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Substance Abuse Recovery Thread
RE: Substance Abuse Recovery Thread
Somebody's got 7 months tomorrow. She's pretty happy with herself and I pleased also.

Congrats Gemma!
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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RE: Substance Abuse Recovery Thread
What do you guys think about this video?



"You are what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is what the whole ocean is doing. The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep down you ... is the whole universe."

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RE: Substance Abuse Recovery Thread
It's OK for what it is, but I think it oversimplifies addiction motivations. I had several friends when sticking the needle in, I was connected, didn't stop me from sticking the needle in. 

Being connected to your society/social set, what exactly is that? Being loved, accepted, tolerated, ................ a small set of emotions That is a small set of many emotions (lack there of) that can fuel addictive behavior. What about fear, self centeredness, ego, resentment, grief, depression, anger, boredom,............... and many many more. Those can also be driving factors for addictive behavior that the vid did not address. 

If you have an addictive mind (for what ever reasons) then you can become psychologically addicted from the first or first few exposures to your drug of choice. I loved opiates, cocaine never did much for me.

BTW, people can become physically addicted to opiates within about 3 days (not the 20 days in the vid). The with drawl won't be all that bad, but there will be with drawl symptoms. If you had that with drawl and I offered you nothing or the magic pill you'd probably pick the pill.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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RE: Substance Abuse Recovery Thread
New device approved by the FDA for initial opiate withdrawal. 

"The NSS-2 Bridge device is a small electrical nerve stimulator placed behind the patient’s ear. It contains a battery-powered chip that emits electrical pulses to stimulate branches of certain cranial nerves. Such stimulations may provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms. Patients can use the device for up to five days during the acute physical withdrawal phase."

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/...585271.htm

This device (or similar) is used incombination with depo naltrexone at this treatment program (no endorsement).

https://www.igotsober.com/bridge-device/...gJdx_D_BwE
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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