To offer SWIM
's take on the situation, he is functioning much better than he was during his oxycodone
addiction. He now operates a successful business and doesn't feel that drugs
are causing day-to-day life issues. Yes, he thinks tramadol
is awfully addictive, but it can be procured cheaply and in mass, its not a controlled substance in the US, and it helps SWIM's depression that he has always experienced. For him, its a vast improvement over oxycodone addiction, but surely not ideal. And for the record, though tramadol withdrawel feels insanely odd and uncomfortable, its nothing compared to kicking oxycodone. He does feel that physical dependance develops very rapidly to this substance, but hasn't felt compelled to escalate his dose even once.
Also, JaWill, SWIM believes seeking a short-acting opiate
is ill advised, as short acting opiates
are often far more addictive than long acting ones. Take fentanyl
, a very very short acting opiate, which is also one of the most physically addictive. Hydromorphone
is another example. SWIM would suggest revisiting his plan, and possibly just dealing with his fate with the use of other substances, possibly using non-opiates.