Hi, I have another post in this forum but wanted to rephrase a few things for clarity so have created this new discussion. I think I have a problem with pain medications. I take alot of them. I am not sure what the difference is between substance abuse and addiction, but I think I am addicted and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for how to stop taking so many pills? I hope I have posted this correctly?
Hi Caprice, I originally started taking it 2-3 years ago due to multiple surgeries, illnesses. I do have a chronic pain condition but am probably using that as an excuse for not being able to stop taking the pills.View Thread
Hi Caprice, thank you for your response. I never thought of posting in that community. You are right, I should have. Yes, there is a worry of addiction. I have been taking various amounts of Vicodin on a regular basis for the last 2 years. I do not know what the difference is between substance abuse and addiction? I don't want to think of myself as an addict
Anyways, it seems I can't stop taking it. Is that substance abuse or an addiction - I don't know? I am taking between 2 and 4 pills a day. I am not good at the dosage - they are the white ones which means they are not the strong ones. I was taking the yellow ones, but cut myself down to the white ones. I believe the numbers are 5/250 with the 5 being how much Vicodin is in the pill?
Would appreciate knowing if this messes with the two antidepressants I am taking? Should I post that in the Depression community?