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My name is Chris I am 16 years old. I was an oxycodone and a hydrocodone addict, well any opiate ..I started when I was 12 years old taking up to 30 pills a day ...I hate telling people this ..It messed my whole life up with school, my girlfriend, my health. Its more like a disease ..I'm on suboxone trying to recover and now I feel like I became addicted to suboxone. My family is dissapointed in me ..but everyday that goes by I try and better myself ..I hope for the people out there that get offered to do drugs they turn it down- it is the most horrible thing ...I've had to go a week without suboxone and I thought I was dying, having ceasures ..it's the worst thing I've ever got on. My doctors say physical dependence is not drug addiction but to me it's a lot worse ...and I wish everyone of y'all luck with what y'all are going through- I'm going through the same!

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Categories: Other Drugs, Opiates, Oxy, Recovery, Detox, Rehab

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January 29, 2013 | Alina

Listen Chris, you have done an amazing thing 1st admitting your addiction and 2nd getting help. Suboxone is a great tool to help people get off opiates, but it has to be used in the right way. You should be receiving counseling or at the least attending NA/AA meetings or be involved with a support group. Your family will also benefit from attending Ala-Non and learning more about addiction so they can help you. I commend you for getting help NOW rather than spending more years wasting your life away. You have a whole world ahead of you. Always remember addiction is a disease and you can never try using drugs again or you may relapse. Take those words seriously! Educate yourself about addiction and the brain. Be an inspiration and talk to other teens and help them get help just like you did. You are not alone. Also with Suboxone you need to taper down usually 2mg a week or 2 between is good. If you stopped at a high dose you will get sick. The doctor can prescribe you something for nausea. Stay well hydrated and rest as much as you can. Think of it as having the flu. You are an amazing person, know and believe that!

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