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Taking the leap, trying to stop. Help? - December 28th 2009, 03:17 AM

Hey guys,
I decided recently (like within the past 24 hours) that I am going to try and stop using. I drink, and take Vicodin and it's been ruining my life. I've been drinking since I was 15, as a way to cope with everything going on around me, and I've been taking Vicodin on a regular basis for 4 months, also as a way to cope. I told my counselor this 2 weeks ago, thinking that it would just stay between her and I, but I was wrong. She flipped out and made me tell my mom, and now my mom is in counseling with me because they are both trying to get me to stop. My counselor is concerned because she thinks I'm going to overdose (either accidentaly or intentionally). I thought that was complete crap, until yesterday. I went to take vicodin, and I took too much. I got really sick and started feeling the same way I felt when I OD'd a year ago. We had charcoal handy (i don't know why, but we do), so I snuck some of those hoping it would help. It did a little bit, but I still feel like I have a really bad virus. So I decided "no more" and I flushed the rest of my vicodin down the toilet. The second I did that I was ready to climb in the toilet after them, but I think in the long run it will be a good thing. I still have alcohol, but I think flushing that too would be trying to accomplish too much at once. I've been talking to someone that I work with about my problem, and she's been helping, but I'm trying to find more support. If any of you guys have any advice, I would appreciate it.
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Re: Taking the leap, trying to stop. Help? - December 28th 2009, 11:02 PM

For about a year on and off I would sneak my dad's vicodin and oxycontin and became severely addicted and the only way I was able to stop was when he started flushing them after he decided he didn't need them for pain anymore and my heart sunk. I went looking around for fragments of pills in my room I had crushed up in the past and started detoxing but at the time I thought this was normal and that may be I had the flu but I was just an addict. If you really think you can stop by solely will power and some counseling then good for you. Just keep up with it. You need to think about what this will do for you in the long run. btw I live in illinois too and am the same age
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