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PostI need drug related guys
by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:20 pm

Never mind the reasons how or why but I've become addicted to Xanax. It's apparently 20 times stronger than valium and after surviving valium withdraw and opiate withdrawal with lots of tears and hard work I'm now going have to go through Xanax withdrawal at some point.

My head is mush though so any advice on people to call and any routes I might take would be greatly appreciated. I recently tried coming off it with gentle amounts of opiates to try and combat it but no,I just ended up wanting to slash my wrists so I'm back on it.

I hate myself for being so weak but what's done is done so please lay off me with the judgements that I'm already more than aware of.

Thanks in advance.

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by Dowbocop » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:55 pm

I assume you've been to your GP to discuss this. If not go ASAP, as they will be able to refer you to the appropriate support services.

I would advise you to try and be less hard on yourself, because beating yourself up won't help. When I speak to people about smoking cessation at work I always tell them to flip their negative thoughts. If they crack and have a ciggie the negative side of their brain will say "Oh well that's it you're a failure you may as well have ten!" I tell them instead to try to concentrate on the positive strides they have made - one moment of weakness does not outweigh several weeks of strength. Okay, you're not in a great situation right now, but you have got yourself back from addiction before so you clearly aren't weak. As a starting point concentrate on how you achieved all the hard work with the valium and opiates, not how you've ended up in the position you're in now.

I don't have personal experience with addiction myself so I can't say I'm an expert, but I hope this helps.

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by Karl » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:03 pm

This is absolutely something you should talk to your GP about. Remember the GP is all confidential, they aren't going to tell anyone, and they won't judge you; all they care about is your health and they're just going to give you advice on how to get through this. You don't have to tell the dragon at the front desk what your appointment is for if you don't want to (you can refuse to answer or just say "mental health issues").

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by False » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Xans are super addictive and have a terrible withdrawal phase. You need to taper off extremely slowly, mgs at a time, not a whole pill or even half. Make sure you have someone around who might be able to help you in the down periods because I understand it will feel like absolute death.

Best of luck

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PostRe: I need drug related guys
by Moggy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:02 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:
I hate myself for being so weak but what's done is done so please lay off me with the judgements that I'm already more than aware of.


It’s not weak and thinking like that isn’t going to help you.

Go to the doctors, they’ll sort you out.

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by Vermilion » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:12 pm

Dowbocop wrote:I assume you've been to your GP to discuss this. If not go ASAP, as they will be able to refer you to the appropriate support services.


Definitely this.

Don't worry about what others might think either, no one here is judging you and your GP certainly won't.

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PostRe: I need drug related guys
by Rocsteady » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:35 am

Yeah good luck man, I’ve gone through enough withdrawals to understand the rough pain but I’ve heard that Xanax is a real killer to kick. You can do it.

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PostRe: I need drug related guys
by Meep » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Whatever you do don't do it alone. GPs are confidential. Also, if you have any friends or family you are prepared to trust tell them so they can check up on you.


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