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I Am a Recovering Heroin Addict

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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 a week ago

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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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    Soo much for wanting to go to the rehab clinic. He says he wants to quit but yet buys more and is doing more everyday. He tries to talk to me about it like i'm interested in all...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F Jul 30

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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 3 days ago

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    Help in Boston,ma area! Anyone?
    turfman14 turfman14 22-25, M 12 hrs 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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    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 3 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I just found out that my best friend died from a heroin overdose yesterday. Well I found out last night actually,and then cried and walked around my town for 9+ hours. It's really...
    annielouise237 annielouise237 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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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 1 day 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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    It has been 2 weeks less a day when I finally kicked my addict boyfriend out. He of course with drunken eyes turned it all around and made it about him not being happy and blamed...
    ellavi ellavi 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know what to do... I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and until 2 days ago I had no idea he was a compulsive gambler. He is a really lovely person who treats me...
    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F a week ago

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    First of all, "I am an alcoholic and addict" Secondly, I'm a sixteen year old girl, I've been addicted to cutting for 5/6 years, addicted to sex for 2 years, addicted to weed for...
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend's gambling addiction is really putting a tear into our relationship. He has now been in Las Vegas for over a week now, and admitted to bringing $40k for gambling...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Thank you all for sharing your experiences and insight into this sad, sad, stupid horrific thing we call addiction. Reading all of your stories has been eye opening and I hope...
    hightoolong hightoolong 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I joined this experience group long ago, but my addiction is growing! In the last year I have read the entire Ante-Nicene library. It was terribly addictive as it changed my...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F Aug 12

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    Nose Spray Addiction (I'm the one who opened this group, just trying to recover my stories from my deleted account) It all started one winter , I was lying in bed feeling my nose...
    JustMeMyselfAndI25 JustMeMyselfAndI25 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I am totally addicted to dying mine and friends hair! I have been dying my hair since I was in secondary school, I started off with temporary colours as close to mine as I could...
    hairdyemike hairdyemike 31-35, M Aug 20

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