Honesty with my wife has come to be the most essential in my staying off opiates regardless of how much I use or want to use. I have had opiates prescribed to me a couple times since I broke the addiction but I also know when that opiate lust comes into play as soon as I take them regardless of if I am taking them for legit pain relief or for the emotional pain. I let her know that I cannot have any more than what I am getting that one time. In return for me being honest I also get my marijuana to enjoy as I can actually control that and use it responsibly. Something I have learned after mistake after mistake after mistake with substance addiction is that sweet mary Jane has never let me down. When I get stoned my craving for opiates goes virtually away. Of course if I had them I would take them, but when I run out (talking about 4-8 pills at a time) I get stoned and it's okay
It's the pain I caused that keeps me from trying to get more. Just about every week my old hook up comes for an unrelated matter to where I work. I just don't talk to them, and I continue to not do it because I would be getting stoned when I get home and it helps. I really really love pot and it really really helps. I should have stayed with pot instead of having my meth addiction and I should have stayed with pot instead of starting my opiate addiction. I am an addict and honestly, I am okay with smoking pot for the rest of my life if it makes me happy and I stay away from the problem drugs. My problem did not start with opiates once I took them, it started when an unending supply came in. I keep the supply away so I keep the chains away.
Gums are sore, but thank you for asking. I am taking excedrine along with ibuprofen for pain like I do with my back for my gums.
Anywho, I hope you are doing good as well