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Old 01-19-2020, 08:14 PM
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The sad part about using in prison is that you never really take advantage of the time inside to get away from a demon that devours you in the most tragic way. To stop and think that a person will go to prison because of a drug problem that resulted in some type of offense, only to remain in bondage to an evil that leaves you weary in such a way that is beyond words.

Prison being the place that it is, there's fearful aura or presence of "I'm O.K. and You're O.K/ just let me do my time and you do yours" that destroys us in a quiet yet, horrific way. Offenses to do with drug usage or drug dealing in prison are a serious issue that remain in the dark and yet everyone around you knows whats going on.

Many of us won't say anything or stand up for the sake of putting a stop to it and for good reason. Who is to say that the people bringing the drugs in are not working for the prison system? Who wants to face that lion or the other lions in that equation who often sell the drugs directly to the general population.......the gangs? If one is brave enough to do so.....there's a real chance they'll never leave prison alive. And yet, drug usage in prison is real. At this point in time, the best answer is just say "No" to drugs. Sadly......some people can't say no in there or out here and what a hard life that is to live and bare.

As fate would have it and from my perspective, the worst is yet to come not for those that are addicts, but those that prey upon addicts all for the sake of money and power. Your day is coming....maybe or maybe not in this life, but the life yet to come.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:12 PM
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Yes it is very sad i just don't understand maybe I never will it's heartbreaking to see him like this i asked him don't you get tired because I am tired of this prison crap drugs take over your life and it's terrible you gotta want to stop when is enough enough i have dealt with addiction in my family growing up and my sister is an addict i can't judge anyone because I never had an addiction
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When it comes to drug addiction , It's hard for an addict to give up due to the withdrawal symptoms so it's not like they can go cold turkey. The first week of withdrawal is typically the hardest and the worst, but some symptoms can and do last longer, typically lasting up to one month, and depending on how advanced the addiction is, then the withdrawal symptoms can linger for several months more. Other symptoms that last longer than the initial week include tiredness, depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. Then you have other problems in prison like peer pressure, boredom and time on ones hands. So most often than not all these issues contribute to the inmate using.
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Yes it is very sad i just don't understand maybe I never will it's heartbreaking to see him like this i asked him don't you get tired because I am tired of this prison crap drugs take over your life and it's terrible you gotta want to stop when is enough enough i have dealt with addiction in my family growing up and my sister is an addict i can't judge anyone because I never had an addiction
May I ask why you are still with this man? If my man ever used, I would cut off his nuts, feed them to the dog, and shove the dog up his ass, and he knows it. I don't tolerate drugs. And I certainly wouldn't be with someone using on the inside. I don't mean to be harsh or judgmental, but why are you with this man?
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May I ask why you are still with this man? If my man ever used, I would cut off his nuts, feed them to the dog, and shove the dog up his ass, and he knows it. I don't tolerate drugs. And I certainly wouldn't be with someone using on the inside. I don't mean to be harsh or judgmental, but why are you with this man?
Has your man ever had an addiction if not of course it would be easy for you to say what you would or wouldn't do I didn't no he was using until after I was with him for a long time does that answer your question
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Has your man ever had an addiction if not of course it would be easy for you to say what you would or wouldn't do I didn't no he was using until after I was with him for a long time does that answer your question
Actually it is easy to do what she says. Enablers dont find it easy.
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Has your man ever had an addiction if not of course it would be easy for you to say what you would or wouldn't do I didn't no he was using until after I was with him for a long time does that answer your question
Oh, he has most certainly had an addiction to illegal drugs. It's what landed him in prison. But he also has no desire to ever go back to drugs again. Ever. No matter what. He hates them and what they do to him, and he knows I will not tolerate any drugs at all. And yes, if you were with him a long time before knowing he used, then yes, that does explain. Jacob is my soulmate. I can't imagine life without him and have no desire to be with anyone else ever, but I won't throw away my life if he makes certain choices. Because that's what I would be doing. I can't handle the thought of him going back to prison or being high, etc. But I am hardened and scarred. Some people call it strong. Call it what you will. I know I will survive without him even if just typing this rips my heart out of my chest and makes it weep. I know that because I also know drugs are far far worse than being alone.

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**Enablers dont find it easy.***


To be involved with an addict of any sort (be it pills, booze, or other drug) means that you too have a problem. You are just as much an addict as they are. Just a different substance.


You CANNOT control them or their addiction. YOU can only control your own response.

No amount of love, money, understanding, yelling, pleading will keep someone from their drug of choice.
It will only be when you have had enough of being sick and tired and are willing to make the choice/decision that enough is enough. And you step away.
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