I have been using opioids for almost 10years now, due to herniated discs and an eventual surgery. I now have Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and was not able to stop them after my surgery. I started on medicinal cannabis last summer and although I have tried to substitute the meds to cannabis I find that the relief is not enough for me to make the switch. But I have always felt an immense pressure to switch because of the stigma and also I want to be able to go the natural route. I question myself all the time if I am simply so addicted to opioids that I am unwillingly trying to stay on them. Anyone going through something similar? Sorry for the long post...
I have issues with alcohol. I sometimes drank up to 35 units a week. Frequently drove drunk. Had some dark thoughts.However the last few weeks Have cut down to about 20 units. I dont drink everyday.Im wondering if after a period of Alchol abuse-do people ever return to being just a social drinker? Has that ever happened?