How do you get your mind off drugs?
But, now comes the willpower, although it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to bare the opiate withdrawals, when tapering off slowly, I find it can be done, because I've been doing it! But, now that I'm in that "final stretch", I need good advice on how to keep my mind off drugs... I am certaintly not a criminal and have never used illegal drugs, but I won't bullshit myself into thinking taking these opiates daily for 15 months, both by injection and orally, although prescription, is really any different than had I been a heroin addict or illegal morphine addict. My point is, I know that, even though all these opiates are prescribed and I've built up such a high tolerance I NEVER get any form of "high" or euphora whatsoever, even when taken by injection... I know that it won't be any easier on me than it would be for a street drug opiate addict. Your body doesn't differentiate between legal and illegal opiates. Therefore, in the next three months so, as I continue my taper, I need really good ideas on how to occupy all my time and energy to focus on things, besides the obvious like TV/movies/books/videogames/and very importantly exercise... Anything, that I can do to at least TRY to take my mind off the intense agony, when the extreme breakthrough pain hits, like, instead of reaching for an extra morphine or diluadid pill, I can instead take a 2mg Xanax and then go about doing... (fill in the blanks)
Please and thank you in advance for any help!