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I fucking hate it but I have an addictive personality. I am approaching my 32 year mark here very soon and have recently realized I have to accept it, I am not proud but I have found myself to be much happier knowing this is a part of me and probably will be for the rest of my life. My substance abuse has made me the person I am and will never want to take who I am away from me or my friends and family.

Like I say it sucks but its life, any you all got problems to?

 

 

 

DISCUSS....

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feel bad for me son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nah, i'm not too much help.

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is the thread about talking about addictions or going to AA meetings? :confused:

 

addiction is healthy in life, its when it becomes obsession and takes over day to day life it becomes unhealthy, to know and respect the difference between the two is important.

 

 

on that note ima go fall asleep infront of the tv.

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Im just pointing out how addictions can suck pretty bad and im sure Im not the only one on the oontz who feels this way, just a thread to mingle and discuss these addictions. If you go to AA I think thats great maybe someone can learn how to find help through this thread, Im just hoping to do something positive for the people on the 12, thats all.

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well i am and AA helped me get like this!!!!!!!!!

naw i'm kidding

 

 

 

i'm nnout and i'm a alcoholic/addict

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I've been a drug addict/alcoholic going on 19 years now...I haven't drank alcohol in almost a year and a half and in that time the only drugs I've taken were a few prescription pills here and there. I didn't need AA or NA to quit using, my wife and my job pretty much took care of that. I'll be 33 in September and I wasted more than half of my life high and drunk. I'm what you would call a functioning drug addict, drugs never affected my job or my personal life...I've always been able to use and maintain....The only reason I don't fuck around with drugs anymore is because of random piss test at work.

 

Alcohol is another story though, I'm a total douchebag when I'm drunk. Over the years I've hurt and offended everyone I know at least once because of my drinking. I quit because my wife was at the breaking point and was about to leave me after 10 year of being together. That was reason enough for me to stop.

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i don't think that i will ever not smoke weed.

that is the only substance that i will get mad fiendish for.

well, that and bacon. and dick.

my mom was a total pothead before she had me though and she hasn't smoked since.

so who knows.

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Weed was the hardest thing for me to quit, I smoked for 15 years straight 4 or 5 times a day. I still think about it all the time, I can't remember the last time I thought about drinking though.

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1st off, saying addiction is healthy is an oxymoron. Even graf, which I love to death, can be unhealthy at an addiction level. People are complex beings with multiple aspects to them and when you allow any one aspect to rule over everything it's usually at the detriment of other things. You might be an awesome pitcher who doesn't tire and throws a 100MPH fast ball every single pitch, but if you can't run, catch, bat, etc., you're not much of a ball player.

 

Big props to you for knowing your personality. There are people, even on this board, who talk proudly about how much clean time they have in, yet you can tell they are miserable people who still have problems. It's the concept of the 'dry drunk.' I'm not knocking anybody's clean time, but being clean is only half the battle. You need to look inside yourself and come to terms with how you got to be the way you are, what maintained that, and how do you counter those things if not change them completely.

 

I personally do not care for AA/NA because it is a disease based model that says this is who you are forever, and the main way to counter that is AA, AA, and more AA. I think it removes some of the responsibility from people, and I'm also not into the higher power deal. I also think it's hypocritical to be there to stop your addictions and damn near everyone is smoking, drinking multiple cups of coffee, and eating powdered donuts. That being said though, some studies show that it is one of the more effective treatment methods, I'm guessing because you have an ongoing support group for life so long as you continue to go and you buy into the model. Still, I feel you can develop that for yourself outside of AA but go if it helps you to stay clean.

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almost half of my friends have been in rehab this year. i am glad that after decades, they finally accepted to get support (some were terrible drunks and junkies). being under the influence 24/7, really impairs everyday coping. many have come to realize, its a dark road. only clarity, will help with this life. i have been to a few meetings recently, and have seen its worth. my outlook has significantly improved. structure and balance, along with healthy living can help with depression and other common illness. having support really increases ones chance of managing stress and avoiding personal abuse. stay positive.

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i also agree with gacy, i don't care for AA/NA either, but do respect its fit for others. i can live with out the cult. many, including myself have gotten to this point from some other underlying issues. not only addictive personality, but self sabotage, or lack of self worth. addressing the personal struggles is only half the battle.

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AA=fail. ive had to go as part of an agreement i made to get out of rehab (court appointed). every fucking time theres some crying jackass and a bunch of people who are waaaaaay too friendly. if you want to stop getting fucked up, just stop. works for me.

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"Yes I do smoke weed everyday, no I am not a fiend"

 

"You just contradicted yourself, face it you are an addict regardless of how "soft" you say weed is"

 

"It doesn't inhibit me from being an intellectual or interacting with the fam and friends hell I am talkin to you high right now so don't give me that "you are gunna create a schism" bullshit."

 

Conversation I had with a close friend, knockin me for bein a pothead, while she sits there contemplating her next pillpop. Like it's more sophisticated to pillpop therefore it's socially acceptable or some shit.

 

Weed makes me a better thinker and more patient, yea I get irritable without it but so be it. Like you said Absolute it made me who I am, still molds.

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Fuck that shit. Trying to say that the power to change comes from a higher power. Fuck that, god is always trying to steal my thunder.

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Of course it doesn't glad you know it doesn't Protocol just another inherent ability humans have which is highjacked by religious affiliates tryin to garner as much credentials as they can.

 

"Here, god is givin you the power to change, without him you are helpless" Fuck that and fuck anyone disillusioned enough to think some celestial being has that authority.

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i don't think that i will ever not smoke weed.

that is the only substance that i will get mad fiendish for.

well, that and bacon. and dick.

 

i love you... i can share all of those things with you for the rest of our lives. you in?

 

 

 

and the rest of yous, go stick needles in your arms and jump off a roof. thats how you get REALLY high. this thread is fail.

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I'm selfish and greedy which leads to addiction.

 

I quit opiates 8 months ago and I'm good.

 

But I am typing this as I'm rolling my ass off from 100% pure mdma. hahaha

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