Freedom from Suboxone Addiction begins as an idea
Have you tried to quit Suboxone and felt like you’re never going to succeed?
You know quitting is the right answer. But quitting is hard. Quitting an addictive drug is like swimming out to sea against the incoming waves. You end up back where you started, over, and over again. Does this sound familiar?
I know that gut wrenching feeling of ending up in the same place. I’m in pain. I’m exhausted. I’m losing hope that I’ll ever make it. Have you ever lost faith?
You are not alone. I was where you are now. I learned how to break free from my addiction. I know that you can too. Are you willing to make one small change?
Suboxone is very addictive and can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Quitting Suboxone is impossible without making a decision to change.
You made it this far. You can end your addiction. All you need to do is initiate change no matter how small. You can make small changes right?
Congratulations you are on the road to recovery from Suboxone Addiction.
The next step in beating Suboxone Addiction is deciding on a change
A nuclear submarine is on collision course with a massive iceberg. The course must be changed to avoid catastrophe. Are you ready to change your heading towards a better future?
The captain of the submarine knows his direction of travel must be changed immediately. Without change the sub will crash into the iceberg. It would be a tragedy of epic proportions. Each moment of delay makes the turn away more difficult or impossible. Now is a great time to change direction, don’t you agree?
We can change our destination with a thought. That sounds weird but it is true. The moment you change direction, no matter how small, you have changed your destination.
It happens instantly why not give it a shot?
Imagine your self-confidence soaring as your small changes accumulate becoming noticeable changes, and you begin to feel better. You will start thinking clearly again. This is how I beat addiction. It’s how you can beat addiction too if you want to.
Now is the time to turn the ship.
Now is the time to begin the change.
Now is the time to alter the destination!
Thankfully, the submarine crew followed orders and it was a happy ending.
Change is the key idea that starts the recovery. The laws of physics are clear that an object in motion is likely to stay in motion. You must make change a top-priority. If you accomplish only one thing today, decide what change you are willing to make to beat Suboxone addiction.
Are you ready to end the Suboxone addiction once and for all?
The most important step is making the change that you decided on
You need to make your change and make it permanent. After you make your change then you should repeat the process from the beginning but make each change more difficult. It may take several months to quit Suboxone and avoid withdrawal symptoms. If you haven’t seen my Suboxone Taper Charting tool you may want to work with your doctor and plan a very gradual taper plan.
Addicts are brilliant people. It is proven that addicts tend to have higher IQ’s than non-addicts. Then why isn’t beating an addiction easier?
I wish that I had an answer to the question.
I do have a solution to the problem. You can conquer your addiction starting today. You simply need the right motivation. You need to want the change before you can make it happen.
Have you decided what change you want to make today?
Knowledge acquisition IS change
You can start by learning about addiction.
Learning about addiction will help you to conquer it. The submarine captain has studied the enemy so the enemy can be destroyed. Knowing the enemy helps defeat the enemy. Addiction is the enemy, right?
It doesn’t matter how small your change is. The smaller your change the better chances of success! What changes can you commit to right now?
A drug holiday IS change
You can initiate drug holidays or times when you will NOT use the drug. It doesn’t matter how small the window of time is as long as you are serious about sticking to it. Don’t make your change too difficult and set yourself up for failure.
Refuse to use on Sunday.
Refuse to use between 9am and noon.
Refuse to use on holidays.
These are only ideas. What small change will you make today?
Write it down somewhere where you’ll see it every day. If you can’t do that than do something to symbolize the decision like tying a string on your finger. Hold yourself accountable to the small change. I know this probably sounds corny, but it’s serious. Make your changes SMALL so you easily handle them. I mean really small too, so that you could bet your life being able to do it. OK?
Small change is easier than big change.
Small change has the highest probability of succeeding. If you make a small change in the right direction your confidence will soar. This pattern of small, steady changes will take you to a place you never thought existed without drugs.
I learned how to escape addiction with the help of others. My present, and future is bright and hopeful. I know you will succeed because you are still reading. Will you stick with me?
You are almost there. The next step is urgency.
Recovery from Suboxone addiction works best with a sense of urgency
Urgency is driven by fear or passion.
If you don’t have fear or passion than you don’t have urgency and you are unlikely to change course. Urgency means making change your first priority. Can you think of a change that might be good for you?
If you don’t make changes than you will never change the destination. You will end up at the same place over, and over again. Your life will not get any easier until you start to make changes. Every day, every week that goes by makes it more difficult to quit. You know in the back of your mind that something needs to change. Are you with me?
Could you NOT use for the first ten minutes of each hour?
You could easily not use from the top of each hour until ten minutes after the hour. I mean, ten minutes can not be that hard. Sure, it might be uncomfortable if you are partying and you suddenly stop for a break. Your partying friends will laugh but they’ll watch and expect you to fail. Do this every day, every week, and you will begin glowing with confidence. Your confidence will become contagious. Can you see it?
Are you not ready to reduce usage yet? No problem.
You can still begin to change now.
Learning about addiction is action. Learning will help you understand the enemy. You can destroy the enemy with knowledge and time. Imagine how you will feel once you have conquered addiction. Make knowledge your first change.
Find a good book about addiction so you can learn.
If you don’t do it now while the voices aren’t telling you otherwise, you may never do it. Start steering your life in the right direction today. Start your change now with urgency because life is not a drill. You may have dodged bullets until now but you can’t forever. You already know this though, right?
I picked two of my favorite books on addiction and they are both really cheap. You can probably buy both of them for less than it would cost for one Suboxone tablet on the street. It’s hard to believe that one pill costs the same as two books that could save your life. I’m sure you are tired of wasting money on Suboxone, right?
The books I recommend are shown as links within this article. Consider reading your book with a friend. Two people have a better chance of success than one.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts. Shirley Chisholm
In the interest of full disclosure, I am an affiliate of Amazon. The prices are exactly the same whether you use an affiliate link or not.
Consistent change, a sense of urgency and time are the pillars of success
Some people don’t have addictive personalities. Some people have strong will-power. We weren’t blessed with will-power but we were blessed with intensity.
Addicts do things with great intensity. Now is the time to get intense and make a small change.
Then another change. And another. You get the picture right?
Now is the time to stay on track and continue changing your destination. Begin making your first change today. And remember that knowledge is a start in the right direction.
I’m excited that you have made it this far.
You are obviously ready to quit Suboxone for good and I’m confident you will succeed.
Its time to crush your Suboxone addiction while there is still time.
What are your thoughts about this article? I hope it helped motivate you to make a change. I hope it starts the same fire in you that it started for me. I beat Suboxone addiction and so can you.
I would also LOVE to hear any success stories, or lessons learned that I can pass on to others.