I am a 10 year cocaine addict who has been out of inpatient rehab for a year and a half now. I use to be an everyday addict but in my recovery I do get some clean time but keep falling off the horse after a week or two at the longest. I am simply asking for some advice to conquer this god awful addiction. I understand what I need to do and know I can do it.
Dear SquirlyBirdie. First you are not alone being addicted to something. Every human being is addicted to something. It is a human condition due to a chemical imbalance in the brain that everybody has we are are born. Don’t let anybody judge you for your condition. Sadly, there is no cure for any addiction and there is only treatment, if any. Nobody can conquer addiction. It is always there as long as we live because. Cocaine addiction is a tough one because there is no efficient treatment but temporary help from rehab programs, 12 steps, counseling, etc. Only you can help yourself. Personally, I keep my addiction in a locked inside my brain knowing it can jump out anytime. I keep very busy during wake hours with work, family, friends etc, I hang out with positive and happy people, I remind myself all the time how lucky I am to be alive and life is worth living, I got rid of the people having a bad influence on me and my life, I learn how to love myself for who I am and more…
I hope it helps. Best regards.
Your efforts in the fight against your addictions, and willingness to share your situation with a community such as this is very respectable, this is usually how the road to better living starts.
For many people struggling with addiction, the toughest step toward recovery is the very first one: recognizing that you have a problem and deciding to make a change. It’s normal to feel uncertain about whether you’re ready to start recovery, or if you have what it takes to quit. If you’re addicted to a prescription drug, you may be concerned about how you’re going to find an alternate way to treat a medical condition. It’s okay to feel torn. Committing to sobriety involves changing many things, including:
- the way you deal with stress
- who you allow in your life
- what you do in your free time
- how you think about yourself
- the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take
It’s also normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even when you know it’s causing problems in your life. Recovery requires time, motivation, and support, but by making a commitment to change, you can overcome your addiction and regain control of your life.
Thank you for sharing, and don’t give up the practice of weakening addiction urges. All the best!
SquirlyBirdie, the journey to wellness is a gradual and sometimes a painful one, but every small step you take is quite worth it than the alternative. Thank you for sharing your situation and like Olivier and the moderator advised, don’t get weary of the steps you’re currently taking to overturn the situation. You’re in my prayers.