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HI! I am really looking for a group for the partners of alcoholics and porno addicts. Can you direct me?
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Just in case you are wondering, I've been clean for 45 days and I don't want to use again!
Right on...I am proud of you. Just keep in mind that remaining abstinent/sober is a lifelong struggle, or at least, it is for me. I am a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for eight years. In the beginning, I was in total denial and destroyed my life. I too, refuse to go back to that type of lifestyle however, I don't pretend that I am not vulnerable to external & internal stressors which my trigger a lapse or relapse issue. I pray that you continue your sobriety, learn new coping skills, and build strong support systems. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.
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Hi, I've been a PC member for 2 years. I have BP, BPD, MDD,GAD,BDD. I have never posted on this forum because I have been keeping a dirty little secret. I have had addiction issues all of my life. I've come off nearly everything at some stage. I will quit something but I usually have a substitute ready to take it's place. Currently I'm using all of these, am physically addicted to some and psychologically addicted to others - prescription pills: as well as my psych meds I take high dose morphine, Tramadol, codeine, Lyrica, Brufen - for pain; valium, xanax, Aladorm - for sleeping. Plus I currently have a psychological addiction to meth. I'm using it more than once a week. I'm even using it to help me get through my boring, long, lonely nightshifts at work + I'm using it on days off sometimes just for recreation. I also smoke cigarettes. Occasional social drinker, but could easily relapse back into alcoholism. I am able to hold down a job, seem normal and am able to hide it well; so I get away with my addiction and I belive it's getting worse. I'm using it for motivation to do household chores etc. I can quit a substance easily, but I can never quit "addiction". I have never had treatment for my addiction issues. I don't know where to start. I'm scared about going to a professional for help because I don't want it documented in case It affects my job. I haven't told my GP about the meth because he will be angry at me for possibly worsening my Bipolar. Because I haven't hit rock bottom and able to afford and sustain my use, I don't see me quitting soon, but I'm disgusted and ashamed that a substance has control over me. I 'm pretty sensible with my prescription meds because I don't like leaving myself short, so I don't usually take too many. My problem is mixing lots of different pills and creating a perfect combo for mind-numbing, relaxation and sleeping. Not sure of the consequences of mixing so many different meds + the use of meth with it.

I am confessing this to you to try and make it real and to admit that I have a problem. I ustify my meth use to myself because I can afford it, I don't commit any crimes to support my habit, My current addiction is far less worse than it has been in the past, at least I'm not whacking it up anymore (I cut it and snort it), + probably a few more stupid reasons i make it ok with myself.
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hello! new member here.
i am currently having issues with alcohol/addiction.
today is the first day in a long time that i won't be having a drink.. well heres hoping anyways.

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I know how it feels Mel. I have been there before. I am 6 years sober and thought that it was impossible for me to clean up. Thought that I was a lost cause but was I ever wrong. Message me back if you want to chat.
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Hello. New to this forum and worried. I've been heavily depressed the past year to the point of barely caring for myself (diagnosed as bp 2 a few years back). I am always so tired that I have difficulty doing things. A few months ago I was prescribed clonopin and about once a week on my days off I take extra just so I can sleep and avoid my depression and guilt. Because I'm so tired I'm always looking for ways to find energy. 3 weeks ago a friend got me to do cocaine which I have never done before. I'm planning on hanging out with same person tomorrow and will most likely do some more coke. I'm a little worried that I'm going down the wrong path, but am so tired of all the depression and the exhaustion of life.

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Thank you! This is my first time here. Please, can someone direct me?
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I haven't been on this site for awhile and have yet to share my history with mental illness and substance abuse. I am not big on telling people what to do, but since you're not ready to tell your doctor yet, would you consider going to a 12 Step meeting? You wouldn't have to share or identify if you went to an open meeting and you might hear some things to which you might relate.

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I am clean for a minute.
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Hi, I've been a PC member for 2 years. I have BP, BPD, MDD,GAD,BDD. I have never posted on this forum because I have been keeping a dirty little secret. I have had addiction issues all of my life. I've come off nearly everything at some stage. I will quit something but I usually have a substitute ready to take it's place. Currently I'm using all of these, am physically addicted to some and psychologically addicted to others - prescription pills: as well as my psych meds I take high dose morphine, Tramadol, codeine, Lyrica, Brufen - for pain; valium, xanax, Aladorm - for sleeping. Plus I currently have a psychological addiction to meth. I'm using it more than once a week. I'm even using it to help me get through my boring, long, lonely nightshifts at work + I'm using it on days off sometimes just for recreation. I also smoke cigarettes. Occasional social drinker, but could easily relapse back into alcoholism. I am able to hold down a job, seem normal and am able to hide it well; so I get away with my addiction and I belive it's getting worse. I'm using it for motivation to do household chores etc. I can quit a substance easily, but I can never quit "addiction". I have never had treatment for my addiction issues. I don't know where to start. I'm scared about going to a professional for help because I don't want it documented in case It affects my job. I haven't told my GP about the meth because he will be angry at me for possibly worsening my Bipolar. Because I haven't hit rock bottom and able to afford and sustain my use, I don't see me quitting soon, but I'm disgusted and ashamed that a substance has control over me. I 'm pretty sensible with my prescription meds because I don't like leaving myself short, so I don't usually take too many. My problem is mixing lots of different pills and creating a perfect combo for mind-numbing, relaxation and sleeping. Not sure of the consequences of mixing so many different meds + the use of meth with it.

I am confessing this to you to try and make it real and to admit that I have a problem. I ustify my meth use to myself because I can afford it, I don't commit any crimes to support my habit, My current addiction is far less worse than it has been in the past, at least I'm not whacking it up anymore (I cut it and snort it), + probably a few more stupid reasons i make it ok with myself.
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Hello there Choocha. Oh wow, I've now met someone who does the same as I do, simply changing one (or 3) addictions for another(s). Like you I can eventually ''give up'' my addictions but within days I'm into another. The meds provided by my Psych Dr I don't abuse, except I save up the sleeping meds for a ''rainy day''. I'm now on another de~tox/re~hab programme to stop the strong painkillers (codeine) which I bought over the counter. It's available OTC in the UK. I take a lot of OTC meds which in certain combinations are potent. I research my subject well. I am NOT making light of this as I've been forced over the last 33 years to self medicate due to BPD, severe eating disorders, body dysmorphia, alcoholicism etc. This time I really WANT to give up as these illict drugs/drinks are expensive and now I don't have a job. I hide all my addictions, living with my elderly Dad I don't have anyone to answer to anyways. Yeah, glad to read your story and I wish you all the best. BPD is VERY difficult to live with isn't it? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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