posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 01:27 AM
I'm not an addict but had a couple people in my life that were/are that I helped by researching how to get to get them help. Both were successful,
productive members of society. I was oblivious one took any sort of substance, ever. She was addicted to pills. The other, I knew he drank more than
most but had no idea it was the amount it was. For both, I contacted two relatives of mine that are psychiatrist for insight and see if they could
point them in the right direction. Addiction is a misunderstood disease. The only way it can go dormat is if the addict is 100% sure they want to
quit. Don't look at your relapse as a failure but as a point of reference. Think about what was going on in your life, following up to your choice to
pick up again? I'm not saying just the minutes prior but the month, weeks and days prior as well. Identify positive the possible trigger(s), so you
can avoid them this round.
Also make sure anyone you do/get your DOC with/from are removed from your life. The "yes" people also should be eliminated. Delete their numbers and
unfriend them on all social networking accounts. In fact, deleting social networking accounts is an even better option. I've read eveb keeping one
addict in your life will make it impossible to stay sober, so please remove any asap. No need to even tell them why you won't be around. Theyll
probably know and you don't want to give them a chance to talk you out of cutting ties.
Idealy, you should move more than a 12 hour drive away from any and all friends involved in the lifestyle you are leaving. This would prevent you from
being able to, realisticly, meet your old dealer. Also only your true (aka non-addict) friends would be willing to make the drive/flight to see you.
If moving that far is not possible, it would give you a stronger foundation to at least chance homes. Once you cut off your old "friends" it'll be
just a matter of time they'll want to come check on you because they're "worried" (more like they are looking for somewhere to get High).
It takes away much of the temptation if you remove any and every thing you'd associate with getting Hugh with. For example, if you would often do your
drugs in a McDonald's bathroom. Stay away from all McDonalds, even the drivethru. Don't even eat any food from there. The alcoholic friend I mentioned
above, even got rid of all his very expensive clothes and replaced them. My other friend traded her car in, because she had too many memories
associated with her addiction in there.
Make sure to immediately start forming a support group. I'm sure you already have loved ones that are supportive, which is great! But it's important
to set up a network of people that have been where you've been but managed to leave that unhealthy life behind years ago. AA seems to be the most
popular choice but there are many alternatives, if you don't click with them. If you're religious/spiritual there is likely a support group that
shares your beliefs.
I apologize if any of this has been mentioned previously on this thread, as I can't scroll up for some reason. I re read my comment and it comes off
pretty "know it allish" but I don't really know the first thing you're going through. Just passing on what I read and learned from others. You'll be
in my prayers tonight and just think how awesome your life will be without those stupid drugs. Best of luck to you and know you're a million times
stronger that you could even imagine.