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Downers addiction

  1. A Random Update

    Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've been active on here, mostly because things have just been wild the past four months. However, I think now is a good time as any to come back and start using DF as a resource again, because I could use the outlet, information, and support. Posting here and contributing to the forums has helped me a lot in the past, and I can use all the help I can get now. At the end of August I moved hundreds of miles away from my hometown to attend a...
  2. New Sleeping Pill Suvorexant, Different Mechanism of action than Benzos/Z Drugs

    Suvorexant (trade name Belsomra) is a selective, dual receptor antagonist marketed by Merck & Co. for the treatment of insomnia. It is effective for placebo. Suvorexant was approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 13, 2014. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has placed it on the list of schedule IV controlled substances. The drug became available in Japan in November 2014 and in the United States in February 2015. For UK and EU users, I have checked...
  3. Assholes Who Make Up Reasons To Get Drugs From Doctors

    I have a problem with people making up reasons or exaggerating symptoms to get prescription drugs and people who buy the pills from other people have done this. It pisses me off. Badly. Assholes like that are the reason I can't get a prescription of Hydrocodone for my fibromyalgia pain at the pain clinic. They're the reasons doctors think I'm faking my very real pain. They're why I have to jump through hoops to get my Vyvanse every month. I have ADD, I went through lots of testing...
  4. Joke was on Me part 4

    Trust me when I say the seventh circle of Hell is nowhere to be. The words used to describe the seemingly endless agony I was in seem too feeble. During this precipitated withdrawal torture, my wife had contacted the good doctor Pete. I was not able to get off the floor, let alone talk to him, so she did. From what she told me, he was genuinely concerned. However, little by little a fire began to build up inside of what had become a shell of my former existence. At the end of day...
  5. "Xanax Slave"

    I have been meaning to write this for a while now. I have discussed my issues with this addiction in the past but I decided to create a blog about it. As you can see, the title is pretty clear and straight to the point. I am heavily addicted to Xanax and have been for years now. I really feel that "Xanax Slave" is a good analogy of how I would assess the way I feel about this addiction. My apologies to anyone who has read any of my past writings about this topic or to those I have...
  6. Phenibut Taper 4

    Just a short entry for consistency: Predictably, a very enjoyable binge over the weekend, but I'm so god damn sick and tired of Phenibut, ironically. Last night resumed the taper and laid out a new plan. Here's a short summary, all dosed in the evening: 10/07-10/09: 2g 10/10-10/12: 1.5g 10/13-10/15: 1g 10/16-10/18: 0.5 And then likely a bit slower towards the end. I'll kind of gauge how much we need at the tail end by symptoms, but likely won't drop off until reaching 250mg. Benzos...
  7. Phenibut Taper Log: Day 1

    As a great way to break in my blog, and hopefully to aid others in their search for information on Phenibut addiction and withdrawal...I've decided to log my tapering experience for everyone to see! A little background first...my wife and I have been taking Phenibut daily for roughly the last month, in doses of about 8-10g minimum, sometimes more. She's been taking around 6g per day. Originally we started doing it for the crystal clarity Phenibut provides. I've heard, from more than one...
  8. day 2

    So I trust my therapist even more now, if that's possible. Part of me thought he was being a bit irresponsible but he really knows his stuff. He knew that my main problem was the anxiety and angsting and that that was feeding my cravings. I didn't want to give in to getting high which meant that I was not able to use the diazepam which is what I normally use to relieve anxiety. So now I've had 2 full nights sleep and even managed to eat last night. I am feeling SO much better. Feel...
  9. The final phase of recovery

    So, I've been drug free for 5 years, been on a long journey that began at aged 17 with a small speed habit, then moved on to small smack n general downers habit, then lucky escape to 4 years clean, then many recreational drugs, then full time skunkdom for 5 years, now am clean 5 years. Since age 27, have been seeking help for MH problems and have been doing in depth weekly psychotherapy for 8 1/2/ years now. During that time I have addressed many patterns of behaviour ranging from abusive...
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