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i drink to mask the pain just another addiction

i was a heroine addict for two years and i lost everything i got on suboxone and im addicted to that now. but i still feel the need to drink alchohol most nights to stop the pain or maybe the reality of my life... any thoughts
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replied May 3rd, 2014
Thank you for asking!
Addiction is the strongest enemy to get rid of.It needs a lot of effort, peer support and a very competent addiction medicine specialist in a very caring facility with a lot of rehabilitation programmes and a lot of supervision. I can understand your agony and i suggest you seek help and sign up to some rehabilitation programmes and make a strong will non movable and non foldable by inner urges and strong predisposition for recurrences.
This is the fight against will and very hard and long. It needs perseverance and patience and compliance with the addiction medicine specialist advices.
Hang in ther and keep fighting. It will soon be over.
Take care
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replied June 1st, 2014
Have you tried niacin? I know it sounds weird but it really helped my husband. He was addicted to alcohol, cigarettes and prescription pain killers and it helped with all three. He quit all three at once three years ago and never looked back. Made him feel better, happier so he didn't need coping mechanisms anymore. Start with a low dose though or it might make you flush a lot. Hope this helps! Good luck!
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