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Why is this not the most important site on the WWW

More Americans and Canadians than ever are being killed by opiates. I just buried my nephew. I was able to get off drugs. This website was one of my most important support tools. I have remained clean and sober from the drugs that killed my nephew now for 7 years. Even after cycling accident when I was hit by a car I refused pain meds. I can never use again. Broken leg, suck it up, broken ribs? no problem, got this, fractured hip socket? I will be fine. All better than relapsing. All this success and I could not save my nephew. I am willing to help someone, I need to do something. I will be truthfully hard and alway be totally honest. This is life and death. 

Posted: 01/31/2018 10:10 PM

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Sorry I have been away so long

Got my own addiction under control for almost 7 years now and stopped visiting this website because I had detached from the lifestyle of doing opiates. I even moved out of my old city to get away from my dope buddies and did all I could to stay clean. Saturday I buried my nephew who died of an O D at 26. He was my favorite and the closest thing to a son I will ever have. I am now back to help if I am welcome. I turned my back on AaA because I felt I was healed and truthfully as a full blown recovering addict it was hard to keep mired in the **** that goes with this disease. If I can help, I will. I will not pull punches but tell my truth. My nephew died and I could not help him. I loved the kid like no one else. 

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Posted: 01/30/2018 8:10 PM

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Can addicts do any drugs
My friend has been a heroin addict for 10 years. He decided a few months back to stop and has been on Subutex and hasn't done heroin since September. He is still doing coke and zanax. Is replacing one drug for another even helping him?

Posted: 01/21/2018 11:13 PM

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Is Methadone An Excuse To Get High?
I apologize for my cynicism but I have truly been through hell with this man. I am at my wits end but am hoping and praying still so there is at least a flicker of light left. My bf is an alcoholic, smokes crack,does basically anything anyone lies down before him. He overdosed and died on Fentanyl and was resuscitated. Was put in a program for the billionth time. Now is on Methadone. So my question is basically, does Methadone really HELP them or does it hurt them? Because I have heard so many bad things about it and how addictive it is. But if it works for him and he can function better than he was and he stays off of the alcohol and other drugs then it will be amazing. But I have heard so many people doing drugs and alcohol while doing methadone too and that completely defeats the purpose. Thank you for your time, and again, sorry if I sound offensive. I am not trying to but this man drives me up tbe wall sometimes lol. Sometimes I think the only solution may be to chain him in the basement with no phone or any type of computer or communication device and leave him there until he doesn't crave it anymore.But he would find a way to message people. He would catch the house pn fire and send smoke signals to those connections or SOMETHING lol.

Posted: 01/07/2018 5:20 AM

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Twichen
Been on meth. Sent March. And. Last. Couple. Of. Months. I been have. A. Problem. Twichen.. Like. Only way. I do. Is. One way... And. Never done in the past please. Answer

Posted: 11/23/2017 11:39 PM

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Holidays with an addict

I has been for ever since I have been on this site.  Quite a journey.  Long and short of it my daughter has dragged me into ther ground.  I left her, put her stuff in storage and broke lease because I could not bear the lies anymore.  I have repeatedly told her to work on herself before trying to keep a relationship, job or anything else. Well now she says she is pregnant, no job, living in roach infested home.  I had not seen her as I moved 1.5 hrs away.  when I did she looked crappy, weight loss.  Bought them $60 as she said he makes sure that she eats 1st.  took her to lunch.  She barely ate. Brought NA book and Prengancy book to her.  She is on subutex and swears the Dr. is making her go to NA meetings.  though when she saw the book she commented "What did you bring that for?"  Supposedly she is 4.5 mo pregnant.  I felt used again.  He is only one working and paying for his suboxin and her subutex.  I avoided her for a week then went back down to have her do a drug screen and pregancy test.  She just kept staring at me saying "Really."  yup really.  She refused both.  I need to know and start from the truth and try to move on.  Supposedly she saw GYN.  she will not allow me to know anything with Dr.  They know she has a drug problem and has miscarried once.  Anyway I have asked her and her boyfriend to come to Thanksgiving dinner.  She is coming.  Both my sons are angry.  I feel like I need to see her as I am a mess without seeing how she is.  All I plan on is feeding them....THAT IS IT.  They are loosing everything they own in storage.  Choosing drugs instead of paying that.  Can a dr. get a court order if she has drugs on board to go to rehab?  would like an addict to answer how to handle HolidaYS.  Am I enabling just by having Thanksgiving dinner???  PLEASE GIVE INPUT ASAP!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 11/22/2017 4:25 PM

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Scabbing
So I'm An i.v. drug user that does speedballs. What would cause scab like sores that showed up no where near the injection site

Posted: 10/11/2017 2:14 AM

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is there any help for my boyfriend? Meth user

so, my boyfriend is 19 years old and he's been on crystal meth since he was 14, we've been together 2 years now, it doesn't give him energy like it does most others, it makes him think a lot and causes depressin in him, we argue a lot when he goes to get high with his friends,I refuse to leave him, we've been separated once already because of the legal system for a little while and I want to either wait it out or just accept him for who he is like he wants me to, my thing is, he thinks about the past problems we've had in our relationship during his high and he gets upset or angry and tries to break up with me, when he's sober he's so sweet and loving towards me, it kills me to have to deal with this, he wants to stay high every day, he has no job, his mom and brother support his habit which makes it worse, is there anything at all I can do to help him besides leave him?

Posted: 09/26/2017 6:10 PM

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How long does it hurt?

When one is on meth and comes down off of a, oh lets say a weeks high, how long does the body hurt? I've heard that ones body hurts horribly when the meth wears off, and that is why the addict is so desperate for another high. If one cannot get access to more, how long does the pain last? Thanks in advancee.   Straightjacket

Posted: 09/24/2017 7:39 PM

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Can you be an unknowing crack user?

I know this seems like a ridiculous and naive question,  but I have to rule it out. My husband of barely one year was a recovering crack addict when i meant him.  He said he had been clean for 5 years.  I should also add that he is a 100% disabled veteran with ptsd. I really thought he was done with the drugs.  He was 53 when we met and I thought he was too old to keep that up much longer.  Since then (about 3 years ago) he has had 3 relapses that he admits to, and one he had a crazy story about that i no longer believe.  Now i am starting to believe that he has never been totally clean. He is so good at hiding it. The fact that he has got it past me for so long says a lot. Because i don't let things go until i find the truth and i am very thorough. He is a very intelligent man. Yet i will confront him with black and white proof and he will still act like i am crazy and he has no idea what im talking about. He is also very delusional and i assumed that was the ptsd. But i am now wondering if the crack has eaten his brain so badly that he literally doesn't know he is still doing it. Does anyone know if that's possible? For example 3 days ago he came home with about 100 dollars less than he was supposed to have and made up a story that i couldn't prove wrong because i wasnt there. That night he abruptly left with our dog,  who he never takes on a walk and was gone for 25 minutes. He comes back acting very weird.  I confronted him, but he laughed it off. Then came in later and apologized for making me feel suspicious. He kept disappearing down to the basement for no reason. If i ask him why he is going down there he gets mad and says im being a nag.  All night long he kept getting in and out of bed. His eyes looked weird but not dialated. But he did have ativan so maybe that counteracted the effects some. I ended up looking through his call history on the sprint site because he cant delete that. I foung one number that had been dialed almost obsessively that night. They were all one minute calls, at least 20 of them and only one incoming call from that number and they stopped right before the dog walk. I had to threaten divorce to even get him to admit that he called that number. His reason for that is that he was having urges and that was someone he knew from recovery who was giving him support. At the time i couldn't think straight to bring up the fact that those calls were too short for that. Later on i found that he has been calling that same number since at least July. 

I really feel like he believes these lies he tells thats why i ask if he could be so messed up that he thinks he really isnt doing it. Also one thing i am confused about is that i never smelled it. Ive read about what it smells like and i have smelled that in our house in the past but had no clue what it was. 

Posted: 09/24/2017 2:21 PM

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