I can't hang

by Bard
(Tucson Arizona)

I cannot do it anymore just needed to tell somebody!

I am a 57 year old man who is tired of living on 500mg of oxycontin and hydrocodone. I am tired after 15 years of wanting to not be here. Feel its got to go!

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There is ALWAYS hope, PLEASE don't give up!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Bard,

I'm glad that you've reached out to me and admitted that you're life has become unmanageable. Because addiction attacks the brain, it causes the severe unhappiness that you're currently experiencing.

There is HOPE however, and if you get the help you need to stop taking the pills, you will be able to regain your life.

I'm sure you've tried to quit MANY times but always start again. Quitting and relapse are also part of the disease of addiction. But just because you've tried before doesn't mean you can't quit.

You cannot do this alone, you need support. Many people try to quit on their own, but because it is an addiction, quitting on your own will be nearly impossible. You need other people in your life who have been where you are to help you to end your dependence.

Please consider calling your local hospital or your doctor and asking for a referral to a good addiction treatment center that specializes in opiate addiction and recovery. Because of the length and severity of your addiction, you should go into an inpatient/sober living facility for at least six months.

This can be expensive, but there are also free programs in Tucson. I would HIGHLY recommend the Salvation Army Drug Rehab program. Here is the address for it in Tucson:

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
2717 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85713

They also have an 800 number for intake:

1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825)

I know many many people who have been helped by their great programs. Try reaching out to them and giving yourself another chance to END this awful disease.

Good Luck and I will pray that you find the hope and support that you need,

Debbie

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