AA/12 steps/ steroids and phera plex
- 02-21-2010, 02:39 AM
AA/12 steps/ steroids and phera plex
I've been involved in a 12 step group for the past 3 years- clean and sober -
I was a cocaine/give me more of whatever junky
After being clean for 3 years and working out for 2 years I decided to use steroids. Started a cycle of Test-e 2 days ago - this is my first time to do it and I am wondering if I can keep my sobriety date?
- 02-21-2010, 02:45 AM
02-21-2010, 02:51 AM
i don't see why not man, steroids don't do anything to affect who you are and in no way shape or form create anything that I would consider not "sober"
02-21-2010, 03:00 AM
02-21-2010, 03:08 AM
only thing id worry about is if you had those addiction, you most likely have an addictive personality... believe me steroids give great results, and test e, youll love but just as long as you know too take long breaks in between cycles and dont abuse them etc you should be fine..enjoy your cycle and let us know how it goes! good to hear youve been clean for 2 years, definitely making the right choices
02-21-2010, 03:58 AM
hey man i'm in NA< i was a heroin addict. i just celebrated 6months clean today. i have a couple of cycles under my belt. i also wondered the same thing about my clean date. i would say talk to your sponsor, however i don't see it as a mind-altering substance so i don't see a problem. be careful after you get that feeling of being "on" and see the gains is does get addicting. for me jsut going to the gym has become an addiction in itself. let me know what you find out cuz im too scared to ask my fellowship. you know how peolpe are they frown on taking antidepressants and ****. good luck and just monitor your behaviors.
02-21-2010, 09:08 AM
It's really good that you are sharing this with others. Keep up your recovery and sobriety and keep it first. It's hard for us in recovery to do anything in moderation-somethings more than others. I too am in recovery and went through the same feelings and experience. I have 21 years clean time (by the Grace of God). I began using compounds/AAS 8 mos. ago and feel no need to change my sobriety date. However, I have to closely monitor my cycles and use of AAS and emotions as it realtes to my recovery. Just continue to share with others (your sponsor) people in recovery/program. Also I am a newbie to AAS and this board and website is just awesome-it has been so helpful to me in learning about all this. There are a lot of knowledgeable people and support here. Just keep on sharing and growing. One day at a time. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional (C.A.P.) in the state of Florida.
02-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Sorry to say but your back at day one of sobriety bro thats how it goes theres no loop holes and addict is always an addict sorry to be a dck. its like going to an aa meeting an doing only coke and saying i have this much days sober of alchohol. but if your sponser says its ok then i guess its ok but try bring it up at a meeting then see what goes. gateway bro get used to needles u be bound to wanna bang some coke good luck
02-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Heroin, cocaine, crack, etc does not equate Test E. Doing a cycle of steroids is not a relapse.
Please refrain from typing comments on sobriety until you have actually involved your brain.
To Hyperkrondriac- Congrats on 3 years clean and sober. I was a speed junkie and alcoholic. I have Over 10 years clean and sober.
The keys to my sobriety have been:
Knowing triggers and how to react to them
3 years is a good amount of time clean. Stay the course and keep doing what your doing.
02-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Hahahaha This is gunna be to fun.
Steriods of any type do not effect my sobriety or yours, IMO. Feel free to talk to your sponsor and close friends about it, but when I take a PH(No AAS for me, yet) the mental obsession, the spiritual malady, or the physical craving do NOT return. However, you are being dishonest by some means. Whether your breaking the law, lying about it to whomever, ect. You will have to live with the fact that your not giving your best to the program. I am in contact with God and I am extremely active in sponsoring and service work, so I will let my dishonesty slide. I will not however, claim to be practicing these principles in all of my affairs. I enjoy steriods, but I will guarantee you that they will not cause the damage in my life that drugs and alcohol did.
SWOLL- We have alcoholism, which is a spiritual sickness. My only concern is that he is in contact with God. IDC what personality you have, personalities don't destroy lives.
Beaver- Once again, the only concern should be that we are in contact with God. Isnt that the point of the 12 steps in the first place? BTW its our fellowship, not yours.
Keith031- One Day at a Time? Where the fuk does it say that in the Big Book?
Spooly- First of all, you're so wrong. These do not equate. And once again, if he is is contact with God, there shall be no such worry of wanting to bang coke. And finally,...
The meeting place is no such place to talk about this problem! Were there to talk about God, the BB, and the steps. Were there to help the newcomer, not talk about your BS problems.
Kristofer68SS- Haha thanx for the help on Spolly. But... Triggers and HALT? Dont give me that treatment center [email protected] READ THE BOOK! It says work the steps and help the newcomer. Thats how Bill got sober, thats how I am sober, and the other million in the fellowship. I got high on a full stomach, at perfect peace and ease, with all my friends, and on a full night of rest. So what? Its about God, not my feelings or my appetite.
Its about the steps we take, not the meetings we make.
Overall, I am morally making a mistake by taking steriods, but I am NOT contemplating my sobriety.
If I failed to offend anybody, I apoligize. Haha, that was fun!
But for the Grace of God!
02-21-2010, 02:43 PM
No need to belittle my advice though.
You dont know me or my program. Those were just simple tidbits of advice that worked for me and many others. 10+ years later and Im still clean. Sober?, well i can always work on that.
I have more temptations then the average joe, I assure you.
Faith, baby. Faith and prayer does more than the big book will ever do.
02-21-2010, 03:37 PM
My intention was not to belittle you, but i am very passionate about this deal. My one wish is that every noewcomer that comes into aa gets to be sober and happy. I feel its comments like that, that take away from the need of God and His power.
Your right, I dont know you or you program, but I do know THE program and what it outlines for us in the book.
Remember, some of our literature reminds us not to fall into the misconception that we are terminally unique.
It is all about faith, but remember, faith without works is dead.
02-21-2010, 03:56 PM
I know "how it works". I have been closely associated with the 12 step program since I was 10 years old. Nearly 30 years.
Without step two, you have nothing.
End of story.
Do as you wish with the book and the meetings. I did it and didnt remain sober for very long.
It wasnt until I REALLY completed step 2 that I had success.
Faith and Prayer is the sole reason for my success in any length of sobriety.
02-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Your right about God being the answer... dont know what else your getting at.
If you are sober and happy, I am happy for you. I am also happy that AA was there for the both of us to find God.
02-21-2010, 05:02 PM
I disagree with this statement about HALT. Addiction isn't the same for everyone because the emotional well being of a person has a lot to do with it. For many people, HALT helps to break the cycle of depression that plagues many people struggling with addiction. Many people don't get high just for the sake of being high.
02-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Your right, addiction isnt the same for everybody. There are three types. Moderate, hard, and the real deal. This thread is for the real deals whom need God to stay sober. Im sry, but for us, the real deals, its not a matter of well being as u speak of, its God, the rest are pety concerns that dont even cross my mind if i feel the power of God in my life. If ur a real addict, that cant quit, even when given sufficient reason, do whatever necessary to stay sober, but past God, u need nothing else. If u can quit on ur on will power, stop comparing urself to real addicts n giving them advice. Were beyond human aid.
02-21-2010, 08:57 PM
I have no desire...
I have no desire to take a drink, smoke a joint, pop a painkiller, shoota coke, absolutely nothing.
But my addict head is saying - Man I wonder what it feels like to have that "ON feeling, I can't wait!" I almost feel guilty for letting it consume my thoughts and get me excited - But yeah - Prayer is most definetly the key
02-21-2010, 09:01 PM
02-21-2010, 11:31 PM
02-22-2010, 06:42 AM
02-22-2010, 06:53 AM
02-22-2010, 10:35 AM
A few members seem to think PH,PS and Steroids have similar addictive properties as hardcore narcotics.
Which they do not. They are apples and oranges.
The matter of legality of either is just politics and bureaucracy involved in our present location.
The number 1 MOST damaging drug to man is still legal. Alcohol. It amazes me how this poison is still legal and other drugs are not. $$$$$ is the reason.
Throw legality out the window.
02-22-2010, 10:59 AM
02-22-2010, 11:29 AM
Yeah - This is good info - Makes me feel better for sure -
I ran into someone from AA at the grocery store this morning and during our conversation she told me that someone asked her if I was taking steroids - I had to lie to her because I don't think that would go over too well in the group - It might not be the best influence on newcomers etc... But if you are new in the program most likely you have other issues besides steroids.
02-22-2010, 11:40 AM
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