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slow hand spike

Posted by slow hand on 6 June 2017.

So I became addicted to drugs age 13 and ended up on the streets and in a mental hospital several times doing nine months in all every time they would stick me back wit my family against my wishes who would get me hooked up on drugs again before they would put me back out on the street and then when I was quite stressed enough I would get stuck back in the asylum. I gave up around 25 26 and have been cleanfor around 13 years excluding the hospital meds iI have done over four years college a year's work and have a daughter aged five. My family unfortunately still use drugs heavilly and also alcohol they have brought me and themselves down with it for decades and I don't know what to do about it? I tried so hard to get clean and make myself a success but they are like a lead weight in my life that cannot be unchained from my ankle? Any suggestions would be welcome xxx


slow hand
12 Jun 2017

Hey guys i can't get the comments is there a trick to this?

13 Jun 2017

Hi, thank you for sharing your story with us. Congratulations on your successful recovery, and we are sorry to hear that your family is still struggling and that it is affecting you.

On our forum we occasionally receive automated spam posts, which we delete, and this is why you were notified that someone commented on your post. Sorry for the confusion. 

Best wishes,

20 Jun 2017

Hey slow hand
Firstly congratulations 13years is amazing, well done.
My partner uses cocaine and I am also at a loss of what to do not only does he's family do it the encourage him too and supply it. Or will lend him money that he can't afford to borrow.
I am now at my wits end and although it's hard I understand the only option I can see is to cut them out.
Having influences that close to home is making it all that much harder. He's been advised to change he's number by he's sponsor and I agree. What sort of family members would be so damaging to a loved ones recovery. 
The thing is they all have drug/drink problems but don't see or believe it and brush it off so they don't understand why he is trying not to do it.
Really hope you don't get pulled back in and would love to know what you have decided to do.
Don't give up giving up you're doing so well!. 💪🏻👍🏻

20 Jun 2017

Really should of said that he used to use he has recently relapsed with non other than he's sister and her boyfriend but he is in meetings and on the path to recovery x

Icarus Trust
26 Jul 2017

Hi Slowhand
Thanks for sharing your story and giving other people hope at what can be achieved.
I'm sorry you are finding things so difficult with your family. If you would like to talk with people who would understand what you are dealing with please contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for people who are having to deal with the affects of other people's addictions. 
You can contact us on or visit the website
All the very best.

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