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Reaching out to take the first step

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Franco83, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Franco83

    Franco83 Member

    I'm an addict, meth was my drug of choice. Didn't use it daily or a lot when I diduse but I was depressed and trying to run from the constant feeling of not wanting to be alive. Now I have reached a halt on the high I was riding. It doesn't work for me and I don't want to do so much I completely loose myself..but I am mentally unprepared and quitting cold turkey is hard.
    My family knows but brushed it offany of times as a "don't speak, don't tell" kind of way. Friends gave up, fake friends moved on. I dont want to give up on myself.
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  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Franco83 Ya that don't speak don't tell bullshit can ruin lives,I'm not judging your family I too have a family who is the same....i kinda broke the mold though,the way I see it is,you can't grow as a person by staying silent.You are correct about how people Fade away from a person and at least for me it's possible they were triggers in some way to my drug use so fu**em but you are what's important right now.How long have you been using?How often do you use?How long have you felt yourself caring about yourself less?We are here for you my friend but we need a bit more info to offer more info.STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS
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  3. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Franco83... Welcome to the community and kudos to you for coming here and declaring that you want to quit using meth. That's a huge first step and I'm so incredibly proud of you for taking it.

    I also want you to know that @True concern is going to be a huge asset for you. He has been addicted to meth and has found recovery. He has also experienced, like most addicts do, bumps along the recovery path. But he has rebounded and gotten back on track. And he's full of wisdom and inspiration, too.

    We are here to help, support, and listen. You are not alone! And I know you can overcome your meth addiction. One suggestion: You may want to consider seeing an addiction specialist. They can assess your individual situation and recommend the best next steps for you. Think about going to NA or SMART Recovery meetings, too. They are always a good place to start.

    Definitely tell us a bit more about your story when you feel up to it, okay?
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Franco83

    Hello and welcome! Glad that you're here and glad that you want to start making some changes in your life. You've gotten some great insight and advice so far. I hope that you'll never give up trying when it comes to every area of your life. I agree that seeing a therapist can be so helpful. Your friends and family may not be able to be there for you, but having a supportive Network can help tremendously. Meetings are free and can be a great opportunity to meet others who will understand and know better how to be there for you.

    We're definitely here anytime to support and encourage you however we can.
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