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- August 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm#27749AnonymousInactiveI have people that I’ve used with calling my phone and I’ve been ignoring it but the continued phone calls have forced me to keep it off… I probably need to change my phone number but I have to wait until I call the phone company from a landline phone….that won’t be for about a week..
The phone calls are driving me crazy.. I’m also scared that if I don’t answer the phone they will come looking for me. They don’t know the apartment building that I’m in but they know the general area. I’m kind of scared and more in the terms of safety.
I just want them to leave me alone!!:bigcryAugust 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm#107868AnonymousInactive
Don’t answer the phone. If they are addicts like me, I had more pressing matters to attend to than trying to find someone that went MIA.
When I got clean, I turned my cell phone off and kept it off except for when I needed to make a call for the first 3 months…..the night I got my 90 day keytag, I checked my voice mail and I have 80 “new” messages…..I deleted them all without listening and by that time they all stopped calling…
If you don’t go to where dope is, you can’t get dope, if you don’t hang with people using, you can’t get dope.
Stay strong.August 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm#107869AnonymousInactive
Thanks Blake! I will keep it off for a long time. I know that if I hang out with these people I won’t stay clean. I’m pretty much 100% sure of that.
I don’t want to be in the pit. I want to stay clean.August 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm#107867AnonymousInactive
We’re here for you.. Keep the phone off. Go to meetings. and stay online 🙂
We love ya Hope!!
BeckyAugust 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm#107879AnonymousInactive
Through my periodic times of cleanliness I found I had less and less people to call for drugs..Once you’re out of circulation awhile they tend to regard you with paranoia..Possible narc, all that.
See if you can use that to your advantage. It helps me.
I wish you all the best. 🙂August 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm#107876AnonymousInactive
(((HOPE))) i changed my phone and didnt answer the door for 6mths …!
They do give in eventually…:)
I had the same problem too…!
Big Hugs to ya (((Cheryl))):Val004:August 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm#107870AnonymousInactive
The phone is still off and it is not going back on! I’m actually scared of this guy and what he will think if I just drop off abruptly.. If he thinks I’m a narc that could put me in danger with him. He is dangerous… I’m scared that he will come after me. He probably won’t but I’m just trying to stay safe.August 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm#107874AnonymousInactive
You’re doign something so amazing by keeping your phone off. I know that I was never able to do the same. I ignored phone calls…but was never able to shut them out for good. Just keep going with it, and eventually they’ll get tired of trying to contact you and you’ll not hear from them again. BUT….from experience…the SECOND you talk to them…you’re only going to be taking yourself back so many steps. You’ll just start the cycle again. This just recently happened to me. I recently tried to get in touch with people I should not have…after so long not talking to them. I tell myself that I was only messaging them so they knew I was okay and moving…but I think that deep down I know it had to do with drugs. So, just take it from me…please…dont give in and try to talk to them.August 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm#107880AnonymousInactive
If he thinks I’m a narc that could put me in danger with him.
Oh shoot…I’m sorry Hope4life, I was trying to be helpful. Try to stay safe, take it easy..Post back so we know you’re ok.August 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm#107877AnonymousInactive
I hear ya! But doing drugs will for SURE put you KEEP you in danger..
Heaven forbid, but If you ever do end up running into him just say you’re sick and or that you are moving…. Worth a try
ALSO DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL…. WELL unless you need to make a call…
Sounds like some of you guys have it better than my son, he has no money for a cell phone, not even a quarter to call (collect!) Guess that’s a good thing no one can find him THAT way, just wish he was choosing to quit like you all are trying to do! You are my inspiration and I hope to pass along info and stories, when he calls next! Please don’t fall off that wagon, it’s GOING PLACES!!
ccrewAugust 30, 2012 at 12:44 am#107871AnonymousInactiveI changed my phone number! :banana: :banana: Now they can’t call me on the phone. I think I’m safe. They will probably get sick of trying to call and now they will know that the number is changed. I don’t think anyone will come physically looking for me. I’ve just been trying to get rid of all my triggers… that is another one down.
Also, I felt so good when I turned over my bank cards and access to my money. For me, that was a HUGE step because I didn’t want to do it and my mind was fighting all the way. But, I really don’t trust myself with money right now. When I get stronger in sobriety then maybe I’ll be ok, just not at the moment.August 30, 2012 at 12:51 am#107875AnonymousInactive
Im so proud of you! Good job. You’re being so strong and thats so amazing.August 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm#107872AnonymousInactive
I’m so happy today and it is a natural happiness! It feels so good!!
I know that there will be good days and bad days but I’m gonna treasure this feeling. I can’t explain it. Maybe it is hope that I have finally found in the midst of my suffering. Maybe it is peace… wow… but I’m happy today.:c031:August 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm#107878AnonymousInactive
I can’t tell you how insipirational your post was for me today!
Wonderful that you have that feeling today.. Hold on to it!
ccrewSeptember 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm#107873AnonymousInactive
I’m grateful for sobriety. It felt so good to go to bed last night knowing that I didn’t have to put a drink or drug in my body.
I have a headache today but I am otherwise doing great. I think I still have some lingered withdrawal symptoms but I am doing better than I was 6 days ago. I also got stuck in the 4 day cycle. Ever 4th day I would mess up… but I’m on day 5 now and I feel strong.. that is only because I made important and necessary changes. I got rid of the stuff that messed me up and today I feel so hopeful about what is ahead.
I’m also learning new coping skills and I’m on the journey of self-love.
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