Struggling with addiction to pain killers and pot?

by Randi

Struggling with addiction to pain killers and pot and when I don't have that I use alcohol. I am addicted to the feeling of being high, I don't like being normal, I like the euphoria I get, my problems just go away. I feel I can deal with life better when I am high but it is tearing my family apart.

I know I need help.

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Addiction attacks the brain!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Randi,

Addiction is a disease of the brain that fools you into thinking that you can't live without pills or pot or drinking. The fact that you know you have a problem is good, but you also must begin to realize that it isn't just tearing your family apart. Addiction, if left untreated, is a fatal disease, so the one who is being torn apart is you.

I'm not sure how long you have been using but the longer you're been using the stronger the addiction is likely to be. I also don't know if your addicted to opiates, pot, alcohol or all three.

What I do know is that based on what you've said you have a very serious problem and it will be important that you get medical support to detoxify your system.

I recommend that you go to a doctor or ER and ask for support to withdrawal from the drugs your taking. They should assess you and decide what the necessary medical support is that you need to safely stop using.

They will likely admit you only if you need alcohol withdrawal support. Opiate and pot withdrawal you can do on your own.

The withdrawal process will be unpleasant but once your are through it you will begin to feel more like yourself.

You also should start attending DAILY meetings of AA or NA to learn about your addictions and also to learn how to live without needing to be high to feel good.

The 12 step program will work to help you understand WHY you need to be high rather than just being able to enjoy your life as it is.

Hope this helps and good luck in ending your addictions,


by: F.P.


I'm 13 nearly 14 and I was searching cases for my CPSE/CITIZENSHIP HOMEWORK and I found this website I liked it a lot then I found your story and thought I can help. So basically I get it being high, it is not the only solution. My life is a bit like yours but even if I try getting high then it still doesn't help me forget about my life. My life is in a mess and I know coz I'm 13/14 your probably thinking I can't have such problems but I do!

I know you might be thinking that all I've done is tell you about me and not really helped but trust me it will help. All you need to do is strive for the best and think before you talk or do anything.
All you need to remember is the word THINK! If you can do that then you will automatically remember the rest and you know not do it. Although you will feel addicted and you will want to keep going and never stop.

I don't know how old you are but that doesn't matter just think about your future and forget the past start again with a new life an come out as a changed person. Think about your family, children, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend...

Lots of luck!

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