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Why do I continue to use knowing the harsh consequences??

by Jerry
(Tulsa, OK)

I am 42 years old. I have been using for over 25 years, from weed to now Dilaudid. I am currently on a GPS monitor with a five year prison sentence hanging over me.

I have to check in every month to my P.O. and take a U.A. I have a script for Dilaudid and Oxycodone but I still use meth knowing I'm going to get U.A. and could be put back in prison for the rest of my five year sentence, I have three years left.

What is it that as an addict I don't think about or worry about prison and the chance of going back that I continue to use...? Addiction is a evil demon for me....!!

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Addiction is often an evil demon for all of us!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Jerry,

Drug and alcohol addiction effect the brain and stop us from being able to control our actions. Because the addiction attacks our brain we loose the ability to be the person that we really are and want to be. The drug is in control.

The only way that we can end the cycle and get help is to be in with a group of people who have been where we're at. We need DAILY meetings at NA or AA with a support group who can help us to understand our addiction and to reconnect with safe people who aren't using.

Freedom from addiction is possible if we allow the group to help us to understand what we're experiencing and learn how to move past it and to defeat our addiction.

Good Luck,


Why do we keep using.
by: Anonymous

I'm an addict. Have been for too long. I know were you're coming from cause I am the same way as I believe we all are up to a point. We just can't help it... we don't think about it we just think and worry about that next fix no matter what the consequences are. I've seen it first hand and have friends doing the same thing. We just have to put our mind to it and get help to change our way of thinking.

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