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Old 01-16-2010, 08:05 PM #41
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Nice to have a place to go to ... 1month and one day sober!
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I take pain meds for pain but seems like when i get them refilled i always always always end up taking more than needed cause i get a buzz then i end up running out early and then hurting the next few weeks till i can get more. i buy them off the street too when i'm out and it's really causing financial trouble. i will not absolutely will not tell this to anyone professional because i don't want them to cut me off for good cause i do need them for the pain but i'm just so tempted when i have a whole bottle to take more than needed. i could get by with 2 a day if i did it according to my pain level but i end up taking 6-9 a day or more sometimes. are there any suggestions for what i can do to try to get a hold on this. every single month i get my refill i say i'm gonna take them right this time and every time i get them filled i over-do it. i've thought about giving them to my husband to hold and let him give them to me when i need them so he could kind of regulate how i use them but then i'd have to tell him why i need him to do this and i don't want him to know i'm a "pill head"
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I'm new to this site, but am happy to see this kind of help. I want to stop drinking but can never seem to do it, or find the right tools to help me. I hope I can find those tools here.
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I have been recently drinking more than I'd like to admit. I smoke already, and feel badly about it, but don't want to quit as I fear life without them as I get really anxious and I find they calm me down.

Lately though, life has become unmanageable and I am slowly imploding as I watch myself without feeling much inner strength or hope. I am really hurting, yet can't cry, or even seem to be in touch with my feelings. I am like a catatonic robot these days, and the thing that hurts the most, is that I know I am hurting my loved ones. I care more about them, than I do about myself.

The only thing I feel on a regular basis is guilt, and when I am triggered, then I feel the pain of my self loathing. When triggered, I need to sleep as it's the only thing that can calm me down. I am losing my motivation and drive to succeed, as I am simply avoiding life, living and going out anywhere unless I absolutely have to. This is no way to live, as I want very much to be happy.
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I have, by nature, always been cheap. In as much, I was thinking to myself, that if I wanted to get the most out of injecting my cocaine, I might be able to put it where it goes anyway, into the brain, by mixing up a small amount and hitting the internal carotid and do away with diluting the mix with my whole system and put it where it does the most good, my brain! The first time I did this I over did it. I am told that I was seizing for anywhere between fifteen and twenty minutes. Since then, I have continued to practice the same method only pushing only the smallest amount and waiting 3 to 5 seconds to see if I could do more. Then I would. This would go on until I lost the artery. Then I keep trying to find it. I have many instances of doing too much.... with bruises from seizing. I was wondering, am I alone with this type of use? A can anyone tell me why my vision shifts vertically forcing me to close one eye so that I might see clearly to continue?
I did the same thing only with meth. I have been clean for 15 months and the only thing I can tell you is to hang in there. I still have strong desires to use and the only thing you can do is take it one day at a time. Hell, one minute at time if you have to. As long as you make it through the day clean.
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If I didn't drink and smoke, I'd be pretty nasty. I use these things to stop me from taking the anxiety from my issues out on others around me. I am taking responsibility, but in the wrong way, and I don't know how to live nicely without them.

Anyone else have this problem too ?

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Welcome to our support group for people who grapple with substance/alcohol abuse or dependence. I hope you find this group supportive of your needs.

If you're seeking additional information about these issues, you may want to check out our alcohol and substance abuse resources online.

Good luck with a successful recovery!

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Dear Doc,

I am very excited to find this website and I need some direction on where to start. I have 30 plus years in d & a recovery... I even helped to start one of the first ACOA groups in PA over 20 years ago. I have lots and lots of recovery in many areas of my life and have met numerous challenges along the way ... I have always found a way to love me along the way.

Recently, for the first time in my recovery I have been experiencing severe PTSD symptoms; As a result of being re-exposed to my childhood traumas and new information about a murder commited by my primary perp when I was still living in the home.

I need a regular group on line meeting to discuss the problems and feelings I am experiencing. I did find a local group but it only meets once a month and is very small.

Could you give me some feedback on where to begin to navagate this site and find the support I need to recover myself again.

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Hey gang, I am very new here but would love to join the support group. Do I just need to post here or is there something else I need to do?

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I take pain meds for pain but seems like when i get them refilled i always always always end up taking more than needed cause i get a buzz then i end up running out early and then hurting the next few weeks till i can get more. i buy them off the street too when i'm out and it's really causing financial trouble. i will not absolutely will not tell this to anyone professional because i don't want them to cut me off for good cause i do need them for the pain but i'm just so tempted when i have a whole bottle to take more than needed. i could get by with 2 a day if i did it according to my pain level but i end up taking 6-9 a day or more sometimes. are there any suggestions for what i can do to try to get a hold on this. every single month i get my refill i say i'm gonna take them right this time and every time i get them filled i over-do it. i've thought about giving them to my husband to hold and let him give them to me when i need them so he could kind of regulate how i use them but then i'd have to tell him why i need him to do this and i don't want him to know i'm a "pill head"
FYI- In a substance abuse class I took, I learned that after an extended period of opiate use....the body builds up a tolerance and needs more and more of the drug to get the same effect....hence addiction/dependence. But another thing that was interesting is that after using opiates, you can develop a hyper-sensitivity to pain....meaning, your pain receptors feel pain at a level that without the opiates, you would not feel pain. The pain is real....not all in your head....but it's worse because you have become tolerant to the opiates. Then comes the cycle of feeling more pain and needing more pills to ease the pain and then the addiction and then depression and so on and so on. What you can try it to stop the pain meds for a few weeks....you will feel rotten and may even feel like you have a case of slight flu and you will feel your pain but....it will pass if you can get thru the phase. Then you will know if your pain is due to hypersensivity or injury. Google non-medication pain methods to help get you thru it but it won't be easy. Just an idea.

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Hey Window

I am in the very same boat as you. I am fully aware I'm a raging alcoholic and am not doing much about it. I'm at least admitting it but I don't want to stop-- YET at the same time want to stop. Hence I'm on this forum. I need help. I know I need to find a meeting and I need to start the process but I don't want to be an alcoholic.

I know what I need to do.

I'm a gigantic MESS and I am happy to find your post. Its nice to see everyone's posts -- its helpful to know we're not alone.

I need some strength -- I don't fully know how to find it myself. I've been making a huge *** out of myself for too long, and tired of being painfully hung over. I really need to clean up my act.

Hope you're well/better/sane/found help etc. It'd be nice to know how you are.

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