A new way to live drug-free

A new way to live drug-free

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InRecovery

United States

#1 Jul 9, 2009
This post is to facilitate discussions on living a drug-free life. I have been reading the discussion threads and see several posts regarding people who abuse drugs. This is for all the people like me, addicts who want a better way of life. Drug Addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict but those around them. It is a miserable way to live when you are in active addiction. You don't want to hurt people you love, but when your mind and body are telling you that the only way not to be sick and fight those horrible cravings is to use, we hurt ourselves and those we love. We want to feel "normal" without being high but we don't know how. You can be sober, millions of addicts are in recovery. You can be too. There is a promise of freedom from drug abuse. Just reach ou.
hello

London, KY

#2 Jul 9, 2009
I have a boyfriend that really wants help with his addiction but does not have money to go to a rehab facility and suggestions?
praise god

Kansas City, KS

#3 Jul 9, 2009
finally a discussion worth commenting on! I have been clean for over 4 yrs and my husband is now aproaching 3 yrs clean. I was able to drop my problem fairly easy of course i had a child and was immediatley transformed into this responsible person. My hubby however got worse way worse and so that helped me so see what low life you actually become. It took him going to jail countless times and several rehabs too! Finally he went to a place called the shepards shelter/rehab for a year, was active in out patient therapy for another year with random drug tests and classes. When it was all said and done we moved away from home and that was the key to it all.
getting clean and then getting outta the comfort zone and away from all your drug buddies helps too!
hello

London, KY

#4 Jul 9, 2009
Where is this shepherds shelter? and does it cost money to go?
desperate

Pikeville, KY

#5 Jul 9, 2009
I need to know too.
praise god

Kansas City, KS

#6 Jul 9, 2009
The Shepherds Shelter is a Christian Based Rehab located in Mt Sterling. It is run by Wayne and Jennette Ross. I do beleive costs money but i am not sure how much. It has been on the news Lately especially with all the drug court people and OD's from Morehead. I think there is place up in Morehead too. There is a place called Cross Roads in Corbin and at one time a rehab program was up and runnin at the Wendell Balou Center on Pilot. Scott Ross the DUI guy use to be able to help people in finding treatment as well but i don't i have lost touch with him.
no doubt

West Liberty, KY

#7 Jul 9, 2009
Get help...You will feel better. These people will help you. God Bless.
Jason

Lexington, KY

#8 Jul 9, 2009
Getting clean is not the hardest part of the recovery process. Learning how to stay clean and actually live a useful, selfless lifestyle every day for the rest of your life, however, is. If you truly have the desire there are some things you can do for yourself that seem simple at first, but for those of us suffering from addiction, are extremely hard. First of all, stay clean NO MATTER WHAT and ask for help. Then I suggest finding the nearest NA or AA meeting, attending it and listening to what is said with an open mind. Things will take care of theirselves after that if you are TRULY willing. It sounds difficult, but if you are at that bottom, you probably have no other option than to try a new way of life. It is easier for some than for others as we are all different, but keep in mind that it is basically the same process for every addict. JUST FOR TODAY!
Recovering Addict

Kansas City, KS

#9 Jul 9, 2009
To each is own! Personally i found NA to be a trigger. Every body coming in there telling their stories about gettin high. It's called Euphoric Recall. The class has good intentions and i don't knock anyone for going because it's all about taiking that step. But just be considerate of others, always keep your discussions focused on the reason you are there. Talkin about the good ol days will make you second guess your decision to clean up.
wtf

Kansas City, KS

#10 Jul 9, 2009
hey not everything in life is free. Does your buzz come cheap? of course not! On average it costs 3or4 hundred bucks a month to be housed in a rehab. Thats is no more than rent and is damn sure is cheaper than a habit. You rob steal and pilfer to get high but you aren't willing to go to any extreme to get clean. It is called sacrifice people.
no doubt

West Liberty, KY

#11 Jul 9, 2009
Jason wrote:
Getting clean is not the hardest part of the recovery process. Learning how to stay clean and actually live a useful, selfless lifestyle every day for the rest of your life, however, is. If you truly have the desire there are some things you can do for yourself that seem simple at first, but for those of us suffering from addiction, are extremely hard. First of all, stay clean NO MATTER WHAT and ask for help. Then I suggest finding the nearest NA or AA meeting, attending it and listening to what is said with an open mind. Things will take care of theirselves after that if you are TRULY willing. It sounds difficult, but if you are at that bottom, you probably have no other option than to try a new way of life. It is easier for some than for others as we are all different, but keep in mind that it is basically the same process for every addict. JUST FOR TODAY!
so true, the hardest part is not quiting... it's staying clean.

Since: Feb 09

United States

#12 Jul 9, 2009
no doubt wrote:
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so true, the hardest part is not quiting... it's staying clean.
The only way to stay clean is to break ties with everyone from your past, thats the hardest part.
Friends and in some cases family.
Its almost impossible to reinvent yourself and stay in Irvine , get out and stay away and you can do it !
actually

London, KY

#13 Jul 9, 2009
Can't hardly work and make money if your in rehab!
InRecovery

United States

#14 Jul 9, 2009
There are several wonderful posts on here. It is a good feeling to know that other people feel the same way and are willing to help those who want help. I have been in recovery for 243 days and I love being clean. My worst days sober are ten times better than my best days high. I used to sit and watch people who seemed happy and wonder how they could be that way and not be high. I would try to quit and get so sick, I would have to get high to feel "normal". I called around and found a Rehab in Prestonsburg, KY called the Layne House. KADD in Clay City helped me with the $400 fee. My first seven days in Rehab weren't easy and I wanted to go home every minute of everyday. But other addicts in Recovery talked me into staying and helped me get through the darkest hours. Here I am today with a whole new lease on life. There are different stages of Recovery:
Withdrawal
Honeymoon
The Wall
Maintenance
Each stage leaves us vulnerable to relapse and knowing what our bodies and minds are going through make the process somewhat more manageable. "Jason" pointed out some very useful information. Learning to live sober isn't always easy. We have to find different playthings, playpals, and playgrounds if we truly want to maintain our sobriety. My life is so much better now. I want to stay in recovery. I am holding onto it with all my might. I know I have to work as hard to stay clean as I did to get high. If I don't, then I'm back where I was 8 1/2 months ago. Thanks for all the responses and maybe we can use this thread to help others.
Recovering Addict

Kansas City, KS

#15 Jul 9, 2009
BB-II-DD-EE wrote:
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The only way to stay clean is to break ties with everyone from your past, thats the hardest part.
Friends and in some cases family.
Its almost impossible to reinvent yourself and stay in Irvine , get out and stay away and you can do it !
true dat! the best thing for my husband was leaving town, cutting off friends and sadly enough his grandparents who not only enabled him but would give him money and drugs. plus i can be a bitch he tells me that i wouldn't have it any other way because i hold him accountable for his actions.
wtf

Kansas City, KS

#16 Jul 9, 2009
actually wrote:
Can't hardly work and make money if your in rehab!
Well you can't hold a job if you are on drugs. catch 22 damn if you do damn if you don't mann. I was refering to people who don't work and have to hustle for a buzz. If they gave half of that effort to getting clean they could do it no prob.
InRecovery

Lexington, KY

#17 Jul 9, 2009
I don't know about everyone else, but when I was using my career wasn't my highest priority. Using drugs will lead to one of three things: jails, institutions, or death. You won't be able to work if the judge, etc. orders you to a long-term treatment center. But if you want help. attend some meetings or get with someone else who is in recovery. Everybody has a different way of getting better. It doesn't have to be my way, just do what works for you and if you want someone to listen to you, we are here.
Hell yeah

Kansas City, KS

#18 Jul 9, 2009
Keep it up! this is the best thread so far. Everybody bitchin about OD's, pill hors, who's in jail. I guess bad news sales. It's great to know some people out there actually give a damn about recover instead of feeding off our misfortune. Keep it going!
Jason

Lexington, KY

#19 Jul 9, 2009
InRecovery wrote:
I don't know about everyone else, but when I was using my career wasn't my highest priority. Using drugs will lead to one of three things: jails, institutions, or death. You won't be able to work if the judge, etc. orders you to a long-term treatment center. But if you want help. attend some meetings or get with someone else who is in recovery. Everybody has a different way of getting better. It doesn't have to be my way, just do what works for you and if you want someone to listen to you, we are here.
My way and my very best thinking kept me thinking I had to use to live. When I started taking suggestions from people who have stayed clean for a long period of time, however they did it, things started getting better. But what ways and what things we choose to listen to and follow are completely up to us as individuals.
Jesus heals

Mullins, SC

#20 Jul 9, 2009
If you or someone you know is having trouble finding the money you need to attend rehab then you should talk to your christian minister about taking up a donation to help with the cost. And if you don't attend church you can have a friend or family member to talk to their church for you. Don't be ashamed to ask for help, everyone has burdens to bare. The more sins you have been forgiven, the more you will love Jesus for forgiving them (Luke 7.36-50). Just be sure that they give the money to the rehab service on your behalf and not directly to you because the temptation may be too strong.

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