Get Help Now!  

  800.815.3910 

  Available 24/7   

The road to recovery starts here! Trusted, confidential help available 24/7. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist anytime. Please call us now at 800-815-3910!




Can't stop using cocaine?

by Sam

I do cocaine once a week and am not able to stop and I don't ask my wife to help when I have withdrawals. She is powerless and feels I will take myself out by overdosing. I don't want help from anybody. How do I take my first step in trying to quit?

Help me please.



Thanks,

Comments for Can't stop using cocaine?

Click here to add your own comments

Allow Help
by: Ned Wicker

Dear Sam,

You say you want help, yet you write that you don’t allow your wife to help. You don’t want help from anybody. Great. What is your solution? You only do the cocaine once a week, yet you can’t stop, which tells me that you have a substance use disorder, or addiction.

The dividing line is your inability to choose. You use because you get the cravings, so the choice not to use is taken away from you. But you do have the choice to seek treatment and help from somebody other than you. I share your wife’s concern.

It is time to put your pride aside and allow others to help. Addiction is not a one person disease; it is a family disease, as your problems will impact every member of your family. Your wife stands to lose the most here, so if she’s worried, you need to get smart and take the message.

Cocaine cravings are tremendous, I understand that, but treatment programs can be specifically designed to help you deal with hat issue.

People don’t just solve their own problems with addiction. They do need help and there is no dishonor in asking for it.

It’s time to accept the fact that you are going to need assistance and just allow it to move forward. It’s time to get better, be a good husband and live a long, healthy life.


Good luck!
by: Anonymous

Be grateful you're addiction has not taken you to an every day binge user. Cocaine is a horrible addiction and the only way to stop is to man up and say no-way when you get cravings. You should maybe change your routine and start noticing what day, time, and place you get the cravings and stop.

Good luck!

Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Facts About Cocaine.





and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






Recent Articles

  1. Subutex

    Sep 21, 17 09:46 AM

    Subutex and Suboxone are treatments for the withdrawal symptoms of opiate addiction but other treatment is still needed.

    Read More

  2. Crystal Meth

    Sep 21, 17 08:32 AM

    Hey, my name is Victoria I'm a teenage drug addict. Am I proud? No, it destroyed me! My life felt over, but it wasn't, it's never to late to call for

    Read More

  3. Drug Addiction -- Moving into Recovery!

    Sep 20, 17 10:33 AM

    The key to dealing with drug addiction is the right information. If you've ever wondered how drug addition impacts your life this site is for you.

    Read More


Follow on Twitter or Google+







Search this Site:





   

**  We're also launching four new classes which will help you learn how to use motivation, affirmation and encouragement to end addiction in yourself or a loved one. Each class will focus on an evidence-based concept, explaining how to illicit positive change in yourself or in someone you love.

We will teach you practical techniques that research has shown to be effective for achieving change and successfully ending addiction. We'll begin offering these classes this September through Learn-It-Live (Learn-It-Live is easy to use teaching tool and you don't need to download anything to use it). Click Register Now! below to join one of our classes. The registration process includes setting up an account, but you determine your screen name to protect your confidentiality.


Four new addiction classes:

- Addiction 101, a FREE 60 minute course introducing key substance addiction recovery concepts. This seminar examines many aspects of drug addiction, including symptoms and treatment. It also introduces the Stages-of-Change as a building for recovery.  It will be held on October 3 at 6:00pm central-time.

Addiction 101 Register Now!

- Intervention, introduces you to Change-Talk as an alternative to "tough-love". Change-Talk is a method, which you can learn, to get an addict (including yourself) to move away from addiction and toward recovery.  This is a 2-hour class that meets October 5, at 10:00 am central-time at a cost of $10.

Intervention
Register Now!

- Change-Talk, is a building-block for addiction recovery. This course teaches you to recognize, listen to, and encourage Change-Talk in yourself and others.  Research has shown it helps lead to positive change. This is a 4-week, 60 minute class that meets each Wednesday beginning on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm central-time, at a cost of $29.

Change-Talk Register Now!

- Effective Conversations, teaches how to use conversation to connect for recovery. Productive, change-focused conversations facilitate positive change and addiction recovery. This is a 4-week, 60 minute class that meets each Wednesday beginning on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 pm central-time, at a cost of $29.

Effective Conversations Register Now!