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Ryan - keep up the good work. I think valium is OK for now. It
is important to get some rest. Things are easier to deal with
on a little sleep! Rethink the valium down the road..

I have a 20 year old son - I would be so proud of him if
he were in your shoes!! You are so smart to know at
a young age that you do not want this lifestyle!!

Please keep us posted. If you are about to use, post here
first - give us all a chance to talk you out of it!! Lizzie
Hey Ryan, good for you! Hang in there. It sucks. Then you'll wake up one day and you'll be feeling better. And then there might be a day after where you feel worse, then better again, and usually that's the light at the end of the tunnel. It gets easier each day, little by little.

This board has helped me a lot, so did making short-term goals when a whole day just seemed too long to cope with. I made lots of to-do lists with goals like 3:10-4:00, take shower, be sober 50 minutes. It helped a lot.

I hear you about the friends thing. I'm on day 17 or thereabouts and finally called a friend today. I couldn't deal w/ people, and we get a little social phobic during w/d. And agoraphobic, too. Anything you can imagine being anxious about! But none of my friends know, I considered telling her but didn't. I've been sick as far as nearly everybody knows. Only 2 non cyber-people knew what I was going through. I hope you at least have somebody who you can call when you need to. I don't think I would have made it.

Also what worked for me was writing in a journal, don't know if that appeals to you. Was a nice creative outlet, I wrote lots of crazed rants and drew pictures, etc. Also, I think I put some iTunes exec's kids through college, I downloaded tons of new music. And, for me, humor is important. There are tons of brilliant funny websites out there, I think I should start a big list. Watched lots of tv, especially in the middle of the night when I was wide awake, crime dramas not being such a good idea, but cheesy, light movies, oh yes, those were good.

If you've read my other posts you know that I'm coming off a few different things. Please be careful with the valium. It's okay to use it a little right now but be aware that it is also very addictive. I wasn't careful and traded a hydro addiction for ambien & ativan.

Keep up the great work!