I think lots of gay men start using drugs to cope with the feeling of not fitting in. Sex would be my worst addiction as it’s the addiction I think about the most. Drugs and alcohol just bring it out more and make me more willing to do risky things to get my fix. I should probably be dead somewhere in the world today from meeting strange people in strange places and giving up my defenses all in the name of getting off.
Bob helped me in many ways from addictions, anxiety, depression, confidence, goals, drive, and a strong focus on being a better person. Knowing that I have better skills to use makes me feel more confident about my future. Having his helpful thoughts guide and be my conscience helping me make better decisions each and every day. I struggled with being happy in general, which lead me to fall back on addictions to take away the pain I felt and to numb my thoughts. My addictions to sex, alcohol, drugs lead me to be an uncaring person. I did what I needed to do to be selfish and let my addictions take hold of my actions. I see the world in a different light than before I met Bob, I am ever grateful for him helping to put me on a better path.
A life-changing experience that I am grateful to have!
J came to us experiencing severe back pain that appeared to be related to his addictions. He was taking Oxycodone 30mgs morning and 10 mgs at bedtime and supplementing with alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, etc. and sex or internet porn to enhance the prescription to ease the pain.