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Anybody else ready to go do this? I am exhausted finally enough to surrender

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Kendra, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Kendra

    Kendra Member

    I I am saying this for the first time out loud right now, nobody knows because this is literally the first time I am saying this, I am ready to go get help, this relapse has been exhausting and I'm about 7 months and and I cannot do it another day I can anybody help me? I just landed a laboratory technician job due to me having 12 years experience, but I am too sick, please help me
  2. Kendra

    Kendra Member

  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @Kendra welcome to the site and I am happy to hear you are ready to get help,ready to take control of you're life once again.You are 7 month's into a relapse,may I ask how long you were sober prior to that?Also may I ask what substance or substances you are struggling with?As far as to answer your question "Can anybody help me?"We here in this community can encourage, support,listen,be a shoulder to lean/cry on,and advise as best we can.Later on other's will reply who can share with you some website's and places that can help you to find treatment center's, rehabs,etc.Myself personally I am just another addict who comes here everyday to read,share,vent,and I try to reach out to other's who are struggling to let them know they are cared about,about a year ago I was at the end of my rope,I had nearly accepted I was going to die soon so I did what you have done and I spoke out for the first time and through constant consistent work almost a year later I have turned my life around,mind,body,heart,and soul.It is possible, you are not alone and never have to feel that way again.I would love to learn more about you so I can better understand you're situation.STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS
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  4. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    This rings so TRUE in my mind at this moment as I have been nervous about accepting a new job I'm not 100% sure I'm ready for as I'm still fresh at this thing I struggle with called "Balance"However if I don't try yes the regret will beat me to death...So I will continue on my current path I see how thing's work out.Glad you posted this,Thank You
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  5. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Kendra hello and welcome. glad you're ready. chances are, you may have to reach out for professional help. either through a treatment center, or go see a counselor, attend support group meetings...and begin educating yourself on recovery... tips for beating addiction, and so on.

    we will be here to encourage you... but please, seek help however you can. you don't have to continue down this road of addiction.
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  6. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Kendra... The quickest way for you to start the process of getting help would be to call the 800 number at the top of this page. You can also seek out support group meetings in your area. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous are both fabulous 12-step groups. And SMART Recovery is a wonderful alternative to 12-step programs. You can find information on all of those organizations online. And if you don't feel like doing face-to-face meetings, there are online meetings, too. Seeing an addiction specialist is another option. They can assess your individual situation and recommend the best next steps for you. Addiction specialists are doctors who are thoroughly trained in all aspects of addiction, so they know way more about it than "normal" doctors.

    Like @True concern, I'd like to know more about you, too. If you feel like sharing more details about your addiction and relapse, please do. We are here to help, support, and encourage you. We will listen without judgment, too. You are not alone.

    I'm proud of you for coming here and admitting you need help. That's a huge first step. I know you can find sobriety again if you are willing to put forth the effort.

    Sending you hugs and hope. Here are some links to help you:

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA):

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):

    SMART Recovery:

    In the Rooms (online meetings):

    American Board of Addiction Medicine "Find a Doctor" tool:
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