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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My environment created me. I wasn't always an alcoholic but when you grow up with an inconsiderate drunk for a father and a neurotic mother who always makes excuses for him, how...
    Alan132 Alan132 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    The first time I tried to get sober, I had withdrawal symptoms like the shakes, nightmares, sweating, anxiety and depression. Eventually they went away without treatment. I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    16 Months Sober My life today is so so so different than day one of sobriety. At times it feels like I am living someone else’s life because there is just no way that this could...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Anybody willing to give me advice on alcoholism?
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 Jan 18

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    I did Molly on Friday and Saturday and it was such a good feeling. I really love being high, and normally I only smoke weed and drink, but I really love the way uppers make you...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I am a recovering sex addict! But it's getting really hard not to have sex.. It's been 13 days now :( help me? What can help me not want it
    LostGirlSB LostGirlSB 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I am a recovering self harm addict. It's been 7 months since I last self harmed, but even though it was only 4 cuts a relapse is still a relapse. It used to be really bad, but the...
    Ramellan Ramellan 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    My husband and I have been together for 13 years. He was Mr. Perfect and I fell for him instantly, and he for me. The special thing about our relationship is that I have a severe...
    HurtingNAZ HurtingNAZ 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have come to realize that my shopping addiction comes from my mom. We have similar mindset. When we want something and we just to have it and can't live without it and there is a...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    So, I've been dating this girl for two months now. Total love at first sight. She's beautiful, has a great heart, wonderful mother(she has a 10yo and 1yo, I have a 1yo). We get...
    wisconsin52 wisconsin52 26-30, M Jan 19

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    So I suppose once you are addicted to something then you will always be addicted. The reasoning behind alcoholics staying away from bars or socializing with people who drink. The...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    we met when I was 15 he was 20 we fell in love it was an amazing 25 years few fights ( he was the only man I was with) he was a drinker but not terrible we married and had 2...
    SICKOFIT7 SICKOFIT7 46-50 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I finally have ended a 3 year relationship that was slowly killing me. Being in love with a heroin addict was hard, and I want to stay away but I still have love there. It's...
    becks2378 becks2378 36-40, F Jan 8

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    I kinda feel like a horrible person right now. I've got these urges, a desperation almost, for affection & attention from guys. But I'm married, & the attention my husband gives me...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Christmas is over. And he hasn't been home for the past 7 days. Last Friday he came home drunk, again. He tried to deny it and I told him I was tired of him making me second...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F Jan 11

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    It was difficult for me to join this group. Sure it seems easy, just hit "join group" and you're in, right? The problem is, by joining this group not only am I acknowledging I have...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    my mother passed away at the age of 51 on April 1st, 2007. She was an alcoholic for 10 years. She died in her sleep ( cardiac arrest) I am writing this with tears in my eyes. I...
    berrybeeyou berrybeeyou 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Help? Im still recovering. I hate this. Its too difficult. Well he hasnt been talking to me for quite some time now. I have no choice but to leave him behind. He was so mean...
    amtired amtired 22-25 2 Responses Jan 6

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    It was just my mom and me growing up. She had me when she was 19. We didn't have any family they moved to different states. My mom was pretty popular though and had a lot of great...
    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Took one step towards recovering. Feels like a weight so colossal has been lifted.
    breakingfree88 breakingfree88 26-30 3 days ago

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    I'm in love with an alcoholic. I always have and always will love him.. despite the nasty things he said when drunk.. he done believe rumors.. I know he loves me I never question...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Everyone has their own battles, some battle with alcohol and drugs, others battle things that most don't consider addictions. I have many addictions, and as a result I consider...
    katie5929 katie5929 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Why can I not keep myself sober. All the time I think to myself, "why am I not able to stay sober, what makes me want and crave that escape so bad?" There are so many thoughts out...
    Kneehouse Kneehouse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mom has been an alcoholic for years and i dont know what to do. Im only a junior in high school so there isnt much i can do. i have had countless talks with her about it and she...
    Kateq989 Kateq989 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I have been without alcohol for 6 months now it's the hardest thing I have ever had to do, I have been an alcoholic since I was 14 it's what I did for fun what I did if I was happy...
    Jadeygirl88 Jadeygirl88 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I really need some advice I have thought about my situation too much and I just keep getting stuck. I've had an alcoholic father and sister who have both recovered I know what it's...
    jeanie08 jeanie08 22-25 1 Response Jan 3

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    had a alcoholic father he died April 13 2013 after 8 a month battle with cancer. he never abused me or my siblings physically more mentally that and he never wanted to spent time...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 11

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    It's not to the point of making me lose my job or anything like that, but I feel like I gotta have at least two shots of whisky a day. I seldom get slammed drunk. I don't really...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I honestly think that my dad gets worse and worse as the days go by. He will never change and I don't get why I'm trying so hard to help him when all he does is disrespect me. Im...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I'm a food addict. When I'm struggling with emotions, I turn to food. When I'm bored, I rely on food. This past week I did very well, reduced my calorie intake, and went to the...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. I started drinking and using as a teen, and it took many years before addiction caught up with me. It was a long and slow...
    bethanngirl bethanngirl 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know people don't normally see people who smoke cannabis as having a bad drug problem, it's not one of the worst things someone can be addicted to. But after being in a...
    elz311289 elz311289 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Break Free From Your Social Media Addiction Understand That You’re Being Played ----------------------------------------- An embarrassingly heavy social-media habit isn’t...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I eat healthy whole foods and exercise everyday, but I have a secret I keep from people. I'm addicted to sugar, chocolate specifically. At first I thought I was addicted to...
    annielovepie annielovepie 18-21, F Jan 4

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    My heart opens itself very easily. I'm addicted to the pain and pleasures of falling in love. I'm addicted to needing to feel loved by others. I'm addicted to writing, reading...
    daddyschubbydolly daddyschubbydolly 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm totally addicted to my fone. and I'm not ashamed of it. I use my fone for alot of things. music, alarm clock, facebook, texting games, I text and message ppl more than...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Jan 19

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