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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I relapsed last night 😡 I'm so mad and frustrated at myself, for letting it happen, but my boyfriend really helped and supported me through the entire night and I feel closer to...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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    Hi everyone, My first experimentation with any kind of drugs was when I was 14 on my birthday. My cousin gave me a blunt as a birthday gift... I had no addiction to it, but it...
    mladenok mladenok 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    From age 20-23 I was addicted to cocaine, Vicodin and pot. Mostly cocaine. During those three years I discovered that I was completely powerless over my behavior while using drugs...
    gothette gothette 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was a heroin addict for 6 years. Got clean for 3 years and in February 2014 I relapsed for two weeks. I've been clean ever since then. Today. I've thought about getting high...
    janedoe6477 janedoe6477 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    10 months Thinking about how I have been sober for 10 months is completely overwhelming and doesn’t seem real. In fact, it sort of makes me feel panic to think about how far I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    And I want to thank my gf for it she's my whole life
    javies99 javies99 13-15, M Jul 17

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    i am trying to find people to talk to i almost had 6 months and i effed it up :( but i am starting over its been a week since i used. i dont know what happened life was starting to...
    bigfatcarolyn bigfatcarolyn 22-25 2 Responses Jul 5

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    So I might as well spill the beans. I'm posting right now while withdrawing from yet another stupid binge of Opiates. I cannot beat my demons, but I have no one I really love. So...
    JoeValentine JoeValentine 26-30 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am a recovering meth-addict. I've been clean for about a week. It's hard. but Weed helps!
    dunmerprince dunmerprince 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Hi, my name is Kylie and Im a recovering drug addict officially 1 week clean from cocaine, heroin, and prescription medication. Hardest week of my life but every day gets a little...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm currently 7weeks and 5 days clean from my addiction. Addiction runs in my family and so does alcoholism, abuse, and depression. I have depression and I think I might be an...
    StargirlWarrior StargirlWarrior 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm 17 years old, and I am recovering from an addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine. The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. My first step, was thinking about my...
    angoscia angoscia 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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    July 5. Survivor Guilt. We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 5

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    My husband bought me a computer and we got AOL because I was a stay at home mom to my son and he wanted me to do something as a hobby . ( this was back in 1998 ) So I started...
    Nature1968 Nature1968 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say addicted to it completely but definitely enjoy it I like finding naturist sites so I can see girls and guys my age, naturist sites don't do actual **** so it is...
    anniesem00 anniesem00 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I sent my daughter to live with her father because I am an addict. I will never ever forgive myself.
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm super addicted and I hate how people judge me because of it. I'm starting to feel like I need to distance myself from people and I don't like that. But if it needs to be done...
    BrainsBeautyBrianna BrainsBeautyBrianna 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hi, my name is Kylie and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 56 Responses Jul 5

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    I came from a family that abused me for 13 years growing up, and when I finally got away from that family, my situation for the last 6 years has not been much better. When I was...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I had my first drink at the age of 13 and the rest is history. I come from a family with addiction problems but nothing too severe. Along with 20 beers a night I would need at...
    knicks7 knicks7 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    July 22. Learning to Trust Again. Many of us have trust issues. Some of us tried long and hard to trust untrustworthy people. Over and again, we believed lies and promises never...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 22

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    July 15. Self-care with Family Members. "I was thirty- five years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    When will this phase of my life end, is it a phase or is it my lifestyle, at the end of the day it's my life. It's in my system every week, I spend days recovering, over eating...
    skindeeep skindeeep 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I read all of the stories and I can relate to them my husband was the sort of man that women adore beautiful in everyway but he is a functioning alcoholic .So I did it I left my...
    sunshineonarainyday sunshineonarainyday 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm getting really tired of it. We're married but separated. We've split up multiple times. The most recent being a year long. He's an alcoholic and during our last split up he...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I'm tired if baby sitting an alcoholic,weed smoking Methadone user. At my wits end. The family (his) babies him. He's 59!!!!!!
    Lovesthebeach Lovesthebeach 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    What drives us to drink? Abuse? Addictive personality? What drives you to drink? Think hard. Tell me honest answers.
    Airmech Airmech 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 19

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    Today is 44 days of sobriety. The longest I've managed in 20 years (I'm 35 so do the math) I never took it seriously enough in the past. This has become a challenge interspersed...
    wonderessa wonderessa 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Hi everyone. I had a particularly tough weekend with my husband. I was so upset & disappointed. I was searching for support and found this site. Read many of your experiences, felt...
    kbella1218 kbella1218 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    An addict who's homeless An addict who's dopesick An addict who's soulless An addict who has no idea what the **** hope is An addict who's coppin on the block An addict livin for...
    madefrombrokenparts madefrombrokenparts 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Out of all people, she asked me to take her as her date at a wedding. I secretly had a crush on her so the obviously answer was yes. I later meet her whole family and we got along...
    Xisaac13x Xisaac13x 18-21, M Jul 11

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    My Doctor says I'm a serious alcoholic, but I think I'm more of a funny alcoholic.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 7 yrs sober. Sometimes i drink a bottle of beer for certain holidays but only while there are people around me. I always have the urge to drink but managed to control it by...
    Yersparky Yersparky 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My addiction isn't ordinary but its very common. My addiction effects my life and other peoples lives negatively. There is no rehab for my addiction and many people question the...
    DottyUhura DottyUhura 22-25, F Jul 12

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    My mother is a great person when she's sober. She'd do anything for nothing, just to see someone smile. When I was young, probably three years old, when my father was still with us...
    poliad poliad 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm an Alcoholic and debating a drink.
    rrglasgow rrglasgow 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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