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Old 04-29-2013, 08:31 PM
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I am desperate for help. I am addicted to amphetamines and downers. I have been for a long time. I have 2 young children and I'm married. I started this forum because I'm scared and I zero tools with starting the recovery process. Today I was confronted by my mom because I stole half her prescription of adderall for the 3 month in a row. Please pray for me and the days to come as I cross over to becoming drug free.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:47 PM
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Welcome to SR Secretsover, you have made a wise choice by ( 1 ) admitting you have a problem ( 2 ) reaching out for support. No one needs to do this alone. I personally have an addiction to cocaine. 25+ years. SR is helping me, and can help you. Addiction is a disease and treatable. Plenty of people here in similar situations. Listen to what they have to say. It can't hurt. It can help. God Bless
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:08 PM
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Glad you posted. Admitting the problem is the first step. Next is to get help.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:23 PM
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I'm glad you found SR. Do you have a plan in place for quitting?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:52 PM
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We have a forum specially for substance abusers. Take a look at it and post your questions there for insight from others in your position.

Substance Abuse - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:27 AM
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See a doctor for proper detoxing.

Then find a method of recovery for staying stopped.

Rational Recovery
AVRT
SMART
Power to Quit
SOS
Life Ring
Women for Sobriety
Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous

All have their own websites. Check them out!

I wish you well on your sober journey!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:38 AM
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And, of course, you're welcome to continue posting in the Newcomers Forum.


Welcome, and it sounds like you're ready to make the changes in your life to become drug-free.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:05 AM
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Welcome! You are on your way.

For a quick start I'd suggest you find some NA meetings in your area, even if you ultimately choose a different recovery route, the face to face support of others and a set time and place to go can be a huge help at the beginning.

Please see a dr, be totally honest and find out what they recommend. Many communities have substance abuse resources, you can find out about them at clinics or by calling a substance abuse hotline.

You don't have to do this alone. It sounds like you may have a possible support in your mom. Maybe she can watch the kids so you can make appts and meetings?

And stick around here, we are a great 24/7 support and resource.
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