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MrQuartzy

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So, After over a year of not misusing a substance I always used to (Amphetamines) I misused again - out of Nowhere. I don't even know why. I feel so awful - I haven't slept one bit and I'm so drained. Now I just feel guilt - Does this happen to anyone ? I'm fully awake of the consequences, effects etc. I just didn't feel in control at the time.
 
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882020

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Hiya, I have similar problems but mainly with drink, but then that morphs into substances aswel once I’ve drank, in my experience mostly with drink I think you’ve just got to forget it as quick as possible and wipe the slate clean again , 2mrws another day, I can stay away from alcohol for 12-18 months then out of nowhere bang just go back to it, I think you’ve got to look at the fact you’ve done 12 months which is a huge positive and you’ve got it in you to do it again and more, just try not to beat yourself up with it I know that’s hard! I also tried to be with people I trust and that know about the struggles for a few days after, I hope this helps, just try not to be to hard on yourself and go again :)
 
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MrQuartzy

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That's true, I guess you just got to keep trying and not dwell on past mistakes. I have drank at one point, but I never really got too addicted to drinking - I think one thing I need to concentrate on is not shutting out my desire for these feelings I get when taking drugs - Excitement, euphoria etc. But trying to find natural ways to obtain such feelings. Such as exercise for example.
 
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882020

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Yeah just try not to dwell on it I find that best it’s hard I know, that’s a good idea exercise, when I first stopped I joined a gym and brought a bike, and I just got stuck into that and that made it easier, my whole lifestyle was based about drink, don’t know if your the same, but getting new hobbies and say goals to aim for helped, also went to counselling for the addiction as well that helped loads, maybe that could be an idea :)
 
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