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
Power to Quit
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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