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I Am a Recovering Heroin Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    My bestfriend killed himself

    after my 8th grade year . Before I started my freshman year , I started using . I was 14 . Forgetting him became easier when I used . I couldn't feel the pain . A year passed & my sophomore year was almost over & I started to realize that I couldn't live like this anymore . It...
    KayChaos KayChaos 16-17, F May 24

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    I started shooting heroin at 15

    and at that point I had already been addicted to pain killers (among other things) for two years. At times in my addiction I was using 30 bags a day. I struggled for five years in and out of the rooms, and jail, rehab, psych wards, and outpatients. I have 3 1/2 months clean now...
    Terra1891 Terra1891 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me.

    Addiction is one thing I thought I wouldn't have to deal with in my life. It all began when I was 16 and was introduced to prescription pain medication. You think it will just be recreational, no big deal..when I was 18 I started seeing this guy and was taking a couple Vicodin...
    breezy55 breezy55 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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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 get good again and then of course i had to go mess it up. i betrayed my family and now im lying to them, i havent been able to go to work this...
    bigfatcarolyn bigfatcarolyn 22-25 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I started using Heroin the month

    after I turned 15 years old. I was dating someone 4 years older than me. We got very heavy into using when we started selling. I ended up using heavily for 2 and a half years all day every day. By the end of my run my life was a disaster, at only 17 years old. I now have been...
    theshelbs theshelbs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I Am My Own Worst Enemy

     I am 22 years old. I love opiotes and needles. I have only been shooting up for 3 years now and I got tired of being a prostitute and being on the streets all the time. My whole family turned theyre backs on me so all I had was my boyfriend who was helping me get customers to...
    flchik89 flchik89 22-25 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    It's like our minds are turning against our

    bodies. It wants to feel this way. It lies & says its good for my body. Cuz it feels good. But it's not good for me. When I want it, my mind lies. When I get what I want, my body loves it & my mind freaks out. Once it's gone, my mind wants more & my body tries to heal itself
    StellasMama2464 StellasMama2464 22-25, F Dec 30, 2013

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    KP127127 KP127127 18-21 Oct 7

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    My older sister was addicted to heroin when I was a teenager. It all started when she got married and moved out. Both her and her husband became addicts and from there it was a...
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    Once again I successfully fooled myself into thinking I could get high once in a while. How could I seriously expect to only indulge in something so lovely and easy on occasion...
    shibbq shibbq 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    anyone in waco/dallas/austin texas??
    Alyssateer Alyssateer 18-21 1 Response Oct 3

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    Anyone in Orlando?? Will help you out.
    brynnshane brynnshane 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    In new Hampshire and sick as @#$%.
    phishology phishology 26-30, M Oct 15

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    Moving to Austin soon and would really like to find a hookup
    Thegonz81 Thegonz81 31-35, M a week ago

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    It is impossible to find opiates and benzos in Lawrence, KS.. Anyone in this area hit me up
    FlailMartini428 FlailMartini428 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm pretty sure my dealer got arrested..need help in atx
    ilookintothesun ilookintothesun 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It still hurts when I think too much and I remember my life before. I've been going to group meetings and they sort of help but its hard to talk about it with people I don't know...
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I need somewhere to vent, so I figured this could be a good start.. So here it goes. I was in a relationship with an heroin addict. (Was- because I ended it today.) He has been...
    candykay23 candykay23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm not really sure where to start but I'm 25 with 4 children. My oldest adopted because his mother (my sister) was a heroin addict. My middle children are twins I had with my ex...
    nicolepazder nicolepazder 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    This is my first time doing anything like this. I have recently found out that my husband has been smoking heroin. Words can't even describe all the emotions that have come with...
    kdurgin11 kdurgin11 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Hey so I'm 18 fresh out of high school and I just began college, a little over 2 years ago I met a guy I fell for almost instantly. This relationship began when I was a Junior in...
    mg1418 mg1418 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is my ongoing life , unfolding on EP . My son was released from jail yesterday , after family and friends did what they could to help . Instead of coming to our house to be...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I need to talk to someone about my partners heroin habit.
    flosserette flosserette 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    Fredfredone Fredfredone 46-50, M 17 hrs ago

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    Its 15th day of my abstinence. Its not like these days are the 1st time. I might have been forced to be away from bottle. Like indoor treatment what so ever, made me dependent of...
    UsmanIshaq1980 UsmanIshaq1980 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Dr prescribed Rx arent always the way to go- if you have read my other experiences you know i started using drugs at a young age. age11 when i started experimenting in OTC...
    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F Oct 15

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    I'm sorry to whoever may read this that I made it so long, but its late and I'm tired of writing in my journal, at least here there's a possibility of a response and I need to let...
    littlebitoflucky littlebitoflucky 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's amazing how the mind works. I've been dealing with many addictions though out my life and after dealing with one I think I'm done. Then another appears, it's like I can only...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Never been a person unsure of how to proceed... married to a highly functioning cocaine addict. Uses to "calm his brain and relax" - has adhd. and cocaine is self medicating to...
    me12641 me12641 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    coffeedrop83 coffeedrop83 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I, like many people these days, have found myself caught up in p*rn. I didn't mean to do it, and I didn't realize what it was until it was too late and I was already in. I have...
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    RainydayReading RainydayReading 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's weird cause I've never really been addicted to anything ever. But I'm addicted to coffee and I'm getting addicted to drugs. And that scares me. Because one slows your heart...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I am no longer addicted :) but I used to be addicted to prescription painkillers. I was 15. I would steal pills from parents, siblings, grandparents, basically anyone who had any...
    francake16 francake16 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is not ******* fair first off. I'm a very decent person and I have never had a physical addiction before. I am a full time worker along with being a full time college student...
    vermillion2333 vermillion2333 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I met my husband 10 years ago, he is divorced and so am I. He has 2 children from a previous marriage and I had none. We then had our daughter now 8. My step daughter is 21 and...
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    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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