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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

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    10 Months Sobber.

    I too discovered alcohol at a young age. I was born in Scotland where parties at home were the in thing, any excuse for a party. My sister and I would sneak drinks as everyone else got more drunk. Then around the age of about 13 we were allowed to drink Martini at new year...
    MayBee MayBee 41-45 1 Response May 25, 2008

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    Alcoholism........can Kill You.

    I am a recovering alcoholic & addict. This disease runs in my family, and I have decided that I no longer want this disease to run ME. I  have been through hell & back the in the past 4 days. My father is an alcoholic, and it has ruined his life. This disease is not...
    shannon31 shannon31 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    Hi I'm Ed and I'm An Alcoholic

    I'm an Alcoholic an Ed is my problem. Frist time on here so bare with me. I have been sober and clean for over Three years. I go to four to six meeting a week because I need too. I tried to drink and drug myself to death. My wife, bosses and two friends drag me out of a...
    edupnorth edupnorth 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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    15 days sober. Around the Christmas holidays.

    And then New Years come around. I make my New Years resolution. Not to drink for a year. But in my mind "I'll have my last drink" well that turned into a 5 day binger. With severe withdraws that I took myself to the hospital. They have me Ativan and that was a life saver. Am I...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I've been sober for almost 5 years.

    I'm loving my sobriety and just wanted to send out a thank you to no one or thing in particular, just thankful for where I am today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3

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    Trudging the Path to Happy Destiny....

    I got sober October 21, 2006.   Seems like a lifetime ago, but my disease reminds me that today is the only day that matters.   I started drinking while I was in the Navy, and I went from non-drinker to alcoholic in a split second.   My first real...
    markinred markinred 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    Staying High, But Never Leaving the Ground.

    I started when I was about seven years old, I found the cooking cherry under the bar at home. I had heard that it had alcohol in it. I had also learned that alcohol was this amazing cool drink that made people laugh and laugh... Well I wanted to laugh and smile too, so I tried it...
    puzzletreepiece puzzletreepiece 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Love N Hugs

    Hi I am Jeffrey an addict in recovery. By the infinite grace of God , and by following the 12 step program of NA , I have been free of all mind changing , mood-altering substance , and have found a new way of life for the last 10 yrs. Love n Hugs to all
    Jeffrykolkata Jeffrykolkata 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    My Chaotic Life

    I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My life has been chaos since the day I was born. For some strange reason, I thrive in chaos. Why? When things are perfectly normal and serene, I have to go and mess it up!!! I can't just be happy. That is for other people. I have...
    SoberMommy SoberMommy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Let the countdown begin…. ☺ Only NINE days away from my one-year anniversary has me in a rather reflective mood. I can’t help but sit back and think about the puzzle that...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    1 year sober!!!!!!!!!! Well it is official..... I have been sober for 1 year. It feels like my last drink was so long ago and so much has changed since then. Ahhhhhhh 1 year...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 31 Responses Sep 11

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    What’s next for my sober life?? Since the excitement of my one year anniversary has finally faded, I am left feeling reflective and wondering where my life is headed next. So...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    on Aug. 25th, I celebrated one year clean n sober, but I still don't feel trusted by my family...
    irishvengeance irishvengeance 26-30 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Until now, I have felt completely lost when it comes to understanding certain aspects of my significant other. We are in a committed, long-term relationship, and I love and care...
    nic225 nic225 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I married An alcoholic, addict and she has left me once again, she has cheated on me numerous times stole from, lied to me and yet stood at the alter and said I do, I believe there...
    loveisalwaysthecure loveisalwaysthecure 41-45, M Sep 1

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    I am prone to addiction. Not even just one thing or anything specifically. Not just a chemical addiction. I easily become addicted to anything that makes me feel good and distracts...
    Ma1eficent Ma1eficent 26-30 3 hrs ago

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    Trigger Warning: Depression, Self-Injury, Drug Use I have suffered depression on and off for the last 6 years. For the last year, I have also intermittently had urges to become...
    voodoojoey voodoojoey 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    First of all, "I am an alcoholic and addict" Secondly, I'm a sixteen year old girl, I've been addicted to cutting for 5/6 years, addicted to sex for 2 years, addicted to weed for...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 22

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    I believe that The Higher Power = Intelligent Atomic Energy that formed the universe through the scientific Big Bang Theory and Evolution during billions of years, not seven days...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    75 days sober. I had an emotional break down and thanks to a friend... Two amazing people on here. (They know who they are love love you guys) I finally realized I needed more help...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    9 weeks and 2 days. Had a major breakdown today emotionally. But, I'm still sober and who really gives a ****. No body gives you an award... In fact most people want to run away...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 31

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    September 3. Word Power. "I know I'm controlling, but so is my husband. Possibly more controlling than I am. Each time I set out to leave him, each time I started to walk away...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 3

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    September 16. Revenge. No matter how long we've been recovering, no matter how solid our spiritual ground, we may still feel an overwhelming desire at times to punish, or get even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    September 18. Letting the Good Stuff Happen. "Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't do very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I know that my mother did drugs while I was a kid I was never informed which ones. I know she was and most likely still is an alcoholic as well. Recently after visiting where she...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Im actually recovered now. I've been recovered for a few months now. its my third time recovering from anorexia. third times the charm, right? I've been struggling with it for over...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Hi im new here... im not the one who has an alcohol problem but my boyfriend.. I would like to hear some advice from this forum.. because our relationship is really getting shakey...
    septemberlane septemberlane 36-40 1 Response Sep 2

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    Actually, I am probably the child of two alcoholics, and a sibling to one. One parent is a drunk for certain, but the other never "crashed" during his lifetime, and he was probably...
    nostromo77 nostromo77 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it...
    CabbyKelly CabbyKelly 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Addiction runs in my family, in one form or another – typically many forms at once. On my bio mother's side, every person is addicted to many somethings. It was such a natural...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder because of him.......my mom divorced him when I was 7. I was devestated...that was my dad. My hopes went up after a while- he...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My dad is an alcoholic and has been in jail like 7 times for drunk driving. He was never really there as a child cuz he was either out gambling away all our money or in jail. He...
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My girlfriend is an alcoholic. I love her dearly. She's in rehab now and has been for a month. I'm so proud of her, and I pray she comes out all the better for it. We verbally...
    eammat eammat 36-40, M Aug 26

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    my boyfriend Alcoholic and that cost problems in our relationship because anytime he drink he have a argument with me without a reason sometimes when he come back very late he...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "Sometimes, I need to be right" Living with my father who is ACoA is a constant doubt about my thoughts, feelings, actions; constant doubt about what is reality. Yesterday, my mom...
    cureav cureav 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Me posts so much to escape. But not addicted. Well. Maybe addicted to escape. But what saint or cherub aint. Jerks rule. Caring is abused. So we need escapes...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 30

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    I will not be vacant any more. I have multiple addictions, and I am working through some tough things right now on several different levels. I am learning how deep my denial...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I Have a question. My husband of 18 years is a drug addict. Addicted to pills and on and off heroin. He started the heroin After his mom passed away two years ago. It was months...
    Ssm3366 Ssm3366 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have an addiction. I went through the 12 step program. I stayed free of my addiction for three month. I used prayer and my group as tools to recovery. Over the last month I...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm underage (barely) and addicted to hardcore ***********. I've been addicted for at least a year and a half now, but I'm not sure. I spend hours upon hours watching it and I'm a...
    Jamho Jamho 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've been married to a high functioning addict for 10 years. Prior to marriage, I was aware of him concealing what I thought was occasional, recreational use. I didn't worry much...
    rahrah526 rahrah526 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Hi I am Macy I am 19 and addicted to smoking and love it. My mom and dad smoked so I grew up around smoking. I have been smoking since I was 12 and my parents always let me smoke...
    macyisalesbian macyisalesbian 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't ever get a relationship to last. Mainly because I'm a sex addict. I can never get enough of it and I'm addicted to orgasming I try to give myself as many as I can a day...
    Gothika88 Gothika88 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 22