How can i stop this? and how can cure as previouse fresh minded

by James
(Dhaka)

My name is James.

How can I stop using drugs and how can I find a cure so that I return to as I was before I used drugs?

I work in a group of company people from 8 am to 8 pm daily. Currently no one in the company are friends with me. It's really tough to avoid drugs.

If i take them then I feel nice, strong, energetic, but without them, no feeling in society, family affection nothing etc.

I need help. Can't share my drug use with family and others, but day by day I'm going down in brain.

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Sadly, there is no CURE for drug addiction
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear James,

Unfortunately, there is no cure for drug addiction, it can be controlled but not cured. What that means is that once you are addicted to a drug, then even if you stop using it for 20 years, the minute you use even a little bit you will be fully addicted again.

For example, let's say that someone is addicted to alcohol and they have stop drinking for 10 years. Then, after 10 years, they say I can have a little drink and it won't hurt me. Wrong, with that first drink their brain immediately returns to the brain of an alcoholic and they will be UNABLE to stop drinking. Sadly, they will have to start the addiction recovery process at the beginning as if they never stopped drinking. This is why addiction is such a terrible and difficult problem.

From what you've described, you feel good when you use drugs and awful when you don't. This is the dilemma of addiction. But as you also are aware, because it's a disease of the brain, it's attacking your brain and you will loose you mental abilities and only be able to focus on the drug. It will destroy your brain!

As I said above, there is no cure for addiction except not using the drug. To do that you can go to a doctor to get medical support as you withdraw from the drug but you also need to go to 12 step meetings to LEARN how to live WITHOUT using. That's what the 12 step program teaches us.

There are 12 step groups in Dhaka, which are completely confidential and where you'll meet people who have been where you're at now.

Go to this website to find out when the meetings are and go to any meetings that you can even if you need to miss work. Here is the website:

http://aabangladesh.org/meeting.html

Good luck and I hope you choose to join a 12 step group.

Debbie

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