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I Am a Recovering Heroin Addict

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    He was my everything. I met my husband two years ago at an AA meeting. He was in rehab for a heroin addiction, fresh out of prison, and looking for a new life. I was a recovering...
    cantsavehim cantsavehim 22-25, F Aug 19

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    It all started when i was 18 and got my first bf n i was obsessed with him, he was tough n i was getting bullied, but not when he was around!! I looked up to him. Then he ended up...
    quietgirl14 quietgirl14 26-30, F Aug 21

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    My 22year old son snorted heroin for 10 months last year. I found out on Jan 31and got him into am outpatient program in early Feb. he stayed clean for 5 months and then relapsed...
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F Aug 4

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    I just bought a string and was shooting crack like heroin. Plus everybody here posting about their addiction is now bein looked up by operation stinger workers! :D have a nice day...
    TheTrollinator TheTrollinator 13-15, M Aug 7

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    I'm 35 I was on heroin for 6 yrs and now on suboxion for 3 I've been using in off and on i moved to GA....no lookin..help me out
    misslynxs misslynxs 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I need help. I have been using Heroin for two years now. It used to be fun but now I am sick everyday and I just want to die. I live in Anniston, Alabama. I cannot afford treatment...
    tenths14 tenths14 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    His addiction destroyed us, ripped us apart time and time again. A year has passed and despite all odds, here we are again, starting anew. He recently left rehab, and by all...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Man. Where to start. I've been clean since the end of January. Came off skag and have regretted it ever since. I wish I had never OD'd and ended up in that ******* hospital. My...
    PrincessPayton PrincessPayton 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I wake up every day around 6 A.M. I'm so hot I can hardly stand it, my legs are restless, my body is tired...I am tired... Tired of this fight. I am constantly trying to find a way...
    tenths14 tenths14 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    am i alone here in this category....?
    alexa1234 alexa1234 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Help in Boston,ma area! Anyone?
    turfman14 turfman14 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I am so sick today! I hate feeling this way! I wish I could snap my fingers and get over this but I know it's not that easy. Am I alone in this?
    tenths14 tenths14 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Attention. Do not try to talk to or be friends with the user love2tryalot. She's a terrible person and a *****. She will message you back if you message her and then she will block...
    B2TheZBoy B2TheZBoy 18-21, M Aug 12

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    I have almost 10 months clean and so much going on in my life that is stressful. I'm still not really used to feeling because for 10 years whenever I would feel I would take care...
    tar4814 tar4814 31-35, F Aug 14

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    Let the countdown begin…. ☺ Only NINE days away from my one-year anniversary has me in a rather reflective mood. I can’t help but sit back and think about the puzzle that...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 4 Responses 53 mins ago

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    I lost my little brother to a heroin overdose two years ago. He was nineteen, only a year younger than me. I had no memory of a life without him. He was my best friend and we were...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I cannot say that I know what it's like to be addicted to heroin. From what I've seen it's like being in a prison inside your own body. My husband is addicted to it, I've seen this...
    AmyMAA AmyMAA 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nine years ago at the young age of sixteen I met my best friend and the only man I've ever loved. I was 16 and he was 19. I was a stoner in highschool and he sold pot. He had his...
    kas4849 kas4849 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Nine years ago at the young age of sixteen I met my best friend and the only man I've ever loved. I was 16 and he was 19. I was a stoner in highschool and he sold pot. He had his...
    kas4849 kas4849 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Nine years ago at the young age of sixteen I met my best friend and the only man I've ever loved. I was 16 and he was 19. I was a stoner in highschool and he sold pot. He had his...
    kas4849 kas4849 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I am so baffled right now. It's my first year of marriage. When we first met we didn't do drugs. Then we did hydrocodone at work waiting tables. We became a couple and went from...
    ladyeljay ladyeljay 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Many heroin readily available in Texas is from Mexico. Texas stays A significant transshipment hub for heroin transfer into the remainder of The usa.com is all about. We scoured...
    Alexander815d4bq9 Alexander815d4bq9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    19 weeks clean today...that's right!! Every week I just get more excited!! I can't believe I'm almost at 5 months...last time I made it 4 and I lost it all...this time is different...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    someone asked me today what it would take for me to stop using meth. I was shocked at how easy it was for me to say "death." it came out of my mouth almost instantly. I didn't even...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Me, myself, I have never tried drugs. They're not something that I really want to try either. Everyone has their choices to make and, for me, drugs aren't on the agenda... Having...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    a recovering addict of poppers abuse - I have been 3 months clean but the temptation to drown in them is still strong!
    queerinthehead queerinthehead 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    It all started when I was fresh out of high school. I grew up in a small, rural German/Chzech town in central Texas. Needless to say, these small communities have a way of raising...
    Rawj777 Rawj777 26-30 19 hrs ago

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    I'm 21 years old about to graduate college. I wasted the last two years of my life abusing adderall/vyvanse. I started taking it for different reasons...school...appetite...
    lifesajourney2014 lifesajourney2014 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't see this as an addiction I can't overdose on it and it can't kill me so I have a love for ****
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I know that my mother did drugs while I was a kid I was never informed which ones. I know she was and most likely still is an alcoholic as well. Recently after visiting where she...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    August 3. Owning Our Power in Relationships. "So much of what I call my codependency is fear and panic because I spent so much of my life feeling abused, trapped, and not knowing...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My addiction cost me my health, at 24 my liver has failed and I've nearly died. I now have a degenerative bone condition secondary to alcohol abuse and am looking at a hip...
    itealist itealist 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I have spent my entire life seeking and yearning for only one thing… relief from the pain of my horrific childhood. I have always fought alone and tried to do the best I could...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 20

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    Today I decided that it is time for me to honestly and genuinely start accepting the success in my life. I am someone who has always worked hard in an effort to overcome what I...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Im actually recovered now. I've been recovered for a few months now. its my third time recovering from anorexia. third times the charm, right? I've been struggling with it for over...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F a week ago

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    Addiction runs in my family, in one form or another – typically many forms at once. On my bio mother's side, every person is addicted to many somethings. It was such a natural...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F