- May 3, 2014
^ I'm sorry to hear that bptubbs.
Jesus man, so sorry. I was in a similar situation with my ex but he was on drink and benzos ( and whatever else he could get). This is the worst. Look after yourself, you are not responsible for him - only respond to him when he complies with help/within boundaries ( obviously, you have compassion when hes fucked up) but generally you got yo be an example to him to behave/ go toward normal behaviour - basically lure him, to the other side. When drugs have a hold its basic skinnerian logic with a compassion when your mate is totally disabled - ya know.My best and oldest friend (been a brother since second grade, so 27 years now) has been strung out on meth for months and months, actually probably about a year and a half.
Fucking meth, man... my friend has gone from one drug problem to the next in late teens and adulthood. First it was coke, that was bad, then alcohol, that was bad too, I worried about him a lot. Then heroin for years, worried about him all the time. But meth has been, BY FAR, the most fucked up thing he's gotten involved in. I don't even recognize this person. It's so fucked up. I basically think about it all the time and it tears me up. He has really big self-esteem problems he has never really addressed. If he can sober up long enough to regain sanity (and at this point that's a big if ), he has such a long road to recovery. I don't know if he can do it. But god I hope so...
Damn, mate I can't imagine dealing with that. Much respectThanks CD, this is why I love this community. I don't have the support I wish I did, I've never been close to my family, but I'm pretty decent at dealing with these things. More scary having neurological diseases on both sides, my grandfather on my mother's side died of Parkinsons and now my mom's showing signs. And my dad's huntingtons.
((())) Amenfighting temptation only a few days rn i'm glad i did a few precautionary measures to deny me access ( sincerely mean that). i dig that, scott. more than half my life, probation or location were only things that had me sober for a period of a year + . it's possible, i know it is the hardest thing in life but fuck it challenge accepted. never underestimate the power you/we have over our thoughts. deep down there is hope for us all, truly believe that.