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Discussion in 'Cocaine' started by Char5, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Char5

    Char5 Member

    hi guys,

    A little about me and why I’m here. I’m an 18 year old female, I have been taking cocaine every day now for just over two months (I know this may not seem like a long time) it’s teally starting to affect my life... it went from me trying it once to going around a friends and then doing it every day and me joining them and when I left I couldn’t stop. I do it at work to keep me going, and it’s effecting my relationship with my boyfriend. So I’ve come here to see the help and support that may be able to push me

    Char
  2. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Char5... Welcome to the community. I'm sorry you're struggling with cocaine use, but I'm glad you found us and reached out. And I'm even happier that you want to quit.

    I don't know if you'd be willing to see an addiction specialist, but if you are that would be a great place to start. An addiction specialist is a doctor who is thoroughly trained in all aspects of addiction, so they know way more about it than any "regular" doctor. They can assess your situation and recommend the best next steps for you. You can search for an addiction specialist in your area by using the "Find a Doctor" link on the American Board of Addiction Medicine's website:

    https://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/

    There are also support group meetings you could attend. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Cocaine Anonymous (CA) are both great groups that can be helpful and comforting. There are people in those groups who know exactly what you're going through and feeling, and that can be a godsend. You can find NA and CA meetings at these links:

    https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

    https://ca.org/meetings/

    If going to meetings isn't something you want to do, there are also online meetings that can be found via the In the Rooms website:

    https://www.intherooms.com

    You have a ton of life ahead of you, my dear. So quitting cocaine sooner rather than later would be a wonderful thing. If you commit to getting clean, and are willing to work hard at it, I know you can do it. And your life will be much better because of it.

    Please know that we are here to help, support, and listen. Whether you have questions, want advice, or just need to vent, you can come here and lean on us anytime. You are not alone!

    I'm sending you lots of hope and encouragement. You can do this. And we'll help.
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  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Char5 hello and welcome! thanks for reaching out. dean has given you some great advice... i do hope you'll take some steps toward your recovery path... trying different things. see what works for you! and know that we are here to encourage and support you however we can!
  4. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Char5 WOW I can hear myself reaching out when I had 2 month's and started to see it was a problem and now 2 decade's or 20 year's later I'm glad I finally woke up!!Oh almost forgot I just woke up a few month's ago.....i pray you see where your headed soon before you end up an addict that lost it all and gets to look back 20 year's as your family moves on and you spend the rest of your life trying to make sense of it...nearly 1000 messages,post,comments later and still I have no fuc*ing idea why that dope meant more than everything else.I do apologize for coming across like a smartass in this reply but I think back and I wish someone would have slapped the shi*out of me at 18...im now 37 nearly 20 year's later I get to wonder WHY I didn't stop when I was just 2 month's in...Take your life back please. STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Char5... How are things going for you today? Have you considered any of the suggestions I gave you? Just curious. If you have a spare minute, stop by and check in with us. We care!!!
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  6. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    I second that, I would love to hear from you @Char5 and I promise I will not always respond like I did earlier as I mentioned I was being a bit of a smartass in part due to jealousy as I can't get those year's back but the other reason I responded that way is to highlight just how real and life altering your next move could be,but in all sincerity I just care
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  7. Lostboy8731

    Lostboy8731 Community Champion

    Hey @Char5. Hope your doing well. As you can see this place is full of ppl willing to motivate and support all those you seek it. I really home you are able to kick this. You have so many years left ahead of you and i as im sure everyone else want to see you live them to the fullest. Keep in touch and let us know how your doing. Prayers and blessings friend
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