Been thinking about relapsing alot lately....

aspieguy1984

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Ive been opoid free for the last 8 months. But ive been really depressed, anxiety starting to take over again. Weed isnt taking the edge off anymore....
 
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Ive been opoid free for the last 8 months. But ive been really depressed, anxiety starting to take over again. Weed isnt taking the edge off anymore....
Tell your doctor how your feeling. It's a dark hole starting again you have done so well.
 
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douglas1968

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Will let me say first congratulations, great job on being eight months. So you been thinking about relapsing lately. We will always have those sort of thoughts but please let them remain as they are, just thought. I completely understand the stress, anxiety and depression but we need to come up with better coping skills. Are you working the 12 steps? Bottom line, please don't let that eight months of sobriety go down the drain.
 
ghost_girl80

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im right there w/you as well & i dont want to go back to prison or rehab, but how do i get rid of all these extreme feelings on just wanting to hit the f it button & use again?
 
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A strong dose of water soluble multi-vitamins should be taken when symptoms of relapse appear.

Also, keep in mind that your methadose doctor can prescribe you oxycodone or injectable hydromorphone for a condition called OUD (opioid use disorder). So if you know you will relapse you need to let your doctor know about your imminent intent to use so he can prescribe you pharmaceutical grade opioids of known doses. This is a harm reduction strategy known to considerably decrease overdose risk.
 
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that sounds good, but i cannot do that right now b/c i am on parole & they don't allow it
 
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ghost_girl80, I don't know how you get rid of persistent feelings, but smashing stuff works for frustration for me (Not people/animals obviously). I feel similarly frustrated... Not sure if this helps but I'm (legally) high but still feel frustrated... -getting high would at most give you temporary restbite?