Aug 22

Pills Anonymous

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There are so many people suffering from dependency to pills and medications today. Some people misuse pills and mind altering substances and others find themselves addicted to pills and medications that were prescribed for them. No matter what the reason, there are thousands of people in need of help because the addiction is destroying their lives. There is a program of recovery that utilizes the 12 Steps to maintain abstinence and members offer wisdom and hope to other pill addicts working together to stay clean and helping others find the same freedom.

Pills Anonymous (P.A.) is a fellowship of recovering pill addicts throughout the world. This is a program of abstinence from pills and all other mind altering substances. Their members are able to maintain sobriety through sharing their experiences, their strengths and their hopes with each other. They do this by working the Twelve Steps of Pills Anonymous and following the Twelve Traditions of Pills Anonymous.

The Twelve Traditions of Pills Anonymous

P.A. is a program of abstinence from medications and pills that have become an addiction. They maintain and affirm that their definition of 'sobriety' is abstinence from all mind altering substance which includes alcohol. The only thing required of their members is that they have the 'desire to stop using pills', nothing else. If you have the desire to stop using pills members will eagerly support you because they totally understand what pill addiction is like. They know what it takes to help them maintain abstinence and they support other members of their group to help them achieve their freedom also.

Many members of Pills Anonymous became addicted to medications that were prescribed for them. They say they have given up their right to seek a 'sense of ease and comfort' from mind altering substances including but not limited to pain killers, sedatives, and certain over the counter medications.

Some people aren't sure if they're actually addicted to pills sp Pills Anonymous has the P.A. 20 Questions that are designed to help you determine if you are a pill addict. When answering these questions, be as honest as you can because pill addiction is not only serious but only gets worse, not better.

If you or someone you know is addicted to pills, see if P.A. meetings are in your area.
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    April D. 6 years ago

    I had been a construction worker for eight years when I sustained a major back injury. I was in so much pain that I was practically delirious. I was prescribed tons of painkillers to try to manage my agony. When those pills weren't enough the doctors started giving me more pills. When those pills weren't enough the doctors said I should go to physical therapy and get some massages to help with my pain. They refused to prescribe more pills. So, I went to another doctor who gave me more pills. And then I saw another doctor. And another one. I don't know when taking the pain pills stopped being about easing my pain and started being about getting high, but when I had spent my entire workman's comp check on pills and didn't have any money left for anything - not even food - I realized that I had a problem.



    Rehab wasn't an option since I didn't have insurance and was absolutely penniless. So, I went to Pills Anonymous. I wasn't sure what to expect and I wasn't particularly convinced that it would work. A bunch of people sitting around talking about their lives wasn't going to stop me from taking pills.

    It's been four months since I've taken a pill I'm so glad that I took the plunge to go to P.A. My assumptions about P.A. were totally wrong. They don't just sit around and talk about the weather. At P.A. you work the steps and learn how to get clean.

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    Michele B. 6 years ago

    I didn't think that people like me could become addicts. I was 35 years old. I was a successful plastic surgeon. I had more money than I ever imagined I would have. I lived in a lavish house, drove a nice car, was married to a beautiful wife and was the father to two darling children. I thought I was immune to addiction. I couldn't have been more wrong.



    A friend threw me a surprise birthday party with a whole bunch of our buddies from med school. The music was awesome, there was tons of alcohol and lots of pills. My friend told me that I had to try ecstasy. He said it was a little pill that would make me feel amazing. I didn't want to at first, but he talked me into it. He was right. It was a little pill that would make me feel amazing. The problem is that I took E every day after that. I spent so much money on these pills that I lost my house and my car. My wife, kids and I had to move into a little apartment. The last straw was when I lost my medical license for botching too many surgeries.

    By the time I hit rock bottom I knew I had to do something, so a year ago I went to Pills Anonymous. I can honestly say that Pills Anonymous has saved my life. I'm clean and working with the Board of Medicine to get my license back. My life is finally starting to work again, all thanks to Pills Anonymous.

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    Jessica 6 years ago

    I have been on Norco for 3 years and it is to the point that I take 3 or 4 at a time now to kill the pain. I have a really pain full disease that makes me need this medication. I do not get prescribed enough pills to get me through the allotted time they give me for a refill. I am suppose to be going into an operation soon as well. My question to any one out there to help is why do kidneys hurt the day after you run out and last for days. I know is is withdrawals but is there anyway around that pain without taking such strong pain killers. I do admit that this endomitriosis disease has made me absolutely addicted. but i norco is the only pain reliever that helps. I know I am addicted because the really bad pains in my back and body aches and fatigue when I no longer have the pill. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place because it seems like these pills are taking over my life but at the same time i actually do need them. Any input please let me know... Thank you I had no place else to turn and nobody around me knows my disease or issues with the pills. Does anyone know a way around of a pain killer that works that not only actually works but also is not habit forming. What should I do next?

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