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Posted by princess on October 31, 2000 at 13:02:28:

In Reply to: I think I have a cocaine problem. posted by Tricky on October 30, 2000 at 20:24:20:

Five years ago, I found myself getting frighteningly close to a cocaine addiction and I left behind all but a few friends and they were friends who sometimes did coke, but basically could take it or leave it. That was the only way it would've worked for me. Since then, I have done coke on an average of about two or three times a year and have not had any problems with it...until recently.

I found myself hanging out with people that were all doing it and when I tried to leave that group of friends and started hanging out with another (after leaving my boyfriend who had a heroin problem), I found that I was jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

I just recently started dating a guy that I discovered sells it and has told me repeatedly that I will never have to buy coke again. (NOT what I needed to hear) Not only that, but he claims that he doesn't believe that coke is addictive, but at the same time has been asking around a lot to find out the frequency with which others do it and has been complaining about the fact that he swears to take a night off from it and then can't manage to do it. I know that I will have to stop dating this guy because we will definitely be bad for each other. It's so much easier to do it if the person you're with wants to do it too. I always feel extreme guilt and depression after staying up all night snorting lines and that, I think, should be a red flag that something is wrong.

I wish I could help you, but if I can't help at least I can relate to your problem. The only advice I CAN give you is to get away from people that will enable you to do coke. That's what worked for me before, but considering that I am finding myself unable to do that now, I'm not one to be giving that advice. God bless you.

: i'm new to the board, so I'm not sure if anyone else is experiencing this, as I've seen posts on other topics, but not to many on coke. Basically, I think I have a problem. I've used coke recreationally for about 4 yrs, but a few months ago I think things began to get a bit out of control. I have not hit "rock bottom" as people say. I still have a great job and a great house, but often I find myself doing way more of the drug than I intended. Often, I'll use coke even after I promised myself I wouldn't.

: It has been even harder for me not to use b/c my b/f (who I live with) and our two best friends (another couple) use coke as well. Whenever the four of us are together we end up buying coke ans staying up till all hrs smoking cigarettes and doing lines. I can't tell anyone I think I need help. How does one start to get out of an addiction situation without leaving friends behind?

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