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Old 07-11-2017, 06:53 PM   #121
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I'm beginning to realise that I may have a problem...
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:54 PM   #122
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I'm new and would really like to meet someone to help me get through my issues with with substance abuse and depression...mean cobination...
Hello I知 here to listen
I too am going through substance abuse and crippling low levels of what I知 trying to overcome in life
I知 living a un real day to day exeistance lost in everything but looked at from afar to sort my **** out and i put myself out there low I知 winning when I知 so lost inside I run back to my zone in substance abuse and stop pretending for a day or so only thinking about what I知 taking what I知 avoiding doing to be fighting the weakness and I don稚 have to deal with the struggles completely on my own anyway

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Old 03-06-2018, 10:23 AM   #123
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"The Neuroscience of Addiction - with Marc Lewis"

This is a title of a youtube lecture video about non-disease model which explains all of our addiction behaviors, I found it quite useful. I stopped my heavy drinking with the aid of drug similar to the one he mentioned in the video. I'm an Asian, which means my body don't tolerate alcohol well in the first place, and I'm also agnostic. Which will make watching Q&A part interesting, it's on the separate upload.

"Drug doesn't cause an addiction.", I tend to agree, dogmatic empirical science is no science! I need to be more flexible in my thinking, with plurality in mind...
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:09 PM   #124
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Thank you for opening this section

I'm addicted to coffee! I know this is minor compared to alcohol, drugs, & such, but it's an addiction nonetheless, & it's closely related to my OCD, depression, & boredom...

I don't drink alcohol, because I'm Muslim. I don't even know how it tastes. But for those here who think that it's impossible not to drink alcohol, believe me, it is very possible... there are millions of people around the world who get born & die without tasting alcohol for once in their whole lives!

Perhaps, it would be more helpful if you live among people who don't drink alcohol, & avoid bars & places where alcohol is provided You could even come stay in the Middle East for a while, for vacation... you'll have a hard time finding or buying alcohol here, even if you want to! but coffee though... that's another problem!

My heart goes & beats with all the beautiful people who posted here... if you want to get rid of substance abuse, you also have to grow confidence in yourself, know that you're truly beautiful, & you deserve to enjoy a better life... change the people around you who may be hurting you, change your conditions: your boring job, apply to school, immerse yourself in a new sport or social activity, discover a new hobby, go on vacation or go hiking in beautiful free nature... change your whole life, as substance abuse is a sign of depression & boredom... your mind telling you this is not the life you deserve or want, this is not your happiness

I'm supposed to say this to myself too
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Someone needs to know the truth. Anybody at this point.
I am in desperate need of help and guidance. I am struggling with addiction in a major way.
In turn I have not kept track of my bi polar at all and at this point dont even know where I am

at emotionally. Physically I am ill. I have flu. I vomit. I barely eat. I sometimes dont know how I am
surviving.
But I am afraid. I am very afraid. If this goes on it might be too late before I even realize it and I do not want this to happen. I have been using cocaine almost on a daily basis for 2 months. (I relapsed)



I do not speak to my therapist or psychiatrist because all they suggest does not work for me.
My psychiatrist says I am intellectualizing but I dont know how to explain the system of the 12 step
program is not me. It does not work for me. I dont say this out of hate but out of experience.



I am desperate to stay clean but I need to find a way that works for me or I will never stay clean.
with that said right now I just need help.


I dont speak to my therapist or psychiatrist because of trust issues regarding them telling my parents when I am 39 years old. I want to speak to them openly and honestly but would like it to stay in the room and not reported back to my family. But yes I know "honesty"



I am desperate to be honest.


please advise, because I am at a loss and I am tired of this spiral. I am scared I end up dead (be it a heart attack, a stroke or suicide)
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:09 AM   #126
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Someone needs to know the truth. Anybody at this point.
I am in desperate need of help and guidance. I am struggling with addiction in a major way.
In turn I have not kept track of my bi polar at all and at this point dont even know where I am

at emotionally. Physically I am ill. I have flu. I vomit. I barely eat. I sometimes dont know how I am
surviving.
But I am afraid. I am very afraid. If this goes on it might be too late before I even realize it and I do not want this to happen. I have been using cocaine almost on a daily basis for 2 months. (I relapsed)



I do not speak to my therapist or psychiatrist because all they suggest does not work for me.
My psychiatrist says I am intellectualizing but I dont know how to explain the system of the 12 step
program is not me. It does not work for me. I dont say this out of hate but out of experience.



I am desperate to stay clean but I need to find a way that works for me or I will never stay clean.
with that said right now I just need help.


I dont speak to my therapist or psychiatrist because of trust issues regarding them telling my parents when I am 39 years old. I want to speak to them openly and honestly but would like it to stay in the room and not reported back to my family. But yes I know "honesty"



I am desperate to be honest.


please advise, because I am at a loss and I am tired of this spiral. I am scared I end up dead (be it a heart attack, a stroke or suicide)

Hi niqa22. Hang in there friend. Your situation may seem hopeless right now but things can always change for the best.

Have you considered checking into rehab? There's a possibility they might be 12 Step based, but that's okay because you could also explore other options as well, within a safe, supportive environment? And once you get a little clean time under your belt things may begin to change for the better. I think it's worth some thought.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:59 PM   #127
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Hi niqa22. Hang in there friend. Your situation may seem hopeless right now but things can always change for the best.

Have you considered checking into rehab? There's a possibility they might be 12 Step based, but that's okay because you could also explore other options as well, within a safe, supportive environment? And once you get a little clean time under your belt things may begin to change for the better. I think it's worth some thought.



HI and thanks for the kind words. I am going for an assesment at a rehab tomorrow. I think its for the best,
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HI



I reached out here a few days ago. I am still struggling not to use cocaine. I am checking into rehab on monday but I am worried about the next few days as I am using dangerously. I feel very alone.
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Hey, I am seeking support on how to stop using marijuana and alcohol while having schizoaffective disorder. I know it's not helpful to drink and smoke for me, but I just cannot seem to stop!
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