Our expert says:
Sounds like you've made a very sensible and wise decision --- good luck in managing to keep to your resolution !
Your message raises numerous important points. I believe that drug abuse, like alcohol abuse, can have diferent forms, some are better recognized in their alcoholism-form than otherwise. For instance, while some alcoholics drink very heavily every day, some are sober between binges which come at weekends, or once a month. But the common feature is episodes when the drinking gets way out of control. t's like the drugs are taking you, rather than the other way round.
Another aspect is the way alcohol facilitates drug abuse, by reducing one's wisdom ( wisdom is always soluble in alcohol !) and inhibitions, in the same way as many people find that smoking makes them feel like a drink, and drinking makes them feel like a smoke.
Smiarly, as you've perhaps noticed and realised, whenever something you are doing ( like these drugs ) makes you fel that you need to hide it from others, that does indicate that you think it is wrong, and at some level fel you shouldn't be doing it.
By all means achieve this on your own, if you can. But if you find it a bit hard to manage on your own, don't be too dogmatic about having to do it alone --- what matters most of all is getting straight, in whatever way works best for you.
And it's probably a sensible move to share your decision with us here, and to report back on progress, as it provides a useful external check on your aim and progress,
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