Hi and welcome to the forum!! We all understand where you are coming from as we have been there. I know how lost you feel right now but there is hope. Dont be ashamed of being an addict. Many good things come out of this as we get our lives back and it is even better than before. I would sit down and have a heart to heart with your hubby. Tell him you are going to get recovery care and if you do run into someone there it will be a plus for you, one more supportive person on your side. You have to take care of you and do whatever it takes to get off this roller coaster. We dont see many who first come on here and want the recovery care so this is nice to see!! You have been thru alot in the past and now it is time to get you better and do some real living. Keep talking with us~~sara
Thanks. It is not my 1st time here but my first time to keep coming back. I really want this to work this time. I was clean for so long so I know I have it in me. Thanks for the support, it really helps to have someone who understands and doesn't judge me.
I saw that after i posted!!! You came here a couple months before i did.
Ur story reminds me of me sooo much...I first got clean in june of last year..I started seeing a counselor then..I got clean for 54 days and then relapsed..Got back up and made it another 70 days clean and relapsed..I had to stop and think what else do i need to do?? I was hiding and scared and kicking and screaming the whole way..I never learned how to give up and accept the fact that im an addict who cant have ne mind altering substance..I was very stubborn..It wasnt until i started attending meetings where i found some great sense of clarity and could finally just surrender..It took me 6 months to get to this place n my mind but man was is it worth every single day i struggled..Its a great feeling to know i dont ever have to use again and that i am in fact gonna be ok....I guess what im saying to u is that start attending meetings. They will help u so much..Its completly annonymous and those peole are there for the same reason u are..Also, secrets keep us sick..U got to take care of u right now..U might have to get a lil selfish but its a good selfish..So many good things are happening to me since i got clean..Im grateful for every breath i take, every sunset i see, and every night i lay my head on my pillow sober is such an amazing feeling..U will get here..I promise..it will just take some time. I know it did for me....keep us posted on how ur doing....Angie ♥
Missa923....how r u doing tonight?
HI I agree with Sara and Ang if you want off the roller coaster meeting are the way to go tell your hubby if you meet someone there there in the same boat as you and it would be very doubtful they wold tell anyone or judge you N/A or A/A both have great programs and will teach you the skills and give you the tools that you need to recover...I often say it is the very way we think that needs to change to get well please dont loose hope you can beet this thing and it is really refreshing to meet someone that is ready to comite to aftercare
this is something you need to do for you dont hesitate keep posting for support
good luck and God bless.....Gnarly
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Sounds like you really want to get sober. The meetings allow for a spiritual connection for me which we addicts so desperately need. Isolation has been our creed for so long. So what if you see some one you know at a meeting. There's no reason to hang out with that person if they are not good for you. move on. You may need to get some help from a doctor. I'm at day 24 coming off 80mg of methadone use daily. I had to be given naltrexone to block the opiate receptors in my brain. It allows for a defense against the "addict thinking"I take it every morning. Its insurance that even if I start with that train of thought it doesn't matter. I would have to take enough to kill me to feel it. Why bother. I've been on and off the methadone several times. Sounds like relapse is a part of your story. One more thing, recently I came across a book called "Staying Sober" by Terrence Gorski. This guy is the man when it comes to relapse prevention(according to an addiction counselor I know). He identifies 30 warning signs that occur before we pick up. When I read that and saw I was scoring on over 20 of them it was a real eye opener. A lot of these things go on unconsciously.
You might find the info helpful. He has several other books out. They have them at the local library. It helped me to understand what is going on with me. I kept on beating myself saying "why can't I get sober and stay sober" "what the hell is wrong with me"
A lot of answers came in Mr. Gorski's info. May help you too. Hang in there. We are in this fight together!