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Codeine Addiction — It Crippled Me

Codeine, which is the famous purple syrup that your favorite rap artist sips on, has been around since the wild west. For as long as it has been around, codeine addiction has been a problem that has destroyed countless lives and torn families of those affected by addiction to shreds. The powerful combination of codeine, promethazine, and dextromethorphan all work synergistically together in a way… 

13 Side Effects Of Suboxone — Plus My Horrible Personal Experience

The side effects of Suboxone range from not very bad to pretty severe. Unless you are someone who has either been to treatment and/or struggled with opiate addiction, Suboxone is something that you quite possibly have never heard of.  In a nutshell, Suboxone is a drug (buprenorphine, an opioid, and naloxone, a drug that blocks opioid receptors) that is most commonly prescribed for people who… 

Overcoming Fentanyl Addiction

Overcoming fentanyl addiction is probably one of the hardest things an addict can do because of the nature and the power of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful drug that falls under the classification of a synthetic opioid. Before making its way into the recreational drug market, fentanyl was mainly used for anesthesia for surgery as well as a high-level pain reliever for cancer patients.  Fentanyl… 

What Heroin Feels Like — From a Real Heroin Addict

If you’re wondering what heroin feels like, here’s the truth from a real heroin addict. Heroin is a well-known drug, but many don’t know much about it. We’ve all seen movies like Pulp Fiction or Requiem for a Dream. I gotta be honest, before I ever did any heroin, I for sure thought it was quite glamorous.  I think a common image people have about… 

How To Stop Taking Drugs — I Had to Learn the Hard Way

If you’re wondering how to stop taking drugs, here’s what you need to know. I’d like to say first that this is coming from the perspective of a person in recovery. Many people can take drugs and stop taking drugs on their own terms and who aren’t in fact real addicts or alcoholics.  This is for the person who has run out of options and… 

Tramadol Withdrawal Can Be As Bad As Heroin Withdrawal (or Worse)

Tramadol is an opioid painkiller with a lot of abuse potential, which means that Tramadol withdrawal can be similar to withdrawal from any other opioid, like OxyContin or even heroin. Tramadol is labeled as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I have been prescribed this medication for long periods of time while going through a rotator cuff injury. Although I… 

Purple Drank | Everything You Need to Know About Lean

You may have heard “purple drank” or “lean” referenced in music, primarily by rappers. These are street names given to the mixture of cough syrup that contains both promethazine and codeine along with a carbonated beverage such as Sprite. From what I’ve seen, the syrup is always dark purple. “Candy” seems innocent enough as it’s somewhat humorously referred to in many songs, but it’s a… 

What Helps with Suboxone Withdrawal? Here’s What I Did

Here’s what helps with Suboxone withdrawal. Suboxone withdrawal can be seriously shitty because suboxone has a long half-life and lasts a lot longer than many other types of opioid withdrawal. However, there are ways to deal with it. This might be controversial, but I believe that Suboxone is a horrible drug, and I believe that the best way to come off it without it being… 

Addicted to Opiates? Here’s What to Do About Your Addiction

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If you’ve stumbled onto this blog, you’re probably what to do about your addiction (or maybe your loved one’s addiction). I won’t bore you with a long intro paragraph on the stats surrounding opioids – you get it: they can kill you and permanently damage your brain and body. So, let’s dive into 5 steps you can take TODAY to deal with your addiction. Here’s… 

What Does Detox Feel Like? Spoiler Alert | It’s Not Fun

So, what does detox feel like? I can tell you from (far too much) personal experience that it’s not fun. In fact, depending on the drug you’re detoxing from, it can be horrible. Is that meant to scare you? That’s not my intention. These are just facts. There’s a reason addicts like me avoid detox at all costs. There’s a reason we try so hard…