dude. i talked to a doctor and he explained that it screws up your receptors so bad to where even when ur sober for like 2 weeks u still dont feel normal. glad i bookmarked this page i didnt know if anyone would respond
John Smith

Dallas, TX

#15 May 17, 2009
and i dont blog ever bro i dont think i need to be plastering my real info all over the web who cares if i write john smith, what do u want my social security number too?

“Crossin bridges one at a time”

Since: May 09

Annapolis, Maryland

#16 May 17, 2009
Stay in school, leave the drugs alone, talk to your mother if you need suboxone(to get off them w/out w/d and screwin up grades). you're playin russian roulette with a pill/pills Son ,and if you were my Son, thats what Medical Insurance and a Mothers Love is for. It knows no bounds and if I were your Mother I would want to help you. Not let you go thru this alone. Please consider it. I',m glad your life is not spent on Forums. I hope you love yourself and your family enough to give them the benefit of the doubt, that THEY in turn will give you the benefit.....Illicit Drug Use is destoying America's future Scientists, etc. There is only one YOU john. Please take care of John. Sincerely, Mystic

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