I injured my back in 2001 and had 4 unsuccessful surgeries. I was on Norco for at least 8 years. Recently I checked myself in to a rehab facility. It is well known. I will not release the name so I don’t get sued.
I went in on the 25th of Jan. and got out on the 31st. This rehab facility was a joke! I was treated with Suboxone, also a very powerful narcotic, then weened off. I was told that I would not have cravings when I got home. They lied.
I have been crawling the walls. Some days are better than others, but it’s still a struggle. 12 step is ridiculous. I did no one any wrong, and the sad thing is that I am a practicing born again Christian, whom God has decided to not help.
Believing in a power greater than ourselves is like believing in Martians. I believe in God. He has not helped. I have nearly killed myself, and my wife. There is no moral inventory I need to do. I have made my mistakes, as everyone does. I am still living in hell.
Some would advocate changing environment. Should I move? That’s not realistic. If addiction is a disease, then there is more to treatment than a
counseling session. Ever heard of Cancer Patients Anonymous, or Diabetics Anonymous? No. Because they don’t exist.
This disease is not treated as a disease, but as a moral failure. “Hi, I’m Ralph and I’m an addict.” Do you realize how demoralizing that is. I have spent a great deal of money on products that promise the same results. I doubt a book will do any better.
People are making money on the misfortune of others, and it’s wrong! If you have information that can help those in need, it should be given away freely. “Freely you have received, freely give.” Remember that?
Sorry to be so harsh but I was expecting answers, not a sales pitch.