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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    175 days clean and sober today! im 20 and been using since 15 and though its hard i never thought it was possible. To anyone struggling with addiction in any field stay positive...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hate makes me want to drink. Oh how I am hating you today…. Hating you so so so much, so much that I just want to drink to get rid of the hate. I hate the sound of your voice...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 9

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    so im 20 and have had various drink, drug and psychological problems from a young age. This year i was in a psychiatric hospital for a month to get clean and deal with emotional...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M Nov 9

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    I have been reading everything I can get my hands on to try to understand what I am dealing with. Is it just me but from what I read and have experienced the professionals NEVER...
    alcoholicmisery alcoholicmisery 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    Hello I am Kristof and I am an alcoholic.I have been fighting with it for almost 12 years now. This addiction has destroyed my body and my mind, forcing very important things to...
    farfrominnocent farfrominnocent 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 26

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    But soon I will be a recovering addict, today is my first day drug free 24 hrs and it's been a hell of a day. I threw everything drug related away and admitted the truth of my...
    crazybeautiful26 crazybeautiful26 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 7

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    I have been sober from past 40 days almost till now. I have seen things changing gradually day by day. Either it is my vision that there is a betterment each day. I can see my...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I reconnected with a womanizing old friend a few years ago on Facebook. I needed help leaving my husband, who is verbally abusive and a functioning alcoholic. Would swear at me in...
    jameshasmyheart jameshasmyheart 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For most of my adult life I've suffered from alcoholism. For years I lived under the illusion of control, 'I got this, I can handle this, I know what I'm doing' were my standard...
    Allysoninaz Allysoninaz 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am addicted to sex with men. Please understand, I don't want a relationship or a boyfriend and I certainly don't want to be married again. I love *******, but I never got much...
    BarbarBabcox BarbarBabcox 36-40, F 16 Responses 1 day ago

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    November 15. Benefits of Recovery. There are two benefits from recovery: we have short-term gains and long-term gains. The short-term gains are the things we can do today that...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 15

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    November 18. Allowing Ourselves to be Nurtured. Let yourself be nurtured and loved. Let people be there for you. Allow yourself to be held when it would feel good. Let someone...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 18

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    Lately I've decided to really try to stoop self harming and so far it is going really well. I'm still not ready to recover from my ED (eating disorder) but self harm has made such...
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    November 5. Let's Make a Deal. "The relationship just wasn't working out, and I wanted it to so badly. I kept thinking if I just made myself look prettier, if I just tried to be a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 5

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    We got married 4 months ago and the past 7 months have been a hellish nightmare. He has hidden his alcoholism in ways I could never have imagined. (I grew up with an alcoholic...
    sunshineontheway sunshineontheway 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    I am the daughter of an alcoholic. Some of you may understand, if you've been through or are currently going through the same thing as me. It's never easy growing up in a home with...
    Stasssh97 Stasssh97 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    I haven't self harmed for 3 years and I'm still recovering from my past..
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm addicted to your soft luscious lips. Your vast oceanic eyes as you gaze down upon me. I'm addicted to the soft touch of your hands as you press your body against mine. To the...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am new here. I have read a few posts and seems people on here are pretty young. In sharing, I am in my 50s. I want to share that I just lost my mother a few years ago and...
    southsioux7 southsioux7 56-60, F a week ago

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    My dad is an alcoholic, and I didn't find out until I was 14. At that point he was 11 or so years sober. That was until he relapsed when I was 17... He went to treatment and lived...
    amalmberg13 amalmberg13 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    It breaks my heart. She's been an alcoholic as long as I can remember. We are not very close but I love her
    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F Oct 30

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    Does everybody have to be an alcoholic? When can i meet people who can talk about other things other than Types of alcohol, getting wasted, getting lit,getting drunk. Damn people...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I'm not a alcoholic I like reading stories
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    My dad's an alcoholic, when he's drunk he blames my mum for things that are either his fault or things that are simply no one's fault. He doesn't abuse her physically, but he says...
    sbaecahra sbaecahra 16-17 1 Response Nov 16

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    WOW I don't know where to begin I started searching binge drinking and so how came across this website and started reading the post, and found myself replying to them. I guess it...
    mecova mecova 41-45 1 Response Nov 17

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    Yup I'm an alcoholic. Are you?
    H00rah H00rah 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I grew up with a whole family of alcoholics and things got pretty nasty some nights with fights my childhood ducked and I never what my kids to experience the same things I went...
    sela1095 sela1095 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husand is an alcoholic and admits he needs help but says he doesn't want it. He had a bad childhood and has never had a good relationship with his family, but when ever he gets...
    metz8991 metz8991 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am a man of addiction, and I was raised to be more of a loner, so I luckily I haven't met friends who get me into some bad stuff... But I have found my way into some. I have...
    lordbuttfucker lordbuttfucker 16-17, M Nov 16

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    We were talking about addiction in one of my classes today and people were saying that if you are an addict just stop. As an addict I don't understand how people think it is that...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    The Bible says something like: "if a eye causes you to sin, than pluck it out...." Okay. That is rather extreme. I guess if you are a sexual addict addicted to sexual images...
    UniqueQueen UniqueQueen 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I hate addiction, I've seen it destroy a lot of good people but I've also seen people that where able to put their lives back together. My best friend since I was 11 started...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Soo about sex machines.. Haha I was trying to make the title "I have a weird question" and "I am addicted to thongs" came up so I just went with it lol. Seriously, addicted to...
    Beth0888 Beth0888 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I have been in love with a heroin addict for as long as I can remember. I met him when I was 15 before his addiction. we dated for 2 1/2 years before he started using, he we my...
    justwanttobehappy1 justwanttobehappy1 18-21 2 Responses Nov 1

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    Be it drugs, booze, cigarettes, po..rn, se.x, cleaning, gossiping, stealing or even working out. Addiction will interfere with everyday life and eventually destroy us. I have an...
    pchela pchela 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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