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Posted by Elaine on June 11, 2000 at 19:48:40:

In Reply to: Need help getting off a serious crack addiction posted by Dave on June 07, 2000 at 18:28:38:

Hey Dave, don't kid yourself: you will need all support in the world to get over this. Start with finding a support group and attending their meetings. You will probably hear lots of stories there which will make it clearer to you when and how to tell your wife about your addiction. You have two children, they are very important and I am sure your wife will appreciate your honesty and your desire to get off this habit. If she catches you using it (you never know), it will have a huge impact on your relationship and will also make it harder for her to find strength and support you. So, start somewhere and work your way through it. It is great that you are realizing what your problem is. Talk to people in a support group, and good luck to you.

: I am a married father of two who has been using crack since high school. I am now almost 30!
: It is worse now then it has ever been. The strange part is that I have a daily habit but my wife and kids dont know. i have become an expert on sneaking, lying, accounting for missing money, everything!
: Ive been at the same job for 4 years now, the bills all get paid( my wife also works), the kids are happy but i am not. I dont like feeling that way around my family, I dont like the neighborhood that I have to go to get it. I want to stop but everytime i get even 10 extra dollars, its spent on crack. I also have a large pot habit which my wife knows about and tolerates and the corner where i get the crack is also the corner where i get my pot. So even when I go to get pot 9 times out of 10 I wind up getting crack instead! I dont want to let my family know, so rehab is out of the quiestion. What can I do on my own to quit?

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