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595559 tn?1241140638

trading addictions

I think I have traded addictions...??? I have becomesober from pills...I did used to drink with them, but not so often.  I do have alcoholics in my family (dad...) I think I may be in denial right now???? I have been drinking wine at night way more than I did beforewhen I had my pills. Now I have a weird feeling that makes me want to drink more than I used to.

Yes, I know this feeling is called....ADDICTION.  I am NOT ignorant to this topic or subject. TRUST ME!

So, I guess I am just seriously in denial.

I do know that if you are a true addict (which I am) than you can trade addictions............denial clicksin my brain!

Ok.................not even sure what I wanted out of this post...........just thoughts I guess?

Jen~

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Avatar universal
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oh yes dear...cross addiction!I knew it well........i ping ponged with alcohol,pot,Valium and cocaine many years ago....so u are in the know with this...now what will u do?have u tried AA?NA?any other type of support group?counseling?
595559 tn?1241140638
I think I need to be attending NA and AA honestly. No I am not currently.  I really get most of my support from here.

I too have ping ponged for so many years with a little of everything you mentioned above too.  The worst addiction I had and had the hardest time kicking was the pain pills. Unbelievable.

And I would never want to trade my addiction. I really need to watch myself closely. I think I will tell my pdoc about this next week whe I see him for a regular visit.

And the community that I live in unfortnuately does not have too many good drug councelors. Sad. Especially since this community has such an extrememly high rate of addicts and drugs, etc.

I need to do some research and force myself to a meeting. yuck.

Thanks for the input.
Jen~
Avatar universal
COMMUNITY LEADER
Painkillers r the worst...any opiate drug just stinks....binds to receptor endings in brain creating a craving.....i got sober/clean in a small town in 1983...population round 9000.no sober clean women there.....counselor there said if u wanna find good recovery get in ur car and go look for it.....and i did..i never had a probelm walking in2 a bar alone and getting drunk alone...never had a problem going to buy drugs alone......so i went to meetings alone and met ppl.......seperated who walked what they talked from those that just talked......met some remarkable ppl who were mentors/guides to me thru the years.....if u persevere and are determined u can do the same!many thought i'd never accomplish what i have....there was a lot of joy in proving them wrong!:)
455167 tn?1259257871
hi. ibizan gave you the best advice and it sounds like you kind of knew already what the deal was. i traded addictions for years and it took a long, long time for me to finally accept and admit that i can't use any of it. no o'douls, no pot, no banana peels, none of it. and i have yet to meet another chemically dependent person that can do so successfully (without negative consequences). you may have learned an important lesson about yourself that i gave away years of my life and a great deal of my sanity to realize. find a meeting and keep an open mind, you're worth saving. take care,  gm
883201 tn?1240626551
i was the same way cocaine beer weed it was always something now im really messed up from the drinking free advice get help before you lose control
794091 tn?1264986339
After I did that for years .I found out I was self medicating Depression.When I got sober. Also stay away from Benzos valium ativan ect. they are alcohol in a pill. That is why they help the shakes so well.And only add to the problem . You need windows of sobriety. To reflect on. Good luck
243614 tn?1266197537
Hon, sounds like all good advice from everyone.  Just wanted to say, yeppers it happens and it is sneaky and cunning and of course no one is warning us when we are getting off one and starting another.  One thing you did say is (I'm in denial).  No you aren't.  You know exactly what is going on.  Seek help and best wishes., TJack
455167 tn?1259257871
glad to see you posting. how are you doing?  gm
243614 tn?1266197537
Hey Boogie, Ibi and all.  I am doing great right now.  Just praying it continues.  Maybe this naltrexone has kicked in!  I am hoping and praying so.  No cravings.  I still want to isolate but am determined to get my butt to the Y today for some lap swimming. woohoo  tj
455167 tn?1259257871
glad to hear from you and glad you're doing better. hang in there---it keeps getting better!   gm
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