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Exclamation I need a list of alternatives to do instead of getting high! - November 16th 2013, 10:11 PM

THIS IS NOT FOR ME it's for my 13 year old cousin. She smokes marijuana and does Xanax and also self harms. I want to help her because I know what she's going through. I've been in her place before when I was 13 (I'm 15 now) but I never did drugs. I wanted to, but never did. She has even been molested before! This poor girl is only 13 and has her entire life ahead of her. I met her for the first time today and later tonight, I MIGHT see her. I'm not sure yet because my and my dad were supposed to be going to a family party and if she's going to be there then I'm definitely going.

Anyway, I really need a list of things she can do instead of getting high. Please, I'm begging you. Even if you only have one alternative, please tell me it. Thank you everyone.
   
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Re: I need a list of alternatives to do instead of getting high! - November 16th 2013, 10:40 PM

Hey there!

it's really great that you are trying to find alternatives for your cousin! You are a really great person for that.

How about this list of alternatives to self harm? Some of these can be interchangeable, meaning she can use them for both the self harm and the drug use, since some of them do things like give you a sensation, or suggest things to do when you are feeling a certain emotion.

If you feel comfortable with it, you can also give her something like your phone number or email so she can call, text, or email you when she has the urge to get high or self harm, rather than actually do it. You can let her know it feels really good to have someone to talk to, and that you've been in her place before and do want to help her. If you feel comfortable, you can also refer her to TH, where she'll have lots of people to get support from!

I hope all goes well.

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Re: I need a list of alternatives to do instead of getting high! - November 22nd 2013, 07:05 PM

I am personally having a problem with drugs myself and I highly recommend trying that list. It's done wonders for me


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Re: I need a list of alternatives to do instead of getting high! - December 1st 2013, 04:14 PM

Surrounding yourself around people who do other things beside drugs,get out if the same circle you've been in. Maybe even stay to yourself. One thing you can fall back on is usually family too. Do things like a sport to keep you sober
   
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