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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Not really. But couldn't find the right group. I secretly fantasize about doing heroin which is very strange. I'm going through a deep depression because I dont have money for my...
    taylor7922 taylor7922 18-21, F 2 Responses 27 mins ago

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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...
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    Never thought I would be clean off opiates for this long l! I feel unstoppable ready to get what I want! Opiate free since 6/1614!!! So thankful for my baby girl who gave me the...
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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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    I knew the reason why I stopped writing in this category after that last entry, the one that talks about your death and gravestone and memorial and shrine. I stopped writing in...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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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 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Help in Boston,ma area! Anyone?
    turfman14 turfman14 22-25, M Aug 27

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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 Aug 29

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    hi i just recently moved to san diego and i was wandering if there was anyone who could help me
    shellyloveblack shellyloveblack 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    on Aug. 25th, I celebrated one year clean n sober, but I still don't feel trusted by my family...
    irishvengeance irishvengeance 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Trigger Warning: Depression, Self-Injury, Drug Use I have suffered depression on and off for the last 6 years. For the last year, I have also intermittently had urges to become...
    voodoojoey voodoojoey 18-21, M a week ago

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    Wanted to touch base with the people who had Heroin addictions that I spoke to beginning 2 yrs ago when I lost my daughter, best friend and hero to her first time with the needle...
    Barbiesmom4ever Barbiesmom4ever 51-55, F Sep 5

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    My husband is addicted to heroin. Never thought I would say that. He has a chronic disease called Crohns which effects his life in so many ways. He first major surgery almost 5...
    twinmomma12 twinmomma12 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm a newbie here...my husband's family & I held an intervention this past Saturday because we had suspicions of him using drugs. (Pain killers stolen here and there in high...
    glammc glammc 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    September 16. Revenge. No matter how long we've been recovering, no matter how solid our spiritual ground, we may still feel an overwhelming desire at times to punish, or get even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 18 hrs ago

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    I Have a question. My husband of 18 years is a drug addict. Addicted to pills and on and off heroin. He started the heroin After his mom passed away two years ago. It was months...
    Ssm3366 Ssm3366 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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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 3 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 Aug 29

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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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    It's been a couple of weeks (maybe months) since I've been on Experience Project. A lot of that has to do with it being the summer, but most importantly, I was recovering. I spent...
    bLuuejewels bLuuejewels 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it...
    CabbyKelly CabbyKelly 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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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!
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    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I am addicted to one and only one soap opera and that is The Bold and the Beautiful.
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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 Sep 1

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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 Aug 31

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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 6 Responses Sep 2

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    September 3. Word Power. "I know I'm controlling, but so is my husband. Possibly more controlling than I am. Each time I set out to leave him, each time I started to walk away...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 3

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    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F Aug 20

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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...
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