Roxicodone Addiction: Is Recovery Possible?

Roxicodone Addiction: Is Recovery Possible?

Roxicodone Addiction: Is Recovery Possible?

Two years ago, I was taking ten to twenty 30mg Roxy’s every day. I couldn’t get up in the morning without a dose, and I would begin to get sick in an hour if I wasn’t taking them around the clock. I kept lines of crushed up pills at my bedside so I could take some in the middle of the night if I woke up. I wasn’t even feeling the high anymore; I needed Roxies just to feel normal.

My addiction started when I was prescribed medication to treat legitimate pain. I had been in several car accidents and I couldn’t sit for long periods of time without shooting pain down my back and legs. I loved the way that Roxicodone made me feel. It took away my pain, gave me energy, and gave the whole world a glowy, happy look.

Over the years, my body became dependent on Roxicodone. I needed more and more just to feel the same way. When I didn’t have it, my pain became so intense that I would cry myself to sleep at night. I would feel nauseous, shaky, and anxious. I used to live and I lived to used. Roxicodone became my whole world; more important to me than my family, my job, and my friends. I didn’t think I would ever be able to live without it.

I had always thought that the key to my Roxicodone recovery was kicking the physical addiction. I thought once my body was no longer craving the drug, I’d be able to stay away. I’d go to detox and maybe a week or two in treatment, and think I was cured. It wouldn’t be long until I was right back to where I started from.

At one point, I even tried Suboxone maintenance. And, although the drug never got me high and it treated my cravings, it was never enough because I was still miserable. Eventually, I’d go off the Suboxone and seek out my drug of choice.

Today, I have been clean and sober for 18 months, so I can tell you that recovery from Roxicodone addiction is absolutely possible. It’s a process, and it’s not easy, but it is definitely worth it.

This time, I listened.

This time, I took suggestions.

This time, I was committed.

This time, I got a sponsor, went to meetings, and worked a 12 step program.

I used to think that having a Roxicodone addiction was the worst thing that could have ever happened to me. I would’ve given anything to not have this disease. Today, I am nothing but grateful for the process. I got a second chance to be a better person, and through that, I have been given a life that is beyond my wildest dreams. I walked in looking for a way to recover from my Roxicodone addiction, and I walked out with so much more. I can tell you all day what a blessing this journey has been, but until you experience it yourself, you won’t truly understand. What I can tell you is that recovery is absolutely possible.

Can I shoot or snort Suboxone?

Can I shoot or snort Suboxone?

If you are wondering if you can shoot or snort suboxone you have to get back to basics. Basics like, what does suboxone consist of. You may not think this is important and just want the answer to your question; can I shoot or snort suboxone? The answer to the question is, you can but you might not want to and the basics of suboxone are why.

What is Suboxone and what is in it?

Suboxone is buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication that is similar to morphine and codeine although it is not as intense. As for naloxone, naloxone is an opioid blocker. Naloxone blocks the euphoric effects of morphine and codeine. Sounds contradictory right? Well, there is a reason there is naloxone in Suboxone along with buprenorphine.

The buprenorphine in Suboxone is used to help withdrawal symptoms of opiate withdrawal and the naloxone is to make sure you don’t take any other opiates or use Suboxone in the wrong way.

One of the other little secrets about the naloxone in Suboxone is that it also can send you into horrific and painful withdrawal if you try to take it the wrong way, meaning shoot or snort it, or take any other opiates with it. Suboxone taken while on other opiates can also cause severe withdrawal symptoms.

So can you shoot or snort Suboxone?

The answer is you are capable of doing that but because of naloxone in Suboxone you won’t get any type of high from shooting or snorting Suboxone. When Suboxone is shot up or crushed and snorted it activates the naloxone and then blocks the effects of the buprenorphine in it that you are trying to get high off of.  When you take Suboxone as directed, orally under the tongue you will be able to feel the effects of buprenorphine in it and the naloxone is not active. If you try to do anything else with Suboxone you will get absolutely no effects from it.

So if you choose to you can very well put Suboxone into a needle and shoot it up or crush it up and snort it but it is not recommended. Also if you are wondering if you can shoot or snort Suboxone and even after reading these decide that you still want to give it a “shot” pun intended, be careful. Shooting Suboxone is very dangerous for your veins not only that but it can cause severe withdrawal symptoms which is what you are trying to avoid right? It also will leave a very orangey tasting, smelling residue in your nose if you snort it and could also cause severe withdrawal symptoms.

Suboxone has one intended purpose and that’s to help with the withdrawal from other opiates. It is very ineffective for recreational use unless you intended to take it as it is recommended