March 23rd, 2008 08:43 PM #1Junior Member
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Addicted in Costa Rica - help!
I hope that someone who knows more than I do about codeine addiction will help me, as I do need it. I live in Costa Rica, and I've been addicted to 30mg codeine/500mg acetaminophen for 8 years now, ever since an auto accident broke the three center metatarsals in my right foot. It only seems to get worse over time, but I can't and don't want to take codeine anymore. I'd rather just take ibuprofen for the pain, but I've tried to stop taking codeine (legally available without prescription here) several times through my own willpower, without success. Subutex isn't available here, generic or name brand; I've looked hard, and I don't trust the rehab centers here in Costa Rica, as they dance around the issue and invariably say no when I ask them directly if it is available.
I'll try about anything, but it's not really possible for me to go for stateside treatment as my family and business are here, and I doubt I could afford it as I don't have insurance in the USA.
April 21st, 2008 11:58 PM #2welcome56 Guest
Re: Addicted in Costa Rica - help!
Try to just ween yourself off. Thats what I had to do with the opiates. Please just a little less each day might help. I still crave so bad though. Good luck