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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:59 am
by nrl
Hi there, I just posted a few minutes ago but thought maybe I should start a new post. I need guidance and help. How do I stop taking percocet? I started about five years ago due to chronic pain. I can't stop now and my addicition is out of control. I have a career and when I try to stop I'm sick so I can't work and I can't not work. My husband and I are both addicted. We thought about going through Carebridge but we are afraid it would get back to our employers or our health insurance. It's like we are screwed. I just want to get help.

Re: help

Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:28 pm
by joeboo2265
Please contact a detox/rehab facility ASAP. Don't worry about your employer for the moment. If you are feeling sick, you are the height of addiction and it W{LL get worse. Please call some place NOW.

Re: help

Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:51 am
by abclimo
nrl: You definitely should contact a detox center for help with this. I had a serious dilaudid addiction and tried to do it on my own, and I only made it worse. I started taking the dilaudid for a chronic pain issue as well, and just "knew" I couldn't not take them because of the pain I had. You know what, since I'm off the dilaudid, the pain is definitely not bad at all, a lot of the pain I was feeling was caused by the medication and the addiction. Your employer cannot find out from your insurance company due to something called HIPPA and the health insurance company cannot hold it against you. I did post another message for you, but I'll put it all here, in case that one got lost. If you have any sick or vacation time, they are possibilities so you don't have to tell your employer what's going on. People who go to NA meetings and have been clean very long term say that when a couple is addicted, you both have to want to kick it, or unfortunately when you get out, your relapse rate is high. NA Meetings are very helpful, the people there know what you are going through, because they have been there, they are very caring people. Do this for yourself, you'll feel better. You admitted you need help, and that is the first step, now call a facility and get help.