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Arrow What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 18th 2009, 02:27 AM

Just wondering what started people on their roads towards "substance abuse," mine was frankly my whole finally caved in all around me after my cousin died (people kept on leaving, memories of emotions losing my parents when I was young that I never dealt with flooded back) and I just had to fucking escape out of there man, you know what I mean?

So, yeah, that's my story. Started with alcohol on and off for a while, then now tonight's my first time robo-tripping. Never did it before and it's been really off the hook different so far. Don't know where to geed weed, but that's probably the next step I'm on.

Funnies thing about this is my foster parents think I'm strong, yo. I mean, they look at me falling apart and all they see is their perfect son. How messed up is that? Anyways, yeah, what got you started? Also to escape, or was it to experiment, or whatever?

Please don't anyone tell me to cut this shit out, I get enough lectures from my friends - believe me...
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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 18th 2009, 02:50 AM

deaths, boredom, and wanting a good feeling

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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 18th 2009, 07:21 PM

Hey Josh,

I'm sure your foster parents see their perfect son because they love you like you are their own (biologically) and they care for you.

My substance abuse started off when I pretty much lost control of everything happening in my life, I had to watch my grandad dying and ill it wasn't nice. My life just seemed to be fucking up, I hated school... nothing seemed to be going well for me so I turnt to alcohol and weed. I spent majority of my time stoned, drunk or both. Luckily I managed to pull myself away from it all but I still have issues with alcohol.
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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 18th 2009, 08:02 PM

what turned me wo subatance use was all the death around me, bad depression. having a totaly messed up faimily and more messed up childhood. and mostly the loneliness that settled to stay.

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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 18th 2009, 11:35 PM

Shitty parenting, easy access to drugs, and the love of playing with my life all while escaping the haunting memories of my past.
Better now though, 37 days clean and still counting

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These children learn from cigarette burns, fast cars, fast women, and cheap drinks.
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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 19th 2009, 12:54 AM

Wanted to try something new, friends did it, seemed like fun, going through trouble at home, just felt like rebelling. All done with that stuff now though.

Whatever it is, chances are I've been there.
If I can make it out, you can too.
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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 19th 2009, 03:34 PM

I abuse alcohol, and I started when I was about 14, with my mom being an alcoholic, and my brother and dad fighting all the time, I wanted something to do to make me happy, and alcohol does that. Thats why I started.. I TOTALLY regret it now though.

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Re: What turned you towards substance abuse? - September 19th 2009, 07:17 PM

Nothing really. Just experimentation. I figure that since i'm young i'll expand my horizons and learn/try new things. Plus my best friend was an avid drug user and I became curious. My experiences taught me great life lessons, good or bad and after everything i've been through with drugs, i'd never take back one day.
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