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Addicted to going on high, need for euphoric state. How to come out of this?

Hello. My name is derrick. I have a problem, im addicted, not to a certain drug but to the feeling of being high. The escape from reality. I know i need help but often try to convince myself that im fine and its under control but the reality is im not. Everyday i wake up my firsf initial thought is where when and what am i going to get high off of today. And when i am sober i feel bored, restless, irritable, and discontent. So i spend the majority of my time and energy searching for my next high. I need help. I feel trapped from a vicious grip of the devil. Im 18 years old and this has been my life since the first drug i consumed when i was 13. I know theres a better life for me i just dont knplow how to get out of my mind and this false need for a euphoric state. Ive tried NA and the support from my family and it works for a little while but never sticks. Is this going to be me untill the day i die which could be in the near future if i dont stop this addiction
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. A good way to get rid of your wanting to feel high or to have an out of world sensation is to give yourself a chance at doing so naturally. A psychotherapist may be helpful in determining what you might need after taking an entire history of what may have happened in the past that is leading you to need a high for gratification. I also believe that you are spoiling your general health when you are using these substances and therefore would need to quit them in general for that reason as well as the danger of becoming physiologically and psychologically addicted to the medication.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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