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How to withdraw from crack

Is crack addictive?  Yes. Crack is one of the most addictive drugs available. So if you’re looking to quit crack and think that you’re showing symptoms of crack addiction, you’ve come to the right place.

If you have taken that all important first step in accepting that you need to stop using crack, here’s what you need to know about how to withdraw from crack: find out what crack withdrawal feels like, how long it will take, whether you can do it at home and what will help you with crack withdrawal. We explore here and invite your questions about crack withdrawal or addiction treatments for crack at the end.

When do you withdraw from crack?

If you or someone you know is using crack regularly and heavily then you know that it needs to stop. How crack works in the brain brings on addiction as an expected outcome. Crack withdrawal usually occurs when you’ve been using crack daily and either lower doses or stop completely.

The drug can impact your personal and professional life negatively: there is a loss motivation, constantly looking for the next fix, hallucinations, paranoia and even suicidal thoughts. Overdosing on crack or mixing it with other drugs can be potentially fatal, so you know that something concrete needs doing to end the crack addiction.

Withdraw from crack symptoms

Crack withdrawal symptoms could vary greatly but some of the most commonly seen symptoms are:

  • aggression and angry outbursts
  • agitation
  • anxiety and depression
  • constant hunger
  • craving the drug to the point of obsession where it may seem impossible to think of anything else
  • feeling sleepy or extreme fatigue
  • flu like symptoms: chills, nausea, runny nose, body aches
  • mood swings
  • sleep may be disturbed by very vivid dreams and nightmares

How long to withdraw from crack?

The length of time it takes to withdraw from crack can differ from person to person and is based on many factors: mental makeup, how long they were using and how much, and their ability to deal with stress, as well as the kind of help and support the user gets. The withdrawal phase could last from a couple of months to a couple of years; the urge to use may even manifest after years of sobriety particularly if there is a triggering incident.

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The first withdrawal symptoms such as panic, anxiety, an intense craving could appear just hours after the last use of crack. The user may then feel depressed and even suicidal during the first few days after stopping. Many users report to experiencing what is known as a “honeymoon stage” a few days after their last use, when they feel fine and feel they have kicked the habit.

But this is typically followed by a very intense craving. A week or two after last use, the obsession to use may return with a vengeance as the brain chemistry struggles to regain normalcy. The user may try to think up excuses to use again; employing defense mechanisms like denial, rationalization, and minimizing. The user may feel great anger, may be irritable, may have trouble with their memory and may experience mood swings. They could have very vivid dreams and may feel exhausted.

How to ease withdrawal symptoms from crack

Crack users or those close to them can help support recovery by easing the withdrawal symptoms using the following means:

  • Joining Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous can substantially bolster recovery and give a former crack user the required motivation to remain clean
  • Low impact exercise such as walking and cycling and concentrating on eating a healthy diet can help restore good health and feelings of wellbeing
  • Mind body interventions such as meditation, yoga, tai chi can also help lower stress and improve coping skills
  • Psychotherapy can help identify addictive behaviors and equip the addict with healthy responses to enabling environments and individuals
  • Resuming normal social interaction with friends and family will reduce feelings of isolation and restore normalcy

The best way to withdraw from crack

There is no medication that is specifically recommended for crack withdrawal. In some clinical trials, drugs such as Modafinil, Zofran Baclofen, Celexa and some others have been seen to help lower cocaine intake. However self help, being a part of support groups may actually be more effective since crack creates largely psychological addiction. Intensive treatment involving frequent visit to the addiction clinic or therapist and a longer duration of treatment are seen to be most effective.

How to withdraw from crack safely

The safest way to withdraw from crack safely may be to check into a residential rehab facility where the addict is not only weaned off their drug but is simultaneously offered therapy and equipped with the tools for coping when they rejoin the real world. However, creating safe environments within the home and work/school spheres and avoiding triggering people and situations can also help you withdraw safely from crack.

Can I withdraw from crack at home?

It depends. Feelings of isolation and mourning at the loss of one’s stimulant (drug) and dealing with stress can be real problems which could trigger relapse into crack use. So for some addicts, withdrawing from crack at home may be possible if a safe, non-enabling environment that supports recovery is present. In fact, statistics show that most treatments for crack addiction are conducted in outpatient settings.

For others, checking into a rehab facility may be a better idea, since it could well jump start the recovery program in a safe, sanitized environment under constant supervision. This could be a better option for those who have a history of addiction; who have tried to get clean and failed before.

For those that continue to stay home, it’s recommended that you enroll in an outpatient treatment center that will monitor progress. Likewise, join a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous/Cocaine Anonymous. Since addiction to crack in mainly psychological (as opposed to physical dependence), recovery has to be oriented towards psychosocial treatment, developing coping mechanisms to stress and creating safe non-triggering environments.

How to deal with withdrawal from crack questions

Withdrawing from crack can be very difficult; the urge to use again can be almost overwhelming. But the fact that you have decided to regain control of your life by overcoming addiction is a huge first step. If there is any additional information or guidance you need, write in to us and we will revert asap. If you have any comments or information to share, join in the discussion below.

 

Reference Sources: NCBI: Cocaine and Psychiatric Symptoms
NIDA: Essence of Drug Addiction
CHCE: Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment (Excerpt)
NCBI: Crack Cocaine Withdrawal

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191 Responses to “How to withdraw from crack
Mark
9:09 am January 4th, 2014

I am 18 years old will be 19 in march I first tried crack when I was 16 years old along with all the other Main Street drugs of our time in the process I met the love of my life she has 14 years on me and has already lived to learn from the mistakes I’m making when I met her she was cooking meth had been for 4 years and for some reason she listened to me when I told her she needed to quit. In the next couple months she briefly showed me every drug n the book however this all happened in the process of her cleaning her life up. She went to the methadone clinic and made a huge change in her life for me because she loves me. In the process of changing her life I picked up a crack habit that she knows nothing about she knows I’ve smoked it a few times but she has no clue that SPF has went on for 2 years behind her back. I could never tell her because it is so selfish of me to even be getting myself into this situation after all she has been through to stop doing meth. Now 2 years later I have graduated high school and got a job as soon as I did. Since I got the job close to a year ago I have not went 1 week without spending my check on crack my addiction has gotten so out of control that I don’t even smoke everyday ill blow my check in 1 night. For a long time now I Marijuana Anonymous Online (ma-online.org/chat.html)
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have been trying to stop this I have broken probley 30 stems I’ve blocked dealers numbers and most importantly I’ve decided to make a change in my life numerous times its easy to want to change when you don’t have a dime in your pocket but I never can follow through with it. Our relationship has had so many problems because of me and my dishonesty and addiction I’m so desperate now I don’t even know where to begin the only person that knows about All this is my best friend he doesn’t even live here anymore I don’t have a support group but I have a few people who love me. I have thought about telling my girlfriend but I don’t think she would ever forgive me for getting fucked up the whole time she has been I recovery. Like I said before I’m beyond desperate I’m writing to the Internet just hoping that there is someone out there who will talk to me about this maybe tell me About their progress. I sure could use some advice

lenaia
5:19 pm April 7th, 2014

Hello, I am a recovering alcoholic and now added a recovering crack addict to my repertoire. I am eleven months sober from the deadly evil beast if crack this month and yet I still struggle with obsessive thoughts of when I used the drug how it made me instantly feel and the intense immediate euphoric relief I got. IT IS DEVASTATING and extremmely horrifying that for any moment I would think using crack cocaine would solve my problems. First of all I am thirty two weeks pregnant and scared to death I will snap and give into this obsessive evil temptation when my baby girl is born. I am coming up on a year sober I have gotten eighteen months clean twice before but that was before crack was involved.this time I have the awful memories of crack house prostitution horrible sex act in order to continue smoking crack and yet when im stressed I am consumed with thoughts of getting the drug just for one day.. I am petrified… I have used aa for many years however do not feel a connection with the community in my area anymore…I have a therapist and take an antidepressant and still remain in touch with a sponsor who strugges with recovering from crack addiction as well..I also go to church however I feel so alone with my eveil thoughts and am scared and feel ashamed I still have these thoughts and urges after nearly a year clean what is wrong with me? Why is this happening?

10:59 am April 9th, 2014

Hello Lenaia, Cravings can last for months or years for crack. It’s normal. And you are not alone! Keep reaching out for help. Have you tried SMART Recovery? What about SMART Recovery. Look into these two options, as there are workbooks and worksheets that can help. In fact, 12 step groups like A.A. are not the only support out there…Also, TALK about the cravings. Speak them in a meeting, or with your counselor. Don’t suffer in silence!

Kevin
6:21 pm November 29th, 2014

Hello my name is Kevin 44 years old I’ve struggled and am still struggling with addiction. Since I was fifteen I started smoking pot wich led me down the road to many other drugs. I think I was sixteen when I tried cocaine. Was hooked from the first line. Then started smoking it been in few out patient rehabs tried quiting on my own, failure after failure. I’ve lost a few relationships on this devils ride. I have done every other type of drug to try to quit crack. My love of my life of seven years (non addict) has been dealing with my addictions since day one she’s my angel.I want to kick this evil addiction for her and my family and for me. Any suggestions.

3:20 pm December 9th, 2014

Hello Kevin. I have to suggest rehab and addiction treatment for quitting your ongoing addiction. Not just going through the process and getting your organism free of the drug. You’d have to commit to counseling, group therapy etc. You’ll need a strong support system, and if your loved one has been there for you through the worst, you can most certainly count on her during recovery. Good luck, Kevin! You can make it!

Candace
11:03 am December 11th, 2014

I am a 46 year old woman, my boyfriend caught me smoking crack tonight. I need help to quit and need someone to talk to!

6:52 pm December 11th, 2014

Hi Candace. Have you talked to your boyfriend about wanting to quit? He can be your someone to talk to and your support during this process. Plus, recovery can bring you together, but you’ll have to commit to your sobriety. Look for adequate help in your area here http://addictionblog.org/find-treatment/ or here https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Black
4:17 am December 25th, 2014

Please tell me how to stop cold turkey tonight

3:01 pm December 29th, 2014

Hi Black. Do you have anyone for support during this time? I’d suggest detoxing in a clinic, since crack can produce some uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Then, a you’ll need to commit to counseling and therapy for a long time to ensure your drug-free life. You can start your treatment search here: http://addictionblog.org/find-treatment/ or here: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

jeremy
6:58 am January 15th, 2015

I am out of control with my crack habit and want to stop but don’t seem able to. My wife and daughter are miserable and I have a son due in April. My health is rapidly declining but I continue on. I’ve done lots of years in prison and can’t seem to suck it up and find a rehab because all I see is prison. Is there something I can do from home to kick this habit before I lose my family or my life.

5:00 pm January 16th, 2015

Hello Jeremy. You are in a tight spot! I’m not sure about your conditions (probation, etc.) but I’d suggest that you call you state’s department of health and social services and look for a low cost or voucher based rehab…cocaine is a powerful drug, and you may need to get out of your surroundings completely in order to address the cravings and to stop the cycle. Best to you on your quest, brother.

Alisha
8:57 am April 28th, 2015

How are you? I’ve been smoking for about 2 to 3 months straight I need help and want to do it at home the cravings are terrible my motivation and energy is also not good to where I can’t even go back to work and gain control because of my energy level what are some things I can do it is financially draining as we’ll I use to have a great career nice things and now have nothing I don’t even think I’ll have a family or them nice things again because of the depression and energy level I am at

10:50 am April 28th, 2015

Hello Alisha. The light at the end of the tunnel may seem far now, but you can get there. I believe you need professional help, since I guess you have tried or promised yourself you’d stop smoking crack many times by now, and go back smoking again. Why don’t you call the helpline number you see on the page? Professionals will work with you and help you walk the tunnel.

Louise
10:55 pm April 29th, 2015

I first smoked crack in Colombia 4 yrs ago. After 5 mnths of heavy use I stopped by leaving the country. After a week or so of sleepless nights, angry outbursts and feeling depressed I began to feel ok. Then 3 months later I stupidly relapsed whilst in Quito, and again used a lot until I flew home 5 months later. I didnt miss it and quickly got back to normal. However, within a few months I had the misfortune of falling in love with a sociopath, who introduced heroin into my life. Having lost both parents within a few yrs of each other I was in a bad place emotionally, which is what attracted him to me, after helping me spend 30,000 inheritance we both began treatment and I remained drug free for over a yr. Cutting a long story short, after 4 yrs of violence, control, heroin relapses and the birth of my amazing only child, now 3, I found the strength to flee with my 4 month old baby. He was in prison soon after, thankfully. A yr of ptsd followed and when he was released I was terrified once more and idiotically began using crack to cope with stress, fear, lonliness, and my 25 yr history of cronic depression. Since then I have reduced myself to the unrecognisable excuse of a person I am today. My life is a cycle of scoring, using, looking after my 3 yr old without any support at all and prostitution. Im degree educated, was once very attractive and have travelled the world, despite crippling depressive episodes. Not having any family,friends or social life means i am very much isolated and feel overwhelmed by the horrible situation ive placed my child and myself into. I have suicidal thoughts daily, and only remain here due to my little one. Though I know she would be better off without me and im selfish for keeping her with me, I love her so much I cannot bare the thought of her crying ,asking where I am, feeling scared because she is with strangers in a strange place. My social worker said shes never known a mum and child as close as we are. My girl is advanced developmentally, polite, happy, always clean,well dressed and amazingly perceptive. I want to be a good mum, a better person and the role model she needs, but I feel incapable of stopping, no matter how many times I swear never again, and despite knowing im ruining her life, and that I will lose her to social services I continue my path of destruction. suicide seems the only way to do the right thing

jlm
1:42 am May 3rd, 2015

I have been an addict for almost 16 years, it started as fun, then turned into severe addiction every day now i only do it once a week. But im sick of it it has ran my life too long. I have maintained my job and have recently returned to college but im 39 now and my brain function is ridiculous, i cant remember anything i am super irritable, depressed all the time, im now on two anti depressants since during this time of addiction both my parents died and a lot of my friends so i feel alone. My bf of 19 years is in the same boat with me and we have slowed.down a lot but just cant kick it. It becomes routine on payday to automatically set money aside to smoke. Im worried its never gonna end as we say every week this is last time. No one knows we are like this its been a.dirty secret for years what can i do that no one will find out

John
10:43 am May 3rd, 2015

How do my wife and I get off? We are killing our family. Spending ask the money. Please help

OJ
7:05 am May 10th, 2015

I live in Zambia, where help in this issue is a problem. If you went to the Drug Enforcement where they supposed to have a help program….They probably lock you up. Guess that might be an option…if you then may not be able to get your hands on the dreaded drug.
I have a son 22 years who was really on his way up, making lots of money, then introduced to crack. He now has come to terms with that the drug is destroying him. I see there is no easy fix, from what I’ve read. Does anyone have a address for support and or assistance here in Zambia,

edward
7:06 pm May 10th, 2015

Been using for 20yrs I’m only 35,ready to quit before I lose everything that’s important to me…please help..

Mike
3:48 am May 13th, 2015

i have a $200 day crack habit i have to break. great while high but feel like crap later.

1:56 pm May 14th, 2015

Hi Mike. You can call the helpline number you see on our page to talk to medical professionals who can help you set up a treatment plan and kick the habit once and for all.

2:46 pm May 14th, 2015

Hi Eward. Call the helpline number you see on our page. Addiction professionals will speak to you in order to provide help and find the best treatment option for you. You can have your addiction-free life again, never loose hope.

sinful01
4:15 am May 21st, 2015

I need to stop smoking crack im about to lose my kids and family im at the point that i want to kill myself because i know that im hurting my kids, dyfus is in my life and told me i can not live in the same house with them.. my kids are crying every day i talk to them because they want me to come home. Someone please help me im going to kill myself soon

11:22 am May 21st, 2015

Hello sinful01. You do need professional assistance and help to quit smoking crack and then work on repairing broken relationships. Call the helpline number that you can see on our site, and you can talk to professionals who work on finding you the right treatment program that will fit your needs.

Mandy H
1:24 pm June 5th, 2015

I need help! I want to do it at home and need some support possibly and maybe some encouraging reading material your agency can recommend for me. Ive been smoking cocaine for about six months. Its ruining my life and I need to stop I just dont know how. Im in this alone and havent told anybody what Im dealing with. Id like to fight this myself can you help me please?

Gord
1:46 am June 14th, 2015

I have been using over 20 years and would love to overcome the addiction but it isn’t easy at all

5:51 pm June 18th, 2015

Hi Gord. With motivation and the right treatment plan your chances of getting and staying clean are real. But, you have to stay committed to your goal. I suggest you call the helpline number displayed on our site to get connected to our trusted treatment providers or talk to your doctor and get a referral to treatment facility in your area. You will need long-term addiction therapy and counseling to assist you after the initial detox is done, but it’s all for a good outcome. Good luck, Gord. I really wish you to come back here and tell a success story.

des
10:40 pm June 19th, 2015

I have been using crack for years. Not every day but every so often I get the urge to use. I’m on the verge of losing everything that I love. And I don’t know what to do anymore I can’t go on like this please help me to help myself. I am a addict and I don’t know why I keep on messing up.

dodo
9:33 am June 24th, 2015

i want to quite crack idont use it everyday but sometime i fail to stop it. i need help

dodo
9:35 am June 24th, 2015

iwant to quite cack i need help

9:36 am June 24th, 2015

Hello Dodo. If you are looking for addiction treatment and do not know where to start, call the trusted treatment hotline number on our site. The consultants that answer the phone can help you make the best decision for you and your loved ones. You are not alone!

michael
1:35 am June 29th, 2015

Im trying my best to fight the urge of using how do i fight to stay clean at home

10:38 am June 29th, 2015

Hi Michael. It’s best to seek and join support groups and group counseling sessions. Therapists are there to help, support and guide you, but you are also sharing experiences with people who are in your shoes. You can find such groups and meetings in your area and get informed on when and where they meet. For many people trying to stay in recovery, this is the best working alternative to say motivated.

5:19 pm June 29th, 2015

Hi Mandy. Going off cocaine completely alone is not a good idea. You should have someone you trust beside you to monitor your state and provide help and support. I suggest you tell a doctor who can advise you about medications that can help you manage withdrawal symptoms and what kind of psychotherapy will help you stay clean long-term.

Celecia
9:29 pm June 30th, 2015

I am a 56 year old African American female with a college degree in sociology. I am retired and have been using for over 30 years. I have experienced in my late life a loss of a family home that was paid for in 2008, after living there for over 40 years. My mom passed away on May 17, 2008, and May 19, 2008, the family home burned to the ground. We could not find any insurance papers. Since then, I have been living in a RV with my addicted boyfriend and our dog on a side street in east Los Angeles, CA. I am currently being extorted and bullied for money. I am tired and want to be free of this destructive drug. I am tired of hiding and pretending to be in control of my life when it is not true.

dave
1:29 pm July 1st, 2015

Hi all!

I am a greatful recovering alcoholic who had a $4000 a week crack habit at the end of my drinking. I recovered at home and by attending 12 step programs.

I wanted to write to say that it is possible to get clean. Here is a short outline of what I went through I’m recovery.
First 90 days – extreme paranoia, anxiety, inability to sleep
90 -200 days – decreased anxiety, significant problems trusting people, increased food intake, significant desire for sexual release, strong psychological cravings, cravings would get so intense at times that my legs would shake, depression, significant isolation, crippling fear
200-500 days- all the above decreased, however they did come back in waves, but they were less frequent. The frequency was directly related to my time alone and amount of money I had
500 days and beyond- the times between cravings and fantasy became greater and greater. Paranoia decreased but was still present at times, anxiety was lowered trusting people became much easier.

There is a solution, 2 things I did during early recovery that helped, 1) I did not pick up 2) I talked to people in the 12 step program honestly about what was going on with me. The road to recovery can be dark and full of fear. It is possible to get clean and stay clean. I worked a 12 step program with a sponsor. Today my life is beyond my wildest dreams. It is possible the get clean and stay clean. Good luck..

Tee
11:51 pm July 2nd, 2015

Hi, my husband had been in crack since earlier last year and went to reahab in November got out am relapse went back left earlier than he am was suppose to and has replased again . He is going threw withdrawals now but wants to detox from home and wants to quit bad. Is there something o can get from the store to help with the discomfort . He said it takes him 72 hours to detox

4:09 pm July 3rd, 2015

Hello Tee. It is not completely safe to go through crack withdrawal at home, without any medical assistance. Talk to a pharmacist about which ORC medications may help soothe his withdrawal symptoms. Also, I’d recommended that he enrols in an outpatient treatment center that will monitor progress and help increase his chances of staying drug-free.

5:01 pm July 3rd, 2015

Thank you, Dave for taking the time to share your feedback in detail. I’m sure there are other readers who will find your input motivational and inspiring. Thank you for proving that it’s achievable!

Kristin
2:07 am July 20th, 2015

Well I’ve been using crack cocaine since January it is now the end of July . Everyday. I was clean for a year. Before I picked up again. The reason I picked up was the apartment building I live in I saw an old friend. And she threw me a dime piece. I was like wow. But I did it and ever since I have been going at it.
Help

Frankie
9:52 am July 21st, 2015

Been using for 26 years it’s hard to see a way out of this Adiction any guidance will help thx.

10:36 am July 21st, 2015

Hello Frankie. That’s why it takes little steps to move forward, but it’s worthwhile as long as you keep making a progress in recovery. Wanting to quit is a good first step, but you will need professional help throughout this process. To find a detox and rehab treatment center that will best fit your needs ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic in your local area, search the SAMHSA’s addiction treatment providers locator here: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx or call the number displayed on our page to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers.

3:22 pm July 21st, 2015

Hello Celecia. One of the fist steps of quitting addiction is to distance yourself from people and places that urge you to drink or use. There are many low cost treatment options, as well as AA or NA meetings, and church recovery groups that can help you start your recovery process. You have to stay determined and motivated to change your life.

Davis
2:24 am July 24th, 2015

I’ve been 2 days no crack any suggestions to help me stay that way

crystal
8:00 pm July 24th, 2015

I need HELP. I have nobody to talk too. I am a mother of two sons. I am smoking crack. I so want to stop. I have all the listed problems, worest part my kids see and feel my pain. I am surrounded by drugs additis and worest part I live next to not one but two drug houses. and they all keep me going. I want to go home my family will not help. I am losing my mind and becoming sucidual and need someone safe to talk too. my kids i love them but truth is i must not because of my addiction. I am lost. I was clean for 7years then 3years ago I STARTED SMOKING CRACK.

vet walker
11:06 am July 26th, 2015

I have been using crack for over 20 years. I was clean for 3 years. During this time I got married. My husband was also a former crack user.During our marriage he relasps without my knowledge. When I found out I was so angry that I relapsed also.now for about the last year we have been using together. Our marriage is Rocky and we argue all the time. I want to stop, I want my u husband to stop also.we don’t have money or insurance to admit ourselves into a program.what do I do? Please help!

engrid
3:45 pm July 26th, 2015

Im inlove with a crack addict an wAnting to learn how to not run him away but help him get off the drugs I pray for him often an he always ends up incarcerated due to his habit an abuse to me verbal mental an physical abuse I just want the best for us we been together for seven yrs

engrid
3:47 pm July 26th, 2015

How do I help my addict fiance

Tim
11:38 am August 1st, 2015

I’m 39 years old I have been smoking since I was 19 .I had got help and stayed sober for 3 years .but relapsed and can’t seem to stop I go to a.a meetings and c.a. meetings but can’t seem to get back on track. My brain on payday seems to tricks me into using. And the crazy thing is I know that its how this addiction works .only disease that tells you that you don’t have disease… Its tearing me apart emotionally and physically .I borrow money from everyone make up lies to get money or cover my tracks..plus my girlfriend smokes it so if one once to get sober and the other don’t .we end up dragging each other back…many a days I just want to end it.this is not a life I want

Del
12:12 am August 11th, 2015

Hi my partner smokes crack he’s got a habit which varies from £50 – £150 a day that’s if he’s not on a bender (when he’s gone for days) which can double. iv been on n off with him for 9 years I have 2 children but he’s not their father. Iv recently found out I’m pregnant to him 15 weeks, I had a scare where the baby was high risk for Down syndrome, and he’s left me. I’m so angry iv always been there for him the best I could and tried to understand this horrible drug which he lives and breaths for. Iv never used crack or had a habit of any sort. I know he’s desperate to stop but I feel there’s no helping him. This might sound selfish of me but I’m looking for advice for myself, do I walk away from the man I love and concentrate on my children or be patient for him? I no he’s runs whenever he can’t cope with emotional situations, but his words are really nasty and I feel he hates me. I’m thinking he hates himself and is trying to push me away. I’m so confused as I can’t put myself in his shoes. Any advise please?

Susan
7:59 am August 11th, 2015

I have a friend who is coming to live with me cause she can seem to stay clean in CT…I live in TX and I think with a fresh start she has a chance to live again…I already told her she needs a job and a program to go to daily…What else should i be doing for her??? Im scared but havevto give her this chance….Any advice would be appreciated…Thanks from TEXAS

Mark
6:49 pm August 25th, 2015

Hello i am a crack user…I have recently hit rick bottom…meaning I lost everything…my job,family,etc. My dad has never given up on me and offered one last chance yo turn my life around. I am so ready to stay clean and get my life bsck. I sm going through the depression mode at the time. I last used 4days ago and i feel so sad and disgusted with myself…I felt i let everyone down…especially myself and family. Please I need some kind of help to get me through to stay clean. Im ready to get clean and stay clean. Thank you Mark

11:52 am August 27th, 2015

Hello Mark. You can call the helpline number displayed on our page to speak with our trusted treatment providers and find the best course of treatment for you. You can also search SAMHSA’s treatment facility locator https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx to find suitable addiction rehab centers in your area.

Decade Clean
10:10 pm August 30th, 2015

Just shy of ten years since my last hoot. This week I put myself into a position to give back. Step 12 and beyond. My addiction was crack with my husband for a better part of two years start to finish. We are still together both clean but booze has been issue for him last couple years. Addiction is addiction is a addiction. I am accompanying a friend to Aa meetings and I am loving it! The stories, the courage these people share fills me with pride and renewed sense of belonging. I am as strong as I have ever been in my life and just maybe my higher power sent me my new friend to save me from my own slippery slope. I have no desire or cravings I do however have maybe a bit to much ego and self confidence. These meeting reminded me that addiction is a life time non curable disease. Being in the rooms again reminded my to be humble and thankful. Just wanted to share…c u at a meeting.

StayOrGo
8:18 pm September 4th, 2015

Hello:
I’m looking for a bit of advice here. I’m a 34y female and I’ve just found out that my boyfriend of 8m has smoked crack. He told me after he was in the hospital with acute pancreatitis after a 24h bender.

I knew he had some questionable friends – some who regularly snort coke – most of them are old friends from grade school. So, I figured that he remained friends with them due to the long standing friendships.

When we first got together I made a comment that I wasn’t sure I wanted to take things further because I was uncomfortable with how he “casually drank”; explaining that my parents weren’t drinkers, and so it made me uncomfortable. He got really defensive about it and gave me 101 reasons why it wasn’t a problem. I bought his story because: (a) I had & have never seen him drunk, (b) he doesn’t drink hard spirits, just wine and beer, (c) he’s a big tall man and he usually only has 4-6 drinks a day, which he claimed would be like two glasses for me.

After he was released from hospital he admited to having an alcohol problem. This is 6 months after I originally questioned him about it. SO, I’m afraid that he also has a coke/crack problem & he just hasn’t admitted it to me yet. He’s quite well to do, and we’re not close enough for me to monitor his finances — so I’m not sure there is a way for me to tell.

WHAT I’M WONDERING…
The dating scene in your mid-thirties is difficult. This man is very sweet and nice & has never stollen from me, abused me, purposely hurt me, etc. However – I’m concerned that I’ll stay with him for another 8 months to 2 years and then I’ll find out about the other substance addictions.

Should I cut my losses now & get on with living my life — and maybe finding a partner who is more stable, or should I stick with this man (who says he’s going to go to A.A. & recovery meetings — and never touch alcohol or substances again)?

I suppose one other piece of information that may be helpful is that he suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He does take meds for this (antidepresents daily, occasionally antipsychotics and/or valium and sleeping pills). I was uncomfortable with his mental-health rap sheet when we first discussed it — but was taken aback by his honnesty in telling me. I realize that his anxiety may make it harder to get the addiction under control & that he may relapse more easily than someone with stronger foundational coping skills.

I’ve already told him that we need to cool things off for a while. His health problems have already caused me to miss important meetings, to cancel a 1 month vacation (that was already paid for, and for which I could not get a refund), and to step into a bit of a mothering role. All of which make me feel uncomfortable.

Ideally I want to love my partner & see them as an ideall match — not just the best of what’s available. I worry that things will be hard down the road and that I’m not setting myself up for a happily ever after.

I’m sorry if this post has been long.
But others thoughts may be helpful — I don’t want to discuss this with my friends co-workers.

Kind Regards.

joanne
10:06 pm September 6th, 2015

Hi I’m having so many problems with trying to give up crack and heroin its unbelievable. day 1 started today. I just know its going to be a struggle, my partner isn’t very supportive when it comes to me and drugs,. But he’s been with me for over 13 yr’s. I’m now 32 n he’s 45, I ask he buys it . Then I get blamed for asking. I’m no good on my own, just no this wont last like this forever what’s the best thing I can do for me right now?. Because I don’t have family around or anyone to talk to about this my life isn’t getting easier its hard work even getting up everyday!.

joanne
10:32 pm September 6th, 2015

Hi I don’t no where to turn, my life has been spiralling out of control iv been addicted to heroin and crack and methadone for 14 yr,. I’m 32 now my fella is 45, our lives are broken.. He’s not the most supportive person in the world anyway, n its getting to the point of no return I have no family around n no one to talk too. Today is day 1 drug free, He uses with me, accept he works I don’t but he blames me for asking for it saying he wouldn’t smoke if I wasn’t around.. I ask he buys it then he blames me for him having it.. I have no one to talk to.. And don’t no where to turn Any more, suicidal thoughts, feeling very lonely and rejected just lately. Don’t want to go out or even get out of bed i’m depressed but then I pull myself out of it and get on . I’m loosing everything my boyfriend my life myself .. don’t have anyone to talk to at all about this. Any advice please

11:13 am September 7th, 2015

Hello Joanne. I’d suggest you should call the helpline number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers to help you find the best and most suitable treatment approach for your crack and heroin problem. Also, check out SAMHSA’s treatment locator service to seek help in your area: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

connelly
8:33 am September 8th, 2015

I was an occasional pot smoker nothing major just a maybe 2 to3 tokes from a bowl maybe 3 to 4 times a . months dropped acid a total 4 times I did snort cocain pretty much every weekend got 100 dollar bag however along with the coke I was drinking a 5th all by my self both nights of weekend ot at any function Iwas hhaving or would be attending…Now all those behaviors are neither an on problem the acid was said and down by 25 smoking pot can’t makes me cough so hard I no longer can handle . Drinking i b still do but I am now totally social drinker and only need to replenish a 5th of crown aboout 2 half 3 month, snorting coke don’t or haven’t down that 2009 when crack was introduced to me for years it wasn’t the addiction and not to take away my complete fault but the 2 boy friends i had one after the other got my want .stronger, I did start t o cut back and figured I am strong enough to get clean of this dtug, I I have a wonderful strong non using any drugs support and he loves me..and I know when I get some he worries about the fact I am killing myself . But my true addiction to it is it controls my eating I was 350 lbs had weight surgery a lap band in 2005 and i maintain 135 to 143 however whenI fdo go off the dtug I am eating more, also it keeps me going keeps my focused so that is my situation I know it’s financially a burden and I can see see the outward effects on my body so I can only what going on in the inside why I won’t got to doctor for fear I will loose my job. For which I have a a great job.

Laura
1:26 am September 10th, 2015

I’m very concerned about my husband he is a crack cocaine user promises to stop but goes back on his word

Heather
7:55 pm September 10th, 2015

I have decided to quite cold turky i feel tired and sick now and i want to get threw these symptoms and keep staying clean i need to know how to fix my body and life and stay focused and stay well need to learn skills and health so i can feel better in all wYs of life

R go
8:06 pm September 12th, 2015

pretty much everything I read above is or will be coming t fruition I know that I should stop. Even set a cloud in the sky way to do it. I used to never reorder lfrom my dealer. Yet last night I did. I was casual from 06-09. Storpped for thre years. Now getting ever more increasing the last 18 months. Built uP a tolerence. Now starting to cause me grief. Money, mental, and social life. Nuff’ for now. Tired been up since yesterday morning. Ugh

Morgan
12:34 pm September 24th, 2015

I’m 33, from the UK and I’ve been smoking crack for 2 years in secret from my wife, family and friends. Last night, I smoked a pipe that sent my body into a spasm, this wasn’t right, now is the time to stop. I had no reason to start smoking it in the first place (no deaths, abuse, etc) I just wanted to try it. What a big mistake. Every morning after I have smoked it i say “never again” but a day or 2 later I’m back phoning one of my dealers whose phone numbers are etched into my brain. I hate lying to everyone especially my wife who I love so much and can’t believe I’m doing this to her, yet I still do. I have held on to my job and most of my social life but my debt is now at £5000 ($7500). I’ve been to a drug addiction clinic a few times but they didn’t help me, they say willpower is the only cure. So I’m hoping that by writing this it will shame me into stopping. No one wants to be known as a “crack head” and I know I’m slowly killing myself. THE CRACK SMOKING STOPS NOW!

Morgan
12:41 pm September 24th, 2015

Heather. How are you getting on with staying clean?

Larry
9:07 am September 25th, 2015

I am 19 ive been using for about 2 months regularly. I knew as soon as i started i was going down a path i didnt want to take, as both my parents are addicts. One which still does the stuff. I grew up watching my dad binge. He was taking all our stuff from home and selling it to get a fix. Which i have not gone that far but the thought of those days make me sick and scared of what i could become. l would like to stay at home and keep working just want some advice i believe in myself.

hollie en
12:24 am October 1st, 2015

I’m a 23 year old girl i tried crack just one year ago. I now smoke every other day or so but i need to stop. I find myself being socially disabled i can no longer hold conversations and i always feel awkward! I feel so out of place now to everyone around me. I have extream paranoia to the point my chest goes tight Nd i cannot breath. I can stop for a day or 2 but then after i get the cravimg back and once i start i cannot stop it has left me without money and feeling really low

tony c
9:22 am October 2nd, 2015

I’m 42. I am completely out of control. I’m very lonely. My girlfriend of 8 years finally had enough and won’t talk to me and changed her number. Nobody wants to date or be around a person that uses crack. She didn’t do any drugs at all. I never used in front of her. I was doing SO much better when I moved away from my old area. .where my mom lives. I stayed clean awhile and relapsed when back in chatting area. I’m living with my mom now. It’s everywhere around here. I can’t afford to move..what person on crack saves money. I lost the woman that was the best friend anyone could want. I really fucked up. I don’t blame her. I have a awesome job and make GREAT money. I lost so many jobs due to my habit. Same job different contactors. Anyway i have NO friends at all. Seriously none. I met a awesome chic on a dating site and I want to meet her of course i blew my money. I’m supposed to start tomorrow…yes I fucked up tonight. Its 2am can’t sleep and start at 7. No money. No gas. I’m thinking of a excuse to call off ..my first day. Jobs good for 2 years $80grand a year. I desperately want a normal life. Imagine embarresed of my life. I’m bipolar too. PLEASE give me some reason for living. I wana get my shit together and settle down with someone i can share my life with. I’m SO lonely. Please please give me some advice. Thanks

kelly
8:18 pm October 4th, 2015

My boyfriend is using crack again for the time in ten years and we have no insurance and cant afdoed a 30 day in treatment i need local info n free clinic information in my area severn md 21144. If u have info to share in ky area i would freatly appreciate this

Dwayne
4:21 am October 6th, 2015

Been on crack for over 30 years want to be free with all my heart please help

Lonnie
4:54 am October 16th, 2015

Im 44 years old and have been on and off crack since I was 19.. The last binge I went on cost me my job, my vehicle and almost my marriage .. I had a life changing experience about two years ago after I had used crack all weekend .. On my way to work, I surrender to my higher power .. I sacrificed things that I enjoyed to try to get closer to my higher power .. My life started changing . I actually got a better job doing what I always loved ,working as an electrician in the oilfield .. I had such joy and peace and made real good money . But slowly I drifted back to using when I quit studying and devoting myself to my higher power .. Now I’m back at rock bottom where I was when i got out of prison 15 years ago . Im struggling to brake to cycle and get back on my feet .. It’s like I’ve given up . I hope I’ve laid something on someone’s heart that can send me some insight before I end up back in prison ..

Joy
9:50 pm October 19th, 2015

Hey, I’m here to talk to others and encourage them if they desire/need it. I dabbled for about two months and am getting myself back on track now, I’ve seen the destruction it can and does cause.

Surfer4life
12:29 pm October 20th, 2015

I don’t need it all the time, but I notice when I’m feeling really healty I find myself calling the man. I would love to totally quit, but still get that driving urge to go get it at timrs. It’s great till I come down and feel paranoid and can’t sleep, then can’t wake up.then feel like shit the whole next day. I live on a little island and own my own business and don’t want anyone to kno. What should I do ?

chris
10:19 pm October 22nd, 2015

the girl i love has been tricked into using crack and she is addicted now i don’t know what to do for her every time i tell her to please go to a meeting or detox or whatever she gets mad at me and she smokes and fucks the guy who tricked her into doing it and seems like she loves this prick

Ghost
11:56 pm October 26th, 2015

I’ve been smoking for 6 months I’m trying to quit . I’m sacred to tell my wife about my habit, my finances are ruined due to crack. My chest now hurts when I smoke like my heart is going jump out my chest but yet I still want more! I’m scared I’m going to die !i know if I tell my wife she’ll loose respect for me and prob leave me . What can I do any help is appreciated

tiffany
11:46 am October 28th, 2015

I have been with this man for 20yrs, we have been thru 2 children’s death. Both by diffrent marriages. Two of the youngest. Boy and girl, 12 and 20 yrs old. Fiancee addiction enhanced. After 3 yrs he got help. My fiancee has been clean for a little over 7 yrs. I just recently found out that he was using again. I knew something wasn’t right with themood swings, constant anger outbursts and memory loss. We have been thru so much. Even though we are not married, we have temporary custody of my six yr old grandson. Please help, he is my grandson life. I love him so much. He is the backbone of our family. Raising my five. It will tear our family apart if they find out his addiction has resurfaced. But i have got to help him. What can i do.

Christopher
6:36 pm October 30th, 2015

My names Chris and a former heroin addict who is 7 years clean, although through my stupidness I have been taking crack daily for over 2 years now and need to kick this habit into the gutter before that’s where I end up! I’ve deleted dealers numbers but still get regular visits from my pushers not dealers! They turn up at my house unannounced and wave this horrible drug in my face which is extremely difficult I’ve asked them on a number of occasions to stay away but they see me as ££££ signs!! They won’t leave me alone which is proving very difficult but for the last 4 days I’ve declined their offers of the drug and hope they get the message soon to f### off!!! I wish you all here the best in your recovery and any advice that anyone has would be greatfully appreciated. All the best to you all, try stay strong!!

Mark
10:19 pm October 31st, 2015

Help! Dont know how to stop want to so bad. plps help

1:02 pm November 4th, 2015

Hi Dwayne. We know who can help! I suggest you call the free helpline number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers who can find the best treatment options available that also fit your individual needs. You can also do your search here: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx just click on your State and enter the rest of the information.

toni
4:06 am November 11th, 2015

I need help with crack addiction

6:20 pm November 11th, 2015

Hello Toni. Have you consider rehab centers? I suggest you call the helpline number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers who can help you access adequate treatment program.

Ghost
9:13 am November 12th, 2015

Hey been doing good guys haven’t smoked in over 2 weeks but then again I’ve been broke , well today’s payday and the urge is eating at me . WISH ME LUCK GUYS !!!!!!

1:11 pm November 12th, 2015

Hi Mark. Help is available! You can call our trusted treatment providers through the helpline displayed on our site, and you’ll get more info about your treatment needs and how to achieve sobriety.

no name please
8:12 am November 14th, 2015

I am a recovering crack addict! I am in love with the man who introduced me to this drug! We have recently been reunited and even tho he is using he keeps it away from me and I have successfully went thru the urges to use again! What can I do to help him? I believe he tries to quit and falls then tries again! Should I talk to him about it?

Richard
8:28 am November 15th, 2015

I just turned 49, I have been smoking crack for 14 years. I miss being sober. Have been living with my girlfriend for 24 years and I love her. She does not smoke crack and does not like that I do. She says I need to quit or move on because she is sick and tired of me being broke all the time. When I try to stop I have no problem quitting until I get some money then I call up my dealer and smoke till the money is gone. Then it is back to the guilt and excuses for being broke. I doubt I will be successful quitting on my own but don’t have the funds required for treatment. Any suggestions?

anmi
10:45 am November 15th, 2015

fuck you crack . get out of my life and stop taking my money

Jay
6:44 pm November 25th, 2015

I was introduced to crack at 14,i smoked it with my older sister. Both of my parents are also addicts,moms drug of choice is meth and dads is heroin,unfortunately my drug of choice has always been cocaine. Ive snorted,injected,and smoked it and after all these years i cant seem to stop. I am 34 now and as a result of my addiction i have lost my first true love,my kids,cars,house,many jobs,belongings,freedom,and my health. I desperately want to stop but the cravings always convince me to use again and again. Ive been to meetings and they dont seem to help at all,does anyone have any suggestions to help me defeat this horrible disease without going to a 12 step program or using other drugs?? Please help me!

12:24 pm November 27th, 2015

Hi Jay. Have you considered moving to a sober living house? If both your parents are addicts, you are surrounded by your habit and need to get out of the places and away from the people that remind you of using. You see, cravings are caused by triggers. Triggers are exactly those things, people, places, situations, etc. that you associate with using drugs.

Lee
9:25 pm November 27th, 2015

Thanks for the info, I’m 37 and have been using since I was 19. I can go like every other day now. But never more than that. It has effected my entire adult life. I want to quit but the cravings always get me.

Brent
5:31 pm November 28th, 2015

I’m an addict I understand that this is a deadly disease if not treated. I’m in desperate need of doing something different as of now I’m all upside down.

michael
6:22 am November 30th, 2015

It seems to be no one will help me get into a rehab like by tomorrow I wanna go.. I’ve been using crack its hard to get off of.. Please someone help me and get me help thanks.

12:07 pm November 30th, 2015

Hi Michael. Help is available right away! Call the helpline number you can see displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers. They will help you access the right treatment program and help you quit crack.

Beth
7:56 pm December 3rd, 2015

Hi there… Im a 36yr old relapsed recovering addict.. I started using drugs at the age of 13yrs smoking weed and binge drinking… By 17yrd I was using Hard drugs injecting heroin on a daily basis… I became a prostitute to subsidise my habit or shopped to order .. I got myself involved with a nasty man who supplied my drugs and he ‘fell in love’ ge was very abusive and very controlling. He ended up in jail and i found out at the age of 20 i was pregnant. My mother told me to abort i told he no she told me i would never be rid of him… She was right… I was put on the methodone programm to maintain my habit whilst i was pregnant. I remained on the programme for 4yrs and had 2 more children… I came off the programme when my youngest was 5mnths old.. I was ‘clean’ for 8 yrs. Iv been ‘playing with ‘p’ for 4 yrs on an off kicked it for a yr bacj into it i lost my mum who had dis owned me when i got pregnant. And then 2yrs later lost my dad… I am gutted both of them had my brother swear not to tell me… I wasnt told of there deaths. This has left me truly broken finding comfort in my needle in drugs up… Down what eva. Iv lost my job my kids are awear its not algood with me… I am so lost hurt and cant pull out this time.. Help i need help

david
8:52 am December 6th, 2015

I picked up crack in 2003 my son was less than 1 years old. I now have a 8 year old daughter and 18 month old baby boy!! I’ve had a lot of relapses along the way, very frequently at first, now 9 months to now!! a year in between. WELL I’M GETTING WEAK AND NEED TO FORGET THIS DRUG ONCE AND FOR ALL !!so far I’ve kept my life in tact,but have done a lot of damage, my wife will leave if one more accurance, I’ve never had any treatment I run a small but successful landscape operation, (probably the thing keeping me in the” winning” battle, I’ve smoked thousands and thousands of dollars in crack am I just to damaged will I never forget cracks high ?please I need to know the truth have recovered addicts mentioned it hasn’t ever gone away? I’m an Austin native, I’ll always do the best for my babies ,your response would be very appreciated. Thank you, DAVID

Kristina
10:31 pm December 8th, 2015

Hi, Iv been smoking crack for 6yrs now, I quit for a year and 1/2 kinda had one relapes at 5 month mark. But now I met a someone that is much further in to his addiction and I can see myself getting wores , and I want to get better but feel like I can hang with my old friends cause they won’t understand what I’m going to go through, and I find it hard to be at home alone cause its harder to fight the cravings. Where is a good place to start going to meet people that can relate, and I’m scared of walking into a na

1:49 pm December 10th, 2015

Hi David. With the proper treatment plan and support you can be able to maintain sobriety if you continue working on your recovery. I suggest you call the free helpline number displayed on our website to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers. They can provide more info on what kind of therapies package is fit for your individual needs, and answer any other questions you may have for accessing rehab.

Lakesha
7:48 am December 17th, 2015

Are there any cocaine anonymous meetings in Baltimore city

Louise
6:33 am December 18th, 2015

Hi I’m a crack addict have been for about 15 years in 36 and from London, every time I smoke it’s the last time!!!
I can’t deal with the cravings I’ve had so much counselling it works for a short time but then crash!
I’m scared I’m gonna die alone and a pathetic addict

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:35 pm December 18th, 2015

Hi, Lakesha. Visit the official site of Cocaine Anonymous. They have all directories you need: http://www.ca.org/phones.html

Sin
1:36 pm December 19th, 2015

I am a talented person that uses drugs and it’s getting in the way o f everything I use like once a week but it’s extreme then I talk myself stupid for six days about how dumb I am
But then seventh day I’m binging for eight nine hours

Love
6:28 am December 20th, 2015

I am so sick of this addiction I love crack I love the way it makes me feel

mike
12:18 pm December 20th, 2015

Hey im 49 and have smoked crack on and off for 30 years i always say its the last time but soon as i get money i get it im on parole and my agent has let me get by for over a year now i got to see him monday and i know he is going to put me in jail again i just want to die dont know what to do want to stop but cant. I need help but cant go in treatment will lose job house and all my belongings what can i do some body help me please.

andrew
10:47 pm December 21st, 2015

Hi my name is Andrew and i kinda started crack this year, August to be precise and i keep telling myself that i would stop but anytime a couple of amount of money gets to me i find my self going to purchase it, please i need help

Cory
11:41 am December 24th, 2015

I need help, my life is spiraling out of control and my addition is controlling me. I have lost all that truly means anything to me. I’ve been living as a fake. I know what to do just can’t; please will you help me please

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:25 pm December 24th, 2015

Hi, Cory. Help is available right away! Call the number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers. They can answer all your questions, and can find an adequate program for you. Good luck!

toni
11:47 pm December 25th, 2015

Toney I done Crack2 year lost my car woman job got lock up behind on rent i put my trust in god he delivers you from all things

Hannah
4:31 am December 30th, 2015

I have 2 chikdren with my boyfriend and i have just fiund out that he has a crack addiction. He still hides it from me even though i have caught him doing it. He steels money from me and it it is his priority over paying for any bills. I thjnk it is only a small adddiction but it is getting worse and on a daily basis. His comes downs are alwful and i dont recognise him anymore. We live in bournemouth. Please can you direct me to some help for him. We desperatley need it before its to late.

Sally
3:49 am January 6th, 2016

Hi my name is Sally n I stopped at home cold turkey been clean for 6 months n I feel so good n happy prayer was what helped me faith in god is priority n most important n don’t ever forget with God everything is possible

Luke
6:12 am January 6th, 2016

I have a major crack and heroine addiction I can’t stop I’m losing all my family and have begged on the streets to feed my habit and stole I inject this is killing me please help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:28 pm January 8th, 2016

Hi, Luke. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, call our free help-line to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

Dwayne
9:53 pm January 8th, 2016

I’m Dwayne have been in and out of drugs for 30 years want to be free I’m tired at the stage of suicide want to to be clean really bad need help

Luis
2:26 am January 10th, 2016

Me and my wife use and every day after we smoke and going through the anxiety we pray to god that he takes the taste of it out our mouths and mind we actually convince each other that this time we gonna do it but to no avail. Things is that we really want to stop we are good people everyone thinks we are the most nicest people everyone love being around us we feel bad inside because everyone believes in us but us.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:22 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Dwayne. You may try SAMHSA’s treatment locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/geographicSearch.jspx to find an adequate treatment facility. Or, you can contact our trusted treatment provider to learn more about your treatment options. The number is displayed on the site.

Lee
3:34 pm January 10th, 2016

I recently stopped smoking… again. Its been almost 20 years since I started. I made the mistake of trying to isolate myself from the drug and put myself with a family member who is drying me insane. I think I am driving myself right back to the drug.

Giovanna
11:51 pm January 15th, 2016

Hello I won’t necessarily say I am a crack addict but its something I need to stop,I feel I’ve let my whole family down with what crack has done to me I have been sober for a month now but anytime I get the urge to do it I pray to God because of this my mother thinks of me as a lost child and that hurts me to my bones I only want to make her proud cause she deserves the best all I want to know is how to stop this drug completely cause I am tired of this life I need help to quit I need to talk to someone who will understand me
I need help and I want to do it at home I use all my money on crack and feel like shit after but I’ve been sober for 1month and I want to keep it like that

Daniel
1:00 am January 22nd, 2016

Hey how do I get help

Daniel
3:24 am January 22nd, 2016

I need to stop smoking crack I find that when things get stressful I go for the use and it makes me feel better… But then I feel like crap and just need to get this monkey off my back please help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
8:55 pm January 23rd, 2016

Hi, Daniel. If you are looking for addiction treatment, call our trusted treatment hotline. Our consultants can help you make the best decision for you.

Myron
5:17 am January 24th, 2016

I’m having a hard time staying stopped. I just lost my wife 3 weeks ago. And I live alone now.I’m in a iop group too

Rhonda
9:00 am January 24th, 2016

I am addicted to crack and have been for 20+ years. Although most people in my life don’t know that I am still using. My wonderful loving husband does know and tries to understand and prays daily that I can quit completely. I want to stop using and I know I can but there are so many attachments associated with my addiction. Please guide me to a resource that can help me change my thoughts. I currently use 2 to 3 Times a day. Eager to get a real life again. Thanks. Rhonda

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:12 pm January 25th, 2016

Hi, Ronda. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, immediate assistance is available. Call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

Laurie
10:10 am January 28th, 2016

Hi I really need help with an outpatient therapy in Toronto please… It’s very urgent I get help ASAP please if you can help me I would appreciate it … Thank you

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:59 pm January 29th, 2016

Hi, Laurie. I did a research on outpatient programs in Toronto, and I found this site: http://www.drugrehab.ca/toronto-drugrehab-outpatient.html Hope this helps!

Rick
12:59 am February 1st, 2016

I’m a weekend user of crack and struggling to quit. I get paid every week and every week I smoke I’m 58yrs old and it’s Rediculice and I want it to stop but it’s very difficult I need help.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:54 pm February 1st, 2016

Hi, Rick. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, immediate assistance is available. Call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

natasha
7:58 pm February 5th, 2016

I’m 26 years old I have to small kids which I love very much an would realy like to change my life from crack cocain I want to be a better person

Jason
7:40 am February 6th, 2016

Fellow brothers and sisters of this struggle. We are all beautiful people that got caught up in a mess. Don’t EVER give up. I am struggling with crack addiction. It has ruined my life and relationships. I am checking into rehab as soon as possible and wish you all the best.

Helena
4:27 am February 7th, 2016

Helena I’m 48 and twelve years clean off of crack cocaine . I lived an awful life from child hood being the little girl with a twisted grandad . Innocence was broken must of gone one for 4/5 years . Then age ten I ran away and got a care order and being damaged goods was put in a remand centre and quickly learned fraud and electo setting . I had my first child age 17 and was a content mum then my life was turned upside down with her fdad having 4 more kids at the same time landed up in prison and lost my daughter and felt great shame and I let her down and my self I haven’t seen her since she was 6/7 now 31 . I then had my first breakdown and went on a mad Bing if ecstacy and acid . Leaving me with a loss of my personality . I fell pregnant but had a domestically incident which left a still born 26 weeks . Two losses in 6 months couldn’t talk . Then I had three children with a pjs go path that eventually I broke and was a complete right off having private treatment for mental health due to mental cruelty 18 months leaving the children with there father . Now they hate me and want to hurt me . I had a last child with a person who lies and pretended to be a driver at his shop delivering instead he was a drug Baron and got me into crack cocaine which I knew to be white not crack then the addiction . It was free and could smoke as much as I wanted but not realising he was schooling me to take my daughter which he did by gun point . I left my home broken and lived on streets for 2/3years . Queen B was my name . I lived it breathed it and nearly died on a few occasions causing mayhem everywhere . I entered a civil partnership beaten and broken once again . 12 years ago and divorcing now . Same time 12 years ago I met another girl and xmas just past started dating her . I had a 1000 pound habit for 7 years and smoked every night sleeping All day . 12 years clean no hop from no one t find the girl has not one but three habits . With the help of one another she has managed to get clean off of crack and heroin and now fighting her alcohol addiction and doing a brilliant job nearly through . I would spike to say that it is possible and you need guidance and love loyalty and a sense of security before you do this . I have lupus sle and ptsd rheumatoid muscular skeloter disease and many more I look good and thank the Lord for each day . I cope as she is my savour and I’m hers you need to love yourself and then love another . Meditating or praying it can be done we a living proof good luck and may the Lord carry you Amen . I’m not a religious person but found strength when needed .

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
9:15 pm February 8th, 2016

Hi, Natasha. If you are looking for addiction treatment, call our trusted treatment hotline, our consultants can help you make the best decision for you and your loved ones.

Carla
2:10 pm February 9th, 2016

My boyfriend was a user for 23 years , stop but when he started again don’t have that answer. I’ve been dating him 2 1/2 months and the first month great than noticed hours missing now 3 1/2 weeks later it’s days gone back sick as hell coughing so bad I help him through and day later gone again. I’m lost what to do help ?

Cece
12:45 am February 10th, 2016

Thank you for the information. I am trying, once again, to stop using crack for good. Just knowing that the depression and other feelings I am going through are to be expected helps. However, the seemingly insurmountable mess I have made of my life and finances makes me skeptical that my depression will be short-lived. I have lost all the stability, possessions, clean legal and credit record and career potential I once had as a consequence of smoking crack for two and a quarter years, at an extremely addicted level. When I look at my life, I don’t know where to find help for a better future. I am not young enough to start over, but am forced to do so anyway.

Laura
11:57 am February 12th, 2016

Hi I’m Laura I’ve been smoking crack cocaine 4 6 yrs I’ve gotten clean n relapsed a couple X s. I just want to stop for good but sometimes I feel that’s my only escape from depression from loosing my family . I feel alone with no support n mostly no love at all . I was sexually molested when I was a child the tough part is I don’t know who it was since the room was dark n it was night X . I have a terrible feeling it was my own mother ,father. N this is something I will never forget. ?

louise
2:30 am February 15th, 2016

I’m an addict I use cracking and heroine and I’m desperate tostop and get help

louise
2:45 am February 15th, 2016

Can anybody give me some advice what do i do when I’m a user of cracking and heroine and the man who i love more than life it’s self does as well i feel we can’t give up together and there’s no way we can be apart but life is not good in lots of ways and just recently are getting worse i love him so much why can’t i give the drugs up to be strong for us anyone got any tips

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
8:32 pm February 15th, 2016

Hi, Laura. I’m really sorry that you had such a terrible childhood…If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider. Good luck!

Michael
3:14 am February 19th, 2016

Discovered powder cocaine at age 36. Did that almost every weekend for 2 years. Met a gal, didn’t do any drugs for almost one year. We broke up. I discovered crack. My dealer lives close, I sometimes go a few weeks without using. 75 days one time. 40 days another. I would love to never use again, because I know it is too hard for me to control and do recreationally. I sometimes binge, but mostly just a couple of hours worth. It is a porn and masturbation thing. I do it alone. Always. I know nobody else who does it. My friends wouldn’t even consider it. I am self employed. I’ve noticed that if I get a big payday, that is when I start thinking “oh, a 100 bucks of this money is nothing……..” I have no interest in treatment. I am an atheist and went to one NA meeting and couldn’t stand it. I spend about $500.00 per month on average. I am an in betweener sort of. I would never use daily. I exercise, eat right, but I do drink more than I should. 3 to 4 drinks, 3 nights per week. That doesn’t help, as it makes the call to dealer dude easier to make. I hate the thought of never drinking as I know my limit with booze and never had a problem with it. I’m single. If I was in a relationship, I would not use. But I don’t want a relationship. I just want to work, workout, have a few drinks, and live my life. I can’t go back to when I didn’t know what crack felt like. I think of it, and I think of porn, escapism for a few hours. Problem is when I don’t stop after a couple of rocks. Dealer dude answers, and comes over. I quit chewing tobacco ten years ago. No problem. Done. I quit chewing my nails a few years ago. Easy. I don’t eat sugar very often. Not a struggle. I pour a scotch, take a sip, and often say, “I’ve had enough” and go to bed. Crack is the first and only thing that has been a struggle. I am at the point where I either go to therapy a few days per week and see if that helps, or accept the fact that I am going to be a part time imbiber in a drug that has not ruined my life, but made it more challenging and stressful.

Rick
7:36 am February 20th, 2016

Looking for some way to get my life back please send info thank you

Cashmire
2:04 pm February 20th, 2016

I been on crack cocaine since 2001 and am tired of it I know am an addict am not denying it my LIFE has been a nightmare ever since I started an now am tired..

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:38 pm February 22nd, 2016

Hi, Rick. f you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, immediate help is available. Call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

James
6:27 pm February 24th, 2016

I’ve been using crack for 10 + years I have managed to maintain a full-time job . Crack has and is destroying my life. It’s taken my belongings from me. My mother is very angry with me all the time I’m pretty sure I have lost the respect of my son. I scam every Fuckin penny I can to get a hit rising everything. I don’t believe in the devil but if there is one for me is crack and it’s taken everything I love and owned and destroyed it.

Steven
9:35 pm February 24th, 2016

Ive relapsed once again ,stole money from my girlfriend,lied.This has been a issue for me for 20 years.I thought I could handle i had a handle on this.Well i dont.I do it when things are good when things are bad.Im sick of ietting everyone done.At this point i have no hope.dont know to do.I want to give up.

stefan
2:29 am February 29th, 2016

needed to read this ! ive just relapsed after nearly 4 years clean. seem to be handeling everthing ok atm-but starting to get the feeling i need to stop again. I use regurly after work (im a carer) for my wife,grandmother, and also work part time for a private care company. ive been back on it everyday since christmas.

Toni
5:14 am March 2nd, 2016

My husband has been on crack for thirty years or nore he has torn up this family i am ready to throw in the towel.MY kids don’t want any thing to do with him.
What to do?

Bob
3:27 pm March 2nd, 2016

I’ve been a crack addict for 16 years and sick and tired of the whole life

kara
10:12 pm March 2nd, 2016

hi my ex partner has recently told me he is addicted to crack now he has come out it is clear he wont seek medical attion as he is scared is there anyway he can do this at home with the support of family and somthing to carm his moodswings ??

Lovett
6:30 am March 3rd, 2016

I need your help please. I am a father and husband. I love myffamily to death. They are all I have. And vise versa. I have to watch my kids everyday while my wife is at work. I don’t know how to stop. Before I mess up my life and family I seek help. I live in Columbus Ohio. I need help to save the rest of the good life we have. I don’t want to lose my family. Anyone

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:11 pm March 3rd, 2016

Hi Bob. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, call our free hotline to speak with a trusted consultant who can help you make a decision that works for you.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:20 pm March 3rd, 2016

Hi, Lovett. Why don’t you call the number displayed on the site? Our trusted treatment providers can help you make the best decision for you.

Kelly
8:04 am March 13th, 2016

Hello I don’t have a problem work drugs but my husband does and its crack cocaine he’s been addicted and been using for many years he keeps saying he wants to stop using but he won’t get help he thinks he can do it on his own I have stuck by him but I’m going crazy because I can see he can’t do it on his own I don’t know what to do to help him he refuses to go get help

Johnny
11:35 pm March 17th, 2016

Im 22, live in bc i need help i just cant seem to stop smoking it , im hiding it from everyone i no but it killing me inside i dont know what to do…

kobi
12:41 am March 19th, 2016

I’m called kobi and I have been using crack for the past 3weeks. during this time I gone down financially, physically and health wise.I have decided to stop it and I really need your help. I want to stop it at home. thanks

Tired
2:07 pm March 21st, 2016

I’m 43 and have been doing crack about 5-6 years. I’m definitely an addict and out of control. I stopped for about a year and a half when I moved to TX. until an old friend from back home came to visit about 2 years ago and have been doing it ever since. I’m breaking down mentally and losing everything slowly but surely. Been up all night smoking but I’m glad I found this site. Reading the comments has brought tears to my eyes. I have made my mind up to go to a NA class today. I’ve planned to go before but I ended up getting high. I finally made it through a weekend and managed to have some money in my pocket but that’s only because a person I introduced crack to did all of the buying. Sad thing is they’ve only been doing it less than a month, maybe twice a week, but I can already see how addicted they’ve become. This is a hell of a drug. I pray that everyone here gets clean and hopefully we will be able to help someone else.

Jyn
1:14 pm March 28th, 2016

Hello I have a 21 year ol . brother who can’t stop smoking. He started using marijuana heavily and went on to taking other dangerous drugs like cocaine. Then my parents and I spoke to him about taking cocaine he stopped using it and graduated to smoking crack . Now it doesn’t seem he can stop , he takes it like every minute and goes crazy when he doesnt geTs it. He has lost interest in everything , social life and his hobbies. I really wish he will stop taking these drugs and come back to living his life normal. Can anyone give me any suggestions or ideas on how I can get him to quit.

Star
10:04 am March 29th, 2016

I want to stop using crack real bad I imagine all the stuff I can get if I wasn’t using and I want that but I always fall back

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:53 am March 29th, 2016

Hi Star. Call the helpline on our site to speak with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you make the right decision.

Todd
12:38 am April 5th, 2016

Hi, I’m Todd. Crack has destroyed my life for thirty yrs. I’m almost fifty and I’m tired of the destructive pattern. I tried aa and na and I just isn’t for me, plz help

Billym
10:39 pm April 5th, 2016

Been smoking crack for the last 3 days now I feel like I always need it and I keep telling myself I’m not going to do it tomorrow and I’m telling myself that right now I bought enough to last me for the day so by night I take my Xanax and go to sleep I just hope tomorrow I stick to my guns pray for me please God

Billym
10:42 pm April 5th, 2016

I’ve only smoked crack 6X and 26 years old before the last 3 days it’s been I’m still recovering heroin addict on suboxin I take Xanax for my anxiety and I’m dependent on that and now I feel like I’m developing a crack addiction like I’m probably the most addictive person in the world I take that back I know there’s probably worse but I don’t want this for my life and I could easily choose it and just say f*** everything like this is the life I ended up having but I don’t want this life like why do I keep doing things that I don’t want to do why because I am an addict I really hope they come out with a cure I don’t care if it’s $1,000 that could accept that part of my brain

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:54 pm April 6th, 2016

Hi Todd. I suggest you call the number you see on the site. Our trusted treatment consultants will help you make the right decision.

Joy
2:36 pm April 7th, 2016

Billym…. I am praying for you and know that this is passing. So much greater good is still in store for you. Believe and if you can’t do it alone then reach out for help and/or call the hotline. In this world we don’t have to be alone unless we make ourselves that way. *hugggg!*

John
4:28 pm April 7th, 2016

Hi I’m 34 years old and have been using for the last 14 years on and off I’m tired of this drug I really want to stop but it’s so hard every time I loose someone close I go back to it every time I feel depression I go right back to it I’m a father of 5 kids 3 my own and 2 are step kids I love them all so much I never touch it with them around but they are all getting older and I don’t want them to look down on me the last 3 years of my life everything has been coming together for me I have a career job making lots of money my high school sweetheart and me found each other again after we both have had failed abusive relationships I love my life I just want to stop the drugss and I will feel complete I’ve been ignoring this problem all my life cause I didn’t want to stop but now I do and I can’t it’s killing me cause my fiance doesn’t do drugs at all never has she is amazing and every time I relapse I tell her cause she is my rock and pulls me up when I’m down as of today I am giving her the bank card I will have no access to money at all that’s the only way I know how I need help now

Cici
9:48 am April 11th, 2016

I need help I was clean for 2 years relapsed and now my life is hell. I have become a bad mom showing no attention. No time and I never set of fire this to happen I can’t go to rehab because I have no one to watch my lil girl and I don’t want social services to take her cause I go to rehab. I just want to die. I fill like my baby would be better off without me she deserves better. I no in my heart that if this don’t stop I will kill my self. Prayers please and how can I stop

Tip
2:39 am April 14th, 2016

I only stop when my paycheck is gone…two weeks until next paycheck…that’s when I eat…..now I’m undetectable HIV…It’s the drugs….I have 1/3 lung capacity COPD…IF I DONT QUIT CIGS AND THAT PIPE…OXYGEN TANK FOR ME WITHIN NEXY YEAR…I WANT SOME NOW!!!

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:36 pm April 14th, 2016

Hi Cici. I suggest you call the helpline on the site to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find a treatment that fits your needs.

Decade clean
6:31 pm April 14th, 2016

Hurts to read these posts. Crack addiction is forever but so can recovery be. Even ten years later I have odd dream, find my mind trying to justify why I could have just one? And there is the answer you all seek. Mantra always is “Not one Not ever”. I used fast forward thought and still do. If I think the word I force myself to glimpse the disgusting things I’ve done, the pain and shame of fighting to overcome, then take time to feel the pride of my recovery. Another useful tool is to keep busy, work and striving to be best employee they have, hobbies, reading, and if you have outlet brag andcelebrate every day clean. It does get easier week by week, removing all things related to your using losing life makes it easier. This includes friends, hang outs, activities, sex, everything!, I moved, got new job, and eliminated half my triggers. I took up gardening, tried painting, candle making, and kept myself broke. Give control of your world to someone else if u can. My father lived with us and paid rent, gave me allowance, etc…humble I was and am. No reason to try make it decent story crack is ugly, recovery is brutal. You have to give up who you are and become anew, it’s hard work. Crack embeds in your mind be smart, stop lying to yourself and everyone else. You are pathetic, you need help, own it and find your way to clean, healthy living just like the thousands of us doing it today and tomorrow. I’d pray but eh that’s not me. You want earn it

terri
8:21 pm April 18th, 2016

My partner is on crack has it every day one or 2 pips but if he had the money or when he does he does a lot but when he wakes up he is very angry then he gets a stone and his fine he’s like a diff men he also smokes weEd he don’t think his a crack had coz he don’t do a Ltd every day but has 1 or 2 stors a daye it stared at 1 any for fow months the 2 he goes to it as a coping mechanism he fills dirty and desed with him self when he done it but cart not have it owe life is he’ll some days the relationship isn’t rely one he won’t that more than me I do all I can to make life Street free but I have kids so not going to happen lol iv stodgy by him the hole time coz under the nasty bit is a very good man that has the petensol to go far in life but his down side is he has a very active personal and gets hocked on things very easy even betting all tho his not bad with that now his parst wasn’t a good one tho his only 26 his been tho a lot and had to fend for him self on the streets and never went around with good people his m8 from parst made him take dugs for the first time he is banged up now thank good but he would beat him if he didn’t take wot he was told and he went down he’ll from there he got off it him self last year for 6 months he will not go re hab he nose his doing rong but don’t do nothing about it but now and then breaks dilone wonting to end his life coz he cart handal all the shit in his head he says it not his parst that fuck his head it’s the dugs but I no there is a under line problem with how he grow up but life can bring he’ll some days and he has so much anger I don’t no how to help him

Robert
3:21 am May 4th, 2016

Hi I would just like assistance in finding a good detox program in my Hunetrsville, NC area and also mabe even a rehab program in my area. Thanks.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:18 pm May 4th, 2016

Hi Robert. Call the number you see on our website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find a program that fits your needs.

Jessica
7:40 am May 5th, 2016

I started useing crack at the age of 13 @ the age of 24 i found out i was pregnant at that point i stoped cold turkey i new it was time to pull my shit together after13-1/2 years i relapse went straight on a 2 month beng went through allthe money in the joint account and now i have 3 kids i also spent there savings account money i then decided that i needed to get clean and i did for 6 months now i am back into a relapse and i know i have to get clean. Iv made today my clean day i hope i do it since yesterday was supposed to be my quite day and the day before that.I need to pull my shit together . Thanks i feel better just being able to get that out

Rachel
3:29 am May 23rd, 2016

Hello, I am looking for help. Need someone to talk to for support. Where can I find this support

Derrick
8:08 pm June 1st, 2016

I have taken the first step toward to getting clean and sober from crack addiction by entering a sober living environment. I have used for 4 months of my 8 month marriage after being incarcerated for 22 years on a life sentence. I’ve been clean now almost 3 weeks and I don’t want my life to spiral out of control. At present I don’t have the urge but I also don’t want to fool myself into believing I am in the clear. I want to maintain a life free of the craving of cocaine use!!! I would like the help of psychotherapy to gain better coping mechanisms to deal with the stressors of living on the outside.

John
3:34 am June 2nd, 2016

My name is John I’m gone to be 30 years old in a couple weeks and I do smoke crack but I always regret it the next day even while Im smoking it, by the way I do not smoke every day or every other day, I usually get on that pipe when I’m bored,stress,lonely,sad etc but make me fill like shit after smoking it and after couple of hour while smoking it. I need Help

Tamika
10:58 pm June 5th, 2016

my husband has been using for years and sometimes it gets to the point that he wants to commit suicide he dont like being this way its killing him and tearing our family apart i dont understand his cocaine addiction i hate it i havent been supportive of him like i should have i love him and really want the best help for him it tears him apart dont know who he is anymore im always running from his problem because i dont know how to help him i never used drugs he always ashamed of it around me but he always ok with being around people thats the same as him he blocks me out of his life like i dont exicist he really needs help can someone please save our family when he use drugs im very depressed i get really sick i starve myself i start to question myself i dont know why i hurt myself because of his addiction i know its not not easy for him looks like we both need help cause im losing my mind i want this to be over over over please help us save ourselfs his cocaine addiction and my depressing is killing our lifes help us please he hates that life and wants to see a new beginning being drug free

Ty
12:12 am June 9th, 2016

Im 18 years old and i fell too curious i dont even know why i ever tried it i was clean for a year and a half from all drugs legal or illegal after being heavly addicted to yayo and molly for 2 years and got myself a fulltime job at mercedes benz as a mechanic making 45$ an hour but the money just wasnt fast enough i ended up going out with some old friends and realized i could make a whole bunch of money by staying out late and as time passed i wanted to see what all the hype was about why people spend all their money on it i thought i could do it once and never again and that was the single worst decision i had ever made i lost everything i could possible lose my job my brand new mercedes benz all the money i got from dealing communication with my family everything and i dont know why i keep going back to it i could go weeks without using then all of a sudden i have a rock loaded in the pipe and its not like i even enjoy the drug i dont notice any different od a feeling all thay happens is i feel so sweaty ans sick and then i throw up and im sober im too ashamed to reach out and ask anyone of my friends for help becaise i dont want them to thibk im a fucking idiot and never speak to me again who knows maybe someobe will read this and be able to provide an onlie support group i know there are many others in the sane situation as me just dying for someone to reachout and tell then its just a craving you dont need to load that pipe youll make it thru this but even if no one ever reads this and no one offers help i need to atleast reach out and get it off my soul that ive been smoking up to 400$ a night rocks sometimes even more and ive been smoking for over 6 months now so please if anyone reads this messahe me back if you stand by me to help me beat this horrible addiction ill be there for you everystep of the way in conquering you addiction

Charley
8:08 am June 10th, 2016

Dear Ty, I feel for you. I am losing everything to this drug too. Sometimes its all I can think about. I dont even care about buying food anymore. I just buy crack with every dollar I get. We are not alone in this. If you read this, know that Im out here, and I know you can do better. I can do better too. Lets quit together stranger. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives without crack cocaine. Are you commited to quitting Ty? I am.

Chris
4:40 am June 12th, 2016

I need treatment for crack and have no insurance,not having any luck finding help with no insurance.

Lorenzo
9:06 pm June 13th, 2016

Very informative. I am struggling with staying clean. I mean I hate crack because it changes me into someone else and I am ashamed of the things that I do while high on crack. At the same time I love the way it makes me feel but the result is always the same destruction. I can’t continue like this. I’ve done intense inpatient treatment and I only lasted about a month before I used again.I would like to know more about the psychological aspect of the addiction. Sex is a huge trigger for me and my obsession with sex fuels my desire to use. Should I stop having sex?

Delisa
3:22 am June 15th, 2016

I am a on going crack smoker and want to better my life I’m what you would call a functional smoker I can maintain but still get the same effects. I lace my joints with tobacco only and drink heavy when smoking. I also smoke cigarettes can you help me please I don’t want to go to another program I want to try this at home what do you think

hunter
4:07 pm June 15th, 2016

Is feeling guilt and angry at yourself normal after using,? and What are some activities with distract me from thinking about and smoking when I think about and get the urge what are some things that can block my mind from thinking about it and taking a hit

Keith
1:43 pm June 16th, 2016

Hi my name is Keith n I have been on crack 4 25 years n I’m tired it has messed my youth up jobs lost relationship gone. I could go on n on but I don’t have time right now but just wanted to share with y’all a little of my past thanks 4 listing

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:49 pm June 16th, 2016

Hi Keith. Feel free to share it!

Matt
6:56 am June 17th, 2016

I don’t know who to talk to, or how to stop smoking crack. I’ve lost everything, and I still can’t stop. I work all week and blow every dollar on this drug. I’ve been smoking for 9 years now, I’m 27. Its ruined my life, I tell myself to quit, but the cravings are too strong. I’ve thought about just killing myself thousands if times, but don’t have the guts to do it. I’ve stared down the barrell of my gun just wanting to pull the trigger, but I can’t. I’m scared that soon it’s gonna happen. I’ve thought about NA, but I don’t believe in a God, and I know that’s what they’re based on. Nobody knows I smoke crack except for my dad and my step mom, because I can act Normal at work, and I’m very productive at what I do, but come Friday, I blow every dollar and now it’s become daily. I don’t wanna commit suicide, but I can’t live like this anymore, I think about it more and more th st this is my only option. Please help me

Doug
12:14 am June 22nd, 2016

Hi..my wife and I are addicts and have both been to rehab but I don’t believe either one if us really wanted it..we are born again Christians and when we are in the word we do fine.we have both picked back up and we really truly want to stop now..I’m sitting here on my patio writing this,praying to God and craving sobriety.. We would appreciate any feedback.

Benjamin
11:02 pm June 25th, 2016

35 years ive smoked crack 42 nd street the porn movies is where. I started sexual orientationis a struggle crack brings on the porno dwsire i ckeaned up for 9 years only to return after wife was unfaithful . i was crushed ican go no more than 4_6 moths before it starts again 20 detoxes 4 longterm treatment facilitys 10 outpatients psychiatry the list go on 2 days agoi used againand i am planning my next useagain

hue
5:22 pm July 2nd, 2016

diazepam surely will help?
I’ve been using for 3 weeks now but become intense, morning through night.
is it safe to go cold turkey and cut it off completely or should a few hits a day, less and less be safer?
i dont want to go crazier than i am.
thanks for any advice.

Addict
10:38 am July 8th, 2016

Started using when I was twenty one years old I’m 33 now but ever since that day my life has become nothing but a constant regret. I’ve read allot of the comments made and I’m not alone.. i want to quit but I feel like I’m I’m surrounded with not only other addicts but dealers too… And my cravings have gotten bigger.. I’ve become ignorant selfish angry… I’m not me anymore I’ve lost ME..

Geromeim
9:34 pm July 9th, 2016

I’m 60 year old male been on crack for almost 20 years been in rehab use to go to AA ,I no I have a problem I’m going to get back in a support group

Brian
9:31 pm August 7th, 2016

Some days I win some I lose.

gerald
9:29 am August 12th, 2016

I started using crack 2 months ago but until the last week it was half a gram to one gram . But then the relationship with the one I love stopped and I was broken , since then the smoking is daily and I even took a loan from the bank for 2000 euros and a few days ago I started using 2 grams until yesterday when by midday I had used 3 grams of crack cocaine and my stomach or intestines started to hurt and I became scared , I’m going to try today to stick to 2 again but can you tell me at what dosage it becomes dangerous , I ‘m also forcing myself toeat ! I would like to stop but I ‘m hopelessly addicted !

CHINEDU
9:27 pm September 7th, 2016

Hi,

I have been using crack for a while now but not frequently but its up to a year now but i have wasted money worth 500,000Naira. I want to stop but is there any drugs i need to take to stabilize my blood pressure thus am not vibrant. Just dizzy sleeping & lazy which make its unable for me to earn a living. PLEASE HELP!!!

Ronald
10:45 am September 15th, 2016

At what point is a person too far gone ? I’ve been smoking it for 12 yrs and keep telling myself its time to quit, but it never happens. I work out of town in a camp job and when my 2 weeks is over, I rush back to the city with a pocket full of cash and call buddy before I even sit down. I cant deal with the pain and suffering im causing all those that love me. Im seriously considering having an “accident” to end this pathetic existence.

Dummy
5:24 am September 26th, 2016

I hate my addiction. I need help but the addiction itself blocks me…guys just giving it to me..it’s wrecking my home that I built…I really need help…

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:47 pm September 26th, 2016

Hi Dummy. I’d suggest that you call the helpline on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

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