what do I do? I wanna stop but it's like a daily routine I feign for it and chase the high. I'm so young and I can't even go a day without atleast blowing 2 to 3.5 grams a day, I don't want to do this anymore and I have no one to help me, someone help me save my future by giving me advice please. I waste so much money and I'm just a teen with no family to support me and my friends could care less ... just need advice ... i never ever wanted to end up like this . :(
Well first of all you have taken the first steps , which is recognizing you have a problem.
I am 42 years old , I also was an addict for 20 years I have been clean for 9 years now, so what I am trying to say is that stopping the use of coke or any other drug is possible as long as you want it to be that way. If you admit you need help, that is a big step but you at this point need to go into a rehab program, which I was in for 1 year, my addiction was for 20 years, so I do not believe you must be in rehab for so long.
In the meantime you must change your lifestyle right away, it is very hard to do but you must not be in the same environment where other people or your so called friends are, these are not your friends, a true friend would tell you and help you to stop.Sacrifices must be made, I know it will be hard for you ,but it is hard for everyone, this is a chronic illness (addiction).
You need a support group which you do not have and you need to enter a program designed to help you get back on your own 2 feet, but you must find a safety net, people who will support you and help you go through all this.
You also need to put aside the past, start a new life in a safe environment , where the people around you are not doing blow. Very important to see a good therapist , see what he / she recommends with regards to a treatment to help you quit, but you must involve your family you are very young and at this stage you NEED your family to become your safety net and in my opinion , you must enter a rehabilitation program, and as we say be re-born into a new life with new friends , new options, jobs, careers, etc...
Start by sitting down with your family and explaining to them what is going on in your life, then choose a good therapist and with your safety net (your family) and you decide what is the best treatment for you. It will be difficult, but you must remain focused on your objective ... which is becoming what you once were, remain strong, do not get desperate, that will only make matters worse, you have as I said taking the first steps , knowing that you have a problem, wanting to do something about it and crying out for help, so you, at this stage are on the right track and I want to congratulate you for that, now you must free yourself from this addiction.And never, ever give up, have faith in yourself, prepare yourself, how? by remaining strong and not giving up if at first no one wants to help you... you keep on fighting until you find the right tools, the right people to help you, but again, and I am repetitive you must change your lifestyle immediately, start by doing sports to keep the anxiety levels down in the meantime.
I wish I could do more, but it is not in my hands, surround yourself with healthy people until you get your therapist , safety net and treatment... if I did it so can you nevergiveupx3.-
I wish you the best, and keep at it with the attitude you have now and you will overcome this addiction, but bare in mind, you can not do it alone and not changing your lifestyle.-
Take care and may God guide your path into a new life.-
Hi, nevergiveup, Dave here. I want to tell you that you will be able to get through this dependency to coke. I was a coke head, among other things, for years, then switched to meth, eventually blasting the drug all day long every day for 10yrs.
I thought methadone was hard to get off of, well, I never thought methamphetamine would release its grip on my psyche. It will be 2yrs in April and have not touched cocaine or meth. So, you can do it despite the fiending because you are stronger than anything that controls you. I did it all on my own, which I do not recommend as I have many psychological scars left untreated. I've found I can't yet emotionally handle certain stresses in my life. I make this promise to you. I'll get myself back into counseling and you call treatment centers. We'll do this together, okay.
maso's advise is a thing to heed. He knows his stuff.
Get yourself away from any influence to use and get help through outpatient or inpatient treatment.
I know you can do this or you would not have had been able to do the brave thing of admitting your despair over using.
let us know how you are progressing and the steps you are taking. We are here for you in any capacity you may need.
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