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Help - November 27th 2009, 01:53 PM

i have ben addicted to any and every drug that i can get for just over 3 years i wanna give them up but i dunno how to.
ive tried just stopping but i i keep giving in a buying more

pls if any1 has any ideas i will try anythin
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Re: Help - November 27th 2009, 04:00 PM

hey hun. if u wanna give it up im here. i love u...and anything is possible...anything u set ur mind to.dont be afraid to ask for help. u kno ill help u.with anything u want.
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Re: Help - November 27th 2009, 09:55 PM

Hey there,

Addiction is one of the most difficult things to simply stop doing. Whether we're talking about physically addicting drugs, mentally addicting things or alcohol etc, going cold turkey after such a long period of time can be difficult. So, saying that, don't beat yourself up because things aren't exactly going according to plan. It's a difficult journey and the best thing you're doing right now is continuing to try. So long as you continue to push through relapses and such, you have a huge chance of recovery.

In addition to that, I suggest weaning off whatever you're taking most of. For example: I used to use a type of medication every night and became physically addicted to it for some time. Quitting cold turkey only made me feel worse, so it was proper for me to slow down on my doses, until I could eventually stop without affects. If you're not at a point where you take something every night, I suggest minimizing your ability to get the drug (s) in question. Maybe not everything at once, if there is more than one, but at least the most dangerous and ones you feel most dependent on. You can do this by avoiding parties, avoiding having too much money laying around to buy things, avoid certain people who might encourage social or any kind of drug abuse. Things like that. It might also be a good idea to get yourself involved in an activity you're highly passionate about. My friend began volunteering at the pet rescue center and it gave her a reason to stay sober for longer periods of time.

As a goal, remember to try and write them down or journal about your emotions. If you see your goal often, it can help keep you motivated to stop. Also, remember that even if you do relapse, you simply have a new slate to get a little further on. Every second, minute, hour and day you're sober or declining the amount of drugs you take is a good thing and a step towards beating any addiction. Every small step leads to big achievement and don't discourage yourself by beating yourself up on little set backs, because doing that can make things much worse.

I would also suggest coming out, if you haven't already, about your drug problem. Whether this be to a close, supportive, friend/family or a professional, I think it's a good thing to have someone there to ground you when you feel like abusing a substance. They can help to support you and remind you that you're never alone in any of this. Also, make sure to be honest with yourself about how bad this addiction truly is. If you feel it's at the point where professional intervention is needed, than it is best to seek such a thing. They might not need to become too involved, but they can give you valuable utilities to use while trying to overcome all of this. It will also give you an experienced person to run to if things get to be too much sometimes. You may even want to look into group therapy sessions, allowing you to open up to others who understand the state you're in. All of these things and more will help to getting you away from being addicted.

Believe in yourself and remember that we're all here for you, if you need to speak to anyone at all, I'm only a PM away.

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