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I did it, so can you

Hi, I dont know if this will help anyone but I am clean and sober after 10 years of heavy opiate abuse. I am 44 years old.  The message I want to send is that you can do it, but you really need to want to be clean. If you are doing it because you are afraid of losing a job, a spouse, your freedom, sadly this may not be enough. For me, it was about wanting to get out from under the weight of the drugs for myself. So I wouldnt have to live with the daily worry and stress of considering my stash level or worrying about finding it if I was out. It isn't fun, and you can't be happy when you are concerend about your future buzz even when you have a good one going.

I have been sober for 4 years now, and I dont even think about it unless I find myself around those folks I used to party with or get it from. Obviously I make sure to steer clear of those folks.

I was sick and had incredibly low energy for about 3 months during my detox, but I got through it and so can you. It is hard, but not if you really want it. Good luck!

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Categories: Other Drugs, Opiates, Recovery, Detox

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February 17, 2013 | Kelly

Thank you for sharing your story. Mine is very similar, though I had to lose everything I had (including my nursing license, my kids, my marriage, my house, my dignity, and everything I didnt mention).  I appreciate knowing that I am not alone in this fight.  I have been sober for almost 18 months now and I still struggle, though I really want to be sober.

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