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Have you ever suffered from drug addiction? How did you get out/how are you coping with it?

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VGPolyglot said:
Boost6 said:
Never neither was anyone in fam or even immediate fam, we were not raised weak.

The idea of a drug ruling our life is a joke. All it a disease or addiction is bs imo, its just weakness.

All druggies addicts whatever belong in jail.

So, if it's "just weakness" like you say, how would going to jail solve that?

It doesn't.  And I have a feeling they don't care if it solves it or not.  Some people just simply don't give a damn about others and the circumstances they endure.



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I have with both drugs and alcohol. I was able to kick both through sheer will power but that will power was caused by overdosing, feeling like I was failing people in my life and myself... I had just had enough. That's the thing about addicts. They rarely ever make it out of their addictions because they rarely really, really want to stop. And by stop, I don't mean like, sitting around going "man, I really don't want to be doing this anymore". I'm talking about waking up and having a profound, emotional, this shit ends NOW type of thing. If that drive and determination isn't there, then they're going to keep doing it. It has to be more of an epiphany or it's not going to happen.

That's one of the reasons I look down on programs, self help books and things of that nature. Those things are really good when used as supplementation to help someone who's ready to kick the shit out of their life. But when people are completely weak and clueless and want someone to basically drag them across the finish line, that stuff doesn't work. They have to be the sole strength behind their life change.



Ka-pi96 said:
IamGeordie said:

if you want drugs you find someone who sells them they don't find you , then if you get addicted its your choose either way it's always your choose just like anything in life.

But a friend offering you drugs and peer-pressuring you in to taking them is like the quentessential young person experience... I don't want to miss out on that!

If someone is pressuring you into putting drugs into your body, and you feel it's like a "do this or we're done" sort of thing... you need to question whether or not they're your friend to begin with. Friends, at least in my definition, don't do shit like that. 



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My mother was addicted to nicotine. She managed to quit a few times yet always got back in the habit. When I grew up it was still normal to smoke at school as early as age 14. Heck they had ashtrays in hospital rooms back then for your convenience.



I smoked cigarettes and weed for twenty years. People say weed isn't addicting but I needed it to feel "normal" until it started making me more anxious.

I replaced these with other things off and on, like energy drinks for cigarettes then later beer for weed.

Now I don't use any but what I came to realize was my addictions were a replacement for not feeling love and being in love.

Addiction is anything you love doing more than life itself because you don't necessarily like your life.



If you're concerned about addiction to anxiety medication, you could probably take anti-depressants, which treat some of the same symptoms. From my knowledge most of them are not habit forming. I actually forget to take mine pretty often. They take a long time (we're talking weeks) to actually start having an effect, so there's no reason you'd feel the urge to just pop a pill. You wouldn't notice anything if you did.



Im addicted to coffee but I most definitely dont suffer from it.



AlfredoTurkey said:

I have with both drugs and alcohol. I was able to kick both through sheer will power but that will power was caused by overdosing, feeling like I was failing people in my life and myself... I had just had enough. That's the thing about addicts. They rarely ever make it out of their addictions because they rarely really, really want to stop. And by stop, I don't mean like, sitting around going "man, I really don't want to be doing this anymore". I'm talking about waking up and having a profound, emotional, this shit ends NOW type of thing. If that drive and determination isn't there, then they're going to keep doing it. It has to be more of an epiphany or it's not going to happen.

That's one of the reasons I look down on programs, self help books and things of that nature. Those things are really good when used as supplementation to help someone who's ready to kick the shit out of their life. But when people are completely weak and clueless and want someone to basically drag them across the finish line, that stuff doesn't work. They have to be the sole strength behind their life change.

Finally some real talk and life experience.

 

 

This is very interesting topic and I was thinking commenting on it but seeing some of the posts makes me just feel bad...like there's no point trying to explain something for people so completely clueless. Addictions, it doesn't matter whatever they are, there's a story to each one of them...a human story. We all do some stupid shit sooner or later and when it comes to drugs or some other stuff, the person doesn't necessarily or hardly ever even understand he has become addicted so it's not something that can be blamed solely on CHOICE...or do people really think addicts chose to become addicted? This thing isn't black&white, it may seem so from the outside but it isn't...but ya'll keep talking down addicts from your ivory tower, humilitation, disrespect, pity, shaming, isolating from the society...and at the same time thinking I AM better than that, I'm a better person than a addict...but then look at your fucking behaviour, look how you treat other people...yeah you're a fucking saint.



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