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oldenoughtoknow

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I can't tell anyone because I am too ashamed and would devastate those around me.  I went from once in a while to almost all day, everyday.  I just can't get back into the recovery scene.  I had to tell someone, somewhere. 
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Don't be ashamed. Because of it's availability, it is incredibly difficult to beat most types of huffing. Everywhere we turn we have to face the drug we are addicted to, easily accessed and bought without suspicion by others. I've been clean for a year, yet I still sometimes catch myself checking the prices of duster when I happen to walk past it. I don't even crave it, yet I find myself checking to be sure that one can of dustoff is still sitting on the shelf at the Walgreens where I get my prescriptions. I don't crave it, except when I dream about it, and wake up out of that dream scared to death because (even if just for a second) it feels like those moments when the duster had just ran out, and I'd do anything for more. That feeling terrifies me.

If you only messed up once, be happy you survived it, and just move on. Without the shame or the guilt. Because your burden is HEAVY, and you haven't given up. I know it's not something to take lightly, the fact you gave in at all. Every time we let the addiction through, it's serious. But it's not a reason to lose hope. 6 years is so long.. I am proud you went that long, and I can only hope I have the strength to do the same.

And if you messed up, and you find you can't stop again.. don't be ashamed, and get help. If you can't find or afford an in-patient rehab, then find someone you can stay with temporarily, for at least a month. Tell them the entire situation, the truth, and ask them to look after you. This means give them your car keys, and let them go EVERYWHERE that you go. Let them be the ones to drop you off at work and pick you up. Most important, be honest about how difficult it is to stop, so that they know how serious it is to watch over you.

Shame is just one of the tools your addiction will use to keep you from getting help. Don't let it. Those who love and care about you, even if they cannot fully understand your addiction, they will be proud that you asked for their help rather than letting it get the best of you. I don't know where your addiction has led you thus far, but mine left me with nothing. I lost everything, all because I could not bring myself to get the help I needed in order to survive. Please don't let your situation get any worse than it is.

Lose the shame, the guilt, or anything else making you feel bad about yourself. Your mistake is only that, a mistake. You beat it once, you can do it again.

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I have had my son in six different clinics and then some, he was fine for a couple of years and then it started all  over again. I agree with the readiness of the product and easy use. he is destroying his life. The biggest issue is his age and , it becomes difficult for me as  his age will not allow me to intervene. I have tired everything , lawyers ,  hospitals, police. and  now he is in outpatient. I don't  know if  he will ever be the same. This last episode , really  had  us scared. He locks  himself  up in a hotel or sleeps on the street, he is very educated  and really smart. I am not seeing why he has this addiction, I know he is not suicidal,  but someday he will  do  serious harm if  not already. I would  like to stop these stores from selling the amount they are. He has  purchased  up to  38 cans ?  A loving Mother
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Hi there oldenoughtoknow, you’re not just the one who has been in your situation, so don’t be ashamed about it. Many people here could relate to you because they also got a relapse. Just like my close friend (the one that I’m pertaining on the other thread), after a year of being sober, she got a relapse, she started to use drugs again, but because of her children she manage to cope with it. She decided to move in New Mexico for a change of environment, because she think it will be a big help in her recovery. Then after 6 months of attending some drug recovery program she manage to recover again, now she enjoy living her sober life with her family. Hope to hear more from you oldenoughtoknow, please don’t hesitate to share your story, we might help you with your problem. God bless you.


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Collinm18

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Thank You for replying. I am not ashamed anymore. I have a good sponsor and we visit and talk a lot about all these issues. I attend the Alonon  meetings for parents. I worry about my son and his health. This past winter he was extremely sick after he was released from the hospital I had him in. I hope in a positive manner this will let him become aware of the physical side affects this has on your body. You are brave to discuss  this and helpful. I hope and pray for a drug free society. I know that is being optimistic. Our youth and really all ages are addicted. Now we have a legal things to clear up next week. He has lost a lot. I have accepted this and just I am supportive. He married last weekend. I hope this helps him renew his life. He has lost a lot. He claims to be bi-polar. He has a good doctor but is being treated with medication. This may help with relapse and cravings. So far a few months have been good. 4 months.
I teach a faith based class, I have a strong faith, that is my strength. God Bless You

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Good to hear that conllinm, I'm happy that you are not ashamed anymore. I also hope that we live in a clean and sober society, but this is the reality, what we can only do is to face it. Thankfully, there are still good people who want's to prevent drugs and help those who have had influence of drugs to recover.
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Hopefully he is better, I have had him in counseling and with a Dr. He is on medication to help control this. It has only been a few months but it is better than nothing. God Bless
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That's great that your son is seeking outside professional help, Collinm18.  Some people do have a dual diagnosis (a mental illness and substance addiction), and you'd mentioned that your son was diagnosed with (or he himself believes that he has) bipolar depression.  A type of treatment program for those with a dual diagnosis is referred to as MICA (mental illness chemical addiction).  Such a treatment program usually has an on-staff board-certified psychiatrist.

You'd mentioned attending Al-Anon, which is wonderful as it may help the loved ones to "not love the addict to death," so-to-speak.  Just an fyi for anyone that Al-Anon is for the family and friends of the problem drinker, but one may attend an "open" meeting if the loved one doesn't have a drinking problem.
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You beat it once, you can do it again.
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Faith and hope are what give us strength to face challenges. This will pass too. I'll pray for a successful treatment recovery. Gob bless you too. 
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