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Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by Lonelyone32, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:09 AM.

  1. Lonelyone32

    Lonelyone32 Member

    Depression a aide effect or a battle people use ice to self medicate with how deos it end but deos the use an need for drugs to get off drugs make any type of progress? We will never truly be sober. We will always need drugs to be ok. What a way to live my gift was given almost killed me at brith not a habit I just picked up this sickness is not a choice its a kiss from death he marked my lips befor I knew what life was an now I wounder have drugs really won or was I just fighting a losing battle all along. Commits concerns can anybody hear?
  2. Lonelyone32

    Lonelyone32 Member

    Oh what I mean by this thread is its true people on drugs get prescription drugs to be ok seriously a losing battle.
  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Lonelyone32 hello and welcome. sorry you've been struggling... addiction can be something for sure.

    while many do struggle, some do recovery and go on to live a good life. each person is different... so it's tough to put everyone in the same category.

    would love to know more about you and your story. feel free to share!
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  4. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Lonelyone32... Welcome to the community, my friend. I'm sorry you're having a tough time, but I'm glad you found us and reached out. I think depression and addiction go hand-in-hand. People who struggle with depression often turn to drugs to self-medicate and try to feel normal. And addiction can cause people to be depressed, too. If you're battling both things, it's best to try and get some help from someone who specializes in co-occurring disorders. Treating both the depression and addiction simultaneously can have a bigger impact than treating one affliction at a time.

    We're here to help, support, and encourage you. We are also very good listeners, so if there's ever anything you need to get off your chest, please feel free to do so. Like @Dominica, I would love to hear more about you and your story. Whenever you feel comfortable doing so, please consider sharing more with us.

    One final thing: You are NOT alone. There are lots of people who are in the same situation as you are. Or who have been through what you've been through and know exactly what you're feeling. It's okay to not be okay. Just know that we are here for you. Anytime.

    Sending you a ton of positive energy and hope today. Let us hear more from you soon.
  5. Lonelyone32

    Lonelyone32 Member

    Thks I ...guess I mean really thank you
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  6. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Senior Contributor

    @Lonelyone32 , where I go for outpatient treatment they said that many of us either have mental health issues and we self medicate with drugs or our addiction can cause mental health issues. It's a chicken and egg thing which makes it so important to get help with a program where you can get counseling. There is nothing wrong with taking legally prescribed drugs to help with your issues either. Take care of you!
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  7. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Amen, @DoxyMom. There are medications out there that can really help people who struggle with depression and other mental health issues. They make life better for a lot of people (including me).