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Best way to give up

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Mjp, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Mjp

    Mjp Member

    I'm new hear
    My names matt I'm 31 and have a drug problem,
    iv been using all sorts of drugs since I was 15 but in the last 4 years iv been using a lot of cocaine daily at night I still use but will take tremadol diazepam codine anything I can get my hands on to make me go sleep next day straight back on the cocaine.
    I really need help to give up but I don't no where to start.
    Can anyone help me please
    Thanks matt
  2. Methisevil

    Methisevil Member

    Hi Matt,
    You've already made your first step: you are not in denial. You recognize your problem and want to fight it.
    I am not familiar with cocaine treatment. One thing I know it's easier to quit than meth.
    Some people have back bone and quit cold turkey.
    Some people need help. It depends on your personality and mental stage. Rehab is always a good option, meditation, therapy. Buy books how to quit cocaine off Amazon and start reading first.
    Good luck! You can do it!!!!
  3. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Mjp... Welcome to the community and congrats to you for making the decision to seek out help. My best advice to you would be to find an addiction specialist in your area and make an appointment to see them. 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 the illness and treatment than regular doctors do.

    In addition to the cocaine, the other drugs you're taking are not easy to get off of. Quitting them cold turkey can be dangerous, so you have to wean off of them. An addiction specialist can help you with this.

    I'm sending you lots of positive, healing, clean & sober vibes, along with tons of encouragement and hope. You can get rid of the drugs in your life and find the path to recovery. I know you can.
  4. NNY

    NNY Member

    Hi buddy.
    You have taken the first steps. I’m also a coke addict. Going through a stage of binging it for 3 days then stopping for a bit and then starting again.
    Only advice I can give you is set yourself some targets. Make a new routine even if that means something like a job change and stick to it. Definitely include exercise and meal plan. Getting healthy helps with the sleep.
    As for the coke, write down all the reasons you like it and then write down all the things you have lost because of it and even the things you stand to lose. Work out how much it costs you a month say and find out what you could do instead of buying coke.
    World looks a lot brighter after a month off it and wish I could keep it up myself for good.
    Lastly, find someone real who you can talk to not someone who is going read out the process of overcoming addiction but someone who connects and just be open. Addiction is easier when it’s out in the open.
    It’s hard and you might slip but it’s ok, you learn how to pick yourself up again.

    Best of luck to you
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