Hi new here to the forum and so glad I found it.
I have been in recovery since 2013 nearly 8 years sober from cocaine and alcohol.
I started taking codeine due to a health issue for pain but after becoming brutally honest with myself, I am taking them when I am not necessarily in pain, taking them to change the way I feel. I have been taking them for the last 12 months. I have never taken more than prescribed ever and have only taken x2 every four hours as prescribed.
It feels good to share this. I wish with all my heart I was not an addict, it’s something I absolutely hate about myself, I always feel separate and apart from friends and family etc the fact that I am different.
With regards to the codeine, I have managed to taper down to two 30mg tablets a day for the last two days,
which I will then taper down further.
I am looking forward to meeting other people in the same position. Sometimes its lonely knowing your an addict when your surrounded by “normal” people.
Thanks for letting me share.