Addiction to Drugs/DXM


Kira wrote at 2013-12-09 20:12:27
I myself am an addict to DXM. I really do know how you feel. I have been in treatment for almost a year now, and it took me 9 months to finally decide to be sober. It's hard because drugs do have a long lasting impact on chemical balances in your body. When you use a drug, your dopamine levels raise a lot. If you use for an extended amount of time your body stop naturally producing a normal amount of dopamine, which makes you feel awful unless your high. When you stop using, you dopamine levels will continue to be lower than a normal persons. If you can stay sober long enough, your levels will stabilize again, but it may take a long time, depending on how long you used. Your whole life changes when you use, and it will change again when you become sober, and this time your not numb for the change. It's hard, believe me, I know. If you can get through the change, though, you will have a whole new take on life, and look at things in a different way than you did before ever using. I'm am a MUCH better person than I was before I used, because of the change I was forced to make. My life now is much happier,can't my dopamine levels are stabilizing again. If you would like to talk to me sometime, I would be happy to help you out. My e-mail is or  

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Sherrie Sweet


I am qualified to answer questions in all areas of addiction and recovery. If you have a question that I can not answer, I am not afraid to tell you that I do not know, however, I am willing to help you find the answer. I am qualified to assist you with questions asked by the individual who is using drugs or alcohol, as well as questions from concerned friends and family members. I understand the stigmas of this disease and the difficult issues that arise from substance use. I am here to offer guidance and support.


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