Since being furloughed, my cocaine habit has become out of control

DEAR DEIDRE: I’VE had a weekend cocaine habit for four years.

Since being furloughed, I am using four times a week and snorting through my savings at a scary rate.

I am 45 and work in the hospitality sector. I stuck to a routine while furloughed through the summer and I thought I had my depression under control.

But slowly it has surfaced again. I have even resorted to self-harming when I feel really low.

My coke habit is the one thing that helps me cope with the dark days but I have stopped looking at my bank balance as it makes my depression worse.

DEIDRE SAYS: This is the first step to recovery – in recognising you have an addiction and that you are now getting into financial difficulties.

Get in touch with Deidre today

My team and I are working safely from home but we are here to help you as always.

Send an email to [email protected].

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

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Depression is something many people are vulnerable to, especially at the moment with the pandemic.

Reach out and get the support you need.

You can speak to your doctor and also contact drug specialists FRANK (, 0300 123 6600) for information and an advice service.

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