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I Need Help And Am At The End of My Rope

After having had several surgeries, I have become addicted to Lortab. I have had 8 years of college, come from a great family, and no one knows about the problem except my immediate family. I recently told them about the problem and admitted myself to a 2-week rehab program where I was able to detox and receive counseling. My family has been very supportive, but they expect me to be "well" now.

Disgustingly, I have started to use again. I can't believe it myself. I can't let my family know. I want to "nip it in the bud" now. I have been able to keep this a secret from work. I am a teacher, and need help without it interfering with this. I was told there is an outpatient program in Pensacola, FL where I can receive detox meds and detox on my own. Is this true? Please help me....I don't know where else to turn, and I am becoming dangerously depressed. Thank you, Lucy

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