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bellspond
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Hi, I’ve had a meth problem, five months clean but I know I could so easily go back. I don’t want to be that person again.

I’m also recovering from a breakdown last year, this wasn’t caused by drugs alone but the drugs obliterated my reality for me. Depression and anxiety aren’t helping.

I’m not sure I have the confidence to just turn up at a meeting, and I’m not sure if it’s for me anyway, so I’m a bit stuck. I also can’t phone the helpline because I have a problem with making or receiving phone calls because of my anxiety.

I just know I can’t go back to what I was and although I say I don’t want to, I know deep down I want it again.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I’d be really grateful, please don’t tell me to just go to a meeting because I really don’t think I’m able to do that, my mental health stops me from doing a lot of things.

Thanks

M

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Joined: 22/10/2014 - 16:18
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First M, well done for taking responsibility for yourself.

I understand that the idea of turning up at a meeting for the first time is intimidating. Remember: we were all there once.

In our Area, and I suspect some others, we can arrange for 2 trained members to meet you in a neutral public place.

All meetings are aware to look out for newcomers and make them feel welcome, while not being intrusive.

Start by telephoning the UK Help Line; or ask a friend to do it for you in your presence.

We have found that we can not stay abstinent alone, and need the support of fellow members. I am not a naturally sociable person, but have made some great friends in NA, and would not be alive without them.

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