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drugs and music

I would like to know if anyone else here starts to crave because i know a lot of us put music on to relax but what happens when the song is about drugs or taking drugs there are so many songs out there like that to name one its simply called heroin by lou reid that seems to glorify drugs i just wondered if effected you or is it just me and may be it could start us to crave i try not to listen to them but as iv said there are so many what do you do if a song comes on ? James
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199177 tn?1490498534
If the songs are reminding you of drugs turn the radio off .Dicuss the fact that its giving you cravings with kim .James try to find some kind of hobby or something you can do to get your mind off of the drugs .You are spending alot of the time thinking about your cravings .It is not  healthy and it makes it really hard on you .We all choose diffrent things for me when the cravings got really bad I would go walking and I loved going bike riding .That might not be the right fit for you but try too find something .Maybe somthing you and kim can do together ?? Think about it and see what you can come up with ..Even if it the two of you sitting down and playing card games with a deck of cards .Anything that will help get your mind of the drugs .

:) xxxoooxxx avis
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Yea a know you are write about me thinking about drugs i try so hard not too a hobby well a love taking my dog jock for a walk but some other hobbies would be good its may because Kim is out and keeps busy and I'm in the house by myself quite often that's when i think most about drugs but in a positive way like how to keep away from old friends why i stopped taking drugs for me and my family but do tend to think more about them when  I'm in on my own probably that's when I'm at my weakest but my councilor and those meetings will make me talk more instead of thinking about drugs it must be better to talk about  drugs and cravings too James
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Oh...my ...goodness!

I was just thinking the same thing 5 minutes ago.

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I would play "Wake Up" by The Arcade Fire while dosing. It got to the point where I knew exactly at the 0:50 mark I'd start feeling the Oxycontin coursing through my veins, and by the 2:15 mark I'd get high. I did this literally 300 times, at least.

Since I got clean, I promptly deleted that song from my iPhone -- it's a heavy, HEAVY trigger for me. It's my Getting High song.
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Hi James I am a music buff and some songs remind me of drugs but I have found a bunch that I call recovery songs. One of my very favorites is Im still standing by Elton John in fact I have a burned cd that is simply called beccas recovery songs. I have wondered more than once if other people have recovery songs as I am always looking for new ones. You have any?  List them here and I will compile a list .
Becca
710423 tn?1271161074
Totally agree with Becca...
I have turned each and every "drug" song into a "recovery" song.
There are so many out there...all you have to do is change the way you think....perception, perception, perception....(:
429432 tn?1343594190
Good advice...I need to adopt that attitude. Music has been a hard road for me so far...
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I done the same as some above and tried to change the meaning of some songs but some of them it doesnt work with so i dont listen to them if i can.
Some songs i listen to becca are

1. The drugs dont work. The Verve
2 Hotel California. The Eagles  (its about heroin but its about being trapped there so it puts me off.
3 Dont let the sun go down on me  Elton John
4 Everybody hurts and losing my religion  REM

Its really hard to think of them right away but ill write them down as i think of them and ill go through my collection and post some on this thread or ill pm them to you. If you or anyone else has any songs let me know and ill burn a disc with them too. Thanks James
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Satan created drugs and some music to keep us off our path that God has chosen for us.Who really wants to be on the highway to hell(eternal damnation and seperation from all other beings)Music influences our minds and hearts and the times we live in proves that it is damaging to listen to music filled with hate,drugs, sex with someone you're not married to,the devil is a charmer making you think how cool and hip it is. You are responsible for  what materials you let into your eyes & ears as well as your childrens eyes & ears .you wouldn't feed them arsenic,its the same thing. what do I tell my 2 little boys when they see Adam Lambert kissing another man on TV,that its ok,not according to Gods word,People want their freedoms like there are no consequences .People have to be so politically correct. People actually don't believe in God. We live on a round Earth rotating in space at over 1,000mph, orbiting a single sun with a single moon/ Theres one God and one son that He sent to this Earth to prove that through His Spirit We can overcome anything .Accept Jesus as your savior and you will be delivered from drugs and any other obstacle /refer to John3:16
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one of my favorites is down by the river by neil young.....down by the river...i shot my baby...dead...shot her dead (Drugs).....maria
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Good recovery songs/Jeremy Camp-One day at a Time
                               Jeremy Camp- I'll Take You Back  
                               Third Day- revelation  
                               Casting crowns-Who am I
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Ok good James I will get my list together and post or pm them to you . Give me a few days I am excited to swap lists with any one who wants to contribute. Hooray I like these kind of recovery  projects! Does this forum have anything to do with sexual preferances?
Becca
495284 tn?1333894042
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Seether has a good song  "Rise Above This"   Check it out.  Turn it up and rip off the knobs...........sara
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No i didnt think it did have anything to do with that becca or some of the other things spoken about but you learn something new everyday eh. Neil young (Powderfinger) is 1 of my favourites too, johnny cash, u2, coldplay, oh the list is endless. Ill make my list and pm them to you and you can pm me yours. Although we havent heard of a lot of american or canadian bands, but gizzy is telling me some canadian bands. This gives us something else to do in which we can help each other. You never know we could start a thread for songs lol.............James
199177 tn?1490498534
I am with you sara I love that song !!!!
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Ok you'll have to excuse my spelling but I like chumbuwamba - tubthumping you all know it "I get knocked down but I get up again your never gonna keep me down" wow guys I sound gooooodd in print I got nice pitch and everything.
Becca
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LOL you sure do sound good.
Chris Rea  Road to hell  can be used if you choose the meaning of the song in the right way. IE It makes you think of them or it basically tells you that drugs are the road to hell.
P.S i posted about the music and wondered where the thread went but i just found it here. I don't know why as there are other people who have mentioned music in recovery before but it doesn't get moved so I'm not to happy but well just pm each other with our lists. Mind you james said at least it got moved here and not removed completely like his last one
I have heard of chumbuwamba so ill have a listen to that too. I just copied the spelling from you lol.  Hope to hear from you with your list soon. We could get a good thing going here.......Kim and James
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This is gonna be a berry good thing I hope others join in as well. Hey Kim is it a slam for James post to get moved cause I can get mad about it I don't want to be left out lol I have such a non drama life in sobriety I am anxious for alil action( just kidding) ( mostly)
Becca
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Yea a think we are starting somthing new here but a good thing and we would love others to join in dont know why it was moved as James has answered posts about peps asking if music helped the cravings when you had one
James only asked if any songs caused you to crave so were was the problem lol but slamed it was and slamed it is oh well love your soberiety though becca a think we will get lots of action ha ha Kim x
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Hi James and Kim,

You may not like this song, but I listened to it a lot when i first quit. I hope the part of her sniffing coke don't trigger you, but I found this song helped me, I love the words and video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlrJaw5HK6g
176495 tn?1301280412
I've cut back on a lot of listening to The Grateful Dead as hard as that is to accept, because of my own association with drugs and seeing them so many times...I've started listening to other music (I've become hooked on Bruce Springsteen who to the best of my knowledge does not sing about drugs nor remind me about drugs...the problem is I find so many of his songs so sad they bring me to tears at times.


Jim
710423 tn?1271161074
Corny or not, "i will survive" by Gloria Gaynor (sp)
It helped me my first trip down recovery lane. It was me singing to my DOC.
I have so many songs on my playlist that used to trigger me- for anything too...drugs, old relationships, old behaviours etc. But I truly have found a way to hear them differently now. I can not live without my music. A Perfect Circle has an album called 13th step that they created when they got out of recovery. It helped me too. The words.....very true.
Also, if you arent into that kind of music, Carolina Liar is a newer band with LOTS of recovery songs.....
I could not get clean without music, period.
Obviously detoxing now- rambling....(:
710423 tn?1271161074
Hinder- Without You.
This song I sing to my DOC....
It makes me feel really good about letting go.
710423 tn?1271161074
Seether- The Gift
Seether- Broken

Candlebox- Change
Candlebox- Far behind (this one is to me…the OLD me)
Candlebox- You

The Fray- How to Save a Life
The Fray- Never say Never
The Fray- You Found Me (From God)

Incubus _ drive
Incubus_ Dig

Perfect Circle- The Noose
Perfect Circle- Weak and Powerless

Stone Sour- Through Glass
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I listen to a lot of pink floyd but when i know a song is about taking drugs i try to turn the words round to deter me but there are so many but the one that scares me most is LOU REID (HEROIN) it gloryfies taking HEROIN so i dont listen to that one period THE BOSS is another of my fav bands but you are wright lots of sad ones but my all time great JOHNNY CASH now he was a very talented man wasTed a lot of his life in prison but i must admit when im down or craving im a bit like pump up the volume and lose myself in the music thanks for your choice of songs it was great to read the answers to my post James
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