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Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by A better me, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. A better me

    A better me Member

    Hi to anyone that reads this.... Where do i start... Im 27 years old and a meth addict if im honest with myself. I chose to snort my meth. Doing lines of meth is how i started. I dont smoke or shoot. Though ive had power hits ( someone else smokes it and blows me the smoke) but honestly theres no feeling better to me then snorting it..I guess by the title.. How did i get here im just wondering if anyone can share thier story of how you over came this or some encouragement, how do i get out? Ive been using on and off (and "off" i use very loosely) for a little over three years. I like to think i have control over it, and probably not as deep into it as an addict can get but i lve had worse times and know how much i can lose. I can hardly remember times before i started using or mostly the person i was before and know ill never be the same person i was before use that i know but id like to over come this and become a better version of me.
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @A better me hello and welcome! thanks for reaching out....

    have you ever went to a rehab? or see an addiction therapist? 12 step meetings? these are some things that help people get free from addiction... essentially embarking on a journey toward freedom. it takes hard work, consistency, and getting up and starting again if you fall down.

    but there is hope. many people have quit and gone on to live a happier life free from addiction.

    take some time to read around the forum too. plenty of inspirational stories here.

    and know that we're here to support and encourage you!
  3. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Welcome to the community, @A better me. And thank you for sharing with us. By coming here and opening up to us, you're taking a giant step in the right direction. I'm very proud of you for doing that.

    There are a lot of ways for you to start overcoming your meth addiction. Dominica has listed a few of them and I would recommend trying any or all of those things to see if they help you. Recovery is a very individual thing, and what helps one person may not help another. There is no "one size fits all" approach. So the best way to figure out what works for you is to try different things. I think going to an NA or AA meeting would be a great thing for you. Being among other people who know exactly what you're going through and feeling is helpful and comforting. Seeing an addiction specialist would be great, too. They can assess your specific situation and recommend the best next steps for you. I would also suggest seeing a therapist, preferably one who specializes in helping people who struggle with addiction. So often there are things from our past that are the root causes of our addiction. If you discover and confront those things, recovery can be easier.

    We are here for you, my friend, and we will help and support you any way we can. Please feel free to come here and post whenever you'd like, okay? In the meantime, I'm sending you a truckload of hope and encouragement. You're young and you have a lot of years ahead of you. I know you can kick addiction's ass and live a better, happier, healthier life.
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  4. A better me

    A better me Member

    Thank you so much.
  5. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Anytime. I know you can do this. Set the goal, commit to it, and do the hard work required. If you do that, you will get there. And all of the hard work will be incredibly worth it.
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  6. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    i would love to post something in length but i cannot until next month because my phone broke and this one doesnt always function correctly so Stay Strong and God Bless you got this
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