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Alex Blitzen

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So I was clean for quite a while but recently I got super stressed out and relapsed.  Not only did I relapse but I binged really bad.  I ended up getting injured because of it.  I am going back into outpatient addiction treatment soon.

 

I moved to a new neighborhood, a better neighborhood than where  I was before, but now it seems to be just as bad.  Heavy drugs are easily accessible to anyone and it's  become an epidemic.  It has gotten really difficult for me to say no lately.  It's like there is no escaping it anymore.  At least next month I will be starting treatment.  I will need to come up with a new plan to prevent relapse again.

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Thank you for sharing Alex.  I'm sure that after a relapse it is difficult to quit as well as difficult to admit to others that you relapsed.  I always hid my addiction and thought i was good at it until at one point it was apparent that everybody knew and still i lied both to myself and others.  I know that if i had moved to out back Alaska i still would have found my way to another drink.  Where i was didn't matter.  

Glad to hear your going for treatment.  I found that once i was beginning sobriety i needed the help of others.  It has been some years now and i just got back from a meeting tonight.  It took time but i have found such a joy in seeing others in recovery and have made close friends in the program.  Please consider joining us on Sunday night in the chatrooms at 9 eastern.  We have an informal gathering of folks with all kinds of addiction problems. If i could get sober after years of drugging and drinking i know it is possible.  Amazingly my life is now pretty good and i'm happy much of the time.  What a difference.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize 

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Thanks, I would do the meeting but I use computers at my siblings houses and won't be there at that time.  I can't really afford internet of my own right now, but I will keep it in mind

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8 hours ago, Alex Blitzen said:

 

 

I moved to a new neighborhood, a better neighborhood than where  I was before, but now it seems to be just as bad.  Heavy drugs are easily accessible to anyone and it's  become an epidemic.  

How often we move to a new neighborhood only to find our old haunts are there to. We can run, but we can't hide. I too went to a rehab. When I got out, I immediately began attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings. I've now got ten years clean. Like Charlize said, if I can do it, it can definitely be done if you are willing to do whatever it takes. Just take it one day at a time. When it gets really tough, just go one hour at a time, or even ten minutes. Good luck.

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf?

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