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- March 21, 2017 at 4:50 pm #3748447
i relapsed yesterday. after all of the therapy and groups and coping methods i learned…still not enough to keep me clean. i really wonder if i am capable of staying sober. i feel like i always need that ‘escape’. i need to escape my crazy racing mind. i workout, hang out with people and write, but i still find myself always wanting to take pills. nothing compares to that feeling i get. nothing gets my mind to slow down and function ‘normally’ like pills can. still, i cant believe i relapsed after over 2 months clean. makes me feel pretty pathetic and hopeless.. is being clean worth all this struggle?March 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm #4899768
Have you been to an NA meeting, vico14? You’re posting in the NA Step 1 sub-forum:
“We admitted we were powerless over our addiction–that our lives had become unmanageable.”
It’s not just, as popular culture would have us believe, “admitting we have a problem.” it names the problem (addiction) and the result (an unmanageable life). If you haven’t been to an NA meeting yet, why not try that and listen to others who are where you’d like to be–beyond the grip of active addiction.
Peace & Love,
SugahJune 4, 2017 at 4:12 am #4899770
Wow havent been here in awhile.
First off dont beat yourself up over a relapse. You cant change the past so now you need to pick up the pieces and move foward. If you don’t go to meetings and work steps, it would be a good idea to try to. NA doesnt work for everyone but it works for me and im sure many people here will tell you it works for them also.
Take it easy man. Relapses happen. Identify why you relapsed and try to take a different approach this time around.
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