Monthly Archives: November 2008

Open Question: telling parents about my cocaine addiction?

ok im 17 from the uk and has been smiffing coke for a while my parents have been suspicious for a while to and i thkink its about time to tell them but am to scared, what should i expect them to react like (thats my main worry)

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Open Question: anyone who has overcome addiction to cocaine…I could use some words right now.?

i appreciate everyones kind words, i just am struggling, I started using 2 years ago and haven’t stopped, I am a teacher and in law school, and i just wish i could be satisfied with life like I was before drugs!

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Open Question: I need to know if something is wrong. I quit smoking and this is hell…?

I quit smoking 5 days ago. I have been smoking for 10 years. In my sixth year I quit for 4 months and it really wasn’t a big deal. This time around it’s horrible. I am aware that the chemical addiction and withdrawal symptoms normally ends in 24 to 48 hours, but for the last three days I have been going through the worst withdrawal symptoms I have ever experienced. To be blunt, this is far worse than cocaine detox. Due to other prescriptions I am taking I can not use the patch or chant-ix. (As advised by my physician. I have a migraine level headache that not even imatrex has managed to beat down, my hands are shaking so badly its taking me two or three tries to type a word correctly, the muscles in my legs and arms are cramping on and off, I cant sleep, I am sweating through a pair of dry cloths every few hours, and the smell of food makes me sick to my stomach. I keep waiting for this to ease and Im telling myself I can push through it. I’m well into the stage of worry and I think I need to see a different doctor, according to mine this is normal. Has any one else been through this and had a similar experience? How long did it take to get to the other side? Do you have any remedies maybe someone passed to you? I need to know then this is going to ease up. Please, any information or ideas would be very appreciated.

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Open Question: Why do teens think having sex is a cool pasttime?

Alright before I’m answered by a bunch of hormone raging youngsters about how its so damn NATURAL for kids to be having sex.. and yes I mean kids, cause 14-17 year olds are NOT adults and no where near it. I wanna mention my views of when I was a teen and was offered sex

People your age usually stop focusing on the most important part of your life, which is getting an education to better equip yourself AFTER school life ends.. school don’t last forever and your parents, most certainly, will probably nooot feel like pampering a 25 year old child.

You openly choose to gain super *realistic* drama all in which are gained from just having sex with other teens. I mean I went through highschool wanting a lover, and wanting sex; Even the Mr. handsome de-virginator of my school asked me for simple oral sex and I said no. The reasons being cause I VALUE my virginity & my body; which gave me confidence cause I had something special that most of my friends threw away for a simple thrill ride. But also because I wanted to have a pleasurable eperience in which I didn’t have to make stupid excuses and pretend they were reasons of doing it.

Some of the stupidest answers I get from teens who have sex are:

1) Cause I can’t control it, my body needs it… Look at how many people’s body who craved meth, cocaine, crack, cigarettes even.. and look at how much they lost from catering to that addiction. I don’t care what your body craves an addiction is an addiction and catering to it usually ends up in failure, disease, and death.

2) *one of the stupidest*: Cause I Love that person (sometimes conjuncted to that they wanna make them feel good).
Sex and Love are not the same.. so stop using Love as an excuse. I care about people, doesn’t mean I’mma go screw with them and ask them for a licking session. I loved only 3 guys before, and desired to have sex with them because they would talk like they would be there forever. They are not.. one screwed some asian girl like 10 years younger then him that he said he didn’t like.. he just did it to not be a virgin no more at age 26, the other felt I betrayed them by not telling them how I feel 24/7 of the time, the other just let his friends turn him into an asshat. Love is a very strong word that is used way too openly now a days and is really losing it’s taste in power. Love now simply means *I somewhat care about you*.. or a better then like but not quite better cause I dunno you nor will take the time of day to ponder about you.
There are better more fullfilling ways to show love then with sex, the showing of that special thing should lead to sex, not the other way around. Spending time enjoying eachother laughing and crying together should all be present before he starts stuffing your pie with some crimson rod from hell. I am a strong believer of being a friend first is more important than being a sex partner and I encourage people to meet friends of opposite sexes, learn them, know them, and become best friends with them way before you even think to pull off their clothes. I’m not saying time is the key factor.. you could be with someone for 10 years and not say anything worthwhile to eachother.. its the stregnth of the connection between the 2 that counts not necessarily the amount of time before it happens, as long as its not an extremely short time >_> which would be dumb… I see people who are adults even talk about their husband like “ew he does this and that” and I’m like “Then why the Hell would you marry someone like that..” cause its so stupid that you commit to something when you don’t even read the fine print.

3) Another very stupid excuse: Cause of peer-pressure.
I don’t see why someone would WANT to be a follower.. why would you lower your self esteem more by being a pion. Being out of the crowd most times is better then being right along in it. Having sex cause you think it’ll make you cool is stupid, un cool people have sex too remember that~ just usually they are smarter about it and not waste time and emotion on other pions.

4) Animals do it for fun and we’re animals so we should too.
So if a monkey eats its own poop does that mean humans should too? Stop hiding behind the fact that animals do stuff, humans are humans, monkeys and dolphins are monkeys and dolphins. If a monkey goes around humping it’s sister does that mean humans should do the same and its natural? it’s just another dumb excuse. Human nature doesn’t equate to monkey nature. Most humans have to learn from other humans; if your stupid enough to try to be learning about your own intentions from another species of animal, maybe I see why your having sex now.. cause your probably retarded…

5) Sex is fun…. Yes sex is pleasurable I do agree with that, it’s also harmful.. life thratening/altering (sex, stds, and romance drama) and also comprimisable with things such as porn and masturbation~ and here come the follow up excuse to that statement..
*It doesn’t feel the same,

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Weekly News Digest: Week of 11/24-11/28

New data indicate that 2.3 million people who participate in self-help groups for alcohol or illicit drug use currently abstain from use of these substances. Based on a nationwide survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the report offers other data highlighting the use and benefits of these groups.

Date Added: 11/26/08
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New Report on Depression and Treatment Among Veterans

Recent research indicates that an estimated 25 to 30 percent of the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have reported symptoms of a mental disorder or cognitive condition. Untreated mental health problems can result in long-term negative consequences for the affected individuals, their families, their communities, and our Nation as a whole.

Date Added: 11/25/08
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Final Federal Workplace Drug Testing Guidelines Allow Broader Use of Urine Specimen Testing

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today published a Final Notice of Revisions to its Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Guidelines). The Guidelines establish the scientific and technical guidelines for the Federal workplace drug testing programs and establish standards for certification of laboratories engaged in drug testing for Federal agencies by addressing the collection and testing of urine specimens, the requirements for the certification of Instrumented Initial Test Facilities (IITFs), and the role of and standards for collectors and Medical Review Officers (MROs).

Date Added: 11/25/08
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New Nationwide Report Reveals that 5 Million People Participate in Self-Help Groups Each Year

New data indicate that 2.3 million people who participate in self-help groups for alcohol or illicit drug use currently abstain from use of these substances. Based on a nationwide survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the report offers other data highlighting the use and benefits of these groups.

Date Added: 11/25/08
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