"Our greatest problems in life come not
so much from the situations we confront
as from our ability to handle them"
Post Edited (gilly-love) : 1/19/2009 3:03:57 AM (GMT-7)
Be proud of your sobriety! i know its early days, but you are doing so well. i too have an addictive personality- think the best person to work out your meds with is a pyschiatrist. if you fear becoming dependant on valium, let him/her know that it concerns you. they may be able to suggest an alternative.
I am so sorry to hear that you dont get to see your kids as much as you would like. im not a mother, so i cant imagine the pain this must cause you.
Please hang in there, you are doing so well at the moment, even if it doesnt feel like it! stay in touch, keep us posted and know that im thinking of you, Always-
Gilly, Remember to take it one day at a time, one tiny step at a time and perhaps concentrate on getting sober first before you start worrying about an addiction to Valium........what is your prescribed dose and what are you using..........Be honest and straight forward with your physician about what you are using.
An addiction is much different then using illegal drugs for recreation. Increasingly, research is demonstrating that the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction must include the treatment of mental disorders because of the co-occurences of these problems. In other words, it is not possible to treat alcohol and drug addiction without also treating the mental problems.
I would like to suggest that you go to AA meetings daily no matter how tough it is. Also have you ever been in a treatment program, in house treatment. I am from MN and we jokingly refer to MN, the Land of 10,000 treatment programs............
Truly we are fortunate to be home to Hazelden Treatment Center. I am going to give you the link to their site as they have an online feature that has great tips and you can sign up for their daily motivational quotes. I am signed up for them and they are very helpful.
Please know we are all here supporting you and your battle is a tough one, but I know you will make it through.
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