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- August 26, 2016 at 1:12 am #3736871
Hi everyone: Just wanted to introduce myself and have made a committment to this website in order to get support for making the decision to end my addiction to Hydrocodone/Vicodin.
I originally got clean and sober from all drugs/alcohol in January of 1988. I attended AA meetings regularly, had a sponsor, hung out only with program people, worked the steps, all of it. I stayed sober for fourteen years. Then I relapsed in October of 2002 on amphetimines (my drug of choice). Picked up a white chip right away and stayed clean/sober another four years. But then had a couple of surgeries and…you guessed it; I’ve been getting hydrocodone from a couple of different doctors now for over a year; abusing the pills, all of the old addictive behavior has come back..
I actually stopped going to meetings about a year and a half ago; started drinking a glass of wine a night. I STILL drink ONLY a glass of wine per night.
I need to be very honest about this. I will not go back to meetings here; it’s too small of a town. I will not give up my wine at night. But I have to get off of the hydrocodone. Now.
I’m hoping I’m in the right place. Would love to hear some feedback, support, and hopefully, help some other people here too. But I do understand this is a 12-Step Online support group and if I’m feeling that I’m being told/asked/encouraged to give up my wine at night, I’ll bug out and find anothe online support group.
Hope all is well with everyone.:tyouAugust 26, 2016 at 5:22 am #4739622
Hello and welcome!
Most people in this particular section of this site are Narcotics Anonymous members. NA members learn tolerance and acceptance in recovery. Having said that, I believe most members will not give advice on what you should or should not do. For example: won’t tell you that you cannot have your glass of wine in the evenings. However, please understand the NA way suggests total abistinence from all drugs. Alcohol is a drug.
One of the 12 Traditions of NA is that the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. Many members (including myself) use(d) various substances for various reasons as they begin their journey towards recovery. NA members carry the messege that ANY addict can stop using, lose the desire to use and find a new way to live.
Welcome! Please do stick around.
MissyAugust 27, 2016 at 12:10 am #4739624
Welcome! Keep posting and keep reading!
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