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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    I wake to the cold; another day,

    The weather not the cause of my way, I'm sore, tired; I'm here but I'm not, Not unusual at my regular spot. They know I like whiskey, they think I'm alone. That girl they see at the bar is a clone. She's no priorities, a rottenless hope, She claims it's the only way she can...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Isn't this a story I'm a 55 year old mani started drinking at the age of 11 by 13 I was drinking regularly too often by 15 I could down a bottle of jack in three drinks I have been...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear alcohol and every pill I took, You almost ruined my life. You promised me happiness by agreeing to solve my problems. Instead, you created more and made me to where I couldn't...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F Feb 9

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    So I started using pain pills when I was about 17. My girlfriends dad sold them, and she would steal them from him. I did heroin around that sametime, but it was too much for me so...
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Herion has ruined my life!!!
    Soretushy Soretushy 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I find myself sitting alone chain smoking butts at this very moment with many supportive friends I know that always have my back, but what im going through has left me with no one...
    sjm07 sjm07 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I don't even know where to begin with. My dad has been an alcoholic since him and my mother's whole entire marriage which I'd say, 27 years?I couldn't just imagine the pain my...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I saw a topic from 2011. I bet that women is not around. I'd like to hear from her now. LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARED about their experience with a spouse with an alcohol problem. Some...
    pigloverbrown pigloverbrown 56-60, F Feb 7

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    My parents got a divorce before I turned one. My mom wanted to stay sober and my dad relapsed. I lived with my grandmother and father consistently until I was five years old. My...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 21 Responses Feb 20

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    So. My estranged, psychically and emotionally abusive mother is dying of cancer. She got breast cancer in 2010 and blamed me for causing the stress which enhanced her chances of...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    There I said it, I'm addicted to food and I can't stop. When I try to kick the addiction sometimes it works for a few days, even maybe a week but then when I feel an overwhelming...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I read that 10% of marijuana users become addicted. Some people are just predisposed to getting addicted to things. It can be genetic or environmental or just the person's...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I never understood why my parents told me "drugs are bad" until I experienced Adderall withdrawal. When you're prescribed it, it's easy to justify the addiction in your head, but...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 22-25, F Feb 13

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    So I was reading psychology blogs for borderline and I found this for love addiction.I scored YES on all 40 hahaha.Oh dear.Where do I get therapy for this. Check out the links...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I know heroin is a very controversial topic. But I feel like more people should share their stories. A lot of people have a lot to say about heroin, but unless it's affected you or...
    whatsadrug whatsadrug 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Best friend I've known since freshman in high school is an alcoholic. He's been in AA, got DUI, spent time in jail, and countless times in hospital for alcohol poisoning, injuries...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    im 18 years old and my dad is an alcoholic. My mother has told me his drinking got a lot worse ever since i was born. My parents marriage is a joke to me since they both act like...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I don't know just how it happened, I let down my guard Swore I'd never fall in love again but I fell hard Guess I should have seen it coming; caught me by surprise I wasn't looking...
    Rowanness Rowanness 13-15, F Feb 14

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    This is the first place I have found where people's experiences sound even vaguely familiar.my dad just died a few days ago at 57. I ghink he had been an alcoholic since a very...
    hols84 hols84 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I been married to my husband for nine years hes been an alcoholic for five to six of those years and still is he cn be such a great person till night falls then the alcohol starts...
    tracye456 tracye456 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and unfortunately a wife of an alcoholic. I have about an ounce of hope left and I feel so lost. We have been married for 5 years and I no...
    TomasAva TomasAva 26-30, F Feb 24

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    I am not an alcoholic but I married a man who became one, we are no longer together but I am reading your stories to better understand what he is experiencing in hopes i will be...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F Feb 25

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    I 'am ,indeed an alcoholic.Started out as no big deal ,next thing i know things have gotten ,"out of control".I function ,don't drink in the morning or early afternoon,but i drink...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 44 Responses Feb 25

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    I feel like I'm in a constant battle with my alcoholic father. I'm 27, living on my own and far away from him. But I struggle with how to maintain communication with him that he so...
    nakiyame nakiyame 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I hate it. I've been a smoker since I was 13. I started smoking weed when I was 14 then traded that addiction for alcohol when I was 17. I've been drinking almost every day since...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict. We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F Feb 23

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    In this post, I want to share why and how I have finally stopped my video game addiction. First of all let me introduce myself, I am a normal student in a state university and...
    rayx123 rayx123 18-21, M a week ago

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    I've made sure 100% to keep my tickling addiction from everyone. I didn't want anyone to know. Even I didn't accept it for some time. Eventually, it got the better of me. In my...
    uw0tm90 uw0tm90 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    6 years 15-21 i been plagued with addiction hit rock bottom 3 times and didnt have enough i hate the word hope it implies there is doubt i have no doubt this time around i will...
    rootzyz rootzyz 18-21, M Feb 21

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    I am beyond addiction and in a whole new stage... on that note anyone want to share the addiction and play together? there should totally be an EP faction on a server somewhere!
    quirkysquirt9 quirkysquirt9 18-21, M Feb 23

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    I always told myself and everyone that I was so glad to not have a drug addiction. I don't do drugs I never have. I'm a social drinker. And I hate cigarettes. But to think I could...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was addicted to video games for eight years. It all started in 3rd grade when my parents divorced. The stress of it influenced me to keep playing video games rather than do...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    Know this: I am addicted to you.. I have tasted your mind and I cannot forget its flavor....
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 9 Responses