Life is not about the end of the story where you put down the book with a satisfied sigh. It is about all the chapters in between that makes your heart race, bring a smile and make you cry as you work your way deliciously exhausted to the end,where you get to say, "That was a great story!"
My name is Jeff and I would like to share my story with anyone who does or knows of someone who suffers from "The Disease of Addiction" to opiates.
In the mid 90's I became addicted to hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab). As time went by my addiction grew to the point that I was doing illegal things to feed my habit. I tried several ways to overcome and kick this addiction, while my life and my relationship with family and career was quickly going down the drain.
Admitting that I had a problem and my life was now out of my control, I wanted my life back and to be free of this addiction, so I turned to "Methadone Maintenance Treatment." While I was on methadone maintenance, I felt like I was chained to a clinic (which I was) and although, I wasn't doing illegal things to treat my" Disease of Addiction" to opiates my life was like, " On Hold."
I was not doing anything for myself or my family or my career, except existing. My life consisted of making sure I had the money to go to the clinic and that I could get there "EVERY DAY" during the three hours they were open! Taking a vacation or going out of town for the weekend was not possible because I was chained to the clinic.
My life was no longer "My Life!" It was so controlled that I lived
everyday for my trip to the clinic and my career in the Music Industry was just a memory. I am a Entertainer (singer/ songwriter/recording artist). In late 2004, I had heard about Suboxone (Buprenorphine) through other patients at the methadone clinic, I attended. After hearing rumors through the clinic about this new found medicine, I was ready for a change.
In January, 2005 I found a Doctor who had just started a Suboxone Treatment Program. I was the 2nd patient to join. I was so excited about this possible "New" treatment available, and the hope of maybe regaining back control of my life.The thought of being free of Methadone and having to go to a Methadone Maintenance Clinic every day sounded too good to be true!
In January 2005 I started the Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) Treatment. After going three days without methadone, I was sick and wanted my methadone back.
My first day on Suboxone, (buprenorphine/naloxone) I was still sick and wanting my methadone back. On the second day before I took my second dose of Suboxone, I had convinced myself I needed to stay on methadone (I was still not feeling well), but I hung in there. After that 3rd day on Suboxone, methadone never entered my mind, except remembering all the time I had lost while in methadone maintenance ( five years).
Within two months of being free of methadone and now taking this "miracle pill," Suboxone I was back to my old self and pursuing my music career like never before. My family life was back like before and within two months I had a recording contract and was now in song selection for my "New CD", "Livin' Like A Millionaire" (ain't got a dime" with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Larry Butler (Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, to name just a few).
After finishing what was to be a 10 song CD and reflecting on how my life had changed in such a short time for me (thanks to buprenorphine) I went back to the studio and recorded a song, "First Hand" and I have committed 100% of this song to drug rehabilitation programs.
I would like to see Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) a household name and readily available to anyone needing it. I am and will be forever grateful for Suboxone. For the record, with Suboxone, YOU ARE NOT TRADING ONE HIGH FOR ANOTHER!
"Thank You Suboxone, you saved and gave me back my life!"
As I am no expert, just a testimonial. I will try to give you any
advice and any information I have and share my experiences with you. Any and all conversations with me will be held in STRICT Confidence.
I also highly recommend you visit:
They have a wealth of information available and a patient/doctor matching system to help you find a participating Doctor in your area.
I can be emailed at www.myspace.com/jefftuttle or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Tuttle ---- Monroe, MI/Nashville, TN
Editor: Deborah Shrira Date: March 2008
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