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i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 03:34 PM

any possible ways to quit an addiction to painkillers?? :/

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Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 03:52 PM

It may not be of much help...but maybe talk to a doctor about that...or maybe try to ease off the pain killers?
   
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Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 11:49 PM

Moved to Substance Abuse as it's to do with medication, not behaviour.


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Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 21st 2009, 02:27 AM

Hi!

It is very possible to quit an addiction to painkillers. You have made the first step by realizing you have a problem. Quitting might not be easy, but it will be worth it in the long run.
I would start by making a list of reasons to stop taking painkillers. You will have a healthier body and mind, you will be more in control of you life, and you will have more money. Easing off the painkillers can be a good idea. For me, I found quitting cold turkey was easier but different people feel different ways.
I think I might be able to help you if you gave me a little more information. If you don't feel comfortable posting it here, you can always PM me.
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Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 24th 2009, 04:45 AM

Distraction is the biggest thing. You need to find 2 or 3 good ways to distract yourself when you feel like taking too many pain killers. Going for a walk, talking to a friend, watching something hilarious on tv, picking up an instrament, whatever.
Other than finding ways to distract yourself, you need to admit its a problem. By admiting that here... I believe you've already done that eh?
Also, you need to find out why you do this. Do you know? It's a good part of stopping because sometimes you can fix the issue. Not always, but sometimes. Even if it's just avoiding the problem or whatever triggers you.

How are you addicted? Do you take too many at once or take a lot over time? I only ask because I also used to do this. Both at one point. Never got addicted, though I did get addicted to other stuff.



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