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10 Days Clean
Aug 17, 2005
Hello Everyone, I just wanted to stop in and let you all know that I have been reading the posts and am so proud of all of you. Everybody at every stage of recovery is represented here and it is so inspriring. I am on my 10th day Drug Free! I have posted here several times and read all day almost. I was addicted to Vicoden, and have managed to taper and them stop finally. I stopped from a dose of 4 a day, so the withdrawals were definitely there. It was hell, actually; but that part of this is over (well, almost - I sneeze and ache, but at least I can leave the bathroom now :) .

I am now actively working on my continued recovery. I told my husband of my addiction and the financial destruction is had caused for me. He is willing to stick with me throughout this and support me while I gain my life back. I saw an addictionologist - she was actually our marriage counselor. She recommended outpatient rehab - that was $8,000! So after attending an AA meeting last night, we decided to gather the $8,000 together from our savings and place it "at the ready" should I relapse and I have given my word that I will not use. If I do relapse, I will immediately go to Bradford for intake analysis and rehab. I was amazed at how he stayed with me throughout this! He went to the addictionologist with me, and to AA meeting with me last night. I realize that I have seriously violated his trust in me, and gaining that trust back is SUPER important to me. So, for the next few days, I am actively reading and calling and finding out all I can about continued recovery. The trick seems to be support systems, so I called NA this morning, and am waiting for a volunteer to call me back - I've been waiting for an hour and a half.

I woke up with a craving this morning - after feeling so "straight" last night. So I forced myself to talk to three folks while out taking my son to school, and that helped some - I am, by nature, a very isolated person, and I have found that this has really really contributed to my addiction.

Anyone out there have some good material for me to help stay positive? This is the longest I have been substance free in a long time. - before the pain pill problem, I took antidepressants, and anti-anxiety stuff, but now I am completely chemical free, for the first time in about 15 years (my vicodin addiction spans the past two). I would love to start a dialogue with someone, and perhaps we could help each other?

Thanks to you all for this community!

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