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What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?


Macy
stiller
01
What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
I asked this once before but we have many new people. After I got responses last time I showed it to T (boyfriend). Well now I would like to show it to my cousin. It was nice for T because he knew he wasn't alone. I want my cousin to see that she is not as well. I am afraid she is beyond gone but maybe, just maybe, she will see some glimmer of hope in your responses.
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imlost
inky
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
What made me quit?  I ran out, wasn't none to be found.

What keeps me quit?  The reality that I lost a year of precious memories of my children, my family.
I lost the memory of my son's first words, first steps, first birthday that I can not replace.
I never ever want to be that person again.
I don't like who I was on meth.
I like me clean and sober.
I haven't lost a memory since.
deee
CA
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
My counselor put it to me this way last night...
Your addiction started affecting all aspects of your life and you started to realize that long before you quit but kept going. You took your addiction far enough to where it made profound bad effects your life. (and here comes the NA part) And your life became unmanageable. You took it a few steps too far and the last time you finally took notice and did something about it.

That's what happened with me at least. A few trips to the hospital and emotionally out of control was enough to make me stop!

30 days today!!!
Imget
inrite
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
Reality...  The chance of a long prison term...
My daughter.....
And I woke up one day and realized that I had lost everything I worked my butt off to get. I used to have a great job and I found myself in a jail cell not even being able to afford a pair of jail socks.
Reality hit me in the face....That's why I stopped
 
Sfj Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
I got fired from my job, I was having too many problems with the law, my family, my health, my finances, and everything else.
Simply:
I had gotten to the point where I was not willing to lose any more.
lax2 Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
Quote... I had gotten to the point where I was not willing
to lose anymore...
I was about to lose... My life... and if I didn't lose that I surely was about to lose a roof over my head, and most importantly, MY Partner in life. Who could no longer stand to watch me kill myself.
nine
years
clean
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
I knew that death was near; I sensed it; and for the first time in my life, I chose life.
That was more than 10 years ago, after 13 long, hard years of meth.

In those 13 years, my addiction caused more damage and destruction that I realized while I was using. So getting and staying clean was hard. There was a lot of clean up to do. But it was the smartest thing I have ever done.

We DO recover, and somehow we manage to move beyond the ugliness of addiction to appreciate the beauty of life and the world around us.

I got clean in the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous. I needed to be around people who were just like me and there were two ways I could do that: go back out with my tweaker buddies, or go to an NA meeting with my ex-tweaker buddies.

There is hope for everyone who struggles with addiction. As long as there is breath...there is hope.
ROSE
NINA
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
The damn evil needle. I always thought that would never be
me, but 2 years after smoking meth was shooting up at
least daily. I was only 21, and tired of feeling 64  If  I can do it anyone can.   I choose to live today
Macy
stiller
01
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
Thank you for sharing. A few of you even said you felt death would be upon you. Strong stuff and I am glad you go to your stopping point before death did climb upon you.
jes78 Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
the last time i used, i had went for a methadone assessment and was waiting to go back and see the dr. i had to go sick so i hadn't used all day. finally, i couldn't take it any longer. my daughter was in her seat w/ her dad, i had a visit. i got the same amount as usual, but it must have been different. after i shot up, i said that was strong, started having a seizure. he kept shaking me, trying to get me up. my eyes were pink underneath and my lips were blue. the needle was stuck in the wall. 911 was called and i was brought back. my life was horrible up to that point. all the words cant tell you the hell i went thru for drugs. i would sell u my soul, if i had one. my baby would have seen her mommy die. what kind of person wraps a shoelace around her arm in front of an infant? an addict does. i had i yr before this happened, so i felt the guilt this time. this on top of living life on the streets day to day, living for a drug, i just could no longer do it
Macy
stiller
01
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
Quote:
after i shot up, i said that was strong, started having a seizure. he kept shaking me, trying to get me up. my eyes were pink underneath and my lips were blue. the needle was stuck in the wall. 911 was called and i was brought back. my life was horrible up to that point. all the words cant tell you the hell i went thru for drugs. i would sell u my soul, if i had one. my baby would have seen her mommy die.

That breaks my heart Jes. But if this is what woke you up I am glad.

1laveme Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
I was sick and tired of being sick and tired plus I did some time for something I did not do. going to jail for something I didn't do did it for me I knew if I kept on using that could so happen again and I was not willing to take that chance.
Rubyy
2zday
Re: What was the turning point in your life that made you quit meth?
I lost everything, mostly my self-respect. Someone asked what I would do next. I prayed for death but was too wimpy to get it. They asked why I didn't leave, I wanted to. They gave me a ticket. That was 4 years ago. Up until then all I ever knew how to do was to get high. It seems like a lifetime ago, yet it can all be back in a second if I let it. Not today!

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