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I Am a Recovering Addict

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    Am I Doing Something Wrong? Advice Please... - When I was thirteen, I started occasionally getting stoned, drinking, the normal teenage curiousity, and like the usual story, I was...
    mindfuck mindfuck 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Junkie Love - junkie boy, junkie girl junkie boy is sick junkie girl turns a trick and junkie boy gets his fix junkie boy gets well junkie girl lays down junkie boy is do'in scores...
    r3a7n13 r3a7n13 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I was twelve the first time I tried pills. Some boy at school offered them to me and I was curious. I took them and it felt great. I had always been the good girl and I got teased...
    emj1349 emj1349 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    Still So Sad - i had a lot of stress in my life, my husband lost a good job, went back to school, had no money, never saw him, raising my son pretty much by my self for 3...
    kate08 kate08 36-40 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Life After Drugs - I have not used inover twenty years and im crazy as ever. Ive seen miracles like they told me about in meetings. I feel like an old athelete that could still...
    gpart gpart 56-60, M Jun 22, 2013

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    Rounding The Bend - ok here goes. my story is very intense. i really dont even know where to start. i am a ten year veteran of this crack war and im finally ready to lay my pipe...
    yummmy5555 yummmy5555 46-50, F May 3, 2013

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    My Journey Along The Path -   I am a Recovering Addict. My journey to today is a long and winding road and I am sure that true of most people on this site. It has up till...
    recoverycoach recoverycoach 46-50, F Sep 6, 2013

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    I've been sober for two years now. Although most people call me a success story, especially at such a young and vulnerable age, I still crave my drug of choice (cocaine) every...
    breanastrang breanastrang 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Learning To Live - Minutes At A Time - Addiction had taken me so far down the scale that I was a broken shell of a human being. I felt so broken that I didn't even feel that there...
    SereneK SereneK 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I have 61 days without pills today. It's not easy all the time and there are still rough days but I'm here. I never realized how much time I spent on pills. Time looking for them...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Do You Have A Friend Or Family Member Who Is Out Of Control? - Do you look at your friend or family member and see her careening toward disaster? A major cable network wants to...
    docuseries docuseries 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    30 Days - I have 30 days without pills today! I would have never thought id be here. Im so glad I am tho. There are hard days but its all worth it.
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    1 Year Down - I've told exactly on person about this, but felt the need to put it out there tonight. I quit approximately 1 year ago. I was addicted to opiates (pain pills) and...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Sober Birthday... - Yesterday I celebrated my birthday sober. For the first time in about 19yrs. Today I have 45 days sober. 45 days with no pills. I had a very nice birthday. I...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    What Do I Do Now?? - I have been clean of crack and heroin for nearly a year now, after spending nearly 15 years on it. The only problem is, that now, I have become very shy, and...
    missjft missjft 31-35, F 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Prescription Pills - I'd been an alcoholic since 2007, when I got mixed up with the wrong kids in high school. I was sneaking out to drink and get high almost every night...
    genevieve144 genevieve144 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    They Call Us Generation Rx... - Sep. 7th is my day... the day things aligned and i decided being a slave to opiates was no longer going to be part of my life. Some say it's a...
    andrw24 andrw24 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I am 6 mths clean off pills currently. Probably the hardest thing I have ever done. I have tried several times to stay clean but am confident this time it will stick. I'm sick of...
    jennayluv jennayluv 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Day 47 - I have 47 days without pills. Not without stress tho. My living situation is causing me a lot of stress right now. About 5 months ago I moved and put myself, my kids and...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F Nov 27, 2013

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    The Tunnel - The darkest part of recovery, is feeling desperately alone. You don't know it in the beginning, but it's the loneliest time of your life. I refer to it as the tunnel...
    StainedHands StainedHands 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    It's Hard Everyday - I have been an addict almost all my life.  I took my first drink at age 11.  From there things just progressed.  I used something everyday. ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 31 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    How Opiates Flipped My Life Upside Down (part 2) - I was now a freshman in college,..... and had the world in my hands. freshman year was an absolute blast. What i did in high...
    BrokenResurrection BrokenResurrection 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Painful Road, Gratitude Skies - I just celebrated two years sober and since beginning my third year, it's been a painful, yet gratifying road. While using, it was a downward spiral...
    LenaDoll LenaDoll 26-30, F 23 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    I Am Not A Shame - I have wonderful stories as a child I was loved by some of the best parents a boy can have as a teenager they tried everything they could. i have so many secret...
    Joelaf Joelaf 26-30, M Sep 18, 2013

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    Hopeless And Dopeless To Happy Joyous And Free - I have been a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over eight years now. My life is filled with friends, family, work, God...
    Jessibelle Jessibelle 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    I'm Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired, Still - So I've cleaned up my act and quit all the drugs and most of the sex. Yet I am still sick and tired. My parents run my life and...
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Getting Started - surely someone should seen it coming. i am not only addicted to drugs, but yesterday my addictive personality got me all caught up in this site. i was so excited...
    yummmy5555 yummmy5555 46-50, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    'Thought It Wouldn't Happen to Me' - I took my first alcoholic drink with my mother when I was 11,?.  When I was 15, I met my high school sweet heart...whom I (we)partied alot...
    Bubbles27 Bubbles27 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2007

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    41 Days... - I want to tell my story. I'm just not sure where to start. That song "let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start" just keeps running thru my head...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    20 Days....This Last Week Has Been Rough! - Today I have 20 days without taking a pill. Its been hard. This last week seems to have been really hard. I have been wanting a vicodin...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Is there anyone who has some time clean who could please talk to me right now please
    Bransicle Bransicle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Give Me Strength. - U you I haven't had a lot of trouble quitting this time I think it s cause I had someone who understood. Theirs been a lot of stress in the house and...
    Faithinyoumy1 Faithinyoumy1 31-35 Nov 8, 2013

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    I have 4 months sober today!:) If you're reading this and having a hard time, just keep fighting! You can do it and it's all worth it! One day at a time!
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Victory In Jesus -  I have smoked cocaine/crack for over 20 years.  Many times I tried to stop and I even went to rehabilitation centers.  It didn't help.  I...
    onlybelieve onlybelieve 46-50 5 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    1 Month 5 Days. - Today I have one month and 5 days without pills. I feel pretty good. I feel stronger mentally, physically and emotionally than I ever have. Of course life still...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    24 Days :) - Today I have 24 days without any pills. I am feeling pretty good today. Its definitely true, its not easy but its worth it. I am now enrolled in college and will start...
    shannonshart shannonshart 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    It Been 20 Mos. - I quit drinking ,smoking, over sugar, cheating. For my partner. So I could take care of her. It's been good . I was a severe black out alcoholic and was about to...
    Faithinyoumy1 Faithinyoumy1 31-35 5 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    It Hit Me Real Hard Today - I guess I'll put this story in this group because it made me remember what could have been.  At work yesterday I took a call from a hospital icu...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    It Gets Better! - When I think of those early days in recovery I am amazed that I managed to make it through. I was so full of guilt and shame. I wanted to end my life at times...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Happier! - My deep sadness is finally going away! I have stopped using my drug of choice for 3 weeks now and 1 month before. It has been a real struggle and I consider giving up...
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 1 Response May 31, 2013

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    Relapse? - It hasnt been that long that I have been off of drugs, and honestly at first I liked living the sober life but now I cant stand it. I sit and think and all I think about...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 7 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Too Long To Disclose It All Now! - I have four kids and right about now is feeding time!! But I do have a long story I would like to share and will when kiddies are sleeping...
    bertybassett1488 bertybassett1488 31-35, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Everchanging - I am a 27 year old female with 4 children. I have been clean almost eleven months now. I started using when I was nine. The first time I went to treatment I was...
    britbaize britbaize 26-30 4 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    I Am Not A Shame - I have wonderful stories as a child I was loved by some of the best parents a boy can have as a teenager they tried everything they could. i have so many secret...
    Joelaf Joelaf 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I Really Understand Now.. - Everybody has an addiction, and most people have multiple. Human beings are all substance abusers and addicts to a fault. Pick your poison.. coke...
    katiekayy katiekayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    20+ Yrs Of Using Drugs - I started smoking pot in High School then I made the drinking age of 19 and drank with my friends. It became such a problem that I didn't graduate with my...
    ttwilson65 ttwilson65 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Pill Popper - When I was a freshman in college, my mother decided to move my sister and I from Ohio to Pennsylvania. She moved us away from our friends and family. Now, my sister...
    MikiJNiki MikiJNiki 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    Am I Being Selfish? - So I have been clean for almost 4 years. I was mainly a meth addict but dabbled in basically everything that got me high. I have a serious boyfriend of almost...
    Ihopesomedayimnotcrazy Ihopesomedayimnotcrazy 22-25 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    Jan. 22. New Energy Coming. Fun becomes fun, love becomes love, and life becomes worth living. And we become grateful. —Beyond Codependency (by Melody Beattie) There is a new...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jan 23

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    Questions About Pain Control.... - Let's say hypothetically that my husband gets clean and is able to stop using prescription pain pills...... then what? What does he do for the...
    Lori1118 Lori1118 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I Have Been Clean For a Month -  Yep thats right I have been clean for a month. I was in rehab for that month. But I had to leave for medical reasons. After my heath is better...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Adams Life Story. - Eventually, my denial system just broke down and with this collapse I experienced a painful and overwhelming vision of the truth. I guess that this is...
    surfsup76 surfsup76 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2012