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Alcohol and coke

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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


  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,289 Skive's The Limit
    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
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
  • RhysRhys Posts: 287 The Mix Regular
    (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:

    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.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
  • emilyjohnemilyjohn Posts: 23 Boards Initiate
    I think both are totally dangerous, best 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.
  • FeatheredDreamsFeatheredDreams Posts: 91 Budding Regular
    So lets talk a little bit of psychology here...the cycle of addiction for stimulants generally looks a little like this:
    want to have a good time (eg at a party) -> take stimulants (cocaine) -> get high -> effect wears away -> bored, and repeat.

    I say cycle because...there's no way out (at least not without help & effort)! Not that you are definitely addicted, but i'm presenting this because I think it definitely applies to you on a night out. If you always take coke when you drink, then i would have to ask, why do you drink? From a purely & very narrow chemical view, alcohol doesn't make you happier/more excited (it's a depressant!) but as it's usually associated with fun and active situations, one may think it's a good time drink.

    Mixing any two drugs together is dangerous, but especially cocaine and alcohol...would it be possible for you to only take cocaine and not drink alcohol in these times? I ask this mostly because it's safer, and partly because i'd be interested to know if that's feasible for you...because if you only want fun, just cocaine will do fine. Ideally, no cocaine is an ideal outcome, but this would be a good step towards it.

    If it's just something you connect to drinking (so the thought is "i should do cocaine because i am drinking" as opposed to "i should do cocaine because i am bored (and also happen to be drinking)") then that might be a little easier to help with,

    If you wish to be able to drink on a night out without taking cocaine, this may seem harsh but...do something else that's fun. Get a hobby! Be it a sport (even if it's something like bowls), video game, book club, whatever you want to do..just do it! The money you save on not drinking can go towards hobbies instead even if they happen to be costly interests.
    To me, it doesn't sound like fun if you need drugs to be able to enjoy it, and I think in those situations it's just best if you don't do it...also if your friendships rely on drugs to connect with each other, they also don't sound like good friendships- again not assuming, just covering all bases, i would hope you can enjoy times with your friends on weekdays//without drugs too! And if you might feel left out to not join them - again, it's not fun, just don't join them, don't make yourself suffer to upkeep friendships when there will always be other friends out there (even if you haven't met them yet) who won't do drugs on the weekends.

    If you struggle with just dropping it, and infact DO have an addiction to any extent...firstly, look up local services. I'm talking incredibly local - exclusive to your nearest city kind of local, you may live in a town where some sort of recovery community is set up! I can't help much with finding them but I can suggest to you a service which may help-
    If you're willing to reveal it, theres a few wide area charities i can suggest based on your county, otherwise http://www.recoveryfocus.org.uk/ - see if any of the services under the "Our Partners" banner cover your area! I live in W Midlands so i only know about Aquarius in detail myself! Otherwise though:
    http://www.talktofrank.com/support-near-you - the whole frank website is good, but i've specifically linked this page (even though Rhys beat me to it, hah!) because it's excellent and very accurate!
  • RhysRhys Posts: 287 The Mix Regular
    Hey guys, thanks for the input, however I'm going to close this thread due to it originally being posted in April and I feel it would be better to create a new thread then continue this one.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
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