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Do A Lot Of Xanax And Heroin

Published: December 19, 2013
Dear TeenHealthFX,
hi i am 18 years old i recently lost my job i am getting kicked out of my house and i m lost i do alot of xanax and heroin to keep me not thinking about it i am very susicadal i tryed choking my self but i end up passing out and waking up i told my parents i am going threw a lot and i need help but they just dont care and i dont know what to do i have no one no girlfriend,no life nothing and soon will be living on the street what should i do
Signed: Do A Lot Of Xanax And Heroin

Dear Do A Lot Of Xanax And Heroin,

 

TeenHealthFX thinks that it is essential that you go into a rehab program immediately for you to deal with your drug abuse. You could start by asking your parents if they would help you to get yourself admitted to a rehab program. Your parents probably want to be helpful to you – but they cannot help you unless you are willing to help yourself. FX appreciates that you are getting “kicked out” of the house and that it might make you reluctant to ask your parents for any assistance – but if your parents get that you are serious about going into rehab and getting clean, it is hard for us to imagine they will not try to help you with that.

If getting help from your parents is out of the question, then it is up to you to find help for yourself. You could try some of the numbers or websites listed below, or you could go to your local emergency room – your local ER is most likely required to provide treatment to you regardless of your ability to pay or insurance status, and can help to make arrangements for you to be admitted to a detox and/or rehab program.

Clearly there are issues in your relationships with your parents if they are kicking you out, and it sounds like holding down jobs may be an issue as well – both of which are understandable problems given that you are addicted to some pretty serious drugs. The first step for you will be to address your substance abuse problem. You need to detox, get clean, and learn how to live without drugs (as they will only make things worse in the end with your physical health, emotional health, relationships, career/finances, etc.). Once you are clean, you will need to address what drove you to use in the first place – maybe you were using as a way to self-medicate because you have been dealing with some kind of mental illness. Maybe there were family problems or other life stressors that you wanted to escape from. You will need to learn to deal with the substance abuse itself, and then whatever the underlying problems are. It will be hard work, but it is probably what will be necessary for you to repair your relationships with your parents, to be able to find a successful career for yourself, and to generally be in an emotionally and physically healthy place.

If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.

National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism, 1-888-644-6432

If you get to the point that you are seriously considering suicide or are afraid of your impulses then you need to seek help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. In northern New Jersey you can also call the crisis hotline from Morristown Memorial hospital at 973-540-0100. Outside this area call the Suicide & Crisis Hotline, 1-800-999-9999, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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