Every time I get released I always swear I won’t go back to drugs. I really don’t want to come back here ever again. How can I stay off drugs once I get back home when I have no money for help and it’s right back to the same old places and people that got me into trouble the last time. I know if I get back on crack I’ll be back again soon and next time it might be for a real long time.
Douglas Goldschmidt Says...
Crack is a tough drug in recovery as the trigger for use tends to be money and availability. You need a good support system, outside of your family and friends, which you can go to on a regular basis. A local Narcotics Anonymous, or one of the similar community based recovery groups, is your best bet. A supportive community of recovering addicts can help keep you safe and will also protect you from the often well-meant but not always useful interventions of friends and family.
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