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I'm a medical student with a coke problem watch

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    I'm doing medicine, I worked so hard to get here and I love it but a lot of stuff happened in my personal life just before starting uni. Up until the start of the year I've always managed the course while going out a lot to block out the pain, but, I turned to drugs last year and it became a crutch and now I've became addicted.

    I manage to hide it, just, but I feel it's starting to affect my work and with the added responsibilities I'm worried I'll make a mistake but at the same time I can't tell anyone because I'll lose everything.

    I don't know what to do.

    Go for help immediately. You are locked in a downward spiral that will destroy everything if you don't change course.

    Its alright. It's good that you've addressed that you have an addiction and that it may be affecting your work. That's the hard bit done. You just need to talk to people and confront this addiction head on, use your friends and family as a support system - they'll understand. However, if you're scared of doing that, then speak to the Uni counselor or a professor or someone. You'll be okay.

    Obviously you are looking for help and support with this as you've posted on here and that's the first hurdle - well done

    I think your GP should be your first port of call. They will have access to lots of resources and will keep things confidential for you as long as they don't feel you are putting yourself or anyone else at serious risk.

    My best friend went through med school with a serious mental health problem, she had to retake one year but she made it, I'm sure you can too. You are on the path to recovery already. Good luck x
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