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I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    im currently recovering from a 10 year heroin addiction. from the ages of 15 to 27 i was a hardcore addict ,mostly prostituting and then just panhandling because i couldnt live...
    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Haven't been on here in five months alot had changed ive been sober for five months ive moved from cali to phoenix az and have a home and i am so blesses to be 14 weeks pregnant my...
    crazybeautiful26 crazybeautiful26 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    soo I used to be addicted to pain pills and muscle relaxers. I have been clean for 3 years now but there's not a day that goes by that I don't wish I had some to take. I crave them...
    kuurahh kuurahh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I am your Disease. I hate meetings. I hate your higher power. I hate anyone who has a program. To all who come in contact with me, I wish you suffering and death. Allow me to...
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    and it took about ? 20 freaking years to accept that all that money i spent on booze.. well it was like buying myself depression and more problems. screw that anymore. i'm...
    MeZero0 MeZero0 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I was a stupid kid. I was depressed and still not sure of my identity and I started doing all kinds of drugs to make me feel better. It never worked but I kept on trying until i...
    emyleejane emyleejane 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am a recovering drug addict. I got addicted to pain pills when I injured my back. Coming off them was one of the hardest things I have done. I have been told I have an addictive...
    SissyJazmin SissyJazmin 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a recovering adderall addict and I want to share my story with all you people. If you think you may have a problem with adderall then read along and see if you identify with my...
    SlammyDe SlammyDe 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I am more a recovering addict. I stopped playing a while back. But like all addicts I still ache. Once in a while, Wow slips into my thoughts. I had so much fun playing but it took...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am new to this and would like to share my story. 2 months ago i ended my 11 month relationship with my first love, a girl who i considered my world, treasured and adored. i am...
    Amnesiac93 Amnesiac93 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Hi..I'm new here and hoping to connect with people who can relate to my situation. I'm in a tough spot and not sure where to go from here. I've been married for close to 10 years...
    AndHereIAm AndHereIAm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    i currently have an alcoholic boyfriend that i can take no longer.. its time for me to finally run........what i should have done years ago. its just tough and hard when you love...
    Latinheat123 Latinheat123 26-30 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm 15 years old now and I have been aware that my mom is an alcoholic since I was 9-10. so I'll start from the beginning I remember the first time I realized something was wrong...
    anonymous347 anonymous347 13-15, F a week ago

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    First things first. Take this brief quiz to see if you are likely a love addict. 1. Did you once think that if only someone loved you in that "special way" you would be happy for...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yup I am. I have been a gambler for over 20 years now, but I'm very open and vocal about it. No reason to lie and pretend I'm something I'm not. People might think this addiction...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    My real father is an alcoholic, he drinks every day. It's hard growing up with a dad who is always drunk, who is always spending the grocery money on beer. I'm just glad he is a...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 31

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    Might be a long read...idk i have no1 to talk to and just feel like writing about my day. I live with my mom, brother and my moms alcoholic partner, hes been violent in the past...
    braster25 braster25 26-30, M Apr 6

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    Addicted to the Web (Sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland") Doorbell rings, I'm not list'nin', From my mouth, drool is glist'nin', I'm happy -- although My boss let me go...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I had an alcoholic father any body want to vent or ask questions please do
    MelbTransgurl MelbTransgurl 46-50, T 1 Response Apr 11

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    Hi everyone..my husband is an alcoholic.We have three children.Two years ago i left my husband and moved into my parents home with my three children.My husband is a director of a...
    pinkstar8 pinkstar8 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I don't understand alcoholics, how can something be worth giving up everything for?
    tiffsica tiffsica 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I love my boyfriend very much, he's currently in jail. Hes an addict, IV user, and I'm worried about what's going to happen when he comes home. The reason hes in jail right now is...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F Mar 30

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I'm addicted to ****. I can't tell anyone because i feel like I would get laughed at, and that no one would want to be around me. Especially family and friend because the would...
    krazyfrano krazyfrano 18-21, M Apr 17

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    I believe I'm addicted to marijuana.. I started smoking when I became depressed because I felt that was a better way to cope with stuff rather than cutting, but now that coping...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    You know you're a true addict when you can't sit through an entire movie you rented without pausing it and stepping out every 20 minutes to have a cigarette. Nicotine always comes...
    GmoneySmokeDawg GmoneySmokeDawg 41-45, M Mar 31

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    yeah so basically scientist found out that love is more akin to an addiction rather than an emotion. And if you think about it this kind of rings true, i mean you are basically...
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have to fill a void in my life. A lot of voids actually. And the first thing i run to is sugar. I specifically love candy! At first it was like, oh i just love my candy here and...
    AnonymousAngelUSMC AnonymousAngelUSMC 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I've been with my husband 5 years but only married not even two. I knnew that he had an addiction issue from the start I just didn't know how bad. He's been in jail and drug court...
    kalyndriastrega kalyndriastrega 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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