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April 07, 2011


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Me too. I'll be praying for you too. <3


Damn straight. You can't save your face and your ass at the same time. I'll pray for you too.

Jeri  Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Prayers being sent for strength and willingness. We are only as sick as our secrets. We are in your corner, and I know you can do it!!


Brilliantly put Mr Sponsorpants. I'll be praying for you too!

My husband get caught up with Codeine after being sober 7 years. He too was ashamed and hid his using for a couple of years until I busted him. I'm in sobriety too and understand the nature of our disease and it is indeed cunning, baffling and powerful.

He needed medical detox and it took him a few attempts but he got through it 2 years ago now and is back on track.

He too felt ashamed and embarrassed but he's now proud he beat his addiction and celebrates his new sobriety date with more pride than he ever did before.

You can do it, I agree with Mr S, start by telling someone. The secretiveness of pills is what kept hubbie trapped away so long.

You're in my prayers!



As a former detox buddy (I tracked my friends withdrawal and put pills out on the porch for my friend to pickup) I recommend getting a back-up pills administrator. Anyway it seemed good in our case that I was aware of the situation and could fill in when the primary had to go out of town. Hey maybe better to get two back-ups. One doesn't want to do another withdrawal because of a logistical surprise.

Bill Chase

Well said, bottom line GET HONEST, The longer you wait to get honest the greater the addiction grows. And gret stuff on getting the proper medical help with detox, Yea an addict withdrawing themselves, the chances of that happening under the best of intentions, well nuff said

Bobby D.

Dear Mr. Sponsorpants:

IMO you never shine more brightly than when you are trying to help someone get sober.

When we speak from the heart (and from experience) our words have "depth and weight."

My heart heard yours in this post. I pray that X did, too.

Thanks again. And as we say in New England, "God love ya!"


I agree with the post above from Bobby D. Wonderfully,beautifully, movingly written Mr. SP. When you speak from your soul, the healing truth of it resonates for all to hear.

Hugs to you!



I am X and this is an update. I told a good friend in AA what I was doing. He has agreed to dole out reducing amounts over the next two weeks. I have agreed not to enter a drug store on my own. If after two weeks I haven't stopped and/or relapsed I will enter a detox for opiates. So far so good. I have honored the agreement and we are almost at the end of the first week. Thanks for the advice and the prayers.

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