Question by Brittany : Drug related, I think I need help? I’m 18, and recovering from a fairly severe bout of anorexia.
I started using drugs on a recreational basis at a young age, just smoking pot and drinking on the weekends. By the time I was in high school i was taking painkillers, molly, anti-depressants and smoking daily. I quit nearly everything during the course of my eating disorder (weed made me hungry, alcohol had too many calories) but I’ve relapsed with a vengeance during my recovery. I start drinking about two hours after waking up (this was going on during the time I was in school, especially on days that I was required to be in school. I couldn’t deal with school sober), I smoke continuously all day and I’ve tripped acid more times than I can recall in the past month. There is a period of about twelve days that I have absolutely no recollection of. Honestly I haven’t been completely straight for about seven months. I’m not shooting up heroin or anything but if I continue down this road I’m sure that it’s not far off.
I’ve just recently been convicted of a DUI and I’ve been charged with unrelated underage drinking.
I think I need to get help before this gets any worse. I’m looking for a possible outpatient treatment other than AA, etc. I need something for underage users because I’m not 21, I’m barely 18
I live in Western NC, the Asheville area
Basically I drink and use drugs because I’m still not ok with being at an average weight. I’m not entirely over my eating disorder, when I am sober I’m constantly thinking about how fat I’m getting. The drugs “help” me deal with my weight gain. Best answer:
Answer by Brian
I recommend you check out this social networking community called LetsReflect.com. There are people there going through situations similar to yours. They are great for advice and encouragement.
The process of Self Reflection has truly changed my life….here’s my profile. http://www.letsreflect.com/profile.php?userid=6
This is a journey….not a quick fix. The trick is staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive people. You are capable of great things! I believe in you. Best of luck.
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