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Old 03-06-2017, 09:57 PM #111
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I just joined and I am trying to stop taking pills for courage. my family is worried about me. I don't know if I am "addicted" but I know that it helps me to feel like I fit in.
I see that you say taking the pills "help you fit in." Does it help you fit in because it relaxes you or are your friends using causing you to feel like you need to use to fit in with them? If it is your friend using, I think it may be a good idea to get new friends who enjoy doing other things. Good Luck!!

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I would like to share my story, I had a part-time job as a bartender fitted in perfectly with my addiction. I always drank enough to black out nearly every time. During this period in my life I had a lot of panic attacks. Then my family took me to an accepted alcohol recovery center. With their help and the solid recovery program made a good change in my life. I am no longer addicted to any habits. Good luck guys.
That is so awesome to hear that you have made a positive change!! Did you go through the 12 steps and/or a 1/2 way house after the recovery center? Congratulations on your sobriety !!!

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I am a recovering drunk! I've been sober for 8 months and I can finally see a better future for myself. Sometimes, I think about having a drink, but I think of that hang over I had to deal with the last time I was drunk. I'm happy that I've found this web site because I stop going to AA and now y'all can be my support
Congratulations!! Keep up the good work. How did you get sober? Did you do 12 step, a sober home or a recovery facility? Why did you stop going to AA? Happy you found this website to help you!!

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Hey don't do this man , I also had issues when young , I was diagnosed at 6 with ADHD , depression, anxiety, dyslexia, even before my diagnosis I felt different had hard time making friends and keeping them, anyway I did not stay in treatment, so I took things to help fit in self medicated in 20s broken back I was already abusing chemicals but I found my DOC. (Drug of choice) hydrocodone 12 years of hell I overdosed 3-4 times a few trips to jail, rehabs , no friends, lost everything for a stupid addiction, but finally after 12 years I have been clean 7 years now take suboxone for opiate addiction, I am in treatment psychiatrist had me sign contract , which I take medication but cause of addiction he is being cautious anyway I take adderall 20mg three times day ,Zoloft 100 mg, once, klonipin 1mg now just at bedtime I'm coming down off suboxone from 12 mg too 10mg , but I found I was self medicated cause of mental health issues , hydrocodone I thought helped by making me feel better but it actually numbed me out, I'm 40 now and living my life right now getting help I need , doctor and therapy my doctor does drug test and frequently pill counts which I can't blame him , so hang in there man you can succeed
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This may be a little unusual story, I picked up a drink, a very light one last night after about 3yrs of sobriety.

It's good to be a narcissistic mentally ill. To be the man that I want to be, I didn't want to keep having around the long-time-sobriety badge, it made me feel hypocritical, now I have full and better understandings of my relationship with alcohol, I just feel better adjusted when I think about the subject of recreational drug use.
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I'm addicted to adderall an pain killers an I feel like I'm dying everyone hates me an doesn't like me my babby momma means the world to an out kid is amazing but she doesn't give me any help at all she won't even listen an there's always drama I want to die an I'm sure no one would miss me I've done terrible thing's I've been alone for months I feel as though my life is over I get so deep in depression all I can do is shake an cry I'm so scared all the time I literally have noone at all I'm not getting through this an I'm not sure I'll make it without them I feel like nothing an then I literally get treated like a nothing I'm always thinking of her an wishing she didnt wanna do this to me when I need them most but she always leaves me out an never picks my side over her friends that are never there unless its to dog me an make fun of me tell me to be a man an grow up an let the heartbreache **** go an always controlled in an environment made to **** me over an the loneliness hurts i mean it's killing me an I wanna let it I have no hope I've done this to my self an I just can't live with the shame or the rumors or the harrasment online which no one cares or sees I'm all alone an scared wishing she would save me or at least not make me feel more useless an the gamrs are not gonna stop I Hope I die soon my kid even acts differently now I'm an idiot an your all right I'm a selfish POS an I've got nothing left to fight with goodbye
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An yes I know no punctuation yea I'm stupid like I'm not OK but...let me have it I need the motivation to die...come on I need to just go I've been humiliated an I've got noone an noyhing .....who cares .....not me anymore an noone else even considered especially the one I needed to...how scared an alone I've become an how dying is a peaceful thought literally.
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Hello All!!! I am a new member to this support group. I have been sober for several years and am working on becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. Addiction kicked my butt and now that I am getting to the other side I want to be able to give back and help others. Feel free to message me, and let me know if I can be of service.. Many Blessings!!!!
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Previous meds I can share experiences from:
AAPs - Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel
SSRIs - Lexapro, Paxil, Zoloft
Mood Stabilizers - Tegretol, Depakote, Neurontin
Other - Buspar, Xanax

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day 24....no nightly binge drinking since....the first three weeks were hard......no withdrawal symptoms for the last few days....seems like things are looking up...

but i know it may come and go possibly in the future or not at all...who knows....
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