Do I Have a Drug Problem?

Question by hubhubhi12: Do I have a drug problem?
I huff and I use prescribed narcotics when I don’t need them. I know it’s completely idiotic of me and I know the danger but I just can’t justify it. No one in my life knows this is going on. Should I tell someone? I don’t want them to be disappointed because I just overcame a 6 year battle with bulimia and I’m not like the other 17 year olds my age I don’t do it for fun. I really don’t know what to do…sorry this is so long.

Best answer:

Answer by Alfred
Please stop. You don’t need to tell anyone if you can stop immediately. Use something harmless like weed. You are going to have many problems when you are older if you continue this abuse. Anyone that disagrees does not know their information.

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2 Responses to Do I Have a Drug Problem?

  • jon_mac_usa_007 says:

    Well yes, you do. You also seem to have had some problems, but don’t accept this as your norm. You need to stop, ask your parents if you can stop on your own, everyone need help sometimes. It would be helpful if you can find someone to share your feeling, maybe you can call a teen crisis hotline.

    You have had a 6 year struggle, so a little more time and you can fight this addiction as well. You asked if you have a problem, but you know you do. You are seeking for someone to push you to stop, to get help if you need it.

    Some teens have an easier life than other, most keep their problems a secret too. Don’t give up, you can be strong, you can beat this too.

  • jannsody says:

    With regard to the huffing, my friend actually has a severe BRAIN INJURY from inhalant use at the age of 12, now in her 30s. The chemicals in products used for huffing are actual POISONS that were never meant to go through the bloodstream. A person can die or get permanent neurological (brain, spinal cord, nerves) damage even after the very FIRST time of use.

    For more info re: the dangers of huffing – National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: http://www.inhalants.org

    Please know that you’re NOT alone in your struggles with drug use or having an eating disorder. There are a lot of teens (and adults) who have drug addiction and/or eating disorders. What’s important is that the individual admits that he or she has a problem and decides to get outside professional help.

    Please do *tell* your parents (if even by writing a letter and handing it to them) about your current issues as you shouldn’t have to deal with this by yourself. They would much rather you tell them about your destructive (and even deadly) behaviors rather than having to bury you 6 feet underneath the ground or visit you in a Brain Injury rehab hospital.

    Here is a website to search for counseling and treatment programs for those with substance abuse problems (and some may have state and/or county funding for those without health insurance): http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ and can click the first link. Then one can click “near you” on the left-hand side of the page under “find facilities”.

    For a free 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting (and one may attend an “open” AA meeting if there is no drinking problem): http://www.aa.org

    There is a 12-step program for the friends and family (such as your parents) of the “problem drinker” called Al-Anon, and loved ones can attend an “open” Al-Anon meeting if the addict doesn’t have a drinking problem: http://al-anon.alateen.org/

    This site has some common mottos pertaining to those 12-step programs (e.g., AA) such as “One day at a time”, “First things first” and “People, places and things”: http://www.royy.com/toolsofrecovery.html

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