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    I've worked really hard over the last 6 months on my mental health and recovery. I'm finally getting some pay off. I found a city (Minneapolis) where the sober community really seems ok with Suboxone. I've found multiple sober homes that allow it. I'm so thankful. I'm planning to move mid January. I'm really excited to put all the skills I've learned in therapy over the years into practice by myself a thousand miles away from my old life.

    I turned 30 early this month and I swore my 30s won't be like my 20s. I'm committed to that. I'm gonna make it or die trying.
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    Man you sound SO GOOD cj!!

    You sound like you have such a good game plan going, I just know that your 30's are going to be really great for you!!! You're really great cj.

    Happy Belated birthday my dear friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    I've worked really hard over the last 6 months on my mental health and recovery. I'm finally getting some pay off. I found a city (Minneapolis) where the sober community really seems ok with Suboxone. I've found multiple sober homes that allow it. I'm so thankful. I'm planning to move mid January. I'm really excited to put all the skills I've learned in therapy over the years into practice by myself a thousand miles away from my old life.

    I turned 30 early this month and I swore my 30s won't be like my 20s. I'm committed to that. I'm gonna make it or die trying.
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    Thanks Ash
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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    I've worked really hard over the last 6 months on my mental health and recovery. I'm finally getting some pay off. I found a city (Minneapolis) where the sober community really seems ok with Suboxone. I've found multiple sober homes that allow it. I'm so thankful. I'm planning to move mid January. I'm really excited to put all the skills I've learned in therapy over the years into practice by myself a thousand miles away from my old life.

    I turned 30 early this month and I swore my 30s won't be like my 20s. I'm committed to that. I'm gonna make it or die trying.
    Idk if you're a 12 step fellowship kinda person but the NA community there seemed strong when I visited a couple years ago. Lots of recovery and clean time and things to do.

    Coming up on 6 years 11 months next week. I'm tired.... School is kicking my ass lol.
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    well done serotonin!!

    cj- the drugs will certainly start taking their toll more if you don't stop soon, or so i've been told and got every reason to believe. i'm pretty sure if the respiratory problems that accompany continuous respiratory depression (even before the insane crack smoking) escalated it'd be enough to make me strongly consider quitting opiates if i wasn't already making a serious attempt to stay off them.

    64 days clean, the last 4 of which i been out of rehab for so actually feel more like an achievement.
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    Hey CJ - that is awesome. So glad to hear you're getting away from Alabama. I have good memories of MSP - cool place and the people there seem on the whole young and hip. It gets colder than a witch's tit, though. Even though, it's amazing it doesn't stop those people from enjoying the outdoors even in the middle of winter - cross country skiing, snowshoeing etc. So are you going to become a Timberwolves and Vikings fan?
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    I might take the Vikings as a second team but I'm an Eagles fan for life.

    Yeah it'll be cold but I'm sorta looking forward to that. It's going to be completely different from my life now and that's what I want. I may eventually get off Suboxone but I'm not in a huge hurry. I want to get down to 2mg fairly quickly though while I have all this ativan. I'll have to give that up for awhile when I go up there.
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    Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well. Sorry for being such a stranger as usual. I always try to check in at least once a month, just to let you all know that I'm thinking of you.

    This Thanksgiving was really rough; Since the last one, I've had several close friends and family members either pass away (including my dad) or move away. I also have a few friends and family members that aren't going to be around for long (advanced lung cancer, etc.). Not to throw myself a pity party here, but I basically ate a bowl of stuffing with some mushroom gravy on it and went back to bed around 7pm.

    I'm glad that my mom is still around because it gives me incentive to be here for her, as she is obviously hurting as much as I am (or worse). Of course, I always feel as though I'm just adding to her worries and not helping enough, even though she and everyone else assures me that I help a lot.

    Anyway, happy belated turkey day and I'll try to be in touch before Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    I've worked really hard over the last 6 months on my mental health and recovery. I'm finally getting some pay off. I found a city (Minneapolis) where the sober community really seems ok with Suboxone. I've found multiple sober homes that allow it. I'm so thankful. I'm planning to move mid January. I'm really excited to put all the skills I've learned in therapy over the years into practice by myself a thousand miles away from my old life.

    I turned 30 early this month and I swore my 30s won't be like my 20s. I'm committed to that. I'm gonna make it or die trying.
    Yeah I agree I totally gave up needles. Haven’t done hard drugs in years despite everything. Really miss meth. Don’t even want opiates. still heavily depressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain.Heroin View Post
    Yeah I agree I totally gave up needles. Haven’t done hard drugs in years despite everything. Really miss meth. Don’t even want opiates. still heavily depressed.
    Whaaaaat?! The IM bupe king retired??? Awesome work CH. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serotonin101 View Post
    Idk if you're a 12 step fellowship kinda person but the NA community there seemed strong when I visited a couple years ago. Lots of recovery and clean time and things to do.

    Coming up on 6 years 11 months next week. I'm tired.... School is kicking my ass lol.
    Awesome! I have some friends in recovery in Winona. Congratulations on 6 years and 11 months. 6 years and 2 months and 30 days for me just for today.

    CJ - Glad to hear you are continuing to move forward. It's there for the taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serotonin101 View Post
    Whaaaaat?! The IM bupe king retired??? Awesome work CH. Lol
    Yeah and I gave it up in 2014

    It was the worst wd 2nd only to sertraline wd

    I am having a good day. Bad things happened and I didn’t blow up.

    I have psych meds so that helps.

    Trying to keep my chin up.
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    Hope everyone is doing well. Still waiting to get out of rehab.
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    well november was my first ever clean month that i wasn't in rehab for the whole of but probably would have shot myself if the uk had us gun laws
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    Congratulations on your milestone Chinup. 👍
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    Congrats to all who got through November. Onto December now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinup View Post
    well november was my first ever clean month that i wasn't in rehab for the whole of but probably would have shot myself if the uk had us gun laws
    Was it that bad?
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