Addicts and pain meds 1/30

This is a tricky topic. But I will share my own experience in this area because it is all that I truly know.

Coming into recovery I was taught by those who went before me that to be clean means I cannot take any mind or mood altering substances.

IF they are prescribed for me by a physician then it is ok for me to take as prescribed.

Unless the pill bottle has my name on it I am not supposed to take it.

Even IF the pill bottle has my name on it I am to tell another in recovery or someone that I trust that I am taking such medication…and then if I need…. the trusted person is to dole them out to me AS PRESCRIBED.

I have only had to take pain medication once in the 11 years that I have been clean and it was due to a herniated disc in my back. The medication was valium and it was prescribed in the emergency room. My heart rate was high due to the pain and I was unable to go to the bathroom because my body was in shock.

I was with another person who took me to the hospital and they helped me handle the meds afterwards as well.

The physical pain was great enough that I did not get high. If I was in no pain and took valium I would be high.

I was always deathly afraid to take anything in the fear of waking up my disease and having that phenomenon of craving begin all over again.

That did not happen to me thank god and today I am pain free in my body and have no need for any medication of any sort.

That is a direct result of gods grace.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

23 thoughts on “Addicts and pain meds 1/30

      1. is it? are you? aren t you a user an addict anyways. i think so. but hey it s cool to be sober too. choose well. see life with open ayes. but yeah sounds pretty fucking awful.


  1. Sorry to hear your painful experience. Don’t worry, just maintain the positive mindset, all will be ok. Let’s smile 🤗😁.


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