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clueless

Madisonville, KY

#1 Jan 10, 2009
What is the best way to get off of drugs for good?
Super

Manchester, KY

#2 Jan 10, 2009
Well around here is all that you see an hear about.So I would say either move away an find you some more friends or either go to jail or be in drug court.But I would say you don't want to go to jail or be on drug court so get you some new friends an move away.70% of barbourville is either on drugs or sell them.
Sayin

London, KY

#3 Jan 10, 2009
I smoked dope everyday for a year. What helped me to quit is tryin to stay clean to get a job where I had to pass a drug test to be hired. What helped my husband was being cut off from his drug using friends & also to get a better job. So make it something you have to do to better your life. Then your life will be twice as better. I have alot of self pride now that I'm clean & have been for almost a year. Good Luck!
Sayin

London, KY

#4 Jan 10, 2009
Sorry bout the double post!
Me again

AOL

#5 Jan 10, 2009
Well you're not going to get off drugs for good unless you really want to, that's the catch isn't it?

It's all psychological. Once you get past any potential physical withdrawals you may experience that is.
truth

Somerset, KY

#6 Jan 11, 2009
Don't go around the crowd u associated with before. I am on symboxone to come off pain pills. And it really helped me. I was on oc, percocet as many as I could. It's nothing like methadone its safer.
truth

Somerset, KY

#7 Jan 11, 2009
Super wrote:
Well around here is all that you see an hear about.So I would say either move away an find you some more friends or either go to jail or be in drug court.But I would say you don't want to go to jail or be on drug court so get you some new friends an move away.70% of barbourville is either on drugs or sell them.
That is the truth.
MistyWaterColore dMemories

Harrisburg, OH

#8 Jan 11, 2009
I was heavily addicted for a few solid years to drugs (cocaine, crack, methamphetamines and sedatives) and alcohol. Before that, I was just a social user since my teens... not so much the hard drugs, but I drank, smoked pot, took an occassional pill and experimented with EVERY drug that was out there. Eventually, I became an addict. I did alot of things I'm not proud of during that time and lost alot of myself in those years. I have blocks of time that I can't account for and have no memory of... but I DID get thru it.

This February I will have 6 years clean. Yay me!:) I love my life and I love the person I am today. Believe me... if I could do it, ANYONE can!

In my experience, the only way is to do it for YOURSELF. Not for your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, parents or anyone else. It has to be for YOU!
Rehab didn't work for me and I went several times because I was always going to make others happy.

You also need the right attitude. You have to believe that YOU CAN do it. Be determined. Be strong and don't let anything stand in your way.

Believing in a higher power also helped me. Without God, I wouldn't be here.
I knew He had a purpose for me and that my life was worth saving. Think of all those people who are suffering from a terminal illness who would gladly trade places with you just to have more time to do all the things they want to do. Think of all those who have passed who would do anything for ONE MORE DAY with those they love. You have a gift and you need to realize it.
Don't waste it away!

In the beginning, it was really hard for me. But I would focus on how terrible the drugs would make me feel when I was coming down. And I never wanted to feel like that again. I also worked on bettering myself and becoming a person that I could face in the mirror each day. Remember that God loves you and you are His child... you ARE worthy of amazing things!

So my tips are:
1. Do it for yourself!
2. Faith can move mountains... so don't stop believing in the Lord. He will help you believe in yourself too!
3. A support system that includes people who love you and who don't use. Other addicts will only drag you down to their level because misery loves company. Find new friends, new hobbies and keep yourself unavailable for bad influences.
4. Remember the bad things you go thru while on drugs. Is it really worth all the pain that it causes you physically, emotionally and mentally?
5. Live each day as if it were your last and make it count.

And remember... no matter how hopeless and meaningless your life seems to you, there is always someone, somewhere who has it worse and would trade lives with you in a heartbeat, so cherish every moment you have and count your blessings.
Always remember that your life depends on getting clean. There is NO alternative! Drugs only lead to death, prison or the mental ward.

Life is beautiful, so learn to let the beauty in.
And when everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!

Good luck and God Bless You!
proud

Manchester, KY

#9 Jan 11, 2009
MistyWaterColoredMemories wrote:
I was heavily addicted for a few solid years to drugs (cocaine, crack, methamphetamines and sedatives) and alcohol. Before that, I was just a social user since my teens... not so much the hard drugs, but I drank, smoked pot, took an occassional pill and experimented with EVERY drug that was out there. Eventually, I became an addict. I did alot of things I'm not proud of during that time and lost alot of myself in those years. I have blocks of time that I can't account for and have no memory of... but I DID get thru it.
This February I will have 6 years clean. Yay me!:) I love my life and I love the person I am today. Believe me... if I could do it, ANYONE can!
In my experience, the only way is to do it for YOURSELF. Not for your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, parents or anyone else. It has to be for YOU!
Rehab didn't work for me and I went several times because I was always going to make others happy.
You also need the right attitude. You have to believe that YOU CAN do it. Be determined. Be strong and don't let anything stand in your way.
Believing in a higher power also helped me. Without God, I wouldn't be here.
I knew He had a purpose for me and that my life was worth saving. Think of all those people who are suffering from a terminal illness who would gladly trade places with you just to have more time to do all the things they want to do. Think of all those who have passed who would do anything for ONE MORE DAY with those they love. You have a gift and you need to realize it.
Don't waste it away!
In the beginning, it was really hard for me. But I would focus on how terrible the drugs would make me feel when I was coming down. And I never wanted to feel like that again. I also worked on bettering myself and becoming a person that I could face in the mirror each day. Remember that God loves you and you are His child... you ARE worthy of amazing things!
So my tips are:
1. Do it for yourself!
2. Faith can move mountains... so don't stop believing in the Lord. He will help you believe in yourself too!
3. A support system that includes people who love you and who don't use. Other addicts will only drag you down to their level because misery loves company. Find new friends, new hobbies and keep yourself unavailable for bad influences.
4. Remember the bad things you go thru while on drugs. Is it really worth all the pain that it causes you physically, emotionally and mentally?
5. Live each day as if it were your last and make it count.
And remember... no matter how hopeless and meaningless your life seems to you, there is always someone, somewhere who has it worse and would trade lives with you in a heartbeat, so cherish every moment you have and count your blessings.
Always remember that your life depends on getting clean. There is NO alternative! Drugs only lead to death, prison or the mental ward.
Life is beautiful, so learn to let the beauty in.
And when everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!
Good luck and God Bless You!
that is very touching and im proud of u, i have family memebers that are on drugs jand i wish they would look at is the way you do , god bless you
MistyWaterColore dMemories

Harrisburg, OH

#10 Jan 11, 2009
proud wrote:
<quoted text>
that is very touching and im proud of u, i have family memebers that are on drugs jand i wish they would look at is the way you do , god bless you
Thank you, Proud.:)
I will pray for your family members and for God to give them the strength to defeat their personal demons.
I know that the good Lord saved me from myself and the best way for me to repay Him is to never forget where I was and how far I've come.
I try to be a vessel of His love to anyone who will listen. I'm living proof that He is real and He loves us all, no matter how far we fall.
Me again

AOL

#11 Jan 11, 2009
Truth, you may not realize it, but you're just as opioid dependant now as you were when you were using oxycodone. Buprenorphine is an opioid (a "pain pill" as you like like to call it) just like the oxy.

Admittedly it's a much safer lifestyle, but don't kid yourself.
Interesting

Murray, KY

#12 Jan 11, 2009
Don't ever start using them, and you won't have to stop.
Me again

AOL

#13 Jan 11, 2009
Why bother posting that, Interesting?

Given your attitude toward the topic at hand, it would only make sense that you avoid posting altogether.

Then you wouldn't have to be responsible for such poor comments.

Logic isn't your ally, eh.
Interesting

Murray, KY

#14 Jan 11, 2009
It's the truth, people make the decision to be idiots and do drugs, and then we are supposed to pity them because they can't quit? Sorry, no pity here. So as they tried to teach everyone, just say no to drugs. Again, don't start, and you won't have to start.=)
Interesting

Murray, KY

#15 Jan 11, 2009
Oh, and one more thing, that's the logic that I was raised with, to have morals, be a good person, and don't do drugs, etc. For those that are hooked, all that I can really suggest is detox, rehab, and self control.
Me again

AOL

#16 Jan 11, 2009
No one was asking for pity if I read correctly.

You seem to miss the point. Your attitude is useless to the tens of millions of americans that struggle with addiction daily. We're not talking about a handful of idiots that just happened to get addicted through darwinism. We're talking about people from all walks of society. We're talking about people with *actual* problems, problems that extend beyond what color dress they're going to wear to the dance.

You can play ostrich if you like, but it affects you nonetheless. I'm sure you've made your share of mistakes or are we to believe you're perfection in human form?

I mean, why bother with all those weight loss commercials. If people just wouldn't get fat, then they wouldn't need to lose weight. Why bother with tutoring in schools? If people weren't stupid, they wouldn't need it. Why bother with war? If we would just let tyrants get their way we wouldn't have to bother. Why have lifeguards? If people would just stay out of the water.. Why have cancer treatment? If people just ate their veggies.. Why have jails? If criminals would just stop commiting crimes..

You're arguing a fallacy. In fact, that's the most common form of fail I see on this forum. People argue from impossible positions about subjects that bewilder them.
Meee

Hazard, KY

#17 Jan 11, 2009
MistyWaterColoredMemories wrote:
I was heavily addicted for a few solid years to drugs (cocaine, crack, methamphetamines and sedatives) and alcohol. Before that, I was just a social user since my teens... not so much the hard drugs, but I drank, smoked pot, took an occassional pill and experimented with EVERY drug that was out there. Eventually, I became an addict. I did alot of things I'm not proud of during that time and lost alot of myself in those years. I have blocks of time that I can't account for and have no memory of... but I DID get thru it.
This February I will have 6 years clean. Yay me!:) I love my life and I love the person I am today. Believe me... if I could do it, ANYONE can!
In my experience, the only way is to do it for YOURSELF. Not for your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, parents or anyone else. It has to be for YOU!
Rehab didn't work for me and I went several times because I was always going to make others happy.
You also need the right attitude. You have to believe that YOU CAN do it. Be determined. Be strong and don't let anything stand in your way.
Believing in a higher power also helped me. Without God, I wouldn't be here.
I knew He had a purpose for me and that my life was worth saving. Think of all those people who are suffering from a terminal illness who would gladly trade places with you just to have more time to do all the things they want to do. Think of all those who have passed who would do anything for ONE MORE DAY with those they love. You have a gift and you need to realize it.
Don't waste it away!
In the beginning, it was really hard for me. But I would focus on how terrible the drugs would make me feel when I was coming down. And I never wanted to feel like that again. I also worked on bettering myself and becoming a person that I could face in the mirror each day. Remember that God loves you and you are His child... you ARE worthy of amazing things!
So my tips are:
1. Do it for yourself!
2. Faith can move mountains... so don't stop believing in the Lord. He will help you believe in yourself too!
3. A support system that includes people who love you and who don't use. Other addicts will only drag you down to their level because misery loves company. Find new friends, new hobbies and keep yourself unavailable for bad influences.
4. Remember the bad things you go thru while on drugs. Is it really worth all the pain that it causes you physically, emotionally and mentally?
5. Live each day as if it were your last and make it count.
And remember... no matter how hopeless and meaningless your life seems to you, there is always someone, somewhere who has it worse and would trade lives with you in a heartbeat, so cherish every moment you have and count your blessings.
Always remember that your life depends on getting clean. There is NO alternative! Drugs only lead to death, prison or the mental ward.
Life is beautiful, so learn to let the beauty in.
And when everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!
Good luck and God Bless You!
This is an amazing testimoney,It really touched me when I read it,I copied it and I am going to paste it on myspace for someone to read,75% of barbourville are addicted to some type of drug,I have had friends and family that are,I am and it touched me so It may help someone else,Thank you and GODBLESS you for sharing this on the topixs!
Me again again

AOL

#18 Jan 11, 2009
Uh, one more thing, that isn't logic. Search wikipedia or dictionary dot com for "logical fallacy." You might actually learn something.

Oh wait, why bother, you're clueless to begin with. That IS the attitude and position you're supporting, right?

At least you felt self conscious enough to include a disclaimer for "those that are hooked." There's some humanity in you after all.

Do you eat sugar? That's a drug. Do you drink caffeine? That's a much more serious drug. Do you smoke or use other tobacco products? That's still a more serious drug. Do you refuse all prescriptions given to you by a doctor? Those are drugs too. Better lay off the antibiotics. ;)
Interesting

Murray, KY

#19 Jan 11, 2009
I'm sorry that people have problems with addiction, but they make the decision to do drugs. A person doesn't make the decision to get cancer, etc. And no, I do not have pity for people who do things to themselves, I do feel bad for the friends and families that are affected by them though. Furthermore, I didn't say that I'm perfect, just that I was raised with a good head on my shoulders, and to make the right decisions, and be a good person. A person has to make the choice to really want to do better, and not have an addiction, and like I said previously, all that I can suggest is detox, rehab, and self control, because in my opinion you have to be strong enough to not give in to such useless temptations. Peace.
Me again

AOL

#20 Jan 11, 2009
People make the decisions to swim, to eat, to drive, to not pay attention in school, to do lots of things I mentioned and many things I didn't. In essence you chose one weak point of my argument and try and declare it all null and void. More fail.

Apparently you still don't understand the futility of *your* argument. These people are already sick, hence your "plan" doesn't hold water. And what of them? As I said it affects you whether you suffer from ostrich syndrome or not. It affects the cost of your healthcare, insurance, housing, taxes, etc.

It probably affects you in a much more personal sense, but I could be wrong.

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