Hey Sue. Welcome to the forum!! You did a great job for your first post, and even posted in the correct category, so you are on the right track. To comment on other people's posts, click on their subject line and it will bring you to that particular post's discussion. There should be a text box at the bottom of the page that says "Leave a Comment".. which is what I am doing now!
I hope that helps!
Hi my name is Sue I'm a 61 yrs of living life
I'm not sure how to do this forum thing. I know old school weren't into this. I'm Sure it's simple so could any one clue me in like how do I like add coments or post under topics
This here is the first time I saw were and how any way get me headed in the right direction and here I am
Hitting that point where you're at that crossroads of continuing doing what you've been doing and hoping for different results...or the jumping off point. I've been there. Lots of false starts, but finally got in the program. Drying out or detox, most important, you can't make a decision while you are still under control of a mind altering substance. Go for it. There isn't any 'cure' yet for being a drug addict or drunk. Total abstinence is really the only solution. That caused ME a lot of fear and regret. It was all unfounded, as the life I found after being honest with myself has been great, and only getting better. Don't close your mind to any possibilities. Miracles happen all the time.
Please be very very careful. Many people struggle with relapse, so you are not alone. And many individuals end up overdosing during a relapse because 1) they get a bad batch 2) their tolerances are still low. Please tread carefully!! It seems like you have not turned to opioids but just alcohol. Look into a support group or treatment for your mental health. I've heard that fighting cravings and triggers for drugs is a huge part of the battle and it all takes place after the detox. The detox isn't the entire recovery.. this is just the next phase of your battle. Best of luck to you and I urge you to seek support & help before it gets worse.
I found this on recovery.org