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- September 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm#31077AnonymousInactive
Well 5 days have gone by since I have been completly sober of all 3 items I’ve labeld my title. It took sitting in jail for the first 4 days to realize my life was leading down the path to misery and to pull me back out. Then there was a light. My Mom, she came to my rescue, bailed em out and is now helping me stay sober. She’s doing her best but how do you stop 3 crazy addictions all at once? Anyone have any suggestions on stayin clean permanatly? I’m goin through it now so any help would be much appreciated.September 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm#163612AnonymousInactive
Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings Kane, and congrat’s on the 5 days.
It’s going to take more than your Mom, though your off to a good start by coming here.
Do you want to quit?September 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm#163619AnonymousInactive
I do want to quit everything, I’m sick of being tired, un motivated, lazy, in a daze all the time, for the first time in many years I am thinking clearly for the most part, and my life is somewhat coming together. I’ve obtained 2 jobs today and hopefully it’s getting my life were it needs to be, I would like to look in to some sort of NA or AA because I do need the help, I need to quit and I’ve quit for 5 days now lets hope I can keep it up.September 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm#163618AnonymousInactive
Congrats on your decision to quit! You can do it. 12 Step National Meetings is a great place to get and give encouragement. AA and NA are very good too. Face-to-face support is great and you can make new friends.
JaneSeptember 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm#163613AnonymousInactive
5 days is a good start, and it’s also the hardest part. A recovery program of some sort now would be a very good idea, and would help keep you “off”.
Try to remember, the hardest part of the quitting is over, use that to build on. 😉September 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm#163614AnonymousInactive
short term its sometimes easy to use willpower or what not to stay clean. In the long run i found in my experience I needed something more. Some kind of support. Why not consider rehab for 6 weeks or going to an outpatient program?September 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm#163620AnonymousInactive
well I’ve taken another step towards recovery, I’ve eliminated the last of the people that were bad influences on me, people who still use and abuse. It had to be done, I want to live in an environment where I won’t be tempted to use again, I am looking into an outpatient program, I would like to go to NA and AA or one or the other probably NA before the AA since I had more of a drug problem then a dirnking bproblem but the alcohol contributed a lot as well.September 25, 2013 at 11:21 pm#163616AnonymousInactive
Hi Kane86! Welcome…
Like Doug shared, you’ve got a great start and your decision to stop using is the foundation upon which every long-lasting recovery is built. IMHO, you’ve made the smartest decision you’ll ever make. Yet, there’s much more work to be done if you want to STAY CLEAN. It has been my experience to learn that self-will has led me to stopping numerous times, and each time I stopped I thought I was okay and it was for good. Unfortunately, I always returned to my source of misery. It was only after I got involved in NA and step work that I was able to completely lose the desire to use and find a new way of life. As Jained mentioned, 12 Step National Meetings is a good place to get and give support, but nothing beats face-2-face meetings like AA or NA.
Staying clean “permanently” can be such a heavy burden. Once I learned that all I had to do was stay clean one day at a time, my goal seemed more attainable. By practicing “just for today” I’ve strung together over 9 years clean. And if I can do it, you can too.
Keep coming back. Recovery is possible.September 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm#163617AnonymousInactive
@Kane86 1499170 wrote:
well I’ve taken another step towards recovery, I’ve eliminated the last of the people that were bad influences on me, people who still use and abuse. It had to be done, I want to live in an environment where I won’t be tempted to use again, I am looking into an outpatient program, I would like to go to NA and AA or one or the other probably NA before the AA since I had more of a drug problem then a dirnking bproblem but the alcohol contributed a lot as well.
Excellent!!September 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm#163621AnonymousInactive
thank you everyone for all the encouragement and you’re all right each and every day sober is a victory, without sacrifice there is no victory ^_^ I’m sacrificing my old life to start a new one. I don’t miss the old Kane for nothing, I like the new calm, me. I can think clearer now, see clearer, I don’t wake up in a daze. I love being sober, it’s tough because of the temptation but I have a new goal to work towards and thats being with the love of my life who is willing to work with me and become sober with me ^_^ so things are looking up for a change. I have court tomorrow morning at 8am sharp so wish me luck everyone and hopefully they can give me some rehab clinics to check out as well.September 27, 2013 at 2:34 am#163610AnonymousInactive
Hey Kane!~ Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings
How was court today?
How are you doing?
Check in when you can..September 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm#163622AnonymousInactive
court was good, day 7 now still clean and hangin in there, little depressed though today, some close people I had left in my life aren’t as close as I thought cause today is my 21st birthday and only a handful of people actually remembered it plus I can’t even go out and celebrate so it’s a bit more depressing than usual years. Court was ajourned till the 24th of OCt. so hopefully my sentence will get reduced.September 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm#163615AnonymousInactive
welcome Kane, I´m in day 5 clean.
it seems you´re not getting 2 much of an abstinence syndrome, great!!, truth is when you´re really done and tired with the drugs and have the motivation to quit, it just happens! I think there´s a time in life when the drugs just get boring, there´s nothing appealing about them for me now, I´m just battling the addiction, i do not desire or crave any more drugs from any kind no more, last time i tried to quit i still craved for it, this time not, i´m adapting better this time.
Ironic but if there was something that i learned from eating peyote in the mexican desert is that god is within us and we don´t need drugs of any sort, and that it´s a miracle to be alive and healthy after so much abuse. I like to visulaize myself as a quartz crystal, i like it to be clean!!!, amazing what the human brain can do when it really wants to.
It does feel really good being sober but still i have a hurricane emotionally to deal with internally everyday.September 28, 2013 at 12:56 am#163623AnonymousInactive
well I find it’s easier day by day, the other day at court though I had a bad case of the shakes from the coke withdrawl and started to freak out a little bit but, I went outside, lit me a cigarette and started walkin it off and I kept telling myself I can do this, I want to do this and I will do this. I asked my mom today if she had faith in me and if she believed if I could do this and she said yes she has 150% faith in me kicking this habit. She took me out for my 21st birthday today, now I know I wasn’t supposed to but I bought myself a non alcoholic beer. Is this relapsing or what. I mean I took a sip and threw it out mainly because the taste made me sick and I ended up puking a bit. I can’t even tolerate the taste of beer anymore which is good in my viewpoint. I mean thats a sign I want to quit right. I mean it was non alcoholic too so I don’t believe it was so much a relapse as it was it’s my 21st birthday I wanna use my now legal ID to order a beer and not get in trouble for it. but hey I’m doin it, today was better. I found reading helps me keep my mind off of coke and pot so thats been helping, got a couple new books for my b-day some people should check out. One is called Cool, hip and sober, 88 answers to stayin sober. It’s a pretty enat book the other answers questions from outside sources with his own personal addiction tales and sobriety. Other than that all is well. I have a new focus now, and it’s helpin a lot. I wanna keep the focus a secret right now cause it’s very important to me and when the time comes Iw ant to share with everyone the main reaosn why I want to be clean ^_^September 28, 2013 at 2:36 am#163611AnonymousInactive
@Kane86 1501670 wrote:
court was good, day 7 now still clean and hangin in there, little depressed though today, some close people I had left in my life aren’t as close as I thought cause today is my 21st birthday and only a handful of people actually remembered it plus I can’t even go out and celebrate so it’s a bit more depressing than usual years. Court was ajourned till the 24th of OCt. so hopefully my sentence will get reduced.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, :wiggle: AND YES YOU CAN CELEBRATE YOUR SOBRIETY AND HOW GOOD YOU FEEL! :Squat:
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