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One addiction to the next

I have been battling addictions since I was a child... I started smoking when I was 12 years old and then by the time in was 14 I was experimenting with drugs. My parents got me prescribed amphetamine salts because I did poorly in school and under the guise that the medicine was doing me good I became addicted to it and started abusing it because it was helping me lose weight and it did help my performance in school. I became a horrible person and my parents took me off the medicine cold turkey without realising the withdrawals I was having and as a result I started getting the pills from the streets and someone introduced me to ice. I was a speed addict from the time I was 16 until I turned 22- I finally cleaned up and I quit without rehab but I started doing other drugs to help me cope without speed. While I don't agree that marijuana should be considered a drug, I do believe marijuana can be just as addicting as prescriptions and other drugs and when would quit back and forth with speed, I constantly smoked marijuana to help me cope without speed or I would take various pills primarily in the benzo family to chill me out. Now that I have quit the marijuana as well, I still primarily purchase benzos and I am on the verge of alcoholism. I never thought my life could spiral this out of control. I just don't know how to cope and deal with things anymore without various substances and I don't know what to do anymore. Its to the point where I get anxious if I don't have alcohol now. If anyone has been through what I am going through how do you deal with your emotions while you are sober? How do you cope? I'm so tired of being an addict and I just don't know what to do anymore.

One addiction to the next

You really need to make an appointment to see your GP to tell him or her all of this. Can I ask why you haven't thought to do so already?

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