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I was about 2 months clean but I started feeling depressed and I relapsed. I don't want my mum to know but I don't know what to do?!

6 Answers
Last Updated: 01/30/2018 at 7:34am
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Top Rated Answers
October 9th, 2017 11:14pm
We are human and so we are prone to commiting mistakes. If you speak the truth to your mother and ask for moral support, she will understand. It is never what a parent wants, to be alienated by their children because of their position of authority.
October 17th, 2017 3:03pm
Go to your local doctors. Join a self help group that promotes. Staying clean. Check in with a local therapist or log in to 7cups.
January 30th, 2018 7:34am
That sounds really difficult. If you don't want your mom to know, what about other alternatives for support for this until you feel you are able to explain things to your mom like opening up to listeners on 7 Cups, reaching out to a friend, a family member you can trust.
October 29th, 2017 5:10pm
The hardest, but sometimes as well the strongest thing to do, is to be honest with her. The two of you together can more easily fight what happened. A lapse is a one time thing, and you will pick yourself back up.
November 30th, 2017 11:43pm
We are only human and we all feel depressed at one point. Find something to help you deal with it and let your wounds heal. Speak with you mum and ask her for help, she will understand, afterall you are her child.
December 5th, 2017 2:15pm
Tell them. Getting yourself off of old behaviors and onto new ones sometimes takes help. If you cannot tell your mother, find someone to help you feel accountable to, and determine if what you want in the future really is worth the suffering you must go through in order to achieve it