Congrats man! Just find other things to get addicted to whether it be movies, food, etc. We all are addicted to things whether it be work, habits, or other things.
Just keep away from bad habits, but even more important TO STAY AWAY from the PEOPLE who promote and encourage those bad habits.
It's hard, but I'm proud of you!
Thank you so much! It’s so hard but I need to stay in meetings and run with a good crowd. I’ve got so much love to give and I don’t wanna waste my life anymore.
That is the most inspiring thing ever, you have a fantastic attitude. Best of luck to you, I hope you have nothing but success
Thank you so much my friend!
My story was alcohol and partying. I woke up January 1st 2016 on the floor of my cousins house with a 24 pack of water on me. Our mutual buddy also was lying next to me with one on him. According to my cousin....we were throwing entire 24 packs at each other completely wasted.
I told myself I was never drinking alcohol again and haven't tasted a single drop of alcohol since.
Cut myself off from that friend and don't hang out with my cousin anymore unless it's at family gatherings. We still get along, though!
Just my little dumb story to help anyone reading! It's possible to simply quit. Whenever I got a craving for alcohol I simply went out and bought snacks. Replaced alcohol with snacks and pop. It worked for me.
Congrats!! Very helpful, and that’s pretty much what I did. Just quit! I needed rehab and I’m in a halfway house right now, but that’s okay!
When I started getting off of cocaine around 3 years ago now, I got addicted to slushees. Nowadays, I still have at least four a week. It makes me feel better because, you know, it isn't cocaine and slushees aren't really something that can fatten you up. And them motherfuckers just slap.
That's honestly great! I slam down hot cheetos a lot lol and drink a bunch of Sprite
Maybe don't get addicted to food
Too late. Addicted to spicy flavored snacks.
Hell FUCKING yeah dude. I'm clean off a 5 year IV meth habit. I never ever want to be back there. Proud of youuuuuu
Thank you so very much for real. You’re doing great!
My time off meth is relatively short (about 7 months) but the cravings and obsession over it has truly faded. I thought the mind loops about using would never go away and I'd always hold that romanticized idea about it. Keep headstrong, dont be afraid to feel, ask for help if you need it and don't EVER give up on yourself.
I’ll keep that in mind. Seriously, congrats and thank you. You’re killin it
Needed to hear this, currently in that loop
IV meth? I didn’t know that was a thing.
Sounds incredibly unhealthy
Oh forsure it is. I'm pretty sure I've taken a good 10 years off my life from the damage.
You have beautiful eyes 😍
Omg thank you so much!!
I saw you on r/piercing and wanted to comment on your eyes! I’ve been watching r/toastme to see if you’d pop up there. Honestly, your eyes are dreamy.
Came to say this. Literally first thing I noticed, before even reading the title. Keep safe.
In the first pic I was at the end of my rope! I was hanging out in a cemetery after a meth bender hoping God would take me. Feeling so depressed that no one would care if I died. But I found help, and if you’re going through it you can too!!
Im glad you found help, dear internet stranger.
Being a smoker (cigarettes) for quite some time and struggling / not finding the will to quit, I really look up to people like you. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for you. But people like you somehow remind me that everything is possible.
You look really kind and nice, I bet my ass there are more people that care about you, than you think.
Keep it up and best of luck. You got this.
You. Are. GLOWING my friend ❤️❤️
Thank you so much! I’m gonna be just fine I think
You're rockin' it - we have a saying in my family: "Don't forget to breathe." Just you keep not forgetting to breathe, you hear?
Will do, one day at a time!
I worked with a guy once. He had the same feel that you do. After a while he showed me his AA coin. Won through it, was solid. You got that same feel, solid. Best to you!
Good on you brother. I'm just passing 2 years sober from heroin. We've made the best decisions of our lives. The world is a tough place and many of us aren't shown the best examples growing up. A lot of us have to figure everything out on our own and it's hard when you're trying to figure everything out by yourself. I'm proud of you. I'm proud of me. I'm proud of all of us that really work hard to come out of real darkness and thankful for the people that helped out. You can never do it alone. Please reach out whenever you need help.
Thanks for your testimony my friend. I hope I can be in the position to help others in the future.
It's not something I really talk about in the real world. If you're brave enough to post it, I'm going to support you. We all have to fight the good fight. You are not alone.
Im proud of OP, but I’m also proud of you, my man. You got this. Stay safe.
15 years over here dude! It's possible! Congrats :)
Congrats on your clean time!! I know it is because of people like you!
It's a hard battle. I've seen friends fight for years to get where you are now. But I believe in you.
I could add, yoga and working out have helped me. Gives me something goal-oriented to focus on and helps ensure that I don't destroy my metabolism with snacks and chocolate. I also have a fairly new relationship, including kids, which I never had on my own. And I'm finding it very motivating. I want to be a better me so I can be better for them. So, you know. You're not alone.
This is amazing work, I can't imagine how hard it was and you should be really really proud of yourself.
Congratulations! I was on meth when I was 20. I lost everything but I've been clean and sober for 30 years. Great job!
Congratulations! Your eyes looks so clear and fresh. Good post and best of happiness to you!❤
Dude. I’m in my ninth month of recovery, and I am so happy to tell you, from here: healing is difficult and it’s hard work, but letting go is beautiful beyond measure.
The road ahead isn’t easy, and it isn’t going to be perfect. There are days where it is such a challenge—you will feel like you will fail. There is no failure when you learn, though. Whether you stay sober forever or you slip up because you aren’t ready, the hardest part is over. You’ve got this. You know how to do it now and how good it feels.
You are strong, and beautiful, and your story is your own. You are not perfect, and that is what makes you complete and whole: you are a work in progress. You have an interesting story to tell... so far! You have a unique perspective on life that will someday mean life, instead of destruction, to someone else—not the story of your success, but the story of your struggle. I am so glad that you woke up one day and chose to not to just survive, but to live. And my dude, I am so glad I am right here with you to see it.
Major congrats my dude! I'm exceptionally happy for you. Please stay strong and I'm certainly wishing you the best.
I have a question, if you're interested in answering questions,by the way
Thank you! I’m open to a lil AMA!
How come meth is so widespread seemingly in America? I'm English and don't know of anyone who's ever tried or even seen the stuff. Although we had or probably still have a huge problem of artificial highs.
It's super easy to make tbh there's all kinds of methods these days
I don't want to be insensitive, so please forgive me, but I'm curious how you found yourself down that path? I'm particularly interested in how you were introduced it?
Well I was asked by an old friend to take him to court and I said I would. Little did I know he showed up to my apartment with some ice. I was hella depressed and ready to die. So I got strung out, trap house after trap and found myself in a cemetery begging to die. But He has other plans for me.
I'm glad you're back on a good path, bud. Keep up the great work
Congratulations 🎉. Keep up the amazing work. 🙂🙂
Congrats so much! Best of wishes from myself and everyone here!
Oh yeah boi keep up for the 1 year goal. You got It pal.
Congrats! I You can be really proud of you! I can't even imagine what you had to go through! Keep pushing through!!!
Looking good. Congrats, OP. Proud of you. 🖤
Ha! You look like Josh Allen from the buffalo bills on the right. Awesome for you man! Take each victory life gives you and cerebrate
Keep going brother
Welcome to sobriety!
My man shining like a star. Good job!
Well done!!! 🎉
Wow, shiny eyes
Anyway, big congratulations friend
Thank you so much!!
Proud of you buddy
Amen. Yay. Glad to have you.
Well done. One Day at a Time.
Congrats! I love your Madden YouTube videos too!
Hm I must have a doppelgänger 😂
You have such pretty eyes. Congrats dude
Thank you so much 😊
Hi can I pm you? My friend/ex-girlfriend is struggling with meth addiction. She gets it’s from her current boyfriend. Her family and I are worried for her and it’s not clear to us what she needs.
She claims that she will do rehab soon and go back to be with this guy again. Personally, I think it’s a terrible idea because then she’d go back to an environment where there is easy access to all kinds of drugs and it’s very socially accepted.
Is she lying to herself or...? I always thought at rehab they told you to cut out people who could influence you to use the stuff...
Yeah it sounds like she’s lying to herself, and honestly some people need to do more “research” before they get the help they actually need. She sounds like she’s just going through it rn. But I can guarantee that if you make yourself available to her she’ll use you until you’re an empty shell of a person. You should, and I know it sucks, probably distance yourself. Regardless, my inbox is always open.
I know :( spent all of last year trying to help her since she regularly went into psychosis from use.
Tried to get $20 from me today cause she needed an epi pen from the pharmacy cause she left her wallet at home. When asked why her bf couldn’t give her the money, she said he’s busy in a meeting (lie).
Eventually she came over to my house in an Uber to collect some of her belongings. Promised she’d give me cash for it and once here claimed she had no money.
I’ll take you up on the offer of the pm once I can gather my thoughts and see if there’s something I can truly ask you, I don’t want to bother you unnecessarily, thank you.
You’re totally fine lol, just be careful with tweakers fr
I don’t know how to ask this sensitively but would you say be careful even if she only uses a little?
Or does the “using of other people” start even when small quantities of the substance are used?
I mean her man probably isn’t using a little and it’s clear that they’re down bad and can’t even come up with 20 dollars. Just be careful man, robbing isn’t far off probably. Not tryna scare you but meth spirals FAST
Yeah that’s what’s weird. He comes from a pretty wealthy family. They give him a place to stay in one of the smaller apartment buildings they own. He’s never hurting for money. I know he also “deals” small quantities on the side that probably pays for his and her personal use.
I suspect that it’s an abuse type relationship. That he controls her with the drugs and money (lack of). Of course on the surface he sells her all kinds of dreams.
Last question and I don’t think this has an answer — is there any way to know if she’s gotten clean? (Apart from her going to rehab?)
Currently, I don’t think she has any problem lying about her use. But there have been times in the last year when she claims she has stopped.
I’ve told her that I’ll only believe it when she regularly goes to meetings like NA but I know not everyone goes to NA so I’m not sure what else I can use to gauge her being clean if that makes sense.
Yeah he’s probably keeping her under his thumb in that manner, which is sad. Best you can assume is that if she is with him she’s stuck in active addiction. No way to really tell unfortunately. She needs help but she needs to want to change.
I’ve pretty much come to the same conclusion. Just hard to see her throw her life away. It’s not even just the new boyfriend. It generally seems like she’s hanging out with people with questionable values/morals (even if those people don’t use substances). No interest in getting a job, doesn’t talk to her sister much any more, ignores old friends, it’s sad.
That’s how it is man, hopefully she snaps out of it soon
Congrads, but.. You look good in both photos!? One is indoors with good lighting that's the only difference I see and ofcourse the ring.
I understand, but in the left photo I was strung out hanging out in a cemetery all paranoid and shit. Ready to die. That’s the day I went to rehab.
The story behind puts it in perspective. I'm so glad for you buddy!
Thank you friend!!
Anyone else just thinks he is pretty and sparkles like a disney princess or just me?
Thank you so much!!!
Great job, I believe in you!
Congrats, keep it that way and only positive things will happen
This'll get buried but your eyes are incredibly beautiful and in the second picture you can see the light has come back on in them :)
Thank you so much! And HAPPY CAKE DAY 🥳🥳🥳
Haha i didn't even realize!
Good job!! Not off meth, but cocaine for 3 years. It's a rough journey and remember that sobriety is not a linear process. You'll have ups and downs, maybe even relapses, and that's fine. What matters is that you get back up on your feet eventually and try your best to fight the urge. I'd recommend trying to replace your addiction with something else. Preferably not food if you know you're going to have LOTS of urges, but if you can't find anything else, might as well. I replaced the cocaine with blue raspberry-cherry slushees, lol.
Also, the color of your hair is very nice. Random, but it is.
Thank you for your testimony! I really appreciate it, I’ve kinda replaced it with energy drinks lol! And thank you, I’m a ging 😂
Bravo ! 👏🏻
So happy to hear this! ❤️
Thank you so much! Hope it makes someone realize they can make a change
You got this man i believe in you
Good Job Mate! :o
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Lmao I live in Cincinnati tbh
Way to go, bro! Stay strong!
Will do friend
Congrats! After being strung out on meth and pills for 20 years I also became sober 3 years ago. Good job on the 3 months and stay strong. Dont let your guard down
No I’m always alert bub, cravings suck but it’ll pass
Man you're a good looking guy, keep it up
Thanks bud, appreciate it
Congrats! Keep it up! This comment section is proud of you :3 I wish you the best and believe in you that you can do it ^
It’s all love here!! Thank you so much, I’ve got this!
THANK YOU SO MUCH
You've got a second chance at life. Make it count buddy. You got this!
True that! I can still do it!
I've got 1.5 years. stick with it bro. got a good job, got a girl that loves me now, shit turns around if you just stick with it man STICK WITH IT STICK WITH IT!!!!
All things that I want, my guy! I’ll get there!
We have a huge drug problem here in Michigan and I see people like you all of the time who succeeds to recover, proud of you
Thank you, meth is straight up from hell. I wish everyone could recover
Damn you have pretty eyes
Congratulations man! I'm happy for you 🥲
I really appreciate it fr
You look so happy! Congrats!
Meth scares the hell out of me. So many good people have lost everything for it. Congrats!
I’m in that group and it sucks so bad! But I’ll get it back! Thank you!
My sister is 5yrs sober.m from meth. Took her losing her young boys (which I cared for), our family (me mostly) threatening to completely cut her out, a run in with the law (counterfeiting w the boyfriend), and just a major decline in health to get her to see the light.
She did 3mos of in patient rehab (60 days was a work program). She went to meetings for at least 2yrs. Now she’s happily married, mom to now 5 boys (2 more from marriage).
Moral to the story, people love you and what’s better is loving yourself bc you are worthy of love. Forgive yourself bc those who love you will, too.
I love seeing people’s success stories. It’s a fresh start, one day at a time. One day at a time for ALL of us!
I’m so happy to hear she got it together and you have those kids back in your life as well! One day at a time is right! 😊
Just remember, when you are off a drug for a while your tolerance drops. Many people die of overdoses after a relapse because they do the same amount of drug they used to (or more because they are excited) and their body can no longer handle it.
So stay off it!
But if you do have a relapse, don’t do it alone, and really be careful with how much you take.
Stay strong brother! You got this!
Thank you so much friend
Heck yea! And ur a Colts fan?! Doubly kewl! 💪🏽
Congrats you changed your clothes and got a hair cut. Kind of tired of seeing this sober streaks. I’m happy for you but unless karma helps with your sobriety we should keep it on other subreddits
Keep that depressed energy to yourself
You are G L O W I N G ✨ Your skin looks incredible and radiant. Your hair looks healthy and soft. Your eyes are so beautiful and that septum ring really works on you!!
Keep up the excellent work!
Thank you so much!! You’re so kind!
Psh, it's nothing. 😊 Btw, you should check out BVLA. They make jewelry for piercings. It's super high quality and they have some really unique stuff.
This is not the intended use for this sub. This story along with others are just cringy as fuck and are just people looking for attanboys on the net rather than in real life. NO ONE CARES MOVE THE FUCK ON!
Seeing 10-15 ex addicts on this sub a day just makes me smile so damn hard.
Super proud of you dude that shits extremely hard to quit based on my dads experience you deserve to celebrate and countie celebrating every day further you get
Thank you so much, I hope you and yours are doing great
Good job brother. I know that crash and burn. I also know that nothing has worse cravings than the stim family. What worked for me, may not work for you, there's no one size fits all. With that said, I can't urge you to learn how to meditate and expand on your spirituality (if you have one) enough. I can't express how important it has been for me and the people I have seen succeed long term. You're doing great. Keep it up. This is my 4th time sobering up. 4th times a charm, right? 15 months so far. I've had years in the past, so I've been at this point but... something's different in the ease, and that is meditation/spirituality. Friggin game changer. HMU if you ever need to talk about how much shit sucks, or rocks.
Good luck bröther, will do my friend
Is it a bad idea to admit you did drugs on reddit?
Recovery is a thing lol I’m not hiding from it
got some left over?
U block your nose with this ring? Jk mate great job ;)
That was the goal lol
ele parece o luba
So you finally left the Giants for the Jets.
It’s a Colts jersey lol
Usually people put the before on the left, but the change is so obvious it still made me smile!
That’s awesome man!
You look like a great weight has been lifted and you look happy. Congratulations, my dude!
The hardest part for me was staying away from friends and even family that were still using. Since you're clean they will try to lie to you, don't ignore the signs, don't go in to residences with them or drive them anywhere if you can't completely avoid them for whatever reason. Most of them will eventually get clean too but keep your distance until you're sure, you don't want to get caught up in someone else's relapse. I've been off meth for over a decade and I only know of two people from my "meth friends" who haven't gotten clean.
It's always so wild to me how much better people look when they're sober. They look like someone turned a light on inside them. You are glowing my dude! Congratulations. Keep up the hard work!
Amazing!! I’m celebrating for you today from Wisconsin. Nothing but success and well wishes for you my dude.
Yo man, good job and i love your eyes
Looking handsome my dude
Bro, YOUR EYES!
We can celebrate with meth
This is great but I just found it funny why he put his sex and age in hahaha
Beautiful. The life in your eyes says so much. The opposite of addiction is not necessarily sobriety. It is connection, with yourself, your community, your spirituality. Posting your progress is absolutely connecting with thousands maybe millions who support you, who care and celebrate your healing soul. What I also hope you know is that you are also an inspiration to those for whom every minute is a struggle, for those who remember the early days, and for those who might see your post and decide today to save their own life. You are saving your own , fantastic!!!!
Thank you and congratulations friend. "When you save one life, it as if you have saved the entire world " 🦋🌈🌎💝💝💝💝
Oh, you’re beautiful! Congratulations! I am so proud of you
Looking good, my man.
First off, congratulations!!! That is absolutely awesome and do keep up the good work. Secondly, you have absolutely gorgeous eyes.
Hey OP, you have stunning eyes. I just wanted you to know that. Good job staying clean!
Congratulations my dude!
You are awesome !
You are awesome keep up the good . i know its hard .i haven't done meth in a long ass time 89 or 90. Back when it looked like broken glass. I don't miss it for a minute. Stay strong bro. You will love your self later in life.
Amazing!! Honestly, if you told me either of those pictures had a meth smoker in, I wouldn't believe you, you stayed so clean before you went three month sober
I snorted meth to be completely honest
I'm a hot air balloon that can go to space
With the air, like I don't care baby by the way (come on)Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do (hey)
some people are legends
I'm rooting for you! 22 yrs sober this year. You can do it!
You are impressive!
I'm so proud of you!!!
Wow sir, you are handsome.
You got this man! Just work the steps, stay away from bad influences like others said, and don't be afraid to ask for help!
I’m still tryna find a sponsor 😅 but I definitely know the importance of the steps. Thank you
You look so healthy in the after photo! Huge congrats to you on 3 months. Keep on trucking.
Oh yeah. That's freaking awesome. Congrats.
You look happy and amazing, congrats
3 months is a great start! Keep moving forward by getting support from others like you when if it's online.
I love the love what can I say this is helping a lot ig
Congrats! Look at you and your strength! Nice beard too!
Thank you very much my friend