quitting opiates cold turkey- on day 3 - Part 28

By smith9666 · Nov 30, 2014 · ·
  1. JD,

    Thanks for the advice. I wish I would have read this posting before coming home LOL. I could have stopped and bought the Valerian root and melatonin. There's always tomorrow :).

    I've been really thinking these past days about why it is that I was over medicating in the first place. I hadn't fully realized how complicated of an answer that would be.

    My first reaction is to brush it off and tell myself that there was no reason, I just didn't pay attention. Besides, there are a lot of people that have gone through so much more then I have that do not turn to that. I just can't get past that part to even consider thinking about it further. Would it even be beneficial to continue trying to answer that question anyways? It seems as if it would just cause more problems then it would be worth. At the same time, I can't help but feel that if I don't work through the actual issue then I could end up in the same spot down the road or even worse.

    It really shouldn't be this complicated. Blah LOL ;)

Comments

  1. Jungledog
    Smith,

    In my humble opinion, we all use for some underlying reason. Yes, many of us started out with legitimate pain issues (and may still have them) but the overuse is often tied to something emotional. I asked myself these questions:

    1) What fears made me escalate use?
    2) What was happening in my life that made me want to escape in a substance?
    3) What feelings did I need to numb?

    Answer these questions honestly. You may be surprised what you find and then again you may not be surprised at all. I KNEW what I was medicating but I buried it. I think it is important to work through it now. If these issues remain unresolved, they can most certainly be triggers to pick up again.

    Hope work wasn't too bad.

    Hugs,
    JD
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