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I MAY BE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF A MAJOR PROB

Ok, this is a sensitive subject for me because I am at the stage of I don't thinkI'm addicted but I am having a hard time admiting that I could be and probably am becoming addicted. I am 22 and have a younger sister that means the world to me and would be devastated if she found out that I was doing coke. I don't know what I'm asking other than for maybe some advice on how to start to quit, if that makes sense?
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Cocaine is very addictive, as I am sure you know.  How much are you using?  If you "think" you are addicted, then you probably are.  You may need to talk to an addiction specialist, but at least go and check out an NA meeting.  There will be tons of support there and people who understand and can tell you where to get help in your area.

Good luck.  Quit doing coke on your own before you get in legal trouble!

TH
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I read a little about this stuff before I tried it and the thing I read said that it's not physically addictive. I found out that there is a difference between physical addiction and psycological addiction. I just blew half of an entire paycheck on the stuff. I have only done it maybe 3 or 4 times. But I have a very addictive personality, if a medicine says to only take 2 I take at least 4 and if I think I need more then I take more, if 2 is good then 4 is better, is how my mind works. They were right, it's not physically addictive, as a matter of fact, I didn't really like it that much the first time. But I said I was gonna give it another shot. People talk about how great it is! So I did it again and this time I bought an 8-ball, and I couldn't stop until it was all gone. Its like a 4 yr old and ice cream. Then once it was gone and I got back to normal level, I didn't have any cravings, but I am an idiot and bought more this weekend. I am having th same prob, I have been up for almost 36 hours and I'm having a hard time even walking away from it in my own room! I'll take any advice! It will be greatly appreciated, this is a door that I wish I'd never opened!
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Hey n welcome. Coke has no physical w/ds and the only way to quit is to stop. You have to stay away from anybody that uses and RUN to after care. You have to have a support system in place for when the cravings hut and they WILL hit. HARD. Knowledge is power, learn all you can about fighting addiction!  You can do it. Keep us posted!
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Hi~ Can you tell us how much you take? How often? How long?

You just need to stop. Make up your mind and do it. It will get worse over time...

Keep posting here. There are a few members who can help. And get to a meeting to get
started...you can find locations for NA on line. It's free...

Vicki
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I have only taken a total of probably 5 or 6 grams, I don't believe I'm hooked badly yet, but I am really scared of crossing the line. Its like I said, If I have it I can't get away from it until it's all gone. I bought an 8-ball last night around 7:30 and stayed up all night, I would do it until I couldn't breath through my nose and then clear it out the best I could, and wait a lil while then do it again. I was up all night. I just know the damage this stuff can cause! I don't want to get that far.
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yes there is not physical symptom's buts the mental ones coming off coke is very hard as Cathy said you need to find some recovery care aa/na an addiction therapist something to help you out threw the mental part .Stop now before it gets even worse and it will get worse .
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Okay~~  Stop now. Get rid of what you have. Eat. Delete all contact numbers.
Do not take any more.   It may not be physically addictive BUT it is physically dangerous.  It's a very hard drug to forget if you take it much longer. The mental
cravings are killers. Believe me, you need to walk away NOW! It's not too late,YET.

Vicki
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Oh my gosh!  You are just startin on tgat crap!  Stop now. I sooo wish I would have been that smart. I wasted 5 years in a coke fog. Then when I decided I was finished with it, it was not finisged with me. Please stop now, while you can.
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Hello and welcome ! The advice I have read from my fellow members is good advice ! I can since your fear and I can relate ! please listen to your own mind and STOP before it traps you . I have a brother who has been gone ten year from that drug and I am sure you don't want that sister you love so much to go threw that . Get help if you feel you need it now not tomorrow . Peace Jimmy
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Do yourself a huge favor and stop now before it gets out of control. I had a few people close to me lost virtually everything to coke and or crack. Two people I knew aren't here anymore because they commited suicide after their addictions got out of hand. I'm not trying to scare you but those are just the facts. There are no happy endings for people who stay on coke or any drug for that matter. I'd get as far away as I can from it and trust your instincts - your headed down a dead end road and you know it. Do the smart thing and stop it now while you still can. I wish I had stopped pills when I got mixed up with them but I didn't and in only one year my life has gotten completely turned upside down. I wish you all the best and hope you make the right choice...you are on the edge of a cliff and still have the chance to step back before you fall into oblivion. Choose life.
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Stop now. I was using for years before I ever came to the realization you have. By that time it was too late for me. Then I had 3 year nightmare getting away from it. Got caught up in legal consequences as well. Put it down ,do as Vicky says and get rid of your contact numbers, find an NA meeting when the urges hit. This is a decision of a lifetime.
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Yes, your in the early stages of MAJOR problem. Coke will grab you so fast and steal everything from you. You just started and buying an 8-ball already? Take the advice given above and stop now because if you continue, your not prepared for what is to come. If your hanging around those that use that is gonna make it so much harder to stop. Get into a support group and learn some tools on how to stay clean. Please be safe. I wish you the best.

Like Dav125 said, this is a decision of a lifetime, make the right one:)

P.S. I created a few health pages and journals here on cocaine and avisg has a really good one about cocaine cravings so check them out if you want. Let us know that your ok:)
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2 words regarding coke use.  Shannon Hoon.,

Good Luck!
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He was a GOOD friend and I still miss him...

*~*RIP Shannon*~*
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I sent you a p.m...pleae read~Anne
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Wow! First I want to say thanks to all who cared enough to post an encouraging note, and a special thanks to the few that sent me messages. I didn't really expect this site to help much but I think I may one day look back and point to this as the turning point. I am clean now for about 36 hours. Not very long I know but its a start. I feel great other than not being able to breathe from my nose and having to explain why I keep having to blow it.
I can't say enough the encouragement i've got just from the things people have posted here. I've decided not to let this stuff get me like it has so many of you and others. Those of you who have been addicted to cocaine but now are clean, take it from me, someone who almost let it destroy my life, your words of encouragement and advice is priceless. Don't ever quit trying to help people with this problem.


I'm doing well though and plan to keep it up. thanks for the encouragement and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep it coming. Its like fuel to of. It kinda keeps me pushing through the tough times. Thanks a lot and I will keep everyone updated.
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You just have no idea as to what hardships you will save yourself from in the future, if not saving your life. Everyone is different meaning some people start using and the next thing anyone knows,,Bamm!, their attending a funeral because the person suffered a heart attack. For those that didn't? Thousands upon thousands of dollars spent either using or eventually defending yourself against legal consequences. My little excursion landed up stripping me of a quarter million over a ten year period. Thats real. Stay the course. You caught this before it caught you. Most never get that choice so take full advanrage of the situation. Its something you will never regret...
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Congrats on almost 2 days clean, that is a start. We are all here to help each other and fighting for the same thing so stick around. Guard up when those cravings hit ok. Since you haven't used that long, your nose is gonna clear up fast and no damage will be done. Just remember how you feel the next day coming down and never go back. You can do this. Peace
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