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    Hi Nubether,
    Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings and the NA 1st Step Forum. In this forum we dicuss NA’s 1st Step:

    “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.”

    NA is a program of recovery from the disease of addiction. The first thing we do, in order for the program to work, is stop using drugs. How each of us gets to the point of stopping varies from addict to addict, so it really isn’t appropriate here to offer medical advice, suggestions for tapering, pain management or drug substitution.

    There are many folks here at 12 Step National Meetings (willing to help) who’ve gone through what you’re going through. Posting in the appropriate forum will increase your chances of getting the help you seek. Here’s a few suggestions:

    The Newcomers Forum – [url=http://www. to Recovery – SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information[/url]

    The Substance Abuse Forum – [url=http://www. Abuse – SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information[/url]

    Recovery & Pain Management Forum – [url=http://www. and Pain Management – SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information[/url]

    Best wishes,



    @nubether 2971720 wrote:

    I don’t really know how to start except to say that I am addicted to oxycodone. 7 months ago I was prescribed oxycodone 10 mg 4 times a day, for multiple (4) herniated cervical disc, among other neck problems. By month 2 I was taking more than the prescribed amount, sometimes to relieve my pain and sometimes just to feel good and keep going. I had surgery 10 days ago and I am just ready to get off this med. I have gone through the roller coaster of withdrawal and the excitement of the date it was time to pick up my pills. I have done things that I am ashamed of to feed this addiction, like manipulate people to help me get or give me pills when I ran out. I left my job because I had easy access to narcotics I just couldn’t trust myself not to steal drugs from my employer. It just happened that my neck problem is such, I was able to leave my job for medical reasons. I need help. I am going to my doctor who prescribed this medication to me so that I can come clean about my problem and ask him for his guidance and help.

    By the way I now average about 60-70 mg per day.

    I am currently prescribed by my neurosurgeon 5 mg 4 times a day. Just picked up this script yesterday, what a shock to the system, I told myself I would try to take only 4 today, I took 7, I am so frustrated and ashamed.

    Hi Nubether.

    In addition to the NA forum, you might want to check out the Substance Abuse threads. There are lots of people on there just like you who you can swap stories with.

    You are not alone.



    Hi Nubether,

    I am one that can’t take a drug that is a narcotic because it makes me crazy & very angry. But I do manage well with Tylenol or Ibuprofen for my Osteo-Arthritis & bulging disks. :cries3:

    When I had my back surgery 5 years ago I went crazy on the Morphine & later that night quit breathing. Luck was with me cuz a nurse found me before it was too late. :c021:

    I make sure to have a good rapport with my doc as to why I cannot take narcotics even though I need something for pain. My addiction is alcohol but I have been sober in recovery for 22 years. :grouphug:

    Best of luck to you,


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