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    I’ve decided to take my first step toward getting away from opiates.

    There’s this family that has treated me like I was a member of their family for years. They’ve taken care of me when no one else has been around, taken me on family trips… I’m expected to be there for holidays and everything else.

    One of the brothers in this family had gone through rehab for meth years back. He’s also been kind of a mentor for me through other issues in my life and other stupid decisions I’ve made.

    I’ve contacted him and asked him if he would be willing to meet up with me. I haven’t told him entirely what’s going on except that it involves substance abuse. He’s more than willing to meet up with me and help me as much as he can.

    I’m not sure how I should go about explaining things to him. Something in my gut tells me that this is the right place for me to start but I’m still scared. I still keep downplaying my addiction to myself and making myself feel as though this is ridiculous and petty. But, getting off work and taking as much as I do and still wanting more shows me that it’s not petty.

    Any advice on a way to make this easier to do would be appreciated. How has it been when you’ve made the decision to confide in someone, if you have?

    Thanks. 🙂

    Shannon

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