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Drugs & Alcohol

I Don’t Fit In, I Don’t Drink

Posted by | Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

Hi. I just need help dealing with a current situation at school. I used to be super close with 4 other girls in my class but over the last year they have been going to party’s and getting drunk and my parents don’t allow me to go to party’s and I don’t feel comfortable drinking. But they have totally cut me off from their lives and bully me verbally and ignore me at school. They make school a terrible place for me, I wake up every morning sad to go to school. They made up a bunch of rumours about me and turned my friends against me. I’ve talked to teachers but no one is doing anything about this. They told me that because I don’t drink they can’t be friends with me. I don’t have any friends left. I sit alone at lunch and have no one to talk to. Usually I can deal with this but some nights (like tonight) it really gets to me and I just feel bad about myself. I feel like I don’t fit in with anybody because I’m not going out drinking every weekend. I am just not sure who to turn to to talk to, I just feel like I’m completely alone…

Help! My Dad Is An Alcoholic

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I need help, My dads an alcoholic and it started when I was age 2 he drinks every night once he’s drank he gives me, my brother and my mum verbal abuse. He just sent in his notice to quit his job and I don’t know how my parents will be able to keep the house without him earning. My parents can’t get a divorce either because they both don’t earn enough to live alone. I also have enough stress with passing my exams and when this builds up it just tips me over the edge. He also doesn’t admit he has a problem, he think its us making it up. I honestly have no idea what to do anymore and I just want to know if there is anything I can do?

Don’t Remember What Happened

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I have no idea what to do. I’m honestly scared to death. My friends mom is out of town so he threw a party and me including all my friends went over to his house.. BIG MISTAKE. We all got drunk and stayed the night at his house. I mean no parents were there.. Why wouldn’t we? The next thing I know I’m up in his bedroom with him hearing pounding on the door.

I guess my friends were trying to get us out of the room since he and I had both been drinking, but I don’t remember it. The guy said him and I had sex, but I don’t remember it and it would’ve been my ‘first time’. I have no idea what happened or even if he used a condom! Help! WHAT do I do?! ​

Concerned about LSD

Posted by | Ask a Doctor, Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

I have a friend who is interested in trying LSD, and am worried about him. I know that ‘bad trips’ can have severe mental consequences – is this frequently the case? I also hear that the drug causes people to ‘burn out’ – smart kids use it once or twice and end up being a lot less smart afterwards. Is this true? Are there other physical/mental consequences I should warn him about?

Never Felt Addicted

Posted by | Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

I have been using drugs. I never felt addicted to any of the drugs I’ve been using, but recently in my program that I am in for alcohol abuse because of my DUI we have been talking about denial. The drugs and alcohol lie to you. I drink a couple times a week, but drinking isn’t really my thing. I like to be drunk, but that’s about it. I used to use a lot of E, but not anymore because it stopped getting me high.

I mostly tweek it and drink. I know tweeking is super addicting and I do abuse it, but when I have to I do stop using. I don’t crave it but I just feel really weird and get really bored all the time even when I’m out with friends.

I don’t feel addicted to it. I don’t know if I am in denial or what. I don’t do drugs or any reason anyways. I just like to be high. if I have to I would stop, but I don’t have a reason to right now. It still leaves me questioning myself if I am addicted or not because I can’t get myself to believe it and I don’t know why. ​

Really Tough Time

Posted by | Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

Hi, I am going through a really tough time in my life. My parents just divorced and I started smoking heroin almost every day. I cannot stop but it helps me forget all the problems I have. I think my girlfriend knows about it but it’s tough to talk to her because I am so ashamed.

I just don’t know what to do, I want to end it all, I feel like the world would be better off and my parents will get back together if I am gone because I made them divorce. I don’t know what to do. ​

Just Stop Caring

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My dad is a heroin addict. I haven’t seen him in over 5 years and I miss him very much. My mom doesn’t have contact with him and I don’t know anyone who does. All I want is to see him but I can’t. He knows where I live and has my phone number but doesn’t call. That’s what I don’t understand. I don’t understand why he doesn’t call or visit me.

It makes me feel unloved. I worry every day of my life about him because I know heroin is a dangerous drug. I have no way to know if he is ok or not and that stresses me out. Sometimes I think I should just stop caring but I can’t.

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