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- December 10, 2015 at 7:16 am #3723589
hey. im a 21yo male and i dont know how to stop using cocaine. every problem in my life i have right now is because of this terrible drug and what stupid decisions it assists me in making. i need to make new friends and quit this. all of the friends i have in my life right now, pretty much, are users. i dont want to have no friends at all but i know i have to stop. someone please tell me what i gotta do?December 10, 2015 at 11:11 am #4570981
Hey Runnynose, Welcome to the 12 Step National Meetings 12 step forum.
I won’t tell you what to do, but I will tell you what I did. Oh yeah…and by the way, I’ll an ex-cokehead/crackhead that’s been clean for over a decade.
I couldn’t stop on willpower. I needed help so I went to detox and rehab (a lot of them, unfortunately). After being released from the last one I went straight to a meeting and asked for help – a counselor suggested I do that if I wanted to stay clean. She was right! I followed many other NA suggestions as well. I joined a home group, read NA literature, got a sponsor, worked the 12 steps, and I got involved in service. They told me that if I wanted what they had, I’d have to do what they did. They were right as well, and I’m still doing it because it works.
Since this is the 1st step board, I’ll add that in order to start the process I had to admit and accept that I’m an addict. I had to surrender to the fact that I couldn’t control my drug use or my addiction. I had to get honest…I mean, get honest with myself. But before I could do all that I had to stop using. Going to meetings helped me change people, places and things. Today I have clean friends and a new life.
You can too.
GDecember 14, 2015 at 9:56 am #4570982
I was happy to ready your post. Admitting that you have a problem and asking for help are positive steps towards recovery.
My suggestion for you is simple:
Find the nearest Narcotics Anonymous meeting to you and go today.
You will find answers to all your questions.
NA helped save my life. You too can have what I have.
Keep posting and tell us how it’s going.
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