Im quitting heroin this week
Old 16th May 2011
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Im quitting heroin this week

Good news everyone! Ive decided to quit smack/oxy/fent/hydrocodone/opiates! This week in fact.. Not that Ive been addicted to it for years; its just the dependency and WD's that have been the deal breaker. Writing and mixing have taken over as the number one pleasure in my life.. Just wanted to let everyone know just in case there was another little 'slut out there in the same boat. Music, family, dreams and life have won over here -




opiates can suck my d REAL hard
Old 17th May 2011
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Good to hear! dependencies from pharmaceuticals can be a tough one to break, glad you are making the progress.

Hope you live a long and prosperous one and enjoy the music! :D
Old 17th May 2011
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good luck man!
Old 17th May 2011
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yeah go for it man, take control, you can do it.
Old 17th May 2011
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go for it man. good luck. i quitted back in 99. my brother quit it about two months ago and he's been good so far. it wasn't easy though. i saw that man go to hell and back. shit's the worst.
Old 17th May 2011
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Great news.

Opioid withdrawal (unlike alcohol/benzo withdrawal which can cause seizures and death) is not lethal on its own. At least not to my knowledge.

But I'm sure if you've been doing it a while, having a supervised methadone or other detox program would be helpful.

I hope you have access to medical care, and if you do, take advantage of it.

Good luck.
Old 17th May 2011
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What does any of this have to do with Mixing and making Music
Good luck with your detox
But again what does this have to do with audio???????????????
Old 17th May 2011
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What does any of this have to do with Mixing and making Music
Good luck with your detox
But again what does this have to do with audio???????????????
Do you know what drugs do to your hearing and senses in general?
Old 17th May 2011
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Do you know what drugs do to your hearing and senses in general?
Eh?

ns
Old 17th May 2011
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im proud of you bro.. and i dont even know you! that make me wanna go in make music right now!!!
Old 17th May 2011
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Old 17th May 2011
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one day at a time....

get help if you need it, it's out there. Find someone who's done it a stick close to them and find out how. You'll never regret not using, or so I'm told. Good luck.
Old 17th May 2011
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Old 17th May 2011
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I `ve got a friend who is 15 years clean . He went from living in a container to senior position of MTV Base! Doing good work. Proud of him.
Old 17th May 2011
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been clean of opiates for almost 8 years!! Suboxone saved my life!! just dont quit quiting, it is crazy how your life will change, you have to learn how to live all over again, but you will find yourself enjoying the little things once again after a few weeks!
Old 17th May 2011
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Best of luck my friend. Buy some nice gear with the money you save!
Old 17th May 2011
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Enjoy your new phase
Old 17th May 2011
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Best of luck my man.
Thanks for sharing.

Graham
Old 17th May 2011
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all the best bro
Old 17th May 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uncle muscles View Post
Good news everyone! Ive decided to quit smack/oxy/fent/hydrocodone/opiates! This week in fact.. Not that Ive been addicted to it for years; its just the dependency and WD's that have been the deal breaker. Writing and mixing have taken over as the number one pleasure in my life.. Just wanted to let everyone know just in case there was another little 'slut out there in the same boat. Music, family, dreams and life have won over here -




opiates can suck my d REAL hard
I feel your pain. I have been on Elephant drugs since the age of 6 min. - it must be due to those damn hippies that I call mom'n'dad. My doctor says I have to cut down on the BIG E, or I might die in 50 to 60 years - but its a tuff ride man!!! I'm only 40, I do not want to die in as little as 50-60 years!!! I'm to young to die.

(in case you are serious - please ignore my post)
Old 17th May 2011
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I lost nearly a decade of my life to heroin addiction. My kid and music saved my life. Good luck and don't give up!
Old 17th May 2011
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I feel your pain. I have been on Elephant drugs since the age of 6 min. - it must be due to those damn hippies that I call mom'n'dad. My doctor says I have to cut down on the BIG E, or I might die in 50 to 60 years - but its a tuff ride man!!! I'm only 40, I do not want to die in as little as 50-60 years!!! I'm to young to die.

(in case you are serious - please ignore my post)
In what world is that funny?

- c
Old 17th May 2011
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Thank you so much for the support guys

Seriously.. Seeing all of your replies honestly made my day. Especially from jules ~ a busy man!

I can truthfully say there is a direct correlation between not being able to afford the gear I want & need and supporting the dependency - and Its been eating away at me. Id honestly MUCH rather have a damn api2500! I didnt really know what to expect after posting this thread. I was just in one of those moods... Its really, really nice to bring it out into the open though. Not only does it give it less power, but its feels so nice even if just for a moment to feel like Im not living a double life.
Ive done this dance so many times before.. one detox after the other. Im so ready to move on and start being the person I was meant to be.. When I think about it, I feel so bad thinking about what could have been by now if I hadn't been flushing my money, time, life and talent down the toilet.

Its amazing what can happen when you just put a little bit of yourself out there - thanks for the replies guys. Seriously. You have no idea how much even this means to me.
Old 17th May 2011
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Hey man, best of luck!

I wish you the best.
Old 17th May 2011
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Take care of yourself man ... Don t hook up with this shit ... Never again ... And don t think u could try it again once in a while ...hope your friends ; people u work with aren t into that addiction as temptation will be here ... All power and answers for this new life is in yourself ...
Create ; also be in real life ( kids ; wife ; friends ; music ...)
wish u the best ....

Peace

mordicus
Old 17th May 2011
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I'm typing this in the waiting room about to have another nerve block in my spine. I don't really get a "BUZZ" anymore, but the opiods releave the pain. I'm sticking with 'em for the time being.
Old 17th May 2011
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I've heard time and again how it's gonna change...it rarely does my friend.

We all have moments where we realize that our lives can and should be better or feel intense guilt for things we are not proud of...that has nothing to do with heroin...that's life.

You know that the world won't all of a sudden become a fair place just because you go clean right?

What will be better is the fact that you'll have money to buy new preamps.
Old 17th May 2011
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Congrats.. Hope you make it.
Old 17th May 2011
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I've watched a lot of my family fall to drugs and alcohol and it's not going to be easy to quit...but it's worth it. Find a program and talk with others, get rid of the friends and dealers who are using and can pull you back in, and take it one day at a time. Kick that $hits a$$ to the curb...
cam
Old 17th May 2011
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Bravo!

Opening up to a community this way takes great courage, and is the truest indication you are ready to take this step...

I heartily support you, and wish you the best in your life.
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