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Success Stories Pt.1
 
The following is a compilation of real testimonies which I've received from people all over the world. These are real testimonies from real heroin addicts, recovering addicts, parents helping their children quit heroin; brothers and sisters helping their family members quit heroin; boyfriends and girlfriends helping their loved ones quit heroin and stay clean for good. (Names have been abbreviated with initials to ensure privacy and personal and private details have also been removed as well). Enjoy.


"This helped me more than any rehab center, website, whatever. Thank you so much. Words cannot even express how much this helped me..." AR (female)
 
"Hi,... just wanted to say thanks for this site. It's only been one day, but because of your site I've decided to actually start today. I was gona go out, but once I started reading I didn't...thanks for talking like a real person on here :) one day complete!.." SR (female)

"Hello... just read avidly your website on how to stop using, i am gonna try all you said. Thank you so much i never thought a website on stopping would make so much impact on me.." DG (female)


"Im 32 hrs in on my cold turkey war and it is kicking my butt but i will prevail all the med is helping alot more then i thought it would thanks for all the tips..." KC (male)

"I just want to say THANK YOU for the great service you are doing for heroin addicts across the world. I am struggling too, but just quit 2 days ago using suboxone. Not easy, but because of your website, I DID IT! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH! BLESS you! Sincerely..." KB (female)

"Hi, this site is the best. You offer so much support and I'm so glad I found this. I have been two days clean, and by using the info on this site I'm going to make it and be free from this evil drug. Thanks so much ..." BB (male)

"I just wanted to email you and let you know I finally sucked it up and I am now 3 days clean I'm starting to feel better... normal... I'm so happy and I couldn't have decided to do this without your help and support... thank you so much I'm finally getting my life back slowly but surely..." CJ (female)

"Good morning.....even though its day 3 and I should feel like I'm dying, I woke up and actually felt ok!!! I wasn't in dire pain this time, and even had the desire to have some coffee and enjoy the morning the best I can... I did still need to take my OTC meds and some Tylenol #2.. I feel about 50% better!! Now I really believe that if I keep this up, I WILL get through this and be able to live my old life again with life being my only high needed... I truly believe in myself again, I CAN do this and NEVER touch drugs again! ... Your advice is miraculous and healing. We have a much better day here today, so I will definitely be getting myself outside today and do some fast walking and enjoying the sun :) Thank you so much Jorge, you have become such a blessing!" KL (female)

UPDATE: Day 4:"Hey Jorge, Just wanted to update you...I'm feeling better now. The hot showers sure help, and still taking the OTC meds as I dont think I'm ready to taper down yet...but I am so so grateful that the restless "arm" syndrome has stopped. That drove me crazy! I am walking and taking in some great sun... and eating ok with lots of water. I'm even able to tolerate tea now...I keep reading your website and holding on to your words. What an inspiration to do very many, you are! Thanks so much for all you do :)" KL (female)


"Hey brother just to let you know its day 3 and im doin great thanks to you. Man i cant thank you enough. I can and will do this!!! Thanks again Geroge much love and blessings to you. May God continue to Bless You!" RB (male)

"Hi George, im on day3 been taking imodium it is working I still got the mental s*it going on been cring and stuff after I read this it inspired me to carry on. I really think your right about the music. thank you for this write up. GOD BLESS YOU !!" FP (male)

"Thank you your site is helping me alot.im a 17 year old girl going through hell like you said but ill do this everyone will see.Ill be better,So thank you again you have changed another life... Me and mom are so greatful you made this site.Im sick as hell as you said but I'm doing this its been 3 days for me and im starting to feel alittle better. Anyways thank you have changed my life THANK YOU!!!!" SB (female)
    
"I'm on day 11 of being 100% clean and it's slowly but surely getting easier and easier. Thanks again for your site ill be forever thankful. Take care." FH (male)

"finding your site has been really helpfull im on day 2 ...just wanted to tell u how great that u bothered to make this site..." AC (female)

"Hey, i just wanted to thank you for the site. Tons of great info!. im on day 5 now after strugglin and relapsing many times over the past 6 years! thanks! later man!" SG (male)

"...made it to Day 8. So I'm gonna say things are pretty much easy now... better then lately... I slept all night so that's a plus. Gonna keep spending the days outside in the sun... I'm so excited to be back to NORMAL!! Thanks for your support Jorge... Your friend," AV (female)

"hi george. i am 8 days clean and im feeling much better than day 1. im glad that i found this website and juz wanna say THANK YOU for ur amazing articles. i am not giving up and not even touching the hits again because i am so scared to death of withdrawals. and im sure ppl who read ur blog will pass all the nightmares too. and again thank u for ur tips and helps. i am so glad that i read ur article again and again. sincerly ...." HL (male)

"I'm doin it! I startd snortn oxy's 3 yrs ago and last year it turnd into snortn herion! im on day 3 and already feel better! ive been followin ur cold turkey method! thank u doesnt cut it! But thats all i got thank u! ur givin me my life BACK!..." GS (male)


"Hi Jorge! Good afternoon! .... I am on day 3 of this dreadful detox off heroin! I wanted to thank you for all the time and wisedom you put into this huge blog!!!..." NW (male)

"jorge! thanks for the great advice! we are now on day 3. we ended up going with the suboxone route, but I don't think I need to take them anymore! ... so far so good! thank you again. you did a great thing by creating this website!..." AF (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year clean: "Good evening! I was going through old e-mails and i stumbled upon our prior conversation. I wanted to thank you for all your concern and wisdom!... Today .. i am proud to say that my boyfriend and i are approaching our 1 year anniversary of being sober from heroin!... Again, thank you for your wonderful website! It provided us the inspiration we needed to quit, and i hope many other people stumble across it and can turn their lives around..." AF (female)

"Hello...I am 4 days clean... I have been reading on your website (quitting for men) and it is exactly what I needed. Thank You for all your hard work. I will be reading it over and over for support and encouragement. I will also browse other parts of the site as well. Thank you again..." MF (male)

"Hi, Your website has been an invaluable source of information and encouragement to me. Today is day 6 of sobriety for me.... I am exercising again... Again thank you so much for the site, it has definitely changed my life! Thank you so much for your time and positive energy!..." BG (male)

"Dear Jorge, thank you for your website. It was instrumental in getting me off my "" and finally quitting. I'm on day/night 4 and have only been taking loperamide for withdrawal.... I have felt little to no w/d after having used a lot...for a long time.... I've been taking 12 mg in the morning and 12 before bed.... I can't wait til I
rid my life of this addiction. Sincerely,..." CM (male)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge I'm 15 minutes from being a week clean. I can't be prouder but am trying to stay humble and not get too cocky. New year new life... Thankful & grateful as always,..." CM (male)


"Hey your website is awesome. Thank u. I'm currently detoxing with suboxone on hour 56. The self reassurance is what's getting me by. Everytime I think to get high I block it with Look where it got u. Look what you've become. And u have got this far do not go back to square 1...." BD (male)

"Hey man, starting day three. I am starting to feel a bit better.... managed to sleep for almost 2 hours last night. I'm drinking lots of hot herbal tea to stay hydrated and keep warm.... Anyway man day three staying strong, thanks for this site its been a big help... Thanks man..." AG (male)

"thank you for your site- I'm on day 7- I'm gonna win this time- god bless!!!" A
     
"I'm on day 11 of being 100% clean and it's slowly but surely getting easier and easier. Thanks again for your site ill be forever thankful. Take care." FH (male)

"finding your site has been really helpfull im on day 2 ...just wanted to tell u how great that u bothered to make this site..." AC (female)

"Hey, i just wanted to thank you for the site. Tons of great info!. im on day 5 now after strugglin and relapsing many times over the past 6 years! thanks! later man!" SG (male)

"...made it to Day 8. So I'm gonna say things are pretty much easy now... better then lately... I slept all night so that's a plus. Gonna keep spending the days outside in the sun... I'm so excited to be back to NORMAL!! Thanks for your support Jorge... Your friend," AV (female)

"hi george. i am 8 days clean and im feeling much better than day 1. im glad that i found this website and juz wanna say THANK YOU for ur amazing articles. i am not giving up and not even touching the hits again because i am so scared to death of withdrawals. and im sure ppl who read ur blog will pass all the nightmares too. and again thank u for ur tips and helps. i am so glad that i read ur article again and again. sincerly ...." HL (male)

"Hey man i found this site during my first day of quiting and i found it to be the most helpful website out there. you know exactly what its like going through this. right now i am almost done with my 3rd day so im very happy... any way thank you so so much for taking the time to make your site it has been alot of help..." PB (male)


"Atm I have 5 days clean... starting to feel a bit better... but the only reason for the being clean is im 2000 miles away from home!... im gonna try my hardest to keep this going... but its a battle,... it feels good to know there is someone to talk to about things when needd!!..." EL (male)

"Day 5 man, I came across your site and it inspired me... Just moved to san antonio 6 months ago to start a new life,... i am determined this time.... i'm getting better but i still cannot sleep, gotta work in an hour too.. But your article made me smile, and i've been crying ... all day...." RC (male)

"Hi Jorge! Starting day five cold turkey from $200 per day i.v. heroin addiction that had not seen a break in 8 years. For me to make it 5 days is truly a miracle. I'm still scared but determined to go all the way...." SN (male)

UPDATE: 7 Days Clean: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to update you on my progress. I started day seven three hours ago. I am feeling better but have not slept a wink yet. I'm so thankful that this is last time I will ever have have to experience this agony. I'm done done done with the junk. After my 8yr. dependence this seven days is truly a miracle and I have come too far to turn back now. Your site was invaluable for motivation and info even though I decided to kick cold turkey. i really want to take an ambien or something for sleep but I'm just gonna keep rolling all natural. My body will eventually adjust and allow me some sleep.. Stay in touch friend..." SN (male)


Day 6 "I'm finally through it all. I'm so happy abd I know il never go back I suffered so much but I'm glad I did bec il never want to go through that EVER again but I feel so good I feel like I never did b4. Just wanted to say tu for ur support. You are a good person for caring and good luck to ur success...And I promise you and myself I will never look back or go down that road again. And every time I do think about it il remember the pain it caused in both ways while using and hurting everyone in my life and also ruined a good part I will NEVER forget the suffering I went through these last 6 days so that is a good thing to always keep in my mind. So thank you.... :)..." JR (female)

"Jorge, My husband and i are on day 6 of no heroin. We picked a day to quit and went cold turkey. I am so proud of us. Your website really helped me this past week. i am feeling a lot better...." SW (female)

"Hi Jorge!!! I just wanna say its day 6!!! Wow it was a struggle for me to get here cold turkey. The first five days were pure hell!! I just kept reading what u wrote and hung on for dear life. I never made it outside because of the freezing cold but did make myself do jumping jacks everyday throughout the day, you have truly saved my life thank you very very much from the bottom of my heart!!..." GC (female)

"Thanks so much for this site man. Because this site exists. I'm 7 days clean man. And the worst is over! I owe you my life. I'll never meet you, but my life is in debt to you. Thanks man..." RF (male)

"Hi, I am 7 days drug free TODAY!! I am on suboxone... I am going to NA/AA meetings..." ZF (male)
    
"well, it's been a month now, and no subs, no nothing.. i feel great. after trying and trying for years, it just happened, and i am " done with that garbage! i feel so liberated and free, as if my soul came back to me after years of absence. thank you for your help... this is the longest i've gone and i can't wait for the 6 month, year, 5 year mark, etc. i've used your website as guidance and advice, and can proudly say that i have no desire to ever pick up the needle, foil, or chinese rock EVER again. thank you jorge. you're the man, and so am i!" MF (male)

"just want to say thanks for your page..it helped so so much bro . I'm30 DAYS clan Mann!!!! I quit cold with no Madison or anything...it was the hardest thing I ever went thru I thought I was gonna die bro for real man! but I did it...THANKS a Gen I was holding on to your words like it was a Bible LOL...Thanks again" RD (male)

30 Days clean: "I chose cold turkey and its become something like a war for me. Its been a MONTH. I know I'll never use again.." BV (male)

"Hi Jorge,...Yesterday was my two month anniversary!! And my one month anniversary from cigarettes...still with my girl working on doing everything right. I so agree about the music and movies... Wish me luck, Ill keep you updated. Thanks again. All the best, today and always..Take care." AO (male)

UPDATE: 6 months clean: "Hi Jorge, I wanted to share with you my six month anniversary. Im still not smoking cigarettes either and Im going on a month without weed. Ive done most of the things you recommend on your website such as listen to good music and only watch uplifting movies (me and my gf have banished tv from our lives as well)...I feel strong and happy... and Im loving life for the first time EVER. Im also going back to school next week to get certified... Youve been a great support and I periodically go back to your website to re-read some of your articles as a reminder of what I left behind. Ive had plenty of temptations but have overcome them with grace. I dont look at porn anymore and I definately guard my thoughts, as they are the root of our actions. Thank you for being such a great support for all of the heroin addicts out there as well as us addicts in recovery. God bless you. Ill keep you updated...Take care" AO

"Dearest Jorge, I am writing a follow up to my email to you regarding my son. He has been clean now for nearly 2 months. I cannot thank you enough for your very helpful and encouraging website. My son followed your cold turkey plan, except for the exercise. I watched the transformation as his body and mind allowed.... It took about 6 weeks to get a good nights sleep, and once the appetite returned, he got stronger every day. About 2 weeks ago he started to take long skateboard runs, and was quite happy to feel so energized. He began attending weekly Christian based meetings for addiction, and even attends church with me...He is looking for work now, eating and sleeping well, attending meetings and church, associating with drug free friends,and saying he wants to be drug free.,..Let me say again over, and over that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you put into helping others. My son couldnt have done this alone.... God Bless you for all you do. Regards..." BF (mother helping son)

"Hi.. read your page on how to quit herion. My partner has had a addiction for about 1-2 years, she has just done the cold turkey withdrawal been clean for 10 days which is brilliant!! Thank you your site helped her alot...." AV (female helping friend)

"Ive been sober fr 3 weeks now tks to u. And tk u... i caught a glimpse of my personality and sense of humor comming back on the 6th day.. Tk u soooo much man. U helped to save my life..." JZ (male)

"Jorge, Your website was really helpful, I am now on day 15 after quitting heroin cold turkey... I have beat it and will never go back, finally nice to be "normal" again. Thank you for all your great advice and the site..." TM (female)

UPDATE: 3 Months Clean: "Jorge, Just an update for all those people who think they can't quit, they can. I have been clean since December 26th, and feeling great. I have a lot of friends that are still using, maybe one day I can convince them there is a better life out there for them. Thank you for all the support and great information you provide, I will continue fighting the good fight...God Bless,.." TM (female)

"i like your article. iv just got clean of 2mg of subutex, im at day 7 and ent gr8 yet. what you say about music is true. i run daily....anyway i just wanted to say, yours is probably the best advise for people who want to get clean that iv seen.... its good to be back man...." PC (male)


"Of all the web searches I've done - yours has touched me the most. It was straightforward, true and inspiring. Doing this IS THE MOST DIFFICULT thing in the world to overcome. Thanks for lending an ear. You're an inspiration. Wish me luck." AW (female)

"I'm on my 8 night... I really enjoyed your website you need to let the people know that music really helps!!!!!" TC (male)

"Jorge, I'm now on day 13 after kicking suboxone & heroin cold turkey... I'm determined to win this battle, there is no stopping me! I am so inspired by your tips to be successful in the fight to be free of opiates. I hope others who might want to get out of bondage will visit your page and be encouraged as I was!!!!! Thank you my friend..." JW (male)

"Hi Jorge, I could never ever THANK YOU ENOUGH!! You are an Angel on Earth, My Friend!! Thank You so much... It was rough but your way truely did make it alot easier than the last few failed tries. I have been clean for a while now and getting strong as the days move on.... Once Again, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS,..." AI (female)

"Hey buddy, good news! I'm on day 13 right now and never felt more powerful in my life. I took in a lot of supplements, got a counselor, talked to friends, I'm at the point where I'm training every day an hour a day... So I'm beyond where I thought I'd be on day 13...and now I'm just feeling on top of the world mentally. Not quite physically...but I don't care. That is nothing compared to the hell I endured at the beginning of withdrawal...had me crying and praying for the first time in my life. Thanks Brother" GS (male)

"Hi Jorge, You've got a brilliant website goin here. You've got some great ideas about passing time, using music and films to stay motivated. I'm definitely goin to use your tips this time. I'll be goin cold turkey,.just wanted to say Hi and thanks." LG (female)

"hi im currently doing a cold turkey this is my 14th day.. thank you xx" KM (female)
     
"Hello Jorge your story is truly amazing and would like to say all this information has been really helping my boyfriend...Day 1, 2, 3 were really bad for him, day 4 was a good day and he felt so much better but after having a sleep for the first time since quitting... Your website is so helpful and inspiring and as well as helping people quit it has also helped me understand more about heroin and give my boyfriend much better support and encouragement..." SH (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"Jorge, Hello!! I just HAD to let you know.....we did it...I can't believe how much better I'm FINALLY feeling:)...I'm feeling sooooooo much better.... I can not THANK YOU enough for all your advice....if my daughter had not found your site I'm sure we would all still be using. You are a good man & I will never forget all the help you gave us.... And I KNOW my parents are looking down smiling....finally. Thanks again.." KY (female)

"Hey Jorge! I'll have almost 18 months clean...I've actually had the same job for a whole " year..!..I've never had a job that long.. Miracles and blessings left and right...I have a very few people in my life that never gave up hope that I could get my life together, you are one of them. :) ... Just for today, I am free Jorge.... And what an amazing thing it is to not be a prisoner of my own mind. I hope this finds you well. :) I have soooo much love in my heart for you. You have always been there, kinda like one of those great big oak trees. Gotta go for now, I get to go be a productive member of society!..." AW (female)

"I'm at day 8,... I'm going to make it. The worst has to be behind me. Thanks for the website, it helped me every day...I woke up feeling much better. I also told some people who are close to me and I was amazed by their kindness and support. I expected shock and condemnation and got the opposite. I cried when I read your email.... It feels good to admit and talk about what's going on... I rode an exercise bike today and went on a short walk. Thanks..." TB (female)

UPDATE: 33 Days clean: "Hi Jorge!!! I'm doing great. Still clean and feeling better every day. The horror of the first two weeks has gone along way in curbing any cravings. I don't know if I could go through that again. Now that I know. So I'm good, putting my house back in order. It's a literal and figurative disaster. I have a 2nd job interview tues for a big management job I am super qualified for. So. ..... Thank you. I don't know if I could have done it without you. Hugs..." TB (female)

"Hi Jorge, I'm writing to tell you that I finally did go to my doctor yesterday and came completely clean with her and she was so supportive! I wanted to thank you for your advice to go and tell her because I'm not sure I'd of had the guts without your encouragement and the support of my family. Thanks," SR (female)


"I just wanna say....THANK YOU SO.. MUCH! This is the only thing to get me to quit. after reading this I prepared myself and did it. Kicking my 3 bag a day habit was so hard, but i did it finally. And it was all help to your guide bro. If i could hug you, i would. Again, thanks a lot. <3<3 Much love..." RH (male)

3 Weeks Clean: "Hey Thank You Very Much I have not used for 3 weeks now... your web page gives me a great amount of hope...Thank You Again!!!" DC (male)

"My wife and i had just quit 21 days ago cold turkey. We do struggle sometimes... But we will never go back. A lot of the things in the article you wrote we did and i am glad to see someone else made it.... we dont want to go there again. thank you for the read that you made it was very inspiring." TC (husband and wife)

"Hi Jorge, I'm from Australia... I stumbled onto this site. Let me just say, I love it and thanks again. It gave me strength and hope even in those moments where I would breakdown in tears... Well im back at work today and I wanted to write to you as soon as i got back.... I wish to express my gratitude and if youre ever in town let me know and i'll tell mumma to cook the best Wog food you ever had..... God Bless you brother..." DM (male)


"Your site is the best site on quitting!...I really mean that,...People dont understand junkies need and hour by hour plan and thats what you give. I was a junkie for 20 years... You addressed some very important but mostly missed things...i.e. (what you watch)and the rollercoaster effect it can cause...(been there) the otc stuff...the right music... this is a REAL LIFE PLAN... not some bull... CANT SAY ENOUGH... your a smart guy jorge... you learned your lesson well. THANK YOU..." GO (male)

1 Month Clean: "Dear Jorge, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for your website. It was so helpful to my boyfriend and I when he was going through cold turkey from Heroin. He has now been clean for over a month and continues to work at staying clean every day we look forward to your updates... Thank you. Best regards" ED (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"Jorge, your words are a salve even to ME! Thank you for the concrete guidance. It's the most descriptive anyone has been. That's what we need! I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for your caring concern and the time you've taken to help us." RS and family (female helping family member)
     
"Hey Jorge...I am exited to let u know that today i am clean for 18months and going strong... reading your page... inspired me to want to quit. I also go to weekly NA meetings. Thanx for that bro. i have got my life back and im loving having sum money again. To all those addicts out ther, honestly if a previous "" up like me can quit, then ANYONE can. Irie my brother and much love. Jah guides..." NG (male)

"hello Jorge! i hope you are doing good...i just want to give you a little update on my status. its now 4 years that im clean of heroin. no other opiates too...i want to say thank you again bcs you helped me a lot with your emails...anyways nice to see your site is growing and that you still help people in trouble. i wish you all the best mate and stay safe!" S (male)

"Dear Jorge, I've reached day 40, it seemed like something that I would only read about. I relapsed a couple of time when I tried to quit before, made it to day 5 and day 7 and even day 16. This time I believe the decision was made to quit for good, it was part surrender and part deliverance. Your love for the addict is amazing and I hope you know your love, help, site have helped save many lives and has healed many families. I will now pursue recovery classes in hopes of helping myself and others as you have helped me.. My wife and I are both very grateful. Thank you..." MF (male)

"Hi Jorge,...he's still clean after almost 2 years and is now in the Air Force... Seriously, without you none of this would have been possible. The way he was going he'd either be dead or in prison by now, but instead he's learning to dismantle bombs and serving his country. Thank you for everything..." AM (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"Hello, Jorge, I've found your site VERY useful. I'm following all of the tips on there and reading it religiously at times to help myself. Fortunately I have a good supply of tramadol...to help me ween off it is working wonders. Between that hitting the gym and listening to some motivational music I've been clean for a whole week now! Got all of the losers out of my life, numbers deleted, and about to get my number changed. Thank you for all of the great information I have been hooked on heroin for 6 years,...You are right you are NOT powerless!... I still maintain a job fortunately,... Anyways thank you for the help and support keep up the good work! Sincerely..." PS (male)

105 Days Clean: "Hey there! Just wanted to give you and update on how I was doing. I've got 105 days clean today and loving ever minute of life again! I went to treatment in november and have been clean ever since.... I wanted to say thank you for all the help and hope you bring to peoples lives. If it weren't for your site and stories I don't think I would've ever found the courage to move forward. I was so broken and lost .... and now I can finally stand to be in my own skin... Thanks again friend. God bless..." NL (female)

UPDATE: 10 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge! I'm doing really well!... i got a promotion at work..., I'm coming up on 10 months clean! It feels amazing! i love my new life, and i am so glad that i decided to get better when i did.... Thank you so much..., it shows me that there are people in this world who truly do care about people suffering with addiction. Best wishes to you my friend, hope to hear from you soon...." NL (female)


"good info jorge as all users who have kicked the best and fastest way to feeling better is going to a gym and sitting in the sauna for 20 min then getting out drink a ton of water then the steam room for 20 min you sweat more in that hour than a full 5 days!! if you dont have a membership you can pay $10 for a day pass at most gyms, by far the fastest and cleanest way!!" SD (male)

"Yes! I made it through work and didn't puke or die or anything, haha... I'm glad I went to work. ... Your e-mails have helped a lot ...And believe me, I am not going to give up now. I swore to myself this would be the last time I get sick. I'm going to try to get back into music or something because I'm sure I'll have extra
time on my hands now. ... Thanks again. Your website rules, and I will recommend it to everyone I know that wants to quit. I couldn't afford the things you had on the cold turkey section.. but things on there still helped me and even made me tear up some. I don't have a great support system here and just reading that, even from a complete stranger, that I can do it is amazing. Thanks again :) " TH (female)


6 Months Clean: "Hey friend,... Everything is about as good as it gets. My 6 months is in 4 days :-D Your web site was a huge help in making this all possible! Thanks again Jorge... My girlfriend and I both talked about making donations to your site as soon as we have some money saved up..." RZ (male)

"Thank you.... Your advise was the best around.....running, hot baths, suppliments!!!! 7 days sober today!!!! Thank you for assuring me that I was not dying. I really did question it for a few days lol..., have no doubt that this battle is mine to conquer and giving up us not an option. I'll update u in a few weeks, however I am off for a morning Jog. Thank u, a million times, thank u for all of your great tips and good knowledge. You were a light in a very foreign darkness!..." SH (female)

UPDATE: 3 Months Clean: "Doing great! Still clean. Everyday gets better and better. Not having my life prisoner to the next opiate is truly freedom. ..... . even now i havent relapsed. I want to live my life. Everyday theres a choice i make to stay clean. Having a website like yours really helped. An email to reach out really shows that you are very amazing human being. Means a lot. Thank you :-).... be blessed. Hugs...i had better go.... Time for my daily run, that you got me hooked on :-) thank you for everything!" SH (female)
     
"Hi Jorge! i read ur page and have been taking all the otc's u recomended. im now 51hrs in and compared to the last time I quit cold turkey, this is 100 x's better. my symptoms are so much easier to deal with. havent ran or walked, but am getting out of bed and doing things. last time I just layed there and 12 days later didnt even feel this good. thanx for all ur wonderful advise! i cant wait to be free again! god bless u for caring!..." TM (male)

"Hey Jorge i am on day 9 of being clean from H . the 12th was my first day... I have been exercising, praying, and trying to not stress... Well man thanks for this site. God Bless..." RS (male)

"Thank u so much! I have read ur site so many times and finally did it. First time cold turkey didn't work but warm turkey with a few subs did. I'm on day 4 and feel great. I still have 2 subs left and taking them only when needed. Now I'm reading how to beat the cravings and telling myself I can do this. Thanks again u gave the best advice..." MS (female)

UPDATE: Day 9: "It was one of the hardest things I've ever done...but now so worth it. Thank u again for keeping my head up, u really did help me believe in myself. Another thing that helped was I wrote a letter to myself promising to never do it again, all the reasons not to, how I felt withdrawing, and how to get thru the cravings. I took all ur advice and I think I have ur whole entire Web site memorized by now. Thanks again if I didn't stop now I might not have been around in a few more months cuz I was losing so much weight. I'm small as it is only 5 ft and 97 pounds but 2 Weeks ago I was at 83 pounds and would have probably kept losing more weight. I read the success stories and people say that u saved there life, well u can add one more to the list. Can't thank u enough..." MS (female)

"Hi Jorge!.. I wanted to let you know how I'm doing now. I'm engaged to the most supportive and understanding man in the world, and I went back to school to become a doctor. I'm in the honors program at a private " " university with a 4.0 so far, and I'm hoping to become a psychiatrist and join Doctors Without Borders and open up a rehab one day. I had done heroin for 8 years, and once I became clean, I was disgusted at how selfish and despicable a life I had been living. I've gotten 5 of my friends to quit and took care of them through withdrawals...My advice to anyone looking at this website is stop waiting for a good opportunity to quit. A lot of people have to keep working to pay their bills or fix their cars or get a lawyer, but nothing will get better while you're still doing dope. A lot of people's lives are hanging on by a thread, and they feel they don't have the time to withdraw. They're afraid to lose their jobs (the ones who have jobs), but there's no point in even having a job if you're just going to spend your money on dope. When you do dope, there are only 4 places you can go: to the streets, to jail, to the hospital and to the morgue. It's impossible to become successful while on it, and there are no advantages that last. These are facts. I'll never forget the day I stumbled on your website. I didn't know what to do, and all I had to do was ask. You helped me every step of the way... I hope I can come visit you when I finish med school and my residency. I'll definitely need a vacation to the beach by then! :) Thanks for all the help! I never could have done it without you!..." LT (female)

"I jus wantd to email you n let u kno how helpfull ur site has been for me so far... a few months ago a friend showed me this site n I checked it out and about 2weeks ago.... I hit that rock bottom point of it all n knew it was time. So since then iv been constantly reading everythng on here n using it to my advantage n its gotten me further than ever. I actually am happy for the 1st time in years that im gettin my life bak. I couldnt have gotten 13 days clean now without ur help so I jus wanted to thank u alot for puttin this up to help us...." JM (male)


UPDATE: Day 16: "Thanks man. I realy appreciate it. Honestly I dnt kno if I 100% could have gotn to this point without ur help n al that stuff. Ur really helpn all of us ppl on.need more than u thnk strait up. Sobriety feels way betr than it evr did before I became a junky n I have u to thank for that. Ur site really pumpd me up to turn my self arnd n at the perfect time too ... im finally clean at the perfect time to get bak to workn evryday n makn a good livng n bein proud of my life again like I was bak then.... please always keep ur site open to ppl in needand always believe that ur doin a awesome job at saving lives cuz thats the strait real truth...." JM (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "o nevr betr...i def havnt been.thnkn about it at all. jus focused on working and getn myself a house soon. been going to the gym almost every day gettin.back the look i lost on drugs. so yea id say so far so good. no lookn back jus stayin true to the life i really want. i appreciate u emailing me . its good to kno thrs ppl out there that care..." JM (male)

"Thank you so much for your advice.... You have a lot of good pointers. I only have a few weeks clean so it's still really hard.... The good news is that I have absolutely no desire to pick up again. Something that I have never been able to say before. Now that I'm starting to feel semi normal and can function as a person I need to start working and get back in school. Hopefully that will keep my mind busy and off my regrets. Thank you so much for taking the time out to offer your help. The amount of support there is in recovery is amazing. Thanks again it was really good to hear from you..." AL (female)

Day 16: "Hello Jorge... Its been 16 days without opiates and feeling better day after day. Man, your site and personal story truly inspired me and as I said...., planted a seed in me... the no turning back tree is now growing in the fertile garden of my ravaged soul, towards the light! I feel strong and will not go back to heroin slavery. Thanks for your site, your support, you probably know that but your site has a lot of impact on the mind of people willing to quit this evil addiction. I still have a lot to do with my life. Revolution is on the verge in my home town " " and all over the world... The only people making war on drugs are the ones trying to quit!!!!!! Have a nice day Jorge, you saved another soul!..." CG (female)

3 Weeks Clean: "Hi Jorge, I just wanted to say hello to you, my friend, and let you know that I am back... and still sober. Staying sober hasn't been easy man but I have done it for three weeks now (off of EVERYTHING including lesser drugs and alcohol too) and it does feel good. I started exercising again and that really helps.... I just have to keep going. Keep fighting the evil urge to use. Stay sane. Stay calm.... I am just going to take little steps like fixing my resume up and then send it out daily. And just pray. And pray....I hope you are well. I thought of you often.... You may have saved my life. I still thank you every day for what you are doing here and for the website. It's a miracle for addicts in need. Keep it up! Your friend,..." LC (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year clean: "Hello there Jorge!...I have some great news - I made it to my ONE year sober mark!!! I'm really not sure how to convey what I felt the yesterday as I took my one year token at my home group meeting. There was so much love and joy and gratitude in that room. I felt like I finally had achieved something in my life that I could be proud of. I finally set a goal and achieved it, and it was the hardest thing I've ever done! ...The life I have today is so radically different from my life just one year ago. I have a safe, warm home to live in with people who love me. I have food in my refrigerator. I have hobbies now that do not involve scoring and using. I found out that I am not at all who I thought I was - I am someone who likes things like gardening and photography and writing...Today I have successful, kind, positive-thinking friends I can talk to or call anytime...I am able to be more honest with everyone, especially myself, and that is such a gift...the biggest miracle of this past year for me has been the birth of my son... I love my little boy so much... I will never forget what you have done for me and so many others by building your website and being at your computer when I called out in desperation. You are this incredible torch in the darkness for all us...Thank you for not forgetting us. Thank you for going back into the "war zone" now and again to help some of us out. You are a personification of the good in all Heroin addicts and ex-users. We all have something to offer this world. I can't wait to begin helping others more as I get stronger and stronger. Thank you AGAIN from me and my son "!... If I could hug you or shake your hand I would. Much love to you, brother. Love Your friend and (sober!!!) sister..." LC (female)

Day 17: "Hello Jorge, I'm just now 17 days into cold turkey from smoking a gram a day for the last 7 months and want to just say that your website is truly amazing and want to thank you for taking the time out to help people rid themselves of this evil. I will be passing this website along to people that I know suffer from this horrible addiction. Thanks again,..." PM (male)

10 Months Clean: "Dude you have no idea how much you helped me out for real i think i be readen your story for the first three weeks that i was self detoxing And it got me through and here i am ten months later.... you help alot of us out thank you very much and god bless you..." AN (male)
     
"hi...today is our 12th day clean off heroin! your site really has helped keep me motivated these past days... For some reason i can feel it within myself that this time is diferent, we are done, cant keep being a slave to the dam drug! I want to thank u for this site... i really feel different this time and dont think i'll go back to that life... thanks again for ur site!..." AL (male)

UPDATE: 95 Days clean: "...Jorge!! Today my bro and I are 95 days off dope!... Been excercising almost daily and actually look forward to being able to wake up and not be sick! Thanks again for ur website it was a huge help! I know in my heart ill never go back to my old way! Thanks again!..." AL (male)

"Hello Jorge, I wanted to let you know that our son and roommate have been clean for 20 days. It has been a long 20 days but it does feels longer. Without your program and the step by step instructions and turning it totally over to God we would never have made it through the first 7 days and next 13 days. We took shifts and stayed awake the whole 7 days kept pumping in the OTC's and kept them moving as much as we could, we borrowed a portable hot tub so they could both soak in hot baths as often as they needed and prayed and prayed and prayed. Here are some of the things that I know made a huge difference...1. You mentioned that having support that helped you through is huge. They tried to do this themselves three weeks before they asked for our help and failed. They need help so do not be too proud to ask. Take what ever help you can get and if you can't get any look harder. There are many many people out there that would help if you can find them. 2. The OTC's are not a joke they are real and as you said if you have any money left buy them and if you don't look harder for someone who will help you get them. 3. walk, run, soak is real... DO NOT IGNORE THIS.... 4. Don't give up don't give in and stay away from the people that were part of that life and if they want out too don't try to help them yourself send them to the people who helped you. Thank you Jorge I hope one day our son and his roommate will be involved in your mission. I know that my husband and I are already committed. We would do this again any day for any one. Thank you for your website and thank you for supporting us though this..." AB (mother helping son)

"Hi,..My bout was shortlived with "H" luckily. I tried my first hoot about 2 months ago and I quickly became a 400 plus dollar a day user. I followed your cold turkey tips to a T and am now on day 6 and doing really well! Anyone who says they can't are wrong. I just did it w my boyfriend we suffered and succeeded together and I just wanted to say thank you!.." S & C (female)

"Your site helped me alot. I'm almost 72 hours into my withdrawl after using heroin iv for almost a year. I feel really good, the worst is over from what i hear and my body is starting to return to normal. your site was a huge inspiration and i found myself going back over the more motivational parts of your page over and over whenever I felt weak and it helped me get through. I know its soon yet, but I really think I beat this and I did it with your help. Whoever the hell you are, thank you. you are a really great person..." WM (male)

UPDATE: "day 8. feelin like a rockstar. killin it at work. you saved my life. i will pay it foward.." WM (male)

"Thank you so much for your post this is day five with no heroin or any pills to get off it just cold turkey immodium and dramamine..." VD (mother helping son)

"Hey man just checking in...I've been up for 4 hours on day 5. Feeling good. My mind is alert and my appetite is coming back. I managed to get 6 hours of sleep last night (probably from getting 0 the night before) It took a while this morning for my body to catch up with the mind but a walk .. with my dog seemed to do the trick. 3 days ago this day 5 seemed so far away. I worked for 4 hours yesterday and I'm bout to go do the same. I can't wait for this day to end and tomorrow to start. Taking it day by day man..." DR (male)


UPDATE: Day 5: "Hey man thanks for the response and the support. It certainly helps... I turned my cell phone off so I am somewhat out of communication...I was ready to give in and went for a drive to go find a phone (not to many payphones around these days). Anyway I went to two different payphones and they were both broken. If something were to convince me that there is a higher power in life that would be it. By the time I hit the second payphone I realized what I was doing and came back to earth. Came back home and calmed down...realized how fragile this situation is. Anyway I am trying to stay on guard...the physical part isn't that bad at the moment except for the coming and going of restless legs and the lack of sleep...it just keeps creeping in my head...I had 2 cravings today but they eventually went away. Anyway gonna try to stay strong and just finish up this day so I can start day 6. Thanks for being an outlet...it's greatly appraciated..." DR (male)

UPDATE: Day 20: "Hey Jorge. Just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still going strong and dope free :) It's a battle but so far I'm still winning. Still not sleeping well but I'm full of energy. Wanted to thank you for everything..." DR (male)

UPDATE: Day 40: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to say what's up. I've past day 40 and things are really starting to shape up. Took me a little while to get here but .. if it wasn't worth it. I spent the good part of 2 months sick ... but today I feel great. After the first week (couldn't manage the first week) I started working part time 20-25 hours 4 days a week. It was a help but it still left me with a lot of time. My goal was to get a full time job by the end of one month clean. Low and behold at exactly one month clean I got one. Now I am working 6 days a week. Around 55 hours. How nice that my paycheck doesn't go to dope anymore. I can finally start paying off some of that junkie debt. My days are finally full and I'm thinking clearly. I'm up around 6am every morning. Coffee, workout(not always but trying). Work 9-7. Home...play with the pup, eat, read, sleep. Yes that's right...SLEEP!!!...who would've thought after all those sleepless nights that 7-8 uninterupted hours of sleep was possible? I've started seeing an addiction counselor; I'll see where that goes. This is the longest I've gone without taking any opiate... and to be honest this time it will be for good. I don't ever want to go through what I've been through these last 4 months.... Never again man.... Just wanted to thank you again for all that you have done for so many of us. Much love brother..." DR (male)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean +: "Jorge, What's going on man. It's been a while so I just wanted to check in and say what's up. I'm still a few months short but it will be 2 years soon enough since I decided to get off the junk. It's was a hell of a battle in the beginning and you and your website were certainly a huge help. Anyway...a little update. I took a new job down in " " about a year ago. Just working and living. I am currently in the process of sitting for the " " exam so that takes up alot of my time. I quit smoking cigarettes recently as well. For the most part life is good. It feels so good to have control of my life. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for all your help..." DR (male)
     
"Hi Jorge. Thank you for putting this site up for girls like me who want to change.... start googling things and stumble upon this gem!...I have been clean now from snorting H and Oxys for 3 weeks...once again thank you for all this info. This page has given me great guidance...Thanks.... LB (female)

44 Days clean: "Hey just wanted to let you know we're still clean. Just got a house now that al of our money isnt out the window. I feel like i woke up from a LONG nightmare, it feels awesome. Im losing weight and feeling more healthy and stronger every day. Thanks for the support. I only took a half of a sub for three days and i did it! My husband needed more but hes off subs and all also. Finally, we are enjoying life with our baby and picking up the pieces of what we lost to dope. Thanks,..." JC (female)

"Hey man,... I am now 8 days clean off a serious long term heroin addiction, which is the cleanest I have been in years, and it definitely feels amazing. I've read your page countless of times because of the motivation it gives me, I have always felt like everyone else had the strength to quit except me, but I did it and I'm threw my withdrawls. Thanks for your support." KC (male)

"I just wanted to thank you for your site! My husband came clean to me 2 weeks ago about his heroin problem and finally asked for help.... I came across your website and its been so helpful to the both of us. The success stories on here give me hope that he can beat this. Hes been sober 5 days now. The withdrawals are still a struggle for him but we're following your advice and i believe he can beat it this time. Thank you so much for your website!..." FB (wife helping husband)

UPDATE: 2 Weeks Clean: "I just wanted to update you and let you know that my husband has been clean for 2 weeks now! This is the longest he's ever been clean and I think making it to the 2 week mark was our first big hurdle and he did it! ...He still takes the Valerian Root... and I started him taking vitamin B12 and a multivitamin. He found an NA meeting that he really enjoys and has been a positive influence on him. I am very hopeful for the future! Thanks for all the knowledge you bring to those suffering with drug problems and their loved ones!..." FB (wife helping husband)

"Hello Jorge, I want to take this time to thank you for your message on how to quit heroin. I have been to detox before and i have failed at quitting, but i have a wonderful wife that's been in this battle with me and she came across your how to quit manual i read it entirely and i do have to say it gave me the strength to try the cold turkey way.I've been fighting this addiction for five years and I and so tired, so here's to day one of the fight of my life.I guess the rest is all on me ,but i truely thank you for your words of encouragement to heroin addicts such as myself.I am open for any further words of advise you may have to offer. SINCERELY..." NJ (male)


UPDATE: Day 7: "Hey George, I just wanted to touch base with you letting you know I did it MAN!!!Although it was the most painful thing i have ever seem to have been through in my life ,it feels so good to be clean.I have already started working out and getting my energy back.I do have to say I was so afraid to go cold turkey because of all the awful things I'd heard,but you were right it's probably the best thing i could have done for my life.My wife found you and you help save me..THANK YOU...." NJ (male)

"Hi jorge, just letting ya know we are five days in!!!! And i am hella stoked! Thanks to you. you have been our life saver and since I dont know you personally im praying for god to do something good for you in your life! you are an insperation to us all out here. I hope for more and more users to find your website and get the know how and the courage to quit.... well i love you jorge!!!! thanks again! :) :) xoxox :)..." RE (female)

UPDATE: "Hi jorge. We r now 12 days in today! Im exited. I feel like i am living my life again. Yesterday we were able to go to the creek and go swimming and have a good time sober. It was a blast.... Last week we were only like in our third day and this guy called wanting us to go in on a g with him. We even had the
money in our pockets to do so and we fought the temptation. I was proud.. It was hard as hell though lol but we did it. Thank u again so much! Again i sit here and cry just thinking about everything and how long we have come.... now everything is so great... Thank you soooo much!!!!!!! *with tears in our eyes! Love !!!..." RE (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean: "Jorge you may not remember me but I came to you over a year ago and I asked for your help to get clean.. I come to you over a year later and I want to say thank you and God bless you Jorge!!!! You helped guide me,you wrote me back in email when I thought I would give up!!! My gosh was it hard?!? You damn right it was! I am over a year clean.... People I promise yall can do it and Jorge will help!!!! God has a special place for you Jorge! Is it possible to love a stranger???? Because I love you!!..." RE (female)

"Ive been struggling with this addiction for the past 2years off an on.I have very loving family that cares alot about me an to make along story short im just tired of letting myself and family down but as we speak im in the process of going cold turkey your message inspired me alot we need more people like yourself. I would love to have you for a friend while going through hell..." MW (male)

11 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge.... just like so many people before and after me, you guided me through the worst part of my withdrawls and helped me to the other side. You helped me get back on my feet, and you were there for me during times I thought I was going insane. I will have 11 months clean from opiates tomorrow. I just wanted to say THANK YOU... you have given me my life back... you helped me to grow the wings I needed in order to fly, and stay away from all the drug... I don't talk to anyone who uses... I have amazing friendships again... I have goals that I am pursuing... I have never felt better. I just wanted to say thank you..." NM (female)

"My day 2 is coming to go....i feek realy bad....but i hope after the thred day smile and power will cooom back...." GK (male)

"jorge, your website gives me more inspiration to get of the... and get my life back together than ANYTHING else. when i finally clicked the "if you're ready" link and the rocky theme started i nearly cried because i was filled with so much hope..... i can't wait to be free,....thank you for your inspiration..." MF (male)
     
"I've decided to stop smoking heroin(again)and come off codeine tablets...I am feeling positive and have support from Mum. Your site is helpful and I've put it in my favourites to read when I feel down. I know I want to stop my addiction and lead a constructive life. Thank you so much for putting this info on the web..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 3: "Managed to get a few hours sleep. Now on day 3 and I feel awful but in a positive state of mind. I'm still referring to your site and will do so for a long time to come....Taken two walks today and had two hot baths watched an episode of Big Bang Theory and two episodes of The Simpsons. I've also eaten toast and Marmite(yeast spread B vitamins almost instantly improve my mood toward the +). Been drinking Tea milk and water. Still feel rough but this is only day three...Your right about doing good and good things come. The last two days I've noticed some little events that have benefited me. I think this is known as karma? I've broken all ties with the smack world, even blocked my best mates number! Nobody from that scene can get in touch with me unless I fold(I WILL NOT FOLD!!) When my health is better I'm going to relocate to SE Asia to Teach or do charity work or start a business, who knows sky is the limit!!! I know I will always refer to your site during times of weakness and from my own experience the cravings can hit a year or more down the road. Thanks so much Jorge your the bees knees...." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 4: "Hi Jorge hope your well, It's day four! Feeling a lot better than yesterday. Positive things happening with just a relatively small effort on my part. Been following the advice in your site. I can't run yet but the walking and hot baths are doing me the world of good. Gatorade in UK is called Lucozade finally found some today. Funny, I can score in 4 mins and it takes me 4 days to find a soft drink. I'm going to move away from here just as soon as I can and build a new life I think it's for the best. It's hard blocking people out of my life but this is about me and my future happiness. Stay in touch peace..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hi Jorge! Hope your well? What can I say? I never thought I would stick it for this long but I have been reading your site since last week and keeping you updated. These two things have been key in this recovery process...I've enjoyed getting emails from you. The sunshine came pouring through my bedroom window this morning and woke me up. That was when I realised I slept for five hours last night. I feel good today !!... Thanks Jorge, peace.." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "Hello Jorge I hope this mail finds you well... Here it is,day 7!! Yee haa!! I'm very happy to have got this far and I know I can get to day 40 with no hassle. Thankyou so much Jorge for being around and your website too... Take care Jorge..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hi Jorge,Hope your well... I got paid today and didn't score... Still walking,thinking and eating properly and even though I'm still in the town I associate with doing gear, I've cut all ties with that world. I feel better about it everyday. Sincerely..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 11: "Hi Jorge hope your well,I'm cool taking it easy as I'm still not up to full power yet. Just enjoying thinking about possible futures and being free from heroin. I've been sleeping a lot and having some cool dreams. I will have a vacation and then return to work and study,looking forward to it. Take care Jorge, sincerely..." BW (male)

"Mr. Jorge, First, I want to say thanks for putting the info out there for help. Your direct responses without himhawwing around are truly the best. Thanks for getting back to me. Heroin is an epidemic unrecognized how bad it is here.... However, on a positive note, " " left Friday afternoon for help at Balboa Horizons in
Newport Beach...Thanks again you are a true hero in my eyes..." JC (mother helping son)

"Hey-...i've been using heroin for almost 2 years, and in the past 6 months is when i've become on and off physically dependent. The vicious cycle of heroin use and withdrawl...god, it's the most painful thing to endure, whether for yourself or for someone you care about. I went to your site and read the whole thing- crying the entire time (especially the testimonials). The information you offer is so spot on and helpful, the best we (me and my boyfriend) have found so far. Thank you so much for creating this site and being there for complete strangers. After reading this site and seeing how strong and motivated my boyfriend is, I really do want to just get rid of the rest of my bags and start fresh, stay clean for the both of us. I really appreciate it, thank you so much for helping me and especially for helping my boyfriend to stay strong...." AB (female)


UPDATE: Day 1: "Hey again, today's day one. finished my last bag last night. i woke up feeling okay,...can't get comfortable. ..., and i'm sweating and cold ugghh. i can't get any more so i obviously just have to suffer through it. i can't wait to be done with this and i'm hoping tomorrow won't be as bad as i think it will be. thanks again for listening. hope all is well with you...i'm gunna go drink some water, take a hot shower and try and relax. thanks again- and i'll keep you posted!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Halfway through day 2. last night and this morning was hellllllll. woke up totally drenched in sweat, freezing cold, etc etc.... freezing/burning up, blah. made it to my first class, and atually felt better in the middle of it. the mornings and nights are always the worst though, so whatever. i think walking to and from class helped too, like you said.... can't wait to hit day 7, day 20, and onward!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Day 2: "i keep telling myself it doesn't get worse than this, that the worst is over... day 2 almost done, day 2 almost done. i cant even imagine moving, its hard enough to go get more water ugghh. thank you for the continued support, i reread these messages daily. i will get through this...." AB (female)

UPDATE: "Day 3!... I forced myself to get up..., and talking to him (I came clean) helped a lot....Woke up this morning...- took some dayquil and advil. Got up and got ready for class, tried eating pretzels and peanut butter...definitely a struggle :/ My stomach started killing me so instead of going to class i went back to your website. i labeled my calendar! it worked out perfectly.. day 30 is my last day of school and i get to go home. I'm so excited! It made me feel good looking at the calendar. And to be honest, I was really skeptical of the music thing on your page, I didn't think it could have that big of an effect. However, I decided to try it.. so i went and listened to I Will Survive. Not gunna lie, it made me cry...but in a good way, like I was smiling too. I have it on repeat right now, really uplifting (: I know day 3 is going to be hard too.., but I'm excited to get through it and get to day 4. and then to day 30..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "almost done with day 4. besides occasionally being freezing or boiling, my main symptoms are headaches, a terrible cough...., and my stomach almost constantly being upset haha. oh and randomly feeling the need to cry? which is always fun. i know it'll get better soon and i'll get to move on from eating pb&j whenever i'm hungry haha.... thanks again...." AB (female)

UPDATE: "hey again! day 6, feeling basically back to normal, which is great......hope all is well with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "day 7- made it out. one weeeeeek yay (: ..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "hellohello. finishing day 12, doing well.....i've been trying to keep myself busy/brain occupied so i don't think about all this. i do hope all is well with you and that you're getting many success emails!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Day 13: "I just watched the movie Candy- it was fantastic. It of course made me cry, just watching what they go through and the procession...., it just made me think, ya know? and i love the tim buckley version of the theme song, song to the siren.... i'm feeling a little better about things.... keeping myself busy. thank for you for the last email, as always, made me feel better.... hope all is good with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: 1 Month Clean: "Hello hello! I just wanted to send a quick email saying that I'm home, done with finals (and even did pretty damn well haha- got an A on one final/in one class, waiting on the others!), and on day 31!!! I got home last night, and usually I immediately go and get a bag and then figure out my plans, but nope! Only vaguely crossed my mind, but didn't even crave. I know it's only day one, but I was still pretty damn happy haha.... And it just reminded me of your testimonials page, and how I would read it and couldn't wait to be a part of that, actually sober of this.... I hope all is good with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: 75 Days Clean: "Hey,...I've been doing well,... I have over 75 days clean (lost count haha) and am feeling really good! I started going to meetings over the summer actually, and liked them a lot more here than in my home town. Thanks for checking in!..." AB (female)


"Jorge I want you to know I just finished day 3 and feel more alive then I ever have, I came clean to my friends,.. I truely believe I had an ephiany. I WILL DO IT THIS TIME, NO IF's AND's or BUT's. IM GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS. I KNOW I CAN!! Not only for me, but for my family, and friends as well. God bless, I think im starting to see the light. Much love jorge, sincerly,..." TK (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Jorge I've been meaning to contact you currently 5 days clean!!!..." TK (male)
     
"...i am in day 1 and i have been reading all success stories from your website that motivated me so much again... i do really appreciate u getting back to me and i am seriously working on it...i really really want to be clean...sincerely..." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "hi jorge,...i went miles n miles away a far end town...i went through my hell but bright and smily future n i have got it this time, as i am in nearly half way to my day 6 and feel like i am at the top of the world...i wouldnt have been able to went through this challenging battle against my own bad devils without your support! even we are strangers you mean a lot lot lot lot lot... that i respect u as my own parents seriously what u doing for those to help in heroin is really an amazing n fab job..i will pray n i am sure you will als be my inspiration throughout my entire life... i will alz pray with my wife together for ur sucess who was there with me every step those hell nights....we love u so much n we admire u George,you are an angel and a hero of my life...your email means a lot to us.." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 8: "hi friend,, i m so proud to say that i m on day 8 today and yes jorge i did it..the main pains and sufferings days are gone..i m not gonna turn back now and keep pressing like u said and i really really want to turn my life around and wanna feel my normal body... pls keep ur site open for the whole world who r out there in need of it...god bless u and we pray for ur happiness...sincerely..." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 12: "hi jorge,...thanks for reply and ur way way of inspiring me when i really needed it..its been 12 days clean and like u say as the days are passing by i m feeling better..last two days thanks god, sun came out in london and i was walking and getting some sunlight...i m drinking green smooothies too...i do have to say it was a greatest battle of my life but i have came this far now going through my hell nights so never gonna turn back again...my wife is so proud of me and i m done done done with this junk never wanna let my loved ones down...enough is enough like u said its time to turn the life around and stay clean forever....ur few words meant a lot to us so i feel like there is someone on the other part of the world who understands me that keeps me motivated and inspired...i really appreciate and respect the fact that u r helping the people like us who need u desperately....may god bless u all ur life and all ur dreams come true!!!!!praying for ur success!! sincerely..." BP (male)

"There would and will not EVER be another site I could imagine other then yours to use personally or to recommend to friends loved ones ect...I respect that you are not directing all heroin users or people affected by us (proud to say ex) users into one category, instead you have a huge list of different aspects stages and circumstances of this epidemic to be more descriptive and helpful to ALL. I understand more about my addiction now then I have in the past 7 yr. struggle ive been through. and for that I thank you. whether or not you believe, I know God sent me to your page for a reason so in turn know that through Christ you are a messenger if not just for me but for the other blessed souls that reach this site,..thanks,..." MC (female)

"Dear Sir,...We just returned last night from retrieving our daughter... I found your website. I have printed your information for her and we have purchased everything that you suggested. My daughter did some drugs tonight...for the first time they were OTC drugs !! ...Your words are resonating with her and she has a glimmer in her eyes on this, day two. Thank you....you may have in fact saved our daughters life... " RD (mother helping daughter)

"By far the best "quiting heroin" literature I've ever read. I totally agree with your philosophy. I'm now on day 4 and took my last 1/4 strip of Suboxone. I've kicked before, but usually after relocating to another town or by going to jail.... Jorge, you've really done a lot by putting together this site. I'm planning on joinng a gym down the street, pursuing old hobbies again, spending more time with my loved ones. AA has always helped me too.... Yesterday I had a call from an old dope friend/dealer. I told him I'm done,...and to not call anymore. Gonna go listen to some eye of the tiger!! Much love and peace brother...." RE (male)

UPDATE: 3 Weeks Clean: "I quit heroin, alcohol, and cigarettes cold turkey, That was 3 weeks ago. I'm feeling great. I have a job...I'm working out, and eating well again. I've been going to AA meetings, reading Osho, Daily Meditations, and the Big Book. I have plans to go to a local community college to get my associates of applied science and become an RN. I'm so done with all of that bull " "! Too many years of my life have been wasted on that life.I'm ready for vol. 2. I've got a long life ahead of me, and I'm determined to make it a good one. Thank you for your empathy and compassion, that means a lot to me. Take care George..." RE (male)

"hey geoorge, i didnt smoke two days now but i feel okay. i only have a slight pain in my lower back and i get cravings..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, i got your email this morning thax alot. im on day 3 now i feel much better, i thought day 3 was gna be the worse but im done with the cold turkey no hot sweats, cold shiverings, retlesness, pains no nothin. i feel so happy. jst wna say thnx alot. i thought the withdrawals will last seven days but i feel so good. i learned to fight agsinst the withdrawals and i made it!!!! now i'm in charge not heroin. so glad i'm through the worse..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george. i got your e mail thanx alot. im on day 4. im doing great. i still get cravings but not that very bad atleast im through the worse cold tukey and i made it without any medication. i neva gna smoke heroin or any other drug again. im so glad im in charge of my life again and not heroin..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, i made it to day 5. im so proud of myself, u an inspiration i could not have done this without your help. thanx a million. the cravings are not bad and it start to disapear. i learned a lesson well, i will always remember the pain and suffering my body went through. i neva wna touch heroin again!!!!!..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, with confidence i can say its day six now and im still going strong. i even feel more determined my work is improving alot, i make the sales and meet targets again like before. thanx alot man..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "Hey george it is 12 days now.... i feel good. thanx alot..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "3 moths clean and i'm going strong. thanx alot. your web site helped alot....keep up the good work..." MJ (male)
      
"...I'm on Day 2, and your website has helped me a lot... I showed your website to my husband, who does not use and is a great support to me, and he thought it was cool. I'm sick of living on the dark side. I want to live in the light again, in the love,.." LB (female)

"Hey jus wanted to let you kno I'm still clean!!! I can't believe it... I moved from jersey to florida to leave myself wit no options to crack and use. Its jus a fight mentally now which is hard... Your sight helped and knowing that someone lik you was there to help that's gone through it made t easier. What your doin for us addicts is amazing and so selfless I couldn't be more greatful. Bc of your help I'm on 6 days clean!! Thank you so much..." AD (female)

UPDATE: 3 Weeks clean: "Hey jorge jus wanted to let you kno I'm 3 weeks clean today!!! Feelin a little better everyday now. Its still hard but its a lot better than it was. Thank you so much for all your help. Again what you do for all of us is amazing. God bless you..." AD (female)

"I just wanted to thank you so much on our advice. You gave me push I needed. As of today I'm 7 days clean...I start thinking about that bad dark place I was in. And I couldn't believe how much money I wasted on that crap. I never Did anything like this before.. I'm struggling a little but going to keep my head up. Thank you so much for you kindness and not judging me..." MR (female)

"Hi Jorge,... today is day 11 off of heroin and day 8 off suboxone....I just wanted to let you know out of all the websites out there that I had searched through...yours is by far the best. It significantly helped me curb my addictions mentally by just reading through all your words; as they are obviously heart-felt and significantly motivational....Thank God for people like you <3..." LC (female)

"Dear Jorge, now I have completed over 24 hours since my last drag....today I woke up, did some cardio and some weight free workout for 90 mins. changed my diet to high protein intake and I had multi vitamins pills. I am really looking forward to stop this for good... my target is to get to the 7th day clean... a friend of mine called me today asking if I wanted some but i refused and said no thanks. I am trying to spend my time working out twice a day and playing with my wonderful dog and I will try to go out only with my girlfriend...i believe i put myself in this hole and now its my duty to get out of it. i know i can do this because i cant be a slave to this anymore. This has to change and I really don't care how hard it will be and messy because this is the final battle and the war will be over with it. Thanks..." NB (male)

UPDATE: Day 3: "Hey gorge, I have completed 3 days and still alive. I have started weight lifting workout the one I used to do back in the day. I am on a strict diet as well... I am going all the way... Really glad to have you on my side to reach out to...Thanks.." NB (male)

UPDATE: Day 10: "Dear jorge, ...I have completed 10 days clean. I am working out twice a day and I am making plenty of time for my family and my dogs. I am going all out and I feel energetic but I still feel few cold chills between now and then but the rest of the withdrawal symptoms are gone. I feel healthy and still feel kinda depressed sometimes but I try to keep myself busy...my girlfriend, told her everything just cause felt that she had to know who is she dealing with. She was supportive and reacted calmly. I am getting back in shape I got to some diet to help me get back to the real me. Thanks..." NB (male)

"I just wanted to tell you that I am on day 4 of an "almost completely drug free" detox.... Basically, I'm gonna really try to go the 7 days like you said. After tomorrow it'll be 5 full days, and once the 7th day arrives, I'm gonna try to find another short term goal to make my time go even farther. I am a strong person, and know I can do this. I have to remember that I was happy before heroin, and I can be happy after! THANKS!!..." LB (female)


"I am helping my son right know, we are on day4, I pray he makes it all the way!!...thank you.." CJ (mother helping son)

"GOD BLESS YOU! Your a angel man I already told my brotherinlaw about changing our lives completely. When my dad comes home I'm flushing a big bag of pot down the toilet in front of him. Your Awesome keep saving people bro you are a savior! God bless,..." LG (male)

"Hi I am doin good I bn clean 2day is my 5th day :) its bn hard but im doin it I bn strong.... I go for long walks it was hard da fist couple days I tryd to kick cold turkey I stayd as long as I could then I took a saboxone I did good I was oferd to do stuff 3times n I turnd it down ... im done with it.... when I start getn cravings n thinkn bout it I just start prayn n leave walkn I want to say thank u for rembern bout me n being here for me :)..." MR (female)

"thank u so much for caring..i haven't used now for 4 days. i quit smoking couple days ago so i know that will help... thanks so much for caring..." BD (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "thanks for getting back to me so soon bro i really appreciate it i finally slept last night for 3 & half hours first sleep in a week...also holding food down now praise god! u r a blessing to me....im segregated from all outside world here at treatment but its nice to feel ur support ... god bless u jorge..." BD (male)

"I wanted to thank you for making this informative site. I'm coming up on 18 hours since I last used heroin... I've been a slave to this... too long and enough is enough! Recently the love of my life came back into my life with a phone call out o nowhere... now I have another chance at a happy life with her... I've looked at a few of these sites and have thought of quiting for a long time but now I really want it. More than ever before....Thank you for what you do for so many. And for me too..." TR (male)
      
2 Years clean: "A few years ago I was in a terrible place, my partner in crime is now my husband. Together we beat the odds we have a child together and she saved our lives... I was lost for a long time but I found my way, I have many regrets mostly that I didn't get clean sooner I wrote to you a few times before when I was at my worse my perspective and my true nature is far from what I was . I drowned out my conscience now I feel as if I am learning to feel all over again . Everyone deserves a happy ending. sometimes people with the worst past build the best futures..." AO (female)

"Your website is a godsend. My daughter is in detox at this time...I plan to utilize your site in her fight to stay clean. Thank you so much..." KB (mother helping daughter)

"Hey Jorge, Just stopping by to thank you for this website. It has pretty much everything any addict needs to know about quitting. One thing I really like is how you encourage (kind of) the appropriate and responsible use of other drugs like tramadol and benzos, because that approach can work bery well if not better than suboxone or methadone or any other approach. It's not the best path for certain addicts who can't control their usage but for some people like me it is very efficient. I especially like how you included Kratom into the mix. I was always curious about using kratom for detox but could never find good information on it until I found your site. You leave no stone unturned in the heroin detox handbook that you have created with this website and for that I applaud you. Once I get some spare cash I will most definitely donate. Keep it up brother, you've done an incredible thing here. Thank you..." MT (male)

40 Days clean: "Hello Jorge,... I've been really busy trying to get my life back on track. After struggling for a few months i have finally quit! I'm proud of myself... Every time i want to do H i find a project or chore to do instead... Every day i stay clean gives me hope for my future. I keep building up positive momentum and i finally feel free from the grips of H. Thank you again...,sincerely,.." EW (male)

6 Months clean: "Hey there!!!!! I am so excited to tell you I'm at my 6 month mark!... I haven't been more proud of myself!... Cold chills and everything else are gone and have been gone for quite some time!... Thanks again for everything you've done to support me and keep me on the right track! I honestly don't think I would have got through this without being able to bug you with questions and rely on you for the positive reenforcement! I can honestly say, it's smooth sailing from this point on.. With much gratitude,..." AV (female)

"Jorge, I haven't given you an update in a long time on my son. Next month will be a year that my son had been off heroin,... He is still doing good. He looks good and has gained some weight. It's nice to have my son back.... I will always be grateful to you for your help... Please send me your address, I have wanted to send you a card and some money to help you help others....Thank you so much for everything,..." GA (mother helping son)

41 Days Clean: "Jorge!!! I really need to give you a BIG THANK YOU!!!! You SAVED my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jorge I'm clean for 41 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it???? I started my "clean journey" the last time I emailed you. I used the subs as you advised with the plans you send me. The subs helped alot with the withdrawals. I think I was using the subs for 6 or 7 days when I also stopped using it. The withdrawals was not as bad as I thought it would be and all went well. Some days was harder than other days but I kept myself busy with my work and after work with my two lovely sons. JOrge, I know can't believe I was wasting my life with the bad habbit!!!!!!!!! Even my sons saw the difference in my "life style pattern"!!!! I got tears in my eyes, and it was the best moment I had in a long time, I felt so proud to show them I want to be a better mom and that they can see the change!!!!!!!! My family is also standing behind me know.... Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!...." MN (female)


UPDATE: 10 Months Clean: "Hi Jorge!!!!!!!What a big surprise when I opened my mail this morning and see you mail!!!!!Things are going GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't used any drugs or heroin since our last emails. And I don't even plan to ever go back!!!! I haven't feel this good for a long long time. The nicest feeling is even the people in town come to me and say I look so good and healthy!!!!! The difference in my appearance is so remarkable... I would really like to help others in need as you have helped me. Enjoy your day!!!!!!!!!!!!..." MN (female)

"You website was my only hope and with the help of my girlfriend we have FINNALY after a year of me smoking off foil everyday, got me 12 days clean under my belt.... I wanna stop i understand i have done terrible things to people and gotten many into it but i wanna be good..." JH (male)

"hey!... i been using the demon for & months.im 20 days clean and still cant sleep.i know it will pass but its hard.i wanted to tell u your site really helps thanx..." JW (male)

"Hi Jorge, I'm on day 2 of getting off heroin. A little over a week ago I was able to get my hands on some suboxone strips. I finally decided enough was enough and I want to stop using....It's time to clean up the mess I've made. I really agree with your recommendation about moving. I'm trying to decide where I want to go but I need to find work first. So today I'm going to start applying for jobs. I pray to god I find one so I can get the hell out of here.... Thank you again for your site!..." AP (female)
     
"Hello Jorge, Just had to email you... I'm in my 8th day of sobriety from heroin and xanax, been an op addict for 9 years...I am detoxing on my own, at my parents, away from the town where I use... iv been trolling sites the whole time iv been up here, and i was getting depressed, all i saw was go to rehab, go to
meetings is ur only chance....finally I came across ur site, and I LOVED IT!!! So motivating, so uplifting for me, watched the rocky video and the hairs on my neck stood up...it's so nice to hear someone say you can do this, it's all up to you, bc that's how I feel inside...and iv already been following a lot of the advice you give. I been drinking water like crazy, and 3 of the days iv taken 2-3 mile walks in the woods, doing big hill climbs and all,..., and yes I do believe it's helped a ton w getting me to feel better quicker, plus i slept descent for the first time last night, 7 hrs.... once again thanks for the site, very well may save my life..." JS (male)

UPDATE: "Iv made it 27 days :-) This is the best iv felt and happiest iv been in a very long time!! I even have a week off of tobacco after using that for 20 years, and that hasn't bothered me much at all... I know my life's gonna b great bc I already see it in my mind! Thanks again for the support, it really meant a lot to me. I hope this message finds you happy and healthy, best wishes :-)..." JS (male)

"Thank you very much pal I followed your instructions which helped get me through it instead of dying in my bed. Your a good man and all I was thinking was I can do this and I would think of you. I'm now on day five feel weak and tired but anything beats day 2 and 3. Feel so much better now I've conquered it. On day 3 I somehow managed to eat a huge steak and spaghetti some how. I've had about six hours sleep in 5 days but I'm sure it will get better. Thank you so much man I don't think I could have done it without what you wrote. Hope you enjoy life to the full and all your dreams come true. Thank you..." RS (male)

"Hi, Jorge, We are on day seven of helping our "" son quit opiates, and we couldn't have done it without your site!! I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for all the wealth of information you gave us! He says he feels better today than he has in two and a half years! How can we thank you??..." SB (mother helping son)

UPDATE: "Hi, Jorge, Its day nine and the only symptom left is headaches. I cant tell you how grateful I am to you!..." SB (mother helping son)

"hey Jorge, it's my 8th day today, your tips and website were above and beyond the most helpful thing ever!!! .... you're so right about the power of positive music! While running I would listen to Move on up by curtis mayfield and it made me feel so much better than getting high ever did. I read I read your website non-stop for the past seven days, and I'll probably continue to read it until I'm a completely healthy person. It's only been one week but I can already see my life turning back around.... It's still a really hard battle, but I'm gonna make it clean and never touch that junk again, and most of it is thanks to you and your magnanimous gesture that is this website. Thank you forever..." SB (male)

"Hi... I recently stumbled across your website while looking for alternatives and advice on how to detox from heroin. I have tried many times but failed miserably! Im currently giving this a try again and I am proudly withdrawn for roughly 48 hours now. I know im still at the starting line but im determined to finish... I also just wanted to say your site is one of the most helpful and personally honest that i have ran across so far. Wish me luck!..." VF (female)

UPDATE: 7 Months Clean: "Thank you so much..., I have great news im clean!!! Thank u again it really helped that you took time out of your day to talk to me those few times. I greatly hope I can consider u a friend and I wish many blessing your way!! Sincerely,..." VF (female)

"I am about 36 hours clean and feel like " " but found your article inspirational...thanks..." JK (male)
     
"Hey Jorge,... today was Day 1 of my detox... I'm just trying to hang in there. It's not easy, but I want to get out of this.... Thanks for the website and your time. Reading the site did make me feel a little better..." LB (female)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge,...I am now on day 5 of my detox and still struggling, but trying to not give up now.... Thanks for this website and for your time... Thanks again.... :)..." LB (female)

"hi mate,,just to say your site is great,,,im day 3 off my methadone,,,,the physical aspect i can always do,,,done my rip lots of time off the heroin,,,its the deppression what gets me,,,,but your site perks me up,,,specially at 4 in mornin,,,when i aint sleeplin a wink,,,just to say thanks again mate..." MD (male)

"Hello Jorge... today will be my first day to detox and yes I am scared AGAIN your site is awesome and I can't wait to be clean again please send more some words of encouragement while I start my journey...." RC (female)

UPDATE: "Going on day three very quiet today tired. Hopefully better tomorrow. Thank up again Peace and Love..." RC (female)

"Hey Jorge- just had to give you props on this sight- when quitting the details are a must- i am on day 10 off methadone and day 14 off dope- .... and from somebody who has a lot of experience with withdrawals you are right on the money-...so i found your sight just in time- just reading the testimonials gave me a boost today-.... one thing that has really helped me this time is i have come 100% clean to others- not dumbing it down, making it sound not as bad as it really is, having to tell your loved ones the truth will set you free- no more lies- anyway you are doing a good thing here-... i know i have a ways to go still but there is life at the end of the tunnel- peace..." EV (male)

"I'm not even an addict and I found this site really inspiring! Great website, great endeavor - I wish your readers the best of luck. If you open yourself to it, life alone, without drugs, is a mind blowing and fulfilling experience! Thank you for all you've done!..." AM (male)

86 Days Clean: "Hey I know it's been a while since we talked so I just wanted to let you know I'm 86 days clean today. I went to a nice rehab and to this day continue to work an amazing recovery program. Thank you for all your help and I hope to hear from you..." MH (male)
    
"Jorge; Thank u so much for your message and guidance. Today is day 4..day 2 took 8 mg sub, day 3 4 mg and so far today making it with valerian, benadryl and immodium. Came clean to my sponsor about my "real" clean date and it made such a huge difference.....do or die.... Just for today i'm clean..." JS (male)

UPDATE: "Jorge, Thx so much for your encouraging words. Today is day 5...wow. I will absolutely take your suggestion to wrap my arms around the "how to fix your life" section.... I can't thank u enough for ur support as i am doing this alone. Well i have a great sponsor and the fellowship but for some reason having you too is making a difference. I will keep in touch. God bless..." JS (male)

2 Months Clean: "Hey, thanks :) we are doing great! Heroin free for about 2 months now!! We are going to church and getting very involved with things like that. We got on suboxone in June and that has been amazing for us! We are very happy and in a very good place. Thank you for your help and your website it was what gave us hope to be able to get off that junk. My husband also has a job interview coming up for a really good job....! Thank you for your concern it is greatly appreciated and means alot!..." NL (female)

"Hey Jorge I'm on day 3 right now of cold turkey detox. I have left my apartment in new york city to go back home to CT to quit. I need to quit this time. ... Thank you so much for all the work that you have put into this site!!..." CN (male)

"Thanks so much,... Your website has literally saved my life,... I can't thank you enough, I mean a year ago, the website truly saved my life when I wanted to die, and I have referred many people to it. Thanks isn't even enough...." JD (male)
     
"Hi jorge.... i'm on day 3.. we do perk 30's or should I say... DID... i'm so over it and want a fresh start. I have support of two of my friends but im still struggling because im so cold! I would have to say it was so nice to get your reply. Its as if you knew I was sitting at work about to pick up my phone and check your web page again. I keep reading it over and over again to make sure I don't miss anything.. I think the cold flashes are coming and going now .. I tool some Tylenol severe cold that I had at home since I didn't have dayquil. I got to work....Walmart... bought all the stuff... well the main stuff.. dayquil nyquil valerian root immoduim and water... totaling under 25$.. it is cheaper then what everyone pays for one 30!! More people should realize this!! But im trying.... Thanks jorge!! Your friend,..." AV (female)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge!! Day 5... chills are coming and going... but you are right. They aren't so bad actually!! I have been doing these for the last Idk three years and I seriously forgot what it felt like to wake up with energy in the morning! I am loving it and I will never go back to that habit again!... I can't wait for the weeks ahead and I can't wait for Sunday!! That will be one WHOLE week for me!! The longest I have gone in years without any pain medicine!! Wish me luck!!..." AV (female)

UPDATE: Day 7 "Jorge!!!! I can officially say I did it!! One week and I feel AWESOME!! SOOOOO much energy and so much better... !! I know im not going to give in and im so glad I did this and found you to help me through this! I can't believe its been a week!! I never thought I could do this!! I wanna shout it out loud!! ...Your "clean" friend,..." AV (female)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge!! Day 9 is here!! I feel alot better.. I wake up cold everyday but once I shower im usually alot better.... im pulling through! I am so excited.... just wanted to tell you how much I like feeling so good. Can't wait to hear back from you!... Ur friend... whose on day 9..." AV (female)

UPDATE: Day 15 "Hey Jorge!! Two weeks and 1 day!! Im so proud of myself.. Im so lucky to have such an amazing support system!! Wow.. u have no idea how excited I am... well maybe you do.. cuz im sure you been in my shoes!! I am so grateful to you for helping me thru this and cannot thank you enough for all the advice and support you have given me!! Thank you so much!!..." AV (female)

UPDATE: 1 Month Clean: "Heya!!! Just wanted to drop you a note saying hello... It marks my one month! I can't believe I made it this long and haven't even been tempted to steer away from the goal of NEVER EVER AGAIN!! most of my symptoms are done. No more chills in the morning.. no more being lazy.. I am up and moving around alot more! I cannot thank you enough for your support through everything! I hope your holiday weekend is as amazing as I know mine will be!! Your friend!..." AV (female)
     
"thanks jorge..its my 75th hour running clean, 24-72 was the worst time mainly in the evening when it gets dark.. I become hopeless but still managed to fight back ..i slept for 3hrs by force without any medication, i know every sec n min counts atm. But i know tomorrow would be my glory day. Thanks, n all the best for my recovering friends, n remember u dont learn from others experience but by ur own .. Cheers, peace, love..." RR (male)

"Been clean 4 months! Thanks for checking in. Things are soo much better now! Really appreciate your site and the fact you dropped me an email. THANK YOU!!!..." NR (male)

"Hi,.... I quit using heroin about a month and a half ago and am over all the physical with-drawls.... Thank you ..." RH (female)

4 Weeks Clean: "Hey Jorge. I know you probably get emails like this constantly, but I speak for myself and everyone here when I tell you that your website is extremely helpful and informative for kicking that piece of " " drug, heroin. I followed your guide my fifth or sixth time around, ended up relapsing but recovered almost a month ago. But I can feel that this time is different. I've taken your advice about always staying active, like going to the gym and just keeping busy, which is what I have been doing. I also speak to a therapist now and this week will be going to an NA meeting for the first time. But anyways, it's been just two days short of four weeks sober from heroin and I am sooo thrilled about it. I love waking up with no dope in my system, going to the gym and then following that up with a healthy breakfast. It's the little things, ya know....so again, thanks!!..." JH (male)

"Hi jorge, Im six months clean actually :) feelin pretty good thanx..." JS (male)

"man i want to thank you for the music... i am on day 3... i think the worst is over. i still get the chillls and sneezing and kinda lethargic but the elvis picks me up right up. i think i can finally see the other side of the looking glass. trees look like trees and the sun is looking beautiful and im not sticking a needle in my arm first thing in the morning. praise god thanks again.." M (male)
     
"hi jorge. i have been battling heroin addiction for almost 17 years now and when i came across your website i was more than relieved let me tell you. i have been clean for the last 4 days and wish to saty in touch so that i can stay off the drugs. as your advice is good and impartial, may god bless you for the work you are doing..." IM (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "Jorge thanks for spurring me on God knows i can do with the support, it's fantastic of you to dedicate Your time and effort towards me. It has made me think how being Positive is the way forward instead of being negative. I am drinking lots of water and fighting lethargy. I started today by doing a few push ups and will join the gym soon. My strength is returning in abundance and i have found a new born Hope in my life. I appreciate what you do for others so much that i am going to be a volunteer and do charity work, like you say you cant do bad and get by and it's high time i paid back society and myself and loved ones for all the time i have wasted.....People like you are what the world needs and i want to help people as well. Hope you are well and happy. Your Friend...IM (male)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge...Its incredible to think im on day 8 and today i haven't had a cigarette at all and not even thought about it.... Hopefully from Monday it's full steam ahead because i have alot planned. This includes the voluntary work i will be starting and intensifying my efforts to find work. I think this is an important step for me to take as i wont feel so useless and when i get paid i can actually buy my wife and child something nice. I'm more focused than i have ever been and if im not sure about something i check the website of yours or source information to help me. Im so lucky i have been given this chance and will not let go off this opportunity in life to prove to myself and others that i am not a waste of space. It's amazing how fast things are coming back together in my head. I don,t just want a job Jorge i want to set up my own business,.... In the meantime you enjoy youreslf and stay in touch....Take care mate.." IM (male)

UPDATE: Day 9 "Life is good and getting better. I should have done this years ago but thanks to your website (you) and Fate i'm on a roll... I'm getting my sense of humour back.... By the way this is day 9(opiates) and day 2(cigarettes). That water really works and energy levels are beginning to peak... hope to hear from you soon my friend...." IM (male)

"My son came to us a few nights ago and told us how had been smoking heroin for the past few months. He is entering inpatient rehab today and we just wanted to tell you how helpful your website was to us. Pls. just pray for our son. .... Sincerely,..." KC (parents helping son)

"Hi jorge, almost 48 hrs done feeling like "" but better than yesterday, i m so gratefull to have a friend by me and your messsages bring me hope. I do have all the meds you talk about. Nausea is not so bad..., in beetwen baths i was able to catch some sort of sleep! not much but a little. I will do this i know i can!... I guess the desire to win is stronger than me going back to heroin. I will keep you posted...! Thanx have a nice day.." CG (male)

UPDATE: 11 Months Clean: "Hello Jorge, little update from Montreal.... 11 months done, very proud of myself. Life is getting better everyday. I still think about it sometimes but will not go back..... Thanks again for your help, have a nice day..." CG (male)

UPDATE: 18 months clean: "Hello Jorge, Taking time to send some love to you and what you do! 18 months done, feeling strong! This thing is not part of my life anymore. My wife is expecting in two months, i got my life on track. But i know i will always have to be careful!...freedom feels great, now I wanna get off weed... its time for this. Another battle up ahead and this one is all in the head...I wanna be a good dad. Have a nice day. One love..." CG (male)
     
"I just read your page and I want to stop dope so bad its unbelievable. I did my last bag today and I am preparing to try to stop again for the 600th time.... ur page is my last hope... Thannks..." JS (male)

"Hi Gerorge, It is me,"" again... I am well into day 6 no drugs or alcohol, smokes...totally clean.... I am living on dayquil, nightquil, imodium extra strength, and Ibprophen. I managed to get some chicken noodle soup in me and a couple yogurts just now... I have not been throwing up and the run's stopped the 4th day as soon as I began taking the imodium. So your advise has been right on the money...Thank you,..." CK (female)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hi George...I have some good news finally! I actually slept a few hours last night. Fitfully, but I did. Then I woke up this morning, sweated right out, but head banger is gone! I actually wanted solid food! Ate 2x solid stuff at that already! I also am able to actually walk around. Then, I also took one of at least 100 baths to far.... I looked at the calendar and saw that I was really still on day 8..no dope.... I woke up after a fitful few hours sleep at 5am starving. So now I have been up and about all day. Ate, laughed, and real hard at that!... I am actually feeling way better. Not near finished, but way improved: Had I not come across your article, I would have used again a.s.a.p., and seriously die and soon. My consumption and so long at it all leaves me no doubt. I am in tears again now. For once, the good kind! JEORGE, I OWE YOU MY LIFE!!!i I can't believe I am clean! And over a week now at that! MY dear friend, May God Bless you big time! Go get a lottery ticket you might win:) Well the game starts soon, and I am well enough to hang out with my friend and watch it with him. I will continue to let you know my progress if you don't mind..... Again, THANK YOU!!!!..... xoxo!..." CK (female)

UPDATE: "Hello Jorge, Day 10.... I thank God for your web site, and finally coming out from behind my wall.... And my dear man, keep up what you are doing. I am sure you save many lives. No greater gift!..." CK (female)
      
"hey jorge,...Yesterday was my first day sober in a long long time. Today is my second. Im going the cold turkey approach. I have come clean to my mother and most importantly, my wife. man the look in her eyes broke me to a place i never want to go again. I have asked her to take my wallet and not to let me go anywhere alone...im afraid im vulnerable right now. im trying to cut my self off...my dealer called today and i explained to him that i was no longer using and it wouldnt be in anyones interest for any more contact..for any reason at all..he tried to consider me his friend, but that doesnt matter, im removing all triggers PERIOD. jorge, i read your email about 20 times, seriously. each time, tears flowed from my eyes, from the hurt, and truth of this situation. im a little emotional..lol..right now but i want to tell ya just how lost and desperate i was a few days ago... because of you, my mother and my wife, i feel stronger... im so thankful for her and the path God laid before me that led me to you..." EK (male)

UPDATE: 6 Months Clean: "Hello how are you my friend?... It was your advice, the love for my wife, and my acceptance to my faith that has overall saved me.... I plan on really re-structuring my life and goals. Im looking forward to really taking life by the horns especially knowing Ill be focused and clean and free from my demon... I really owe alot to you. The day I contacted you was truthfully the lowest point in my 34 years. I took all your advice, and I credit you for convincing me to confess to my family as the very first step in recovering. I tell that to everyone. I know technically I have a long way to go, but Im very confident it is very far behind me for the rest of my living days.... I have tried to reach out to some friends, and people I know who are struggling with addictions.... Im proud of myself for having the courage to "cold turkey" my self away.... Here I stand, free, clean, and 100% sober for the first time I can remember....you know what? I FEEL GREAT. Im once again looking forward to the future....You will never know how important it was for you to take the time to respond back to all my letters, with thought and patience. I have given your web address to everyone I thought needed it and shared my personal experience with them. If there is ever anything I can do please let me know. ... There are few people whom I think are sent right from Heaven with a purpose, and though Im sure you have several, I know you were for me...sent to save my life!
You have been a major figure in my lifes most troubling times... I have never met you but I love you my friend! Take care, I will stay in touch...." EK (male)

"Just wanted to say thanks for all the tips. I am on day 4 of taking absolutely nothing expect water and whatever food I can keep down. This will be the last time. My life and career depends on it. I still feel awful but its becoming bearable. Your site is an amazing tool and inspiration for those trying to rid themselves of their demons. I know I still have a long way to go but im hoping I can do it. thanks again..." JT (female)

UPDATE: "Thanks for the email Jorge. I really appreciate the correspondence... I am now on day 5. I am physically feeling better than I have the past 4 days,.... Thanks for being there for me and looks like for hundreds others. You're providing an amazing service. Thank you Jorge..." JT (female)

4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge... Im doin ok. Still clean and now that its been a few months, im getting to point where instead of missin dope and wanting to do it again, im seein it for what it truly is, and thats a horrible and evil drug that has done nothing for me but " " up my life and turned me into someone i do not want to be.... its cool to know that someone i dont even know seems to care about me staying clean... So much thanks and its much appreciated. Thanks again and i hope all is well with you down there in sunny florida!..." IC (male)

"Sir, my son is trying your program to get off heroin. Today is day 9..Thank you..." LE (mother helping son)
      
"hello.... Ive been snorting heroin for about a year and a half. Ive tried many times to stop but to no success. I just read everything on your page and now feel ready to do this. My girlfriend is pregnant and our baby is due in September. So I just wanted to say thank you from me and my family. You Jorge may have very well saved my life here. God bless you for makin that website...." JB (male)

"I haven't done nothing for four days!!! Praise the Lord!!!! I'll make it!!!!..." BK (male)

"Day 3 and I'm feeling great I didn't feel I needed to take the sub but I did so I can fallow your plan but I seriously feel great I slept all night woke up this morning ate breakfast for the first time in I don't know how long no aches no withdraw and no desire to do it I called my dealer yesterday and told him how I was doing and said that was awesome he wants to get off it too so showed him your web page and your sub program... But yes I'm feeling great and can't believe how easy it has been and why I was so scared to do this months ago it amazes me I'm sure I probably could of did it sub free too like I said very minimal withdraw to none thank you for your support you are truly am awesome person !!!!..." MN (female)

UPDATE: "Day 5 feeling great ;) not to many withdraw symptoms H is not what I want ever again I'm not becoming a prisoner of that again I only used it for pain management and ended up having to use everyday so glad that's gone now I'm happy and feeling good..." MN (female)

UPDATE: "Day 6 feeling good still and still no want for H thank you for your support you're awesome :)..." MN (female)

UPDATE: Day 7: "no hot flashes and no cold sweats and no leg pain feeling great took a 3 mile walk with a friend it was 93* today the sun was shining and it felt great..." MN (female)

"Jorge- I'm on day two and I'm in pure hell. You're site has done much already for me and I just want you to know you have saved so many people and I hope I'm one of them...Thanks..." RF (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "George I'm finally better. Although I'm seeing that staying busy is much harder then it seems. I'm 7 days clean today man. Its been the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I thank you for starting a site to help so many people. Where I go from here I do not know, I do know its not on dope. :) much love and thanks..." RF (male)
     
"Dear Jorge,... My baby sister ... has come out about her addiction to Heroin. Today will be the 2nd day she has concurred this addiction. I want to know how to help her. She has been doing it cold turkey.... I am so proud of her. She deserves the world and I want her to live a healthy life and so does she. She wants to be an inspiration to young kids or anyone wanting to do drugs.... Thank you,..." RV (sister helping sister)

"Hey Jorge well I finally did it. I waited 34 hours before I took the sub. Those were the worst 34 hours of my life.... I just wanted to thank you for your help and support...." WV (male)

"Hi George Hope U r in the best of ur times and shapes..... finally I quitted everything cocaine heroine drinking .this is my ninth day (9) my wife, ur motivation from sites and responding at that time helped....with lots of love and regards . God Bless U , May u Live LONG to HELP OTHERS.THANKS AGAIN.." VB (male)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge,... Good news it's day 15 still in Battle and clean no alcohol as well. It's getting Better day by day i have started walking little jogs reading... im taking vitamins B12, cod liver oilcaps. caltrates multivitamins... sincerely thanks..." VB (male)

UPDATE: Day 27: "Hi Jorge... It's been almost month...and the battle is on and very positive that we will win... Family has supported me a lot and big credit goes to you as I took you as my inspirational and motivational godfather,... I would like to see you someday by God's grace.... I have been blasting myself with exercises, I lost some weight but I feel better now...I am to help 2 more guys through a drug awareness association we have here. I really love you form all my heart. May you live long and blessed with showers and showers of happiness in life. Sincerely with love and thanks..." VB (male)

"I have wonderful news..my husband is cleaning up thru the methadone clinic he is still very sick cuz their dropping the dose. But he's praying again which is music to my ears. thank u for this website. It helped me understand him And i stand by side. God bless u..." A (wife helping husband)
     
"I want to thank you so much again for you website and your advice. I feel so stupid now that it took me so long to quit when I had a prescritption for Suboxone for so long. The drugs just had such a hold on me I kept saying tomorrow tomorrow. But I am finally on my way, I took my first pill.... and although the first day was pretty rough with leg aches and upset stomach since then I have felt so wonderful!! Even my friends can tell the difference just in my face and attitude. I know it's only been since Monday I've been clean, but this is the longest I have gone without using in at least 9 years... I really feel in my heart that this is going to work this time.... So no more wasting my time, my money, my life on a balloon of some black ..... Using all my money to make their house payment or car or buy whatever they want!! I honestly don't know what changed, but I have so much more FAITH in myself that I CAN BE STRONGER THAN THIS DRUG!!!...Thank you so much for your help!!..." AQ (female)

"Hi Jorge.... recently stopped shooting heroin (3days ago...i feel great!)... I threw away all my junk...deleted all numbers... I feel i have learned my lesson... Kindest Regards..." AB (male)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to let you know I am now 5 days clean...today is day 6. I feel much better and have really had NO cravings at all... I printed out your emails and have them near my bed for guidance and reassurance. I'm keeping myself very busy. Joined a gym yesterday and I'm on my way to a job interview now. Pray for me..." AB (male)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I have been clean for 17 days tomorrow. I am feeling pretty good. I am working out almost everyday and am staying very busy. Everyday I make a little list of things to do and as I go through my day crossing off each thing I can feel the endorphins making me happier. I also got a temp job at " " ", my first day is tomorrow! It's full time for 4 months so I will be very busy which is good. I am trying my best to remain vigilant and on guard. I honestly have not had any strong urges at all. I will continue to remain strong and believe in myself. I can't EVER let myself forget how serious this is. I want to make sure that I NEVER use again. Thank you again for all of your help. I will continue to email you every now and then to let you know how I am doing! Hope all is well with you and yours! Your friend,..." AB (male)

UPDATE: 44 Days Clean: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to update you and thank you for all of your help and support. I really appreciate what you do for people! It has been one month and 16 days!!!! I have had no urges or cravings at all....I am just trying to make sure that I don't forget and let my guard down.... so far so good! Again thank you for all your help in those early days of despair. I will keep fighting and staying busy and I will keep updating you! God bless..." AB (male)
     
"I stumbled upon your website and just sent what I could as a donation.. You have been a huge help and I really admire your work to help those struggling to end their addiction to heroin.. I was up late researching the subject as my daughter is in day 2 withdrawal here at home... I was looking for help and found your site to be the best thing I could have ever found. Thank you thank you thank you.. PLEASE keep up the great work...." CF (mother helping daughter)

"Jorge,Thanks for the site. My friends don't see it but you've changed my life. thanks you!" JT (male)

"Hi, bro I am on day 6 every thing is fine I can eat drink anything ...anyway thanks for information given in if web..it was really helped me on coming to day 6..." JS (male)

"I tried cold turkey it just crazy, I'm afraid I might loose my mind .... I just can't go through it all and I really want to be free . I want my life back my family.. thanks a lot for all ur help I made my final decision after visited ur site and reading what u wrote..." YZ (female)

UPDATE: 7 Months Clean: "i been clean for all this time... i did it... I FREAKIN DID IT.... thank u so much for all ur help..." YZ (female)

"Hi Jorge, i'm just starting day 5 of warm turkey. Last night i managed less than 2hrs sleep and I took 15mls valium before bed... I recentely managed to get off methadone about a month after 10 years on it... I've been taking benzos & diydrocodeine for last 7 days I had few attempts before i managed this 5 days not using, i'm attending N.A.meetings twice at week at the moment and have support from few fellows to call them when in need of support..., GOD bless..." CQ (male)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge, thanks for the quick response, day 6 today and each day I'm getting strong minded (20yrs on heroin) for the very first night I had 5.5hrs sleep (3 valium=15mls) and even managed a dream which hasn't happened in years..... I woke up feeling real good mentally and physically probably due to the meds.... I'm going to tapering down with both meds today even if I feel uncomfortable I'll give it a go... can't wait to function as a normal human and make my dreams a reality or at least have a good go at it,... I know I'm relatively young... and want to live life differently!!! Regards..." CQ (male)

UPDATE: Day 11: "Hi George... another day free from slavery!!! Can't really believe myself I'm completely cut off the dihydrocodeine from 3 days and can cope no problem with the small symptoms.... I wanted to thank you for you words of support, prompt replies and fantastic website you made I'm not even sure how I found it I was looking for so many days to get some help how to approach my situation.... Your site is really EXCELLENT and I know I've a long way to go, things I need to deal with rediscover all my emotions and feelings but I WILL GET THERE.... My dreams & wishes are now becoming plans and have faith in the LORD i know somehow I've to repay all my wrong doings, make up to the people that I heart firstly my family & my loved ones...GOD BLESS..." CQ (male)
     
"Thank you so much for this website... I'm only three days clean but it truly feels different this time. When I feel sad I repeat to myself that I am clean and getting healthier... I am happy that you're there for me. I keep reading this site over and over again - you're getting me through this. Its hard. Im alone doing this. I took a few days off work to get thru the worst of the physical part....I'm doing warm turkey- but Im really toughing it. Im trying to take as little drugs as possible because I do not want to trade one habit for another. Im happy I have not stuck a needle in my arm in 3 days and that I will soon be free of this self imposed slavery to heroin....I keep reminding myself of all the good I am doing by not using dope anymore.... Thank you again... you are a very generous man to keep up this site. Love you,..." KN (female)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hi Jorge, Thanks so much for your on going support. Its making a big difference in my life!! I completed five days of not using heroin! I am also about halfway through my 6th day! This feels good... I printed your email and I keep it with me. I have read it many times just to keep my motivation strong. Right now I feel good and strong, but I know that harder days will come. Days when I have to fight off temptation to get high. I will keep reading your website and emails. I think that someday I will also be 17 years clean, I will be proud of myself as you are now. Perhaps I will be able to help others like you do. You really have given me and many other people such a wonderful resource. I appreciate you so much Jorge. So very much.... I am wisely using tools that I have been blessed with to keep me going. I repeat to myself constantly all the reasons why I am staying clean. It works. I re-read your inspiring website and the email you sent. I keep reminding myself that this is for the higher good of myself..... A perk to not doing dope is that I stopped smoking cigarettes too... So one less health problem to worry about..... Eventually I want to be 100% drug free... hopefully within the month if I keep going at this rate... I won't say this has been easy. But it sure has been easier than it has in the past. I have to keep myself in check emotionally....Thank you again... I will keep on keeping on... Love to you & Blessings..." KN (female)

UPDATE: Day 7: "Hello Jorge, Just a quick... last night was a struggle. I fought with myself for hours... ... its past the physical point now... I feel my normal body and mind.... I have cut off all my friends because they are high and actively using and would sabotage my sobriety., I will not do dope because of a million good reasons,.... I cannot be selfish.... Thanks for standing by my through this,... Ill print your email and take it to work to keep me focused and help me to not feel so alone. THank you again,.... Lots of Love and THanks..." KN (female)

UPDATE: Day 11: "Hi Jorge-Today was a better day than last night.... I DID NOT GO COP. I wanted to, I really did... but seriously... I could not bring myself to the Dope Man at the Dope Spot. Its such a pathetic place as I remember it, since I haven't been there in 2 weeks... it seems soo long ago. Instead I went shopping, and bought myself a couple shirts for work,.... I had time to think clearly, drug free. Amazing how much money I have since I have not bought dope in so long. As a coping mechanism, I ordered a yoga video off Amazon today. I used to love yoga,.... I need to get back in shape.... I just want to thank you again for always being here for me..... and I really don't know how you find the time to be friends with all us people that write to you seeking your professional guidance and experience and support... If it werent for you Jorge, I probably would have copped some dope today. But I didnt... I keep your emails with me and I read them over and over. I remember what you tell me, and how you support me, and how you inspire me to be a better person and to make a better life.. You're making a huge difference in my life. I cant thank you enough.. Love..." KN (female)

UPDATE: Day 14: "Hi Jorge-Its always good to read your emails.. I read them and re-read them to keep myself going, because sometimes I really think I want to go cop and there is always that thought running through my head. Although I never do it,.... Monday morning I even went for an hour massage at a local spa. It was wonderful! I felt so good after, I was able to stretch into some deep yoga postures after the massage,... Ive been following the plan,... I can definitely say that I am totally dope free... Its purely emotional now. As always I am grateful to have your help through this. You are definitely earning your angel wings by helping complete strangers, and dedicating so much time to helping people- when you have been away from this 17 years now,... Reading your website, your emails and reminding myself why I am doing this. Thank you so much for being there for me. Much love and appreciation..." KN (female)

UPDATE: 50 Days Clean: "Hi Jorge...So nice to finally speak with you... Right now my only goal is to stay away from dope- completely. I am just staying right here, not trying to move any huge mountains, just trying to keep busy, motivated, educated, encouraged, and stay clean. You're helping me- you give me a place to CONFESS, without judgement... I really need that and I really appreciate that. I hope some day I will be able to some how repay you for all that you do for me. For now, you're just in my prayers. That you and your children are safe and happy and that you know a good long happy life...Love you..." KN (female)

UPDATE: 3 Months Clean: "Hi Jorge-Everything is going great.... I am still 100% free of dope...So- everything here is really good, ....I am PROUD that I am dope-free, believe me... but I really do understand why people usually don't end up quitting dope. You helped me alot.. I think about you almost every day. Although youre a perfect stranger, I feel that you and I have walked many of the same roads, and you know where I have been and where I am now. Please send me some of your wise wise words... it helps me so much, I want to be one of your success stories... Love to you and God Bless your children..." KN (female)
     
"Hello Jorge. I discovered your site and i think you re doing a realy great job...Today its day 3. Im okay with physical pain. I can deal with it... My best wishes..." JK (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "Hi again Jorge... Thanks for mailing back. It is really inspiring to know that a person from the other side of the world cares for you and offers to help you. So...today its day 7. I am ok, I feel ok, so one more time I made it through day 7.... But I think the real deal starts now... There are a lot more things and habits to change... I know that from now on its a matter of hanging tight here and not relapsing. I am really optimistic right now. The info in your site and the contact we made was helpful and inspiring, so be sure that you will hear form me soon. Best wishes for you and your loved ones..." JK (male)

UPDATE: 3 Months Clean: "Hello Jorge. i have some good news. I hant touched heroin for almost 3 months now. I also have a girl again. I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. Even though we dont know each other its really good to know that somebody from the other side of the world cares about me. I wish you the very best. with a lot of respect and love..." JK (male)

"Dear Jorge, I want to thank you for sharing all that information on this evil substance. Today is day 11 and without the help of my family I wasn't going to make it. I went to a rehab in California back in June and got out in late August. By October I was a full blown addict again and I lost everything. My car, my apartment, etc... I have read and re-read your website over and over and it has helped me through this battle. I am still very weak but try to go for walks and keep occupied. ....if I sleep 4 hrs a night, its a blessing.... got me Clonopin to help take the edge off. I hate putting another substance in my body but they seem to help. I will only ask for them when I desperately need them.... The last thing I need is another dependency. Next Tuesday I am moving to """ to stay with family. Im trying to change everything I can. I was very into lifting weights and Im dying to get back to the gym.... When I saw your picture of Rocky and big smile came over my face. Thats what I picture now when it gets tough. Thank you for your wisdom and kindness... Sincerely,..." CK (male)

UPDATE: Day 13: "Hey Jorge, I want to thank you again!! Just reading your email has given me that little extra strength. More importantly the information you provided has enabled me to understand whats going on with my body and how to take the steps to overcome these frustrating issues. Im sure you write to many others so Ill make this short. You are a good man with a good soul. .... and I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you so much. When I saw your email in my inbox I was so excited. Perhaps when I fully overcome this (yes, I know, it will be years...lol) You have inspired me to want to help others. I hope we remain in contact and when the time comes you can direct me on how to help others battle through this life and death battle. Take Care,... p.s. The Rocky theme... I play it 100x a day. It really works but I think i'm driving everyone nuts with it. LOL..." CK (male)

UPDATE: "Jorge, Hope all is good with you! Its Day 20. I feel amazing.... Im eating healthy light food.... Thanks,.." CK (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge,I'm doin very well, ... I feel great, have a great job... I try to keep busy... I was thinking of going to meetings and trying to help others by relating my experiences. I've moved ... 4 mos ago so I've been out of my element. I don't get cravings anymore but I miss the excitement of my old life... I have recommended your website to a few people. It meant a lot to me that you could take the time to help a complete stranger...." CK (male)

"... this is my 3rd day. Ive been an addict for over a year quitting cold turkey the first time.. love the info about music it got me out of bed today thank you,.." DB (female)
     
"hi Jorge. My daughter is getting out of detox and is starting an intensive outpatient clinic in a few days.... one day at a time.... I think it is so wonderful that you have this website....Keep up the good work. thanks,..." JN (mother helping daughter)

"My wife is going cold turkey. Your website gave us the heart to do this. Now she is on day 5 and doin much better..She has been very sincere about her thoughts.." RS (husband helping wife)

UPDATE: Day 8: "I got your message and were excited that you wrote us back we will follow your info she is doing very well eating solid foods i actually have to make her dirnk water but like you said im the man of the house jorge and im killing this monster named heroin now we on day 8 :-) thanks a million..." RS (husband helping wife)

"Hey jorge..... I read your website everyday. im on day 4 .... i live at college..... your my inspiration man i wanna be clean for the rest of my life and be the old.. the star athlete. if you can just get back to me with some words of encouragement i would really apprecite it. Thanks,." KB (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hey jorge thank you so much for writing back. I really appreciate it. I actually took your advice and went to see a counselor today and it definitely helped. I'm almost to day 6 which is crazy I can't believe I made it this far already. I just can't wait to be normal. Thanks again for getting back to me..." KB (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge.... I am doin excellent. Im 4 months clean and feel better then ever. you and your website saved my life. i feel like i can accomplish anything now. so i just joined the marines and im goin in training for the recons which is special forces. after beating heroin i know i can do that. so thanks again for giving me my life back. you are a great person. thanks..." KB (male)
     
"Thank you. I appreciate the help. I just came across ur site on a google search and saw that you are available to email. Thas awesome...Thank you for the advice....I took a walk.... the bath helped a TON. I even kept down a glass of watered down gatoraid!! :) ...Now if I could only sleep :( ...Thanks again. It helps to e able to talk to someone..." MP (female)

UPDATE: "I thought I would pass along that I am on day 3. Wednesday was the last day I used. I have never gone this long since I started. Yesterday was by far the worst. I feel good today. Just weak, fragile and cold. ... I did the nyquil yesterday. I have not today since I feel so good. I ate an egg on toast this morning and a glass of OJ.... This seemed REALLY fast. Yesterday was pure hell. I expected to have the same today. However am feeling great.... I have been up 3 hrs and feel a little better as time passes.... MP (female)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hey Jorge, Hope all is well with you. I'm still clean :) a week and a day! Wooooo!..." MP (female)

"hey bro... i will be starting tonight or early morning... i will be going to the store to get some of the thing's u metioned on here some i already have man it's gonna hurt but i am so ready.... i am about to do this just got back from cvs and getting the thing's u put donw on the list i hope they help...." ER (male)

UPDATE: Day 1: "man it's been going so hard bro man it's 4:04 pm here and still haven't picked up and i wont ugg i started drinking the stuff have taken 3 showers already i knw i can do this thnx for been here for me man i was 5 years clean and then i've been on thbis trip for almost 2 years off and on..." ER (male)

UPDATE: "man bro day 3 and the nyqul and malatiom wks alot with this.." ER (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "man bro i haven't sleepet in 2 day's... i still haven't picked up...it's a new day and a new start right thnx for emailing me bro...thnk u so much for the help with the words... i just came back from a walk and took a long hot shower..." ER (male)

"Hi Jorge, im on my second day without heroin. I have only been taking it for 2 month's but have already realised how stupid i have been...Thank's..." LA (female)
     
"Hi Jorge, I hope you are having a great day in sunny Miami. According to my son's test results, he has been clean ..... so I am happy at this moment. At the clinic they gave me all of his results,.... His test results today were clean for opiates, meth, pot, oxycodones, & a couple of other drugs. hes been clean 20days and he says he can not believe it..., thank you Jorge for your support..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 27 Days Clean: "Hi Jorge, I hope you are having a great day in sunny Miami. thank you for your wise words. Its been 27 days clean for my son, i'm still taking him to work everyday, clinic everyday as well as working, ....I'll still be controlling his money... I believe this has been a war against the horrible drug. I ALWAYS stay positive for you, my son and any other people that are in this war. I let my son know every day that i love him, and that I will be here for him through all of this...thank you,..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 30 Days Clean: "hi Jorge, I hope you're having a great day in Miami.... tuesday they had a NA meeting , my son wanted us to go , so we did. it was also very positive. he was happy that he reached 30 days!! All the people there truly and genuinely want to help each other - that is a blessing. its only about a mile from where we live, so hes going again if hes not working. me, my daughter and son all went to the gym on sunday - were going to try to go 3X a week...My son and I have had long talks - he says he can't believe its been 30 days! .... he was soooo happy tuesday, me too. It is a war, but sometimes a little sunshine into my heart felt good...thank you,..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 44 Days Clean: "Hi Jorge, you are welcome, I wish I could give more, I will when I can. You are truly a blessing, my son has read and re-read the pages from your site. They have helped him.... He is 44 days clean! I.m going to the nar anon meetings once a week-He just wants to work and the three of us are going to the gym together as much as we can. My joy this moment is him being clean for 44 days & that he and his sister are really getting along, laughing together, watching movies together. She was tougher on him than me....I hope your day is going good, Im staying strong & on guard, thank you :) ..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 53 Days Clean: "Hi Jorge, I hope you are having a great day in Miami! This morning we received my son's test results: all clean! :) i am so happy, he's now 53 days clean. Then this Friday, the clinic is going to lower his suboxone dose to 4 mgs. down from 8 mgs.....He told me to tell the people at nar anon to tell their loved ones : GIVE SOBRIETY A CHANCE! that he was afraid to, thought he wouldnt be able to function, etc and now he feels better ,especially mentally,... thank you again for all the work you do against the horrible drugs...." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 67 Days Clean: "Hi Jorge,I hope you are having a great day in Miami,...here is an update:... My son is 67 days clean today!! he started crying with joy because we went to a doctor 1/2 mile from where we live, after check up, checking records from clinic,...He was happy to be clean 67 days AND feel normal.. just watching the change in him has been a God send he is soooo different than the person that was using drugs..... thank you. ...he has beaten that horrible, horrible , horrible drug...Thank you,..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge,...Today he is 105 days clean And sober!! As you know I am over joyed, he has been passing the drug tests at the doctor office..., he's paying me $200.00 a month rent. he is happier that he's ever been!!...I always STAY on guard and strong... thank you..." RJ (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean: "Hi Jorge, I hope youre doing well... My son has been clean for one year !!!! I have been crying sooooooo much these last few days... tears of joy, tears of happiness , tears of feeling that my anxiety is gone way way way down :) he is such a better and different person,... the dr. said he is the few and the very very lucky not to relapse....he still sees the dr and is tested every month.... please take care of yourself, thank you again and again..." RJ (mother helping son)
      
"Looks like I may have dodged a bullet this time. Not feeling anything near the painful withdrawals like in april though I only used for about a month and not H. I went for a 30 mile bicycle ride when I started feeling the "fever" start and poured water in like a fiend. I did not want to get too far out cause my guts are watery but thank God no nausea or even feeling like vomiting. Its 3:10 am and I cant sleep but its a small price to pay. Its been about 36 hours since I took my last percocets...ever....I still learned a lesson and will begin N.A. tomorrow night.... I want to thank you with all my heart, You gave me the courage to know I had the strength to do whatever was needed to kick again... When I can spare it I will donate... I will tell my local N.A. group about how your website helped....Thank God I still had my I S P paid up... KEEP SAVING LIVES BRO!!!..." JC (male)
    
     
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All you gotta do now is just do it. Or at least try! Quit dope or die trying!

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