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snarky
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and after forgetting half of my night, vomitting, and then finding out later that i acted "really weird" in front of people, i'm still tempted to do it again.

i don't know what to do. i have hobbies, great friends, and a concerned family. i haven't told anybody what's up because i'm embarrassed. is there a hotline i can call?

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Ecofem
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Hi snarky,

It's ok. Please do look into getting help-- it's out there. Your situation certainly isn't uncommon and not something to be afraid of telling people you trust, especially telling will help them help you. I'm looking up a hotline for you (any hotlline specializing in substance abuse/teen substance abuse would be appropriate. Here are some websites: http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/dc/caz/suba/tnsa/tshotline.jsp

Here's a number I found that seems appropriate. And they can certainly refer you to a different place, too, if necessary. Please don't hestitate to call -- they're there for you. I'll be back tomorrow to write more. Hang in there.

National Youth Crisis Hotline 1 800 448-4663

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snarky
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hey ecofem, thanks for your help. i told one of my friends because he's experienced drug addiction in the past so it made me feel a bit better to get it out there.

it's really easy for me to get stoned / drunk / whatever because i only weigh close to 110 lbs and the ambien cr pills i was taking were 12mg. when i really think about it, it gets a little frightening, which should be a good sign, right?

the hotline you listed didn't work, so i'll take a look at that website.

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Ecofem
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Hi again, snarky [Smile] Thanks for checking back in. I'll go ask other volunteers for a good hotline (that works this time!) I agree: Being aware of your low tolerance/worried about it being a problem IS a good sign.
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Hi, Snarky. I actually have used this number myself when in crisis; they're very professional and deal with all sorts of problems with youth.

You can call their NINELINE 1-800-999-9999 right now, or you can visit their website first, which provides ways to correspond with them via email or forum if you feel more comfortable with that, or just want to scope them out:

http://www.covenanthouse.org/nineline/index.html

Good for you for taking that step. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. [Smile]

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Heather
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I'd also suggest picking one friend you can tell: hopefully the one you can think of who will be the most compassionate.

When you have a dependency or a self-abusive issue, silence and secrecy just rteally, really isn't your friend. So even having one person you can just say the words to, and even more ideally, maybe one person to help keep an eye out for you, help you get rid of pills and help you keep from them, etc. is often profoundly helpful.

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