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Posted by M13 on October 28, 2000 at 18:09:18:

In Reply to: Addicted to downers and need help... posted by Skipp on October 26, 2000 at 23:34:01:

: Almost a year ago I was introduced to painkillers. I had done nothing before that except marijuana. Once I found out my parents had perscriptions to the drug, I've been stealing them every time I've had the chance... Vicoprofen, Vicodin, Percocet, Lodine, Tylenol PM, Tylenol w/ codeine, opium (smoking and snorting) and perscription robitussin w/ codeine... I've stole every bit of painkillers my parents own and now I'm buying the pills off the street dealers. I'm scared to death that my parents will find out and buying off the street has suddenly made me feel like a real drug user. I haven't gone through any physical withdrawls except headaches when I have to wait for my next high. But the mental dependence is so strong I'll steal and pay anything. I need help, and I don't know where to go or what to do... I'm scared if I don't do something soon I'll get into heroin or back into speed. I'm in

Hi skipp
i don't know your age albeit doesn't matter unless there insurance problems with finding a detox if you need it.
if you have been taking the type of drugs you mentioned in your post you will most assuredly need help. many people are turned off by NA/AA
but they can be helpful if only to get you started
and perhaps supply other places for you to get help. most of the people in these groups have traveled a simular road as you have they know our story.
i've been fighting booze/drugs for over 30 years so my life story is simular to yours

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