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Discussion in 'Opiate Withdrawal Treatment' started by sad, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. sad

    sad Member

    Where is help for us that aren't addicted
  2. sad

    sad Member

    When you love someone who is addicted. In my case my husband hand daughter. I feel like I'm the broken one .all the lies and betrayal will we ever be normal again both say they will get help ,months later still waiting. Any words of encouragement out there.
  3. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    Well, if you're not addicted then you should count your blessings. You're one of the lucky ones that didn't get sucked into the world of substance abuse. It's better to use some of your spare time to learn about the dangers and treatments of alcohol and drug abuse. Perhaps, one day someone that is either a friend or family member may have a problem, and you can give them sound advice through the knowledge you've gained. :)
  4. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @sad... I would suggest that you check out an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meeting. They are support groups for loved ones of alcoholics and addicts. I think being around others who are in a similar situation as yours would benefit you greatly.
  5. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    Go out and enjoy life. It's more refreshing if you are not addicted.
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  6. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    @sad It's definitely true that the friends and families of addicts need support too. You must have been through so much and deanokat has made a great suggestion with Al-Anon etc.
  7. LeonasSword

    LeonasSword Active Contributor

    Go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy knowing you won't be dying of an overdose. Go to an anon-meeting and see the consequences of doing drugs and that'll scare you into not doing drugs. You can also use google and find an area for opiate withdrawing meetings.
  8. cpinatsi

    cpinatsi Senior Contributor

    You can find help if you look at the right places. I just wanted to point out that you are lucky not to be addicted, and you should find the strength to help the ones in your family that are.
  9. Apollo545

    Apollo545 Active Contributor

    If you are not addicted then you can stop immediately.

    If you need help to quit, that shows that you are addicted to the substance. It may not always be a physical dependence, but a psychological dependence. Perhaps you "need" to feel the high of a certain drug. Addiction comes in many forms and the sooner you recognize it, the easier it will be to overcome said addiction. Just talk to your loved ones and let them know how you feel. You can find support in many places, but please know that family is the best support group.
  10. danjon

    danjon Senior Contributor

    There are support groups for those who have been affected by addiction, whether it's a personal addiction, or the addiction of family members and friends. I suggest you seek one out near where you live, or alternatively find an online support network that can help you. You needn't suffer this alone.....
  11. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Hey, give them some time. I don't know you but you seem like a person who has never been through this kind of addiction, so it's hard to understand what their pain feels like. They need time in order to feel ready to do it, as withdrawal is a tough process and they have to gather the courage required to undergo it. Chances are that they feel horrible for what they do to you and want to change, but can't right now. Be kind to them, as they really suffer deep down inside.
  12. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    A certain amount of personal responsibility is in order here. It wasn't luck that caused most people to have addiction issues. Recognizing that it is a disease meriting medical treatment does not remove culpability for one's own decisions and actions in the matter.
  13. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    I agree. Those family members/loved ones of addicted people also need some sort of help, and support. Well, I think the best thing for you to do is to seek spiritual guidance, and try to enjoy your sober life.
  14. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Yes, I think AL ANon or Nar Anon may be a good bet for you. The nice thing about those organizations is that they have online meetings if you can't make the main ones. This is something great for those who's mobility is limited. I hope you will have success there.
  15. amin021023

    amin021023 Community Champion

    well if you're not addicted then good for you !. consider yourself lucky I guess but never understimate denial.