I to did not know what normal was like over the last twenty years. see I am a heroin addict clean for 133 days. now I know what normal is, but it takes hard work and aftercare. I used to relapse everytime I started to withdraw, anything to take the weird feelings away. but when I done my last detox and stuck with it. everytime I stayed clean I knew I was another day toward feeling normal. now I feel great get 8 hours sleep enjoy my days and keep myself occupied. so you can do it too everyday you feel ill is another day back to normality it can be done. good luck my friendyou got to want it bad though god bless James
"What got you here won't get you there" This is a title to a book, but it is a great concept. Steadily thinking of the past and "mourning your addiction" will keep you in the cycle. You will need to completely change your thinking, your actions, and beliefs. Everyday, wake up and say I'm moving forward today, I'm strong and no longer need pills. Every. single. day. you need to move forward. You'll have to radically change how you think about life and addiction. Living in the past and "what use to be" or "what doesn't work" will only keep you in circles. Best of luck, you can do this.
Hello & Welcome to our Community.
I really like the advice you got from our family members above.
I hear YOU loud and clear, about giving it back to our God and then slipping back into the darkness. That guilt right there can eat you alive!!I I had done that for over 40yrs. I started in the later 60s, so the environment had a big role here. I could always walk away until the hydo/oxys lead me up to having Methadone prescribed for pain. I too did not need it anymore for pain. I added Adderral, that I got from the streets, and was snorting them together. Then I would take a benzo to come down. This time I could NOT walk away. I now know more about Addiction and what happens in our Brain. This has helped me understand big time. So does going to Church and AA/NA. This time around, I have REALLY surrendered it back to my God and I am doing the Work for him.
We can surrender this to our Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, but WE have to do the Foot Work. Have you tried changing your playmates, playground?? There is SO much to staying clean. The detox is over soon, but it is the Work we have to do to stay that way. We have a disease and like any other one, we need support. Maybe check out some AA. I have not drank booze in over 12 or more yrs, but I find AA way more spiritual for me. I still go to NA too. I have also had many talks with my Pastors. YOU just need to be willing to do the work and make many, many changes in your life. It is not a easy road but it is so worth it. No more wasting money, going far away and waiting to buy some pills, running out all the time. That right there is a big plus when you stay clean. The game that came with it is over. YOU are the one that has to want it BAD enough to do all the work that is needed to stay on the right track. I sure do Pray that You will find a way.
Hi.....well I second everything Vic said....for this addict the N/A progam is working ....I to kinda went to meetings but never really turned my life over to the progam for some time....since I have I have got a sponcer work the 12 steps have a service commitment and go to lots of meetings it is the right combination to keep you clean it is the only progam that I know of where with time and working the progam you will loose the very desire to use......something I thought was impossible.....dont write this progam off b/4 you give it your all...it may just save your life...........keep posting here for support
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