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Arrow Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 02:59 AM

I was just wondering why other posters may have used drugs or alcohol at some point or another. I was addicted for a while to alcohol and dxm a couple of months ago, but it was definitely one gateway to the next and it would have gotten much worse. Overdosed on one such 'experiment' and had to be hospitalized for a day. Luckily was able to beat the habit. My friend had to come down for an intervention, in short - I truly believe he saved my life before I let it completely consume me.

I turned to drugs because I thought it was easier to have my mind gone rather than living. It was better feeling nothing rather than feeling like nothing. In short, the absence of my biological father and knowing he's a criminal made me turn to substances. First alcohol, but it made me feel down afterwards. Then drugs.

Just got finished reading 'Snow Birds Don't Fly' and it really hit home for me:






Made me start to question what makes others turn to drugs. Only accepting what I was trying to run away from helped me find the way out.
   
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 03:16 AM

Boredom, to feel happy for awhile. Pretty shitty and cliche reasons but that's why.

Oh but for actual substances - percocet, hard alcohol, weed, x, amphetamines, coke once, heroin twice


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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 03:39 AM

I was peer pressured into drinking by my friends After going all high school without drinking I guess I wanted to know what it was like, lame I know.


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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 01:54 PM

Just felt like having fun. And it is a lot of fun, but it gets scary after a while if you're not careful.
   
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 05:36 PM

'because everyone else was.' ehh, yeah.. tbh.


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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 6th 2010, 06:47 PM

Everyones talking about their first time using drugs/drink. But I think you're more asking about why people let it become a bad habit? I know mine got out of control at one point, and still is, but no where near as bad. The reason? I couldn't bare life and I figured if being off my head helped me cope, then I'd stay like that. You don't have to worry about anything when you're never sober.

It was an escape route. Not recommended though.



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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 8th 2010, 09:23 PM

Booze? Peer pressure, really, for all of us I suppose. Not really addicted, but why anyone probably ever started.

Weed? Bunch of friends wanting to have a good time, was fun.

Harder than that? Just seeing what's out and about and such.
   
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 8th 2010, 09:42 PM

My personal reasons for starting to do drugs and drink were to blot out everything going on around me.
I realised self-harm was not having the desired effect anymore, so I moved onto other things... drugs and drink.
I was having problems at school, depression, grieving, I felt like everyone was against me and like no one understood me.
When I started with the drink and the drugs I would be a different person, I'd be more confident to my normal self. I felt more at ease.
I stopped with all the drugs but I still do have a big problem with alcohol, it's the only coping mechanism I use, rather than before having a few I now have one.
Drinking just takes the edge off everything and when I'm drunk I feel care free, when in reality all the problems are there in the morning along with a spliting headache.
I really should know better by now but it's a hard thing to stop.
   
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 10th 2010, 12:54 AM

grew up around it i was destined to be an addict since i was a lil kid


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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 10th 2010, 02:13 AM

I was depressed for years, and I stopped caring about myself. I didn't care about anything in life. Anger and hatred consumed me every day. I was addicted to DXM and pain killers because for the first time in my life, I felt happy. And even if I wasn't happy, atleast I didn't feel a constant want to kill myself. I could just forget about all the problems in my life for a few hours.
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 10th 2010, 02:38 AM

Alot of people turn to drink, including myself, for bad times as after a few you start to forget about it and I know if something bad happens to me I turn to the pub, go out with friends and drink. Then head down to a club and have a good dance as you just forget about things for awhile and just have a crazy time..

As for drugs, I wouldnt EVER touch them. So cant comment.
   
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Re: Why'd you turn to drugs/alcohol? - February 10th 2010, 04:43 AM

For fun, because of stress, because I felt like I HATED everyone, and was disgusted by society... because music was so much smoother, lyrics so much deeper, and the world so much brighter-- for all of ten seconds before the crash.


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