There are many, many contributing factors to your problem, one that I happen to share(alcohol) The important thing to remember is that you have a disease. A treatable disease. Just hang on, I promise there is hope. There are hundreds of thousands of us that are living proof you can overcome this. Good luck.
I think you need to explain your family life as a child, and as a adult and also describe your addiction what it's is your addicted to how you feel on it and with out it then perhaps we can try to help you better
.i would suggest enrolling in a program a substance abuse program..that will help teach u the tools to get off drugs and a fighting shot of staying off ...the counsler will also be able to help u figure out triggers. signs of when u are prone to using and u can confide the issues u are refering to...also check out NA and AA meeting u are bound to find someone to help with some insight .good luck bro....it happens to the best of us...as long as u want to stop there is hope. no matter what ;)
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Not sure just what you need, but here is some information to get you started:
I work with a non-profit in Iowa that helps women transition out of prison after treatment for drug addiction there.
And there is new research, within the last ten years, that women in prison for drug crimes often became addicted as a way of self-medicating to cope with childhood trauma...that is, ongoing abuse in their homes.
Although accurate figures are hard to obtain, this path to addiction may hold true for up to 80% of women in prison for drug crimes, with concomitant depression, PTSD, and low self-esteem.
Here is what Iowa is doing: drug treatment here needs to be trauma-based. Trauma actually changes brain patterns resulting in deep emotional scars. But humankind has a remarkable resilience,with very good therapies now to help a person rebound from trauma - and even use the trauma as a foundation for personal growth.
In fact, this non-profit organization just presented a seminar on trauma last week, so the whole community could benefit and have hope.
If this may fit your situation, just know that MANY people are recovering from trauma-based addiction now.