I was using heroin for years I've been clean for 3 1/2 but I am noticing I have urges to cut myself again. I am taking Pegasus triple therapy now but I haven't noticed any depression. I really am done with using drugs but I don't want to start cutting again . Sometimes I justify it by scratching myself with my nails until I bleed but it's okay because I'm not using a razor? I know many coping skills but these urges are as strong as herion Urges. Any suggestions? I prefer to stay off all anti depressants but am open to all suggestions.
Dear Nina, Any and all self harm is not good for you. Both using heroin, cutting or scratching till you bleed indicates that you are trying to cover up some kind of deep emotional pain that you may or may not be aware of. Heroin helped you to cover up the pain inside by numbing it and hurting yourself helps you forget feeling that same emotional pain. If you do not address whatever that issue is, you will never be able to free yourself from those urges. Please talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist. You may not need medications, but good talk therapy, or some behavioral technique or coping suggestion may be very helpful. Good luck to you and congratulations on staying clean. My hat is off to you.
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