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    hello! i am a addict, my DOC was codine or oxycotton. i had 3 years clean time, and had to have surgery. i told my doc. about the addiction but he told me i hade to take these to even move, and we would have to deal with the addiction after i was healed. so needless to say i relapsed, now i am working very hard to be clean again. my boyfriend whom i live with and am engaged to is a recovering meth addict, he had almost 1 1/2 years clean. well two days before my surgery he told me that he had used again, but not with the intent to use but to buy and resale to make some money (things are really tight with me not working and he is having trouble finding a second job) and that it was a stress from everything is getting to him. he used to go to meetings but now can’t seem to find the time. i am having trouble cause of my recent relapse trying to be there to support him and help to remind him all that he is working for in being clean (which he has come to depend on me for) when i need so much support right now. all i want to do every day is take another partly cause of the intense pain and partly cause of my addiction. i have not had one in 4 days now and i feel great about it untill i have to get up and move around. so i am kind of at a loss right now with my situation and with what i should do (about my problem and my helping him). any advise would be extreamly apprecaited.

    #161259
    Anonymous
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    Ibuprofen. Lots of water. Hot baths. Meetings if you go to those things.

    #161261
    Anonymous
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    thank you for the advise. i do take ibuprofen and drink a lot of water each day. i can’t do the hot bath thing yet cause of the surgery, but will keep it in mind. i went to one meeting a couple of days ago and i am supposed to return again tonight. i am starting to feel a little better about my self but still don’t know where to find the strength to be as supportive as i need to be for him (sigh)

    #161260
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    starlite, it’s wonderful that you want to be supportive of him, but you can’t be all he needs unless you are well yourself. Please take care of you. Sounds selfish, no? Unfortunately, addiction is a selfish disease and so is recovery. But, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Best of luck.

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