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Introduce yourself here - lived experience

A place for those maintaining change to share their story.
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Vik
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Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi @Ling07 welcome to the forums, and thank you for your post!

Great hobbies too, I've always thought 4WDing looks fun!

Would love to hear more about your experience and your journey toward "living your best life" (love that!). Would you consider starting your own thread? Can be a great way to gain support from others - it's a little harder here in the intro thread.

Take care, and again welcome!
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Poison Ivy
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Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:28 pm

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:50 pm

Hello everyone,
I enjoyed reading the introductions, so thank you! Hello I’m Poison Ivy ... I’m female, single, no children and I struggle with an addiction to crystal meth. My drug addiction doesn’t define me as a person, it’s just one aspect of my life , and I would very much like to change it so it no longer has a place in my life at all. I wanted to connect with others who know the struggles, the judgement, the abandonment, the isolation and loneliness of addiction. So I don’t have to feel like I’m on my own all the time.

Thank you for reading
Ps I love painting and my dog
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Vik
Posts: 74
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Re: Introduce yourself here - lived experience

Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm

Welcome to the community @Poison Ivy and well done on reaching out!

Sounds like this is a great place for you - it’s really important to know that you’re not alone.

I’m curious, is there anything you’ve tried in the past at some stage that’s helped you bring down your use, even for a period of time? Or anything you’re interested to maybe learn more about?

Looking forward to hearing more, take care. Vik

Ps, I love dogs!! What kind is yours?!
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