I'm 17 and have been addicted to roxys for three years now. I have decreased my daily amount tremendously!!
From goin to anywhere from 7 to 10 (30mgs) a day to only two is very good but to me not good enough.
I desperately need help and words of encouragement. I feel like I have no control of this situation it has completely taken over me. I feel helpless! I started off doin them with a friend for fun but then noticed that they numb my pain from personal family problems. I know I need to stop bc it will only get worse from here but I have no clue what to do bc it seems no matter how much guilt lays on my shoulders from it I go off and do pills anyways. It's making me extremely broke and crushing everyone around me ;( . I wish It was easy to stop but mentally I'm just not that strong at least I don't feel like it. It's also hard to stop when it's constantly around me and alot of people I know do them too. Any advice? Can anyone relate?
Well, you have made great headway to be taking only a couple of tablets a day, down from the 10 that you had been taking. Unfortunately, it is the last little bit that is usually the hardest to get off of. This is mainly due to the psychological and emotional needs for the drug, rather than the physical dependency.
You have also noted another big problem of stopping the drugs: Your friends and social settings. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to stop, unless you separate yourself from these. As you stated, the access to the drugs is too easy and the people around you are not really encouraging you to stop.
Since you have already given it a go on your own, you are probably going to need some help to finish the situation off. If you do not want to go the formal detox route yet, you should probably then get involved with a program such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA). You will probably also have to reduce the amount of time you spend around your "friends" and in the settings where you obtain the drugs.
But, if this still doesn't do the trick and you are serious about getting off the drugs, then you will need to enlist the help of your physician.
It is great that you want to get off the drugs. You are correct, that it is only going to get worse if you continue and you still have a long life ahead of you.
I had the same experience. I was railing 10 oxy 30's a day for about 6 months, prior to that I was on 6 40mg OC's a day. I had hip surgery and had trouble recovering from it. It almost ruined my marriage and the withdrawals were so bad. I have been clean for over a month now and slowly getting my body back to where it was. I was put on medicine that took the withdrawals away, non narcotic. It was the best stuff ever.Get Clonidine prescribed to you...it will take you through withdrawal and make you feel normal and forget that you are withdrawing..best of luck.
i have decided to share my experience with oxys with you all. i have read lots of storys and lots of forums about addiction to these things and destroying lives and careers and wotnot. i have been taking oxys for around 3 years now. i was prescribed some after a motorcycle accident left me with spinal and severe wrist shattered injuries. i am in my mid 30s. oxys help me live a life fairly close to what i used to live, if i dont take them, i can function at work and play but i cant push myself physically in any activity, so this is my routine and has been for the last two years. i have my own constuction company, im a hard worker and push myself physically and mentally everyday. 5:00 comes around and i rail my first 20mg oxy which makes me feel great, takes away my pain, gives me the energy i need for after work acvtivities whether it be going to the gym, riding my motorbike or playing with my kids. i generally snort another 10mg before bed for a good nights sleep. every few months when i feel my tolerance building i half my dosage for a few days then half it again and then have nothing for a few weeks, very minimal withdrawels. i deal with the pain. two weeks later i start all over again. sometimes i go a bit hard on them on the weekends and have a minor withdrawel on a monday but other than that its all good. if you have good willpower and ambition then this drug can be great for you as it is for me. i even have some great ideas on this stuff. BUT, you need to be able to control it.