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Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by lynda.wilson187, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Airion hello and welcome. glad you're here! i'm glad you're wanting to get off meth.... do you have an active plan on getting off? or have you quit already? know that we are here for you!
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  2. Airion

    Airion Member

    Absolutely I have a relapse prevention plan that I completed in rehab I spent three months and learn so many wonderful things my problem is when you're dating someone that uses and encourages using is not healthy and I have to come to the realization that that is not actions of someone that cares about me or my
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  3. Brian43

    Brian43 Member

    hello there, I like you am a 43yo functioning addict. I to have a family and a day to day life. i eat regularly, workout daily, vitamins ect. Except I have that lil secret to.
    I have one different issue I recently had an ambien adverse reaction which caught me in a bad situation. Now not only do I have to stop I have a nice probation officer and a number I have to call daily just to see if I hit the lottery of a UA for the days end. I find it ironic that wat helps me most in cessation of this little habit is talkimg with others that have kicked it or are trying. Ideas or little things like substitute items like a strong preworkout supplement seem to help me. I dont get anxiety or have mad cravings either. One thing I did not read that you should do is cut outnall your enablers as well as lose all your plugs phone numbers. Dont even keep one. if this is something you cant do then the city you live in is toxic by my standard and moving away would be the best way for you to quit. Again these are just a few things that I know can work. Ive quit and only by not having any other choice. feel free to contact me here. if you need someone to talk it out with. stopping with a someone to compete with always helps too.
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Airion glad you have a relapse prevention plan and are working it. and it would be challenging to be around it for sure.... i agree that cutting ties with active users will help you out.

    @Brian43 glad you're doing alright and are finding things that help keep you clean. regardless of the reason you quit, good news is that you have!!

    thanks for reaching out...
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Airion... So proud of you for working on overcoming your meth addiction. Having a relapse prevention plan in place is fabulous. Keep doing the next right thing and thanks so much for sharing your insight with us. I hope to see you around the forum going forward.

    @Brian43... Sorry about your brush with the law, but maybe it will end up being a good thing for you in the long run. It sounds like you've given a lot of thought into what you need to do to stay on the right path. Kudos to you for doing that. Thanks for sharing with us. It's nice to have you here as part of our community!