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  • Alcohol and coke

    First time poster on here ,

    Just want to get people's advice , every time I drink alcohol I end up taking cocaine it's as if alcohol is not enough , I'm bored of it without cocaine .

    What's the best way to try and avoid it , all my mates are the same they drink and take it too, I'm getting to the stage now I want to be past all of it and I'm worrying about the long term effects , I've been taking coke since I was 20 now 26 I don't do it every weekend but 9 times out of 10 when I drink I'll take coke

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    Welcome!
    I dont have advice. Sorry. But just taking less of the coke each time until your just taking alcohol.? I know they may have good affects together but are very dangerous together. Im not sure about drugs. But I had friends who did this and some how they stopped and only drink alcohol now
    The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are

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      (Long Post - Sorry about that)
      Hey Datar, I'm going to take a few quotes from informtion found on the website (here)

      This will just be information and not about stopping, Ill try and give some advice on stopping after the quote.

      First is if you should mix Alcohol and Cocaine
      Nope. Mixing cocaine with alcohol is dangerous because together they make something called ‘cocaethylene’ in your liver. This can make your heart beat irregular, cause a heart attack, fits, and even sudden death. Drinking alcohol even 12 hours after taking coke can do this.
      Second, is how to reduce risks if you do decide to take coke.
      • Do it with people you trust. Avoid using cocaine alone and never do it behind locked doors, so help can get to you if something goes wrong.
      • Don’t inject. It makes an overdose more likely and makes it so much more addictive, too. Plus, if the cocaine isn’t pure, you can be injecting potentially fatal nasties right into your blood stream.
      • Decide how much you’re going to take and DON’T go over what you decide. This will help your bank balance, and your likelihood of getting hardcore-addicted.
      • Don’t take cocaine if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition.
      • Coke can make you horny, so don’t forget your condoms folks.
      Talk to Frank is an awesome website for information and help alike, you can email them asking for advice, but they also have a link for help services near-ish to where you are:
      http://www.talktofrank.com/support-near-you

      This may sound abit cliché but just telling us here that its a problem is a big step, and stopping may take a lot of time, but I believe you can do it!

      A way to reduce the chances of you taking coke is, instead of say (guessing) going out every weekend and taking it, go out every other weekend. This will be hard if there is alot of peer pressure, but ultimately its for your own health. The other options are what ellaleftwonderland said and to find things that doesn't involve drugs or alcohol. We're it be an old passion or a new one, since rather then getting a high from drugs, you can get another type of high from something either physical, or even just playing games and being with friends.

      The other way is to do what Shaunie said and to take things in small dosages, rather then taking 1 grams you take .5 grams. and then eventually you will be able to cut it out completely.

      It will take alot of will power to become clean, but will be alot better for your health. I would like to note that its possible to relapse for any number of reasons, and you shouldn't beat yourself up over it, as it happens to alot of people and its quite common for ex drug users.
      Just your friendly neighbourhood Moderator ~ Always happy to help

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