... Welcome to the community and thanks for sharing with us. I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with heroin addiction. I'm also sorry that you were misled by someone you trusted. That has to make your whole situation even worse.
One question: Why can't you tell your family? Addiction is not some kind of moral failing. It's a disease
. There's no reason to feel ashamed about your situation. You are not a bad
person; you are a sick
person. Do you think your family will think otherwise?
Finding an addiction specialist would probably be a good thing for you to do. They could recommend the best next steps for you and help you make a recovery plan. You can find one by searching at the American Board of Addiction Medicine's website: http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/
Going to NA or SMART Recovery meetings would be good for you, too. It can be very comforting and helpful to be among others who know exactly what you're going through and feeling.
Getting off heroin won't be easy, but if you commit to stopping and are willing to work hard at it, you can do it. And you definitely should
do it, too. The longer you use, the tougher it's going to be to stop, so think about taking action now. Not tomorrow. Not a week from now. But right now.
We will help and support you any way we can. Please come back and let us know how you're doing, okay? We care.
Sending you love, light, hope, and encouragement.
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