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Posts by Neil1628


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Taper vs Cold Turkey My Story by

Good evening, Thanks for reading my post and I’m glad to hear you have ran out of codeine as those levels of intake could have been fatal. I’m not going to congratulate you or tell you well done yet as you have not yet achieved anything as your cold turkey has been brought on by simply running out. However what is positive is that you’ve recognised that live will be better without drugs and also perhaps more importantly you are aware of the effort it takes and getting through one day you can then get through the next. Ask yourself this question, if you were to go to your medication cupboard and find a box of codeine would you a) take 16 immediately and enjoy the high telling yourself you’ll quit next week instead or b) realise that you’ve made it through day one and decide to flush the tablets as you really wish to quit. If you answer a then it’s unlikely your ready to quit and will probably take again as soon as you can replenish your supply. If it’s b then I am willing to mentor you through this and help you as much as I can. I may sound harsh but recovery is hard and you have to mentally want to quit 100% to have any hope of achieving the goal of being clean. When I quit I had 260 codeine tablets in my cupboard 3 days after quitting I burnt the lot. That’s a lot different to simply running out. Let me know how you answer the question and if you believe your ready. There is no right or wrong answer as it took me several attempt before I mentally knew the time was right. The best way to look at Recovery in my opinion is that it’s like recovering from a badly broken bone. It’s bloody painful at first, then the pain eases as the weeks go by but your not going to be fully fit for at least 3-6 months if not longer. In essence you have broken your body and it needs to heal so even from day one you are healing. But be prepared for hard work and effort especially in the early days, then it gets easier and I would say I’m almost fully healed today, 4 months clean now. I will help you if you want it !

Codeine and marriage. by

Hi Dfk, Dadict has filled you in with some great points so nothing much extra for me to add, one seriously important thing which i have found hugely important is taking supplements. get him on good quality multi vitamans Centrum is one the best also floradix is good for energy, get him extra magnesium tablets also. and holland and barrett do a CBD oil which is proven to do wonders with withdrawal. if hes struggling with appetite protein shakes can help get good nourishment into your body. If you introduce him to mine and dadicts story and get him to chat to us on there we can help. Where just 2 blokes going discussing a similar issue and are both winning our battle. theres certainly room for a 3rd to jump in with us and support each other. discussing this really does help. oh and also try and get him out at least for an hour a day for a walk no matter how bad the weather is right now. its the biggest and best cure for this by an absolute margin! look forward to hearing from him. Neil x

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