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  • #31135
    Anonymous
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    Okay this is my third time trying to submit so it will be brief but to the point I had 2 auto accidents last year a week apart. I can not drive until Jan 08 if I am lucky. I started using again because it was quite easy to get cocaine crystal and anything you needed. at my job. After the accident, I was out of work for about 1 year and I am lucky to be alive and I did not kill anyone else. I have and can give it up but deep down i don’t thnk i want to. My significant other of 25 years is in recovery and wants me to take action and quit
    I have 3 major problems Gambling,drugs,and not as bad but Alcohol. Also on top of that I have OCD I have done meetings rehab and all of it. My partner in life is ready to leave but I am so numb on this I don’t know what’s g0ing to happen
    All advice appreciated

    Thanks
    TinHead

    #164776
    Anonymous
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    Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings Tin. Without wanting to quit (as you said), I don’t know what to suggest to you, nor do I really understand the question.

    You want to quit because somebody wants you to, but inside you don’t want to? Is that close?

    If we don’t surrender, we don’t stay in recovery. If we don’t surrender, we don’t stop using.

    Even if you weren’t “numb”, you wouldn’t know what’s going to happen. But it’s safe to say if you continue on the path you say you’re on, things will likely get worse, and get more difficult.

    #164777
    Anonymous
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    Doug said it so well, there nothing more for me to say about your addictions.

    I can offer some words of wisdom on OCD. I have suffered from it for years to the point where it was ruining my life. I went to C/B therapy and I’m doing much better on most aspects of it, but my friend who works for a detox center said she believes that addiction is another form or symptom of OCD. Makes sense. With OCD you have the obssessive thought(in this case for you gambling, subsances) you think about it, think about it and think about it, hence the obsessiveness. Then you, or anyone with OCD acts on that compulsion and uses. I don’t know if you have a psychiatrist or not, but it’s worth talking about. There are some psych meds out there that help with OCD and other non-drug therapies.

    Oh, and Welcome!!!

    #164772
    Anonymous
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    I just read your post and skipped down to this thread. It seemed to me this post about surrendering might help you.

    [url]http://www.https://12stepnationalmeetings.com/forums/substance-abuse/133597-wow-surrender-what-powerful-word.html%5B/url%5D

    Of course you can still use if you want to, it is your decision. I sense from your post that you want to be free from your addiction.

    #164773
    Anonymous
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    don’t do dope or booze.

    don’t gamble.

    #164780
    Anonymous
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    Hi Doug
    You pretty much have it down but I also know the next day

    #164782
    Anonymous
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    my advice which was given to me about similar problems is take it one day at a time, I didn’t want to be clean at firdt either I had the craving the urges etc. I still do to this day and it’s hard let me tell u, it’s real hard, talk with ur sig other and have her help u as well, it helps a lot when u don’t have to go through this all alone. She will help u I’m sure, ask her to limit how much money ur allowed to carry at any given time to limit how ur able to obtain the drugs and booze and gambling. Limit urself from bad influences, ie. friends who use, people u know who use etc. try this and let us no how it’s workin out for ya ^_^

    #164778
    Anonymous
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    @ccgirl 1505771 wrote:

    Doug said it so well, there nothing more for me to say about your addictions.

    I can offer some words of wisdom on OCD. I have suffered from it for years to the point where it was ruining my life. I went to C/B therapy and I’m doing much better on most aspects of it, but my friend who works for a detox center said she believes that addiction is another form or symptom of OCD. Makes sense. With OCD you have the obssessive thought(in this case for you gambling, subsances) you think about it, think about it and think about it, hence the obsessiveness. Then you, or anyone with OCD acts on that compulsion and uses. I don’t know if you have a psychiatrist or not, but it’s worth talking about. There are some psych meds out there that help with OCD and other non-drug therapies.

    Oh, and Welcome!!!

    Welcome! I, too, have suffered with OCD all my life. And I agree with ccgirl. I wish you the best! 🙂

    #164779
    Anonymous
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    OCD buddies!!

    #164774
    Anonymous
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    @vicoprincess93 1510786 wrote:

    OCD buddies!!

    Lemme check the doorknob, the stove, the heater, and the light switches a few times and I’ll get back to y’all.

    #164775
    Anonymous
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    Therapy, some kind of Meetings, and whatever else it takes would be my suggestion.
    Welcome to 12 Step National Meetings! 🙂

    #164783
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    we are here and we love you and we know what its like, we REALLY do

    #164781
    Anonymous
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    I want to thank everyone for all your support. I am on the road to recovery and I am taking the scenic route this time around.

    Love to all of you
    TinHead

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