I’m an individual in long term recovery from drug addiction opiates. I’m also an entertainer singer, songwriter who has dedicated my entire life to try and eliminate the stigma connected with “the illness of addiction” and also to demonstrate that people may and perform recovery and may lead a constructive and productive lifestyle and may be a contributing member of the community and society. I’m one person among millions that are successfully living as positive, contributing members in communities across the nation.
There’s a new “Miracle Pill” called Suboxone (buprenorphine) currently available to us who has been proven effective in treating opiate dependency. It’s the first medication to be approved by the FDA to treat opiate dependency in more than 20 years.
From the middle 90’s I became hooked to Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Loritab). As time went by my addiction grew to the point I was doing prohibited things to feed my addiction. I tried a number of tactics to conquer and kick this addiction, while my entire life and my relationship with family and career was fast going down the drain.
Admitting that I had a problem and my entire life today out of my Command I wanted my life back and to be free of the addiction, so I followed suboxone vs methadone before I switched to Methadone treatment. While I had been in methadone treatment I felt as though I had been chained to a practice (which I was) and though I was not doing prohibited things to take care of my Illness of Addiction to Opiates my entire life was like to hold. I wasn’t doing anything for myself or my loved ones or my career except present. My life consisted of ensuring I had the money to go to the practice and that I was able to get there “EVERY DAY” through the 3 hours that they were available! Taking a vacation or going out of town for the weekend wasn’t possible because I had been chained to the practice.