I Am a Recovering Addict and Alcoholic

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    47 Years Of Addiction

    It all began innocently enough. Prescribed Ritalin when I was 12, about the same time I started drinking. Ritalin is like cocaine. Spent my adolescence buzzed. Didn't know any better. In college years took more acid trips than Timothy Leary. Mescaline and Psylocybin, too...
    Eleutheroa Eleutheroa
    61-65, M
    Oct 19, 2009

    A Miracle Gave Me the Chance to Be Reborn In the Same Life

    My entire life was centered around my supposival best friend in which most people call "drugs". It was never my intention to place drugs ahead of school, my family, my life... But I did. Never did I think that my life would fall apart and begin to go deep down...
    rustyscotchtapemaker rustyscotchtapemaker
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2008


    one day at a time, but have 21 years and 44 days under my belt! It is an ongoing process but for 'today' I am fine!
    smuckers01 smuckers01
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2011

    I Even Have A Song Dedicated To It From Me To Me

    May be 16 but I've lived Class A team by Ed Sheeran. Been that way since 13. Recently pulled myself out of it. How? I had to move out of my armpit of a home town. It smells like cow **** and is full of every drug, drug addict, and scandalous situation you can think of, if you...
    he8myheart he8myheart
    16-17, F
    Jan 5, 2013

    Freedom From Addiction

    NO MORE CHAINS HOLDING ME. I am free. Addiction has had me bound for 25 years and now i can smile again. These chains have kept me in a state of fear and I know now that God has not given me the spirit of fear. I also allowed this addiction to keep me isolated from anyone or...
    tiffany40 tiffany40
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    Born 2- B Of Service!

    Hi my name is Edith and I am recovering from the disease of addiction. I like to first of all thank God who is the head of my life, and thank "HIM" for doing for me what I was incapable of doing for myself as I was brought out of what seemed to be a hopeless, helpless state of...
    edithallen edithallen
    Dec 7, 2011

    Just Another Addict.....

    I am a recovering addict 4 yrs as of Nov 22. I started using when i was 16. Meth was my drug of choice but i dabbled in a lil bit of everything. I suppose i used so that i could fit in. That and the drugs were the only thing that my father and i had in common. He...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2009
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