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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have spent my entire life seeking and yearning for only one thing… relief from the pain of my horrific childhood. I have always fought alone and tried to do the best I could...
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    My Boyfriend/Father of my daughter is an alcoholic. I left him a little over 3 weeks ago for a week. I came back because he said he was sober and was going to AA. The day I came...
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    His addiction destroyed us, ripped us apart time and time again. A year has passed and despite all odds, here we are again, starting anew. He recently left rehab, and by all...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    11 months This month was marked with highs and lows. I had, for the first time in my life, two solid weeks of total happiness, a calm and completely normal life where I was...
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    Attention. Do not try to talk to or be friends with the user love2tryalot. She's a terrible person and a *****. She will message you back if you message her and then she will block...
    B2TheZBoy B2TheZBoy 18-21, M Aug 12

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    I have almost 10 months clean and so much going on in my life that is stressful. I'm still not really used to feeling because for 10 years whenever I would feel I would take care...
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    He was my everything. I met my husband two years ago at an AA meeting. He was in rehab for a heroin addiction, fresh out of prison, and looking for a new life. I was a recovering...
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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 18 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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    19 weeks clean today...that's right!! Every week I just get more excited!! I can't believe I'm almost at 5 months...last time I made it 4 and I lost it all...this time is different...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    a recovering addict of poppers abuse - I have been 3 months clean but the temptation to drown in them is still strong!
    queerinthehead queerinthehead 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Small update to my post a couple weeks ago. Husband didn't drink at all (in front of me) and said he was cutting back. Maybe for that week. I know in my heart he is an addict and...
    kbella814921 kbella814921 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    The first time i did drugs i was about 12 or 13, i cant even remember what it was, i was addicted to crack, meth, lsd, u name it i smoked, snorted, lit, stuck in my arm or up my...
    wtf49 wtf49 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Some people that grew up in a household with an addict become addicts. I find I am the opposite, I refuse to let any substance or thing control me. I like beer/alcohol, but won't...
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    It has been 2 weeks less a day when I finally kicked my addict boyfriend out. He of course with drunken eyes turned it all around and made it about him not being happy and blamed...
    ellavi ellavi 36-40, F 6 days ago

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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...
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    I'm 38 years old.. My mother is an alcoholic in every sense of the word. She stopped drinking for a very brief period of time (32 days) but when she's drunk, she's mean. I live...
    MarieVon MarieVon 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    My mum is an alcoholic, she started drinking when stressed out 5 years ago when I was ten , for 5 years she has been violent and arrested on various occasions she would yell abuse...
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    whatsmyageagain23 whatsmyageagain23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    The worst thing about admitting you're an alcoholic is that people will expect you to want to stop drinking.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm an alcoholic. I just...felt the need to say that and don't know how to feel now that I've said that. Oh boy.
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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