because of my addiction, i constantly have mouth and lip sores, and i am an iv drug user, but dont share needles. i am silently suffering--but cant take the next step to get help.
hi nana,when your sick from doing that poison is when your gonna take that step.im not into meth or crystal,but one thing i know for sure is this,"when i was growing up some of my boys were doing it.believe me not too many of them friends are still alive.just give it a try.walk into an emergency room and say i need help or im gonna die.if you don't like where they send you or like the way you get treated then leave.nobody is gonna hold you hostage.at the very least you may find some people who are going through the same hell you are. and if you decide you wanna go back to it,dont worrie it will still be there when you get back.come on,i know you think your worth it or you would't have sat down and read all this shit i just wrote.give yourself a break you sounded like you need it.
You can also go to an AA meeting or an NA meeting for support and it is ANNONYMOUS, you don't even have to use your real name. Many addicts go to AA because they're aren't any convenient NA meetings for them or because they also have an alcohol problem. You may feel self conscious the first few meetings, but, you will be welcomed I promise you. When people introduce themselves, pay attention to who identifies as an addict and maybe talk briefly with them to get comfortable. They may ask for $1 for the meeting to help defray the costs of coffee and literature, but, you don't have to give it if you don't have it. I promise you no one will make you feel bad and they won't tell that you were there. Saying some big Prayers for you.
Hi nanawanda, my name is RAMESES. I wish, so bad, that I had some kind of agency to suggest for this type of an addiction, but unfortunately, I don't, but, that doesn't mean I can't find out about one, or of some kind of way to get You some help. Your question touched me, deeply, because I have a friend who got out of prison not all that long ago, for the manufacturing of this substance, and nanawanda, he really had a difficult time with it, but the good news is, today, he seems normal, and is doing very well. A lot better than myself, in the health department anyway.I will do some looking around, and better yet, I will give him as call, personally, tomorrow, and ask him what would be the best route for you to take. It is now late Wednesday night here, 11:15pm, central time, (I'm in Texas) and if I am able to get in touch with him sometime tomorrow, and get some ideas from him, I will come back here, and pass them on to You.
I mean no offense by this nanawanda, but in my opinion, of all the drugs out there, I believe this one to be one of the worst kinds of drugs to get on, and, I have seen first hand the damage done by it. I saw my good friend turn in to somebody that I didn't even know anymore, but now, a complete turn around, and I just need to find out what all is involved in getting there. So please, nanawanda, please, don't give up on me, or Your desire to kick this, because it can be done, with a lot of help and support, so please, just hang in there, and I'll get back with some information for You just as quick as I can. Good luck, and don't ever give up, o k ?
Being in support groups for this type of thing is SUPER important. I go to a drug support group type thing and ive heard crazy statistics that youre EXPONENTIALLY more likely to get yourself clean if you dont try to do it on your own. So NA (or AA if you cant find one of those around you), this site, maybe other sites, and some sort of program are what i would suggest.
I dont know much about addiction to iv users i have always been scared of needles. I loved to snort it though i still couldnt find myself to quit but i always weighed out the pros and cons. What always helped me was my kid and husband he stood by me through all the bs me leaving weeks at a time to get high took care of my son that isnt even his own but treated him like his own. If you can just find one thing in your life worth living for. Even if its just your health your living for. Nobody wants to be another victim cause of drugs to many of us out there are statistics don't be another one. To be honest i never found things like aa/na helpful when i left the meetings it made me want drugs and alcohol even more cause all everyone talked about there was war stories about getting high. Maybe thats just my opinion for some it works for them but for me it was my family that got me through it even friends i had very few cause i didnt want to let anyone into my world and thoughts.
Stay strong nanawanda alot of us cant make it without it but like i said it just takes one thing to help us become stronger than the addiction. Self esteem is a big one when we are doing drugs we feel worthless and ugly and think nobody would want a drug addict like us. Wrong so wrong when we clean up our beauty shines. That special someone will come along and show us how great we are a few sweet words and we are jello but its all true we are all beautiful in our own way. Im going to add you as a friend so you can be able to ask me private questions if you like but im here for you and will help you any way i can. If i dont hear from you good luck to you we are all here for you here and we are here to help any way we can possible.
hi nana... i am a recovering meth addict, and its not easy.. i tried doing the aa & the na, and to be honest, it wasnt for me... ive been to rehab, and even jail over it, and all it comes down to is YOU & your choices... Aug 15th I had 5yrs clean from the drug.. When you said you were silently suffering, I can totally relate to that, I was too... But no matter how over-powering the drug can be, tell yourself, your stronger than it, and walk away.. I know thats easier said than done, but meetings, rehab, jail, none of than make somebody stop, its all up to the person... I
I too love the evil stuff. The only time I have a chance of staying away from it is when i'm on an srri antidepressant. Makes sense since seratonin is wat meth ruins in your brain. There is the possibility you have had low seratonin before you used meth and thats why you liked it so much. Just food for thought.
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