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Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:38 pm
by sydghost
Hi, I'm SydGhost, 39 year old male Meth and Chemsex addict. Glad i stumbled on this site as i'm looking for support.
I've only ever smoked Meth a few times while engaging in wild sexual activities. It's all i think about now and it's consuming me.
I am not sure what to do to stop thinking about and avoid touching it. I am worried i will engage again soon in Chemsex which will make it even harder to stop...The temptation is so strong now and growing...
Any help appreciated please! cheers

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:28 pm
by Calvino01
Hi @sydghost
Welcome to the forums! Good on you for reaching out today.
I'm Calvino one of the facilitators here.
What you're experiencing isn't unheard of. Many people struggle with this and I understand it can feel quite difficult to give it up.
This is a supportive and anonymous platform for people to share their experiences with others who have issues with substances.

Have you ever received support for this before? Have you been in contact with other organisations for assistance?

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:17 pm
by sydghost
Hi @Calvino01
Thanks for your message. Yes it's been very hard in particular because i don't have anyone to talk with about it, that's why i've come here. No i haven't reached out to other organisations or received counselling. Just looked at online resources.

I am constantly moving between both wanting and not wanting to give it up although i know what the rational decision is...It's been very difficult.

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:52 pm
by Calvino01
Yes it always seems like a back and forth battle for many people between wanting to stop and not wanting to stop. That can be one of the most difficult things to get past at the beginning. What matters now is that you are contemplating to stop. Weight up your pros and cons, make a list do a little more thinking about these.
We have a 24/7 drug counselling helpline available on 1800 888 236 or you can even chat with a counsellor through webchat. Theres always a counsellor available to talk to.

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:39 pm
by August041
Hi. My newly acquired hobby is my planted fish aquarium. My previous hobby was alcohol. I am 234 days sober and sometimes feel alone in my sobriety. I have wonderful support and love around me, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think they know what I am going through.
Volunteering inspires me. It’s a selfless act which can make such a huge difference to our world and it’s inhabitants.

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:31 am
by Bamboo [facilitator]
Hi @August041 welcome to the forum, thanks for sharing with us :)

What a fantastic achievement going 234 days sober, congratulations!!

I'm wondering if you'd be willing to share how you got through those first few weeks?

Sobriety can definitely feel lonely at times, it's great you've joined our community for that connection and support. Great to hear you've also got wonderful people around you.

Your new hobby sounds interesting, how many fish do you have in your aquarium?

Volunteering and giving back to the community is a beautiful thing.