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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CarePain & Pain Management · 4 weeks ago

Having a hard time staying sober, i need some help?

i used to be a straight up tweaker, if you can snort it, shoot it or smoke it ive done it. Ive overdosed more times than you can shake a stick at. i should have been dead hundreds of times over. Im over 4 years sober now, but just went through a bad breakup and now my old lifestyle is all i ever think about. Been listening to a lot of music about using drugs. Ive been drinking WAY more than i have over the last couple years, as in im getting pretty hammered almost every day. Its not affecting my work yet but im afraid it will soon. I go out with my friends and do my best to keep busy, but im hurting really bad and all i want is to get wasted and feel numb. I dont know what im asking but i know i need help to hold onto the control i still have. It hurts to ask for help because ive done so well for over 4 years and i did that all on my own initiative.

Update:

forgot to mention ive started using several forms of nicotine. Helps me chill out when i get frustrsted with my own thoughts

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Tell lord lestermount

  • 4 weeks ago

    The first step to getting well is admitting that one has a problem in which you have.  That can be half the battle with addition.  

    Please consider receiving substance abuse counseling and/or going to 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.  (These days, the AA meetings can be online, especially due to Covid-19 restrictions.)  The only requirement is having a desire to be sober.  One may attend an "open" AA meeting, if there is no drinking problem.

    The credentials to consider for addictions counseling is supposed to be Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) or Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC).

    For those with mental health and/or addiction issues, this website should have some local counseling agencies:

    https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

    Their toll-free 24/7 ** referral ** hotline:

    1-800-662-HELP (4357).

    To look for local (and/or online) AA meetings:

    https://aa.org

    This other website has more general info re: those struggling with addiction (though, *not* in place of professional counseling):

    https://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/addictions.ht...

    With regard to nicotine addiction, there may be a free local 12-step meeting for Nicotine Anonymous.  The only requirement is having a desire to stop using nicotine products.

    Here is their website:

    https://nicotine-anonymous.org/organization.html

    There may also be a local "smoking cessation" program, such as through the local hospital or medical center.  One's health insurance might offer to partially or fully pay for such a program.

    Please keep reaching out for help until getting the proper treatment and support.  For those with addiction who stop on their own, that might be referred to as a "dry drunk" as the individual may not start dealing with the issues that may have led him or her to "use" (drugs and/or alcohol) to begin with.

  • 4 weeks ago

    See a psycholgist or psychiatrist. Many times talk therapy and/or anti-depressants help alcoholics and drug addicts overcome addiction. 

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