I think I’m in hell right now!

by Sarah


I am 26 and just recently decided to be healthy and stop snorting oxycodone 30mgs. I’m doing detox from home and I am seriously dying.

Can anyone tell me that what I’m going through is normal and please tell me after these 48s hr’s off hell, things will get better?

I don’t have a support system cause they will judge me. That’s why I’m turning to strangers, who have been in my spot. Please tell me what I’m in for. *Sarah

Long road

by: jacqueline

Stay Stong. I’ve been sober from 10mg loratabs since May 2nd. I was taking 30 2 40 a day 4 5years.

I went to 3 different rehabs. The detox is hell. First time I detoxed for 13 days. They say it can take up to a year to get back to your old self.

I finally started feeling better a month ago. Getting my energy back and less anxiety everyday.

The first 2 weeks are the hardest. If you can make it through the grass is definitely greener on the other side. I had to come out and admit my problem to my family. I was afraid of their reactions but they have been so supportive. You would be surprised who will support you.

You definitely need to see a doctor and explain what you are going through. Detoxing on your own is not safe. Hang in there.

All the best

by: tamala

To Sarah,
i seen what my ex went though with the ox cotton
it a very hard drug to get off and it a bloody roll a coaster as i have never done it the mood swings.

Try and stay strong and if you need to write to me please do. As i would like to help you as much as i can as i’ve been though hell and back, i meet someone who was into heroin and got off it his words where it the worse drug out there as you sound like a nice person and all the very best and it be hell for you and there is light at the end of the tunnel

Opiates are a bitch!

by: Joe H

I waited until I was 29 to quit. The detox part is no fun for sure. Just the same keep in mind that you are not alone.

Many have done it and so can you!

I celebrate 34 years clean last month. Life without drugs is a hoot :>)) Hang in there. A few days from now you will be glad you did.

It gets better

by: robert

All you need is to go to an NA meeting or CA or something like that. I got 120days clean and they help but you gotta ask for help yenno. It does get better though ask for a phone list an get some support from them.

There is live after drugs

by: tarmala

I?ve never been hooked on drugs my, ex is a user and how many times he told me he was going to give it up a load of crap, hang in and it will be great.

There are people who want to get help and to be come clean. Hang in there, the best advise is get rid of your phone and if you can move away from it. People try and make you stay on it I have learned a lot though me ex is addiction, there no hope for my ex.
I wish he?d overdose and he?d be free from the pain as he does not see his daughter at all because of the drugs.

Good luck with it all and hope your family supports you and you make it though it.


by: Renee Cline

Hello Sarah, I know what your going through. I’m a 32 year old mother/wife and was addicted to pain/nerve medication.

It was truly one of the hardest things that I’ve ever went through!and one of the BEST things that has ever happened to me. I’m now going on 2 and half years sober 🙂 and you can do it too.

Some doctors will tell you that it can take months to battle this addictions. But, listen to me very closely…… You NEED professional help! MOST people can not do it them self, and when they try it can turn tragic.

A lot of people try to get off them self, then they have a relapse and go back to the amount they used before they started to try and quit. If you do this it is very dangerous and you could overdose your body.

I thought I could do it by myself too. But, When i started accepting that I too, was an addict. I opened up for help. Counseling, very strict drug court program, that if i didn’t help myself they would take my children. it can be done, and YOU can do it too.

You have to have a lot of faith and TRULY LIVE; ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Don’t think about yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow. LIVE IN THE PRESENT DAY. all you have to worry about is getting through THAT day sober. Trust me sarah, you can make it!

You can do it

by: Alicia

I am 16 years old, my mom was just like you. She’s 42 now, she hasn’t had a real job for 5 years, and hasn’t seen me or talked to me in a year.

I have no idea where she is, She’s somewhere laying in a bed alone, because she can’t do anything on her own anymore…

Drugs took over her life, she has no family, she is mentally not there anymore..I have no idea who you are, You are seriously such a good person for you to stop, you have no idea. good luck to you, remember how amazing you will feel without drugs, you don’t want your life to be like my moms, trust me.

You can do it!!!!

by: Anonymous

YOU can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Detoxed myself at home, diarrhea, throwing up, fever, convulsions, sweats, could not eat, drink, or sleep. A VERY dangerous way to get clean, but after that, I sure thought twice about using again!!!!!!! You will make it, then your life will be worth living again. GOD loves you!!!!!YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
All my faith and love, Marla from Maryland

Detox is hell

by: Anonymous

Hi Sarah,

I have to agree with Anonymous. Detox is rough regardless of the drug. Opiates are hell, I know first hand. Been there and done that.

It’s been over thirty years since I last used. The first few days, maybe a week or so are the worst. It’ll get better after that. 12 Step groups are the only reason I’m still clean today. Critically important in early recovery.

Most towns of any size do have detox centers and most will take you in whether you can pay or not. Do a Google search and make some calls. You don’t have to do this alone.

Best, Joe

I think I’m in hell right now!

by: Lynette


Dear Sarah and Anonymous,

I can’t imagine going through what you both are going through but it is great to hear that you want to be clean.

I am a recovering alcoholic and I have not drank for 25 years. I was up to drinking a lot every night (by myself). I tried quitting on my own but kept going back.

I went to my medical doctor. He gave me something non-addictive to help me sleep and really helped me otherwise to know what to do.

He said I had no coping skills – and he was right – I coped with everything by thinking, “Oh, well, I can just go home and drink later and I’ll be OK”.

The hardest thing for me to do was to accept that I could never drink again. I did not have withdrawal symptoms but I definitely had strong cravings to drink. I started going to AA meetings and seeing a drug and alcohol counselor and that helped a lot.

My son has been using drugs and alcohol for 13 years. Recently he was clean for 7 months (the first time in 13 years) and then relapsed and ended up in jail for DUI.

However, he is saying that he wants to get out of that lifestyle. Please pray for him if you believe in prayer. His name is Adam.

So, I know the pain, anguish and destruction of the disease of addiction! Now, I’ve been going to Al Anon meetings and they help immensely.

I also see a counselor, talk to my minister, and see a physician’s assistant.

I don’t understand why you want to detox on your own when there is so much help out there. I’m not judging you but I WILL ask you to reconsider. If I didn’t have support and my strong belief in my higher power, I have no idea where I’d be or who I’d be right now.

Write back whenever you want to. I hope that I have helped you in some way. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I really care, even though I never met either of you, because I am a recovering addict, too. Also, I will pray for both of you. -Lynette

I’m going through the same thing right now…

by: Anonymous

I’m going through the same thing, just with alcohol instead of drugs…I’ve tried several times to get sober and my most recent attempt started today…I’m shaking like a leaf, nauseous as hell and alternating between sweating like a pig and shivering…Thankfully this isn’t as bad as my last time…I ended up in a detox ward for 2 and a half weeks with my blood pressure through the roof and seriously afraid of having a stroke or heart attack – at the age of 27!

At one point my BP was something like 190/130 …Yikes! All I can say is hang in there, but don’t be afraid to go to the hospital if it gets too rough…Once you’re past the detox stage I’d recommend going to AA or NA…It’s anonymous and a great support group…They’ve all been through the same thing as you’re going through…

Anyway, take care and hope you feel better soon…

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