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Switching Addictions

Although most of us have our DOC even though some don't like that term, many here dabbled with different drugs. When i was in college i did drink too much, but now i don't have any cravings or desire to drink as it still sometimes sets off coke cravings and i hate the drunk buzz. I switched from booze to weed, a few pills along with some other street drugs over the years. Although my addict behaviour had not peaked and at that point I had no idea i was an addict, just always over did my partying and liked to have fun. Then i found cocaine and it grabbed me so fast to where i could not stop, it was impossible without help. I have to admit that after my overdose and i was put on oxy's awhile when my ribs popped, that oxy buzz helped me get through coke cravings  as bad as that sounds. I think if i would have had continued access and the dr would have kept refilling i would have switced addictions to oxy's. I hated them at first, they made me sick, but after a few weeks, i would take one and started to get energy. Although I am a cocaine addict, there have been times i switced addictions to help me quit coke, how sick is that? I wanted to know if some of you here have switched addictions during your drug use or if you still are?
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wow ,,a rude and hateful reply followed by peace and love
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maybe you should go back to where you came from! It's people like you that make this site unenjoyable.... So maybe you should stick to your NA meetings for your recovery and let the people that this site helps be!  Have fun in you 12 step whatever and leave gizz alone... You mess with him and you mess with alot of people he has helped! Peace and love
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good post giz...I was always a drinker..beer only, because everything else made me sick ( not that i didnt' try)...Did pot too, but never really cared for it.., i think just trying to be cool...
then i think i just switched addiction like most...Although I had taken pain pills many times, babies, surgeies, etc...When they were gone that was it..And I remember always looking at the clock to make sure i was taking them like i should..they also made me nauseated at first...I can't remember when it exacttly gave me the energy, but it did, and when that happend, it was only on taking one half of a pill all day...I though dang this is great, I can take one, no hangover, and do all of this...Had no idea about tolerance etc...SO when one turned to 3, then 6 then 20, i was freaking out....I know i just crossed addictions...But i do beleive that some do this with food, casino's etc...
I wish mind would have been something better then narcotics....
I know for ME, i have to continue work, no way around that ..This place saved my life, and still does, but i found i needed more...but that doesn't mean that is everyone...Everyone is different, and whatever works , and clean or sober in the end is all that counts...
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654560 tn?1331854581
When I first came to this site I had to learn to leave my pre-concieved  thoughts off line. It took a while but I believe I got it Yes I am a na  person, thats where I got clean and It's the lang. I learned  But what I know to be true is that Paths are many.Ive been on line I think The end of Oct. First of Nov.I have seen a lot of people get clean. So I know it works.And in Dec. when my grandson had brain sergury I got a lot of support and prayers from people in all communities Hope this helps any newcommerrrs
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he ll yea i have and ive been doing it ever since i was 13yrs old and like u didnt even realize it first week than coke, coke, coke , coke throw in some acid shrooms, ex, nitrus than some more coke, than pilss and coke and booze and than some more coke than pills pills pills more pills, and well there u go, just kept switchn didnt even realize it but one major thng to note is that every single thng that i did i mean whatever it was i did 110 percent and just let it totaly take me over when i did eithe weed or coke or booze or pills or a tank of nitrus i did it hard core. it is sick when u actually thnk about it but its just a contuning cycle that just keeps going and going at least for me, but i want it 2 stop for good, but just havent been strong enuf YET.
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This is a reason why regs are wrong when they compare this to a 12 step meeting. In a meeting a person can give an opinion,others agree to disagree and the discussion is on. No bashing,no spelling or puncuation checks. I started my reply by saying this was an interesting subject,gave my opinion and you can read the replys. I was even accused of checking someones spelling (cant find where I did that). Open minds are important for recovery and eliminating or bashing someones opinion just cause its not yours doesnt sound very open minded.
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718869 tn?1236260459
Gizzy I wouldnt waist any more time on that one! I can't spell for s-it!!!! LMAO If no one likes it they dont have to read!  lol   Love u Gizzy
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711224 tn?1344771687
you should check you punctuation!!!! LMFAO
Don't even think about messing up with Gizzy, ninja mood today here.
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521742 tn?1255107015
WAIT a MINUTE dont you talk that way to GIZZY!!!!  You sound like a bitter old man... Now sara everytime I drive past a house with the xmas lights on I think of you and laugh =)  I did take the lights down though hehehehe
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I am all for N/A, i really am. Although i did not work the steps and did not do it their way I am clean today. I would recommend working the steps to anyone, it's a great program, but my problem was the fact many there were court ordered and did not want to be there. Also the fact some tried selling dope after. I met some amazing people in there and a few i still talk to, but i had to stay away from the obsessed ones that turned their addiction to N/A as they only had one belief and pushed it on everyone. My recovery works here at this desk, maybe it's not the right way, but it's my way and I am clean.

P.S. Ty for the laugh. I can tell you get a joy out of life. take care and keep working your recovery.
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711224 tn?1344771687
Sweet music to my ears!!!
And great post, as usual.
Don't mind the sour spirits!!! You don't even realize how much you pepped me up since I'm here.
Keep on the sunny side..... good for your tan.
XXX
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I"m yapping about someones spelling? ,I"m guessing your still getting your recovery online,,it shows. By the way how far does a recovery post go in here,look it up bitter young man
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Yes I am feeling better today, much better. Been outside for a bit and think i actually got a little tan, lol. I needed that support last night and cravings are gone now
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495284 tn?1333894042
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I must of been writing that while you were!!!  I think this is a good thread and didnt want to see it get out of hand..........Glad you are feeling better today.
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Hey this is Gizzys thread so lets try and be respectful here.........
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Were you banned here before? You also commented awhile ago about how a real recovery post wont' go far here and now your yapping about someones spelling. I am guessing you are in N/A? Try to say something positive, instead of being a bitter old man and running your mouth.
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Theres an online dictionary you may want to check out
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611067 tn?1458591483
Sare:
Hmmmmm - not ME!!!  LMAO!!!!  I haven't had time - but I am doing it this weekend!  Hehehehehehe!
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495284 tn?1333894042
COMMUNITY LEADER
Im just glad you people finally got your xmas decorations down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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interesting conversation but if you believe that addiction is a disease then talking about doc"s is like lung cancer victims discussing what brand ciggarettes they smoked,,,really doesnt matter and can actually cause inclusion and exclusion like the other day when 2 people were kinda chuckling cause someone had a pot problem.
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521742 tn?1255107015
Well Im thinking that after reading mojo's post mayb I need some happy smoke to finally get those xmas decorations down lollolllol.
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611067 tn?1458591483
When I was morbidly obese my addiction was sugar for various reasons.  When I had my gastric bypass surgery, my addiction became exercise and my support group (online).  Then I noticed that many of my friends who had lost the weight and no longer ate the foods they were addicted too became addicted to drugs or alcohol.  It's interesting to me.  It just shows that we all have addictions in some form or another, but it's what we do with them.  I think it's why we come here to support each other to help each other, but we also help ourselves because it keeps all this in our mind that we do have addictive personalities and have to keep ourselves in check!  

But, now my addiction is this place!  LOL!!!  

Hugs,
Janet
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495284 tn?1333894042
COMMUNITY LEADER
I have been addicted to just about everything over the years.  When i quit drinking i hit the pills real heavy.........Now my one and only addiction is to cigarettes.
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498385 tn?1362449404
j34
Yes I switched addictions to,food,sex,shopping,smoking,exercise.For the drug part yes I switched from drinking to crack.Thank God today I am clean and sober.
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