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Hey folks

This is a bit of a weird post to be making at new year but after a recent experience it seems appropriate.

Anywho, I have a problem, and I think it has been made worse by my recent proximity to my family/old friends. I cannot control myself around drugs/alchohol. I genuinely do not know what to do. I really want to go out and enjoy events such as christmas/birthdays/other events but I cannot control myself. Everytime I get sh*tfaced on alcohol or drugs. This problem runs in my family and I have several close family members who have passed away due to drug or alcohol abuse. I really do not want to become one of them and after new year I have realised that I have begun to trueley respect those who are able to control themselves. Im just wondering if anyone has gone through a similer experience and how they overcome it.

Im really just looking for advice at the moment. I have already moved ~60 miles from my old friends but everytime I go back I find myself sucked back in again. Even in my new home I find im picking up old habits and im even getting to the point where im buying & selling drugs (albeit limiting myself t certain types) again & drinking alcohol to excess.

I know many people have been through similer experiences, im hoping to achieve some understanding as too how they overcame them. Im also posting on my main account. Non-anon. Im wanting tsr to know that ive made mistakes and im looking to overcome then.
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Hey folks

This is a bit of a weird post to be making at new year but after a recent experience it seems appropriate.

Anywho, I have a problem, and I think it has been made worse by my recent proximity to my family/old friends. I cannot control myself around drugs/alchohol. I genuinely do not know what to do. I really want to go out and enjoy events such as christmas/birthdays/other events but I cannot control myself. Everytime I get sh*tfaced on alcohol or drugs. This problem runs in my family and I have several close family members who have passed away due to drug or alcohol abuse. I really do not want to become one of them and after new year I have realised that I have begun to trueley respect those who are able to control themselves. Im just wondering if anyone has gone through a similer experience and how they overcome it.

Im really just looking for advice at the moment. I have already moved ~60 miles from my old friends but everytime I go back I find myself sucked back in again. Even in my new home I find im picking up old habits and im even getting to the point where im buying & selling drugs (albeit limiting myself t certain types) again & drinking alcohol to excess.

I know many people have been through similer experiences, im hoping to achieve some understanding as too how they overcame them. Im also posting on my main account. Non-anon. Im wanting tsr to know that ive made mistakes and im looking to overcome then.
What's your current drug/alcohol usage like by yourself at home? I spose... try to spend more time around non drug users/attempt to understand why you use drugs?

Are you employed/in education/have anything constructive to do?
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(Original post by CAElite)
Hey folks

This is a bit of a weird post to be making at new year but after a recent experience it seems appropriate.

Anywho, I have a problem, and I think it has been made worse by my recent proximity to my family/old friends. I cannot control myself around drugs/alchohol. I genuinely do not know what to do. I really want to go out and enjoy events such as christmas/birthdays/other events but I cannot control myself. Everytime I get sh*tfaced on alcohol or drugs. This problem runs in my family and I have several close family members who have passed away due to drug or alcohol abuse. I really do not want to become one of them and after new year I have realised that I have begun to trueley respect those who are able to control themselves. Im just wondering if anyone has gone through a similer experience and how they overcome it.

Im really just looking for advice at the moment. I have already moved ~60 miles from my old friends but everytime I go back I find myself sucked back in again. Even in my new home I find im picking up old habits and im even getting to the point where im buying & selling drugs (albeit limiting myself t certain types) again & drinking alcohol to excess.

I know many people have been through similer experiences, im hoping to achieve some understanding as too how they overcame them. Im also posting on my main account. Non-anon. Im wanting tsr to know that ive made mistakes and im looking to overcome then.
Seeing this post has made me feel a little bit better tbh since I believe I have a similar problem to you but with alcohol abuse. Every time I go out drinking, I have to get **** faced and now it's came to the point that I have lost a lot of people because of it and I am ashamed of myself which has also lead to depression and anxiety but it's a hard habit to get out of, I know. You feel like no one understands you so you drink more to not care but then the next day, you feel ashamed and wish you can break the habit..

The best thing to do is perhaps talk to someone about it, perhaps a gp or something.. You realise it's happened within your family and because you are used to seeing them do it, I believe it's a psychological thing which makes you do it too. My mum died from being an alcoholic and what? Now I seem to have problems with alcohol...

I also did what you did, move away but when I come back to my home town, I end up back in old habits and they are even now showing in my new town as well...

If you want someone to talk to, then send me a private message. You are not alone.


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Have you looked into a 12 Step Program, along the lines of AA or NA? I know you're probably by no means a "habitual" user who can't get through the day without being high/drunk, but I've heard from people who have managed to become stone cold sober and felt much better for it using these types of meetings - something to do with being amongst like-minded people supporting one another, and having someone to be accountable to.
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If you believe that you have a problem with drugs and alcohol, there are places you can turn to for advice and support.

In the NHS, you have addiction services. This is support within mental health to help you get and stay clean and sober. You will need to go to your GP to access this.

There are also drug and alcohol abuse charities. They can also help you to stay sober. Your ability to access them varies from charity to charity. They are often excellent and they can be a very valuable tool to help you stay sober. Faith based groups can also help. They are usually non judgmental and do not necessarily try to make you convert, although they will support you if you do choose to convert to that faith.

Places like Alcoholics Anonymous could offer some support. You can find your nearest group online. They can also point you in the direction of further support.

If you ever feel the need to just talk to someone non judgemental, you can call the Samaritans. Most people think of the Samaritans as purely for people who are suicidal. This is not true. They talk to and support people who are suicidal, but they also help people from all walks of life who just want someone to talk to. This could be after someone has died or in the case of addiction support.

Many people do recover from addictions. It is very hard, but it can be done with the right support. There is support out there and there will be something that works for you. A problem with drugs and alcohol does need professional help to get better. You have admitted that you have a problem and that is very good. That is the first step towards recovery. Now you just need to make that leap into accessing proper support.

I wish you all the best.
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Im not going to repeat what other people have said like why do you take drugs/alcohol etc. I am straight now a week from weed & cocaine which i took regular, i have moved into my sisters house in a rural area away from any temptation, i am now doing things i enjoy doing like hunting, reading, cooking. I have changed because i finally seen what i have become and i know im better then who i was not to long ago and you are too, you have a conscious like myself id say, hating yourself for taking drugs/alcohol but still doing it. All i will say is talk to your family and say you have a problem and that will really help, be totally honest with them and yourself. Be positive and positive things will happen, im finally changing my life around and i feel fantastic, also know that you will have your bad days but be strong its 100% possible. Good luck im sure you will make the right choice
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So now instead of killing yourself, you're killing other things?
Thats not the point im making, and for your information i havent killed any animal for fun never did. I eat what i hunt.
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