Hi everyone, first post here. I’ve been feeling suicidal for the past two or so years, when I gave up drugs. I’d been using them for about ten years when I realised how much damage they were doing to my life. To help me I had to avoid all my friends so that I was not tempted. I focused on getting my career in order (which I am still working on but it’s coming along fine), and lost touch with those friends. The ones I do still see, occasionally, still take drugs and I find it increasingly difficult to spend time with them, not because I may be tempted, but because they act like assholes on them. As a result I spend all my spare time on my own, watching crap on TV. I meet people through work etc, and get on with them, but they do not know about my past. They talk about all the exciting things that they have done in the past, but all my stories are about how I got high and did something stupid – drugs are involved in everything I have done over those ten years. I am 36, and I guess everyone at that age experiences a decrease in their social life, and I am single – an ex druggie has little to offer. However, I know that I am capable of making friends who are not from the druggie world. I just don’t know where to find them (the people I work with are all married or attached and have no time for me). So I guess my question is, where do I meet new friends? Is there somewhere online? I feel so low that going out is a chore, and this seems the easiest way.