Its been several months since I posted about Bens situation and withdrawal.
If you haven't read Bens story - he only had to go into wd because of a silly mistake he made filling an extra scrip that made it appear he was doctor shopping when in fact he was not - he simply filled a small quantity Oxy scrip for knee surgery at the same time he was using a pain management doctor on a regimen of 3 Norco 10s daily. The pharmacist called the pain management doctor about the double scips and the pain management doctor told him to wait 3 weeks to refill his regular monthly scrip for 90 Norco 10s. This meant Ben had to negotiate 21 days with 30 Oxy 325/5s. So he decided to taper and quit for good. Well the plan sort of fell apart.
Ben ultimately decided to fill his regular pain management scrip for 90 Norco 10s a month and take them as prescribed - exactly as prescribed - no cheating ever. Ben has been able to maintain this plan. He takes the Norcos only at night from 6 pm until 1 am and then abstains all day while working - exactly as he has for the last 3 years. It still gives him the pleasure he seeks and despite the tolerance his body has built up to the drug he still recieves enough pleasure from it to be happy and function at every level necessary during each segment of his day both with his family and at work.
Another poster upthread made a very important point that Ben's affluent financial status changes the nature of his addiction - a very wise and accurate assessment. It means Ben is a drug addict because he wants to be. He made a conscious decision to continue his affair with Queen Norco when he had already beaten her and completed physical wd.
Well, that's the status of Bens addiction to Norco 10. He takes 3 Norco 10s a day only at night and lives his life as if it's the normal course of events in a happy fulfilling life with a loving family and successful professional career.
What does this forum think of Ben? He desperately wants to know.