I Am a Recovering Heroin Addict

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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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    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 with the self loathing of the former. i lived on the street ,in squats ,and couch surfed during that time ,with a dope dealer putting me up for a...
    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015

    I went through my senior year strung out on

    heroin. I somehow managed to graduate high school. I hardly remember anything from that year other than I was constantly sick, and dangerously bulimic. I broke my then girlfriend's heart. I broke my family completely. I will never forgive myself for what I did, somehow they...
    deleted deleted
    May 5, 2015

    One day it stopped being fun.

    I couldn't shoot up anymore. I wasn't even getting high anymore, I was just trying to stay well. 3 months clean today and all I can think about is still heroin. It was truly the love of my life. It was amazing and beautiful for so long but it turned dark so suddenly. I woke up...
    Stranger4you Stranger4you
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2016

    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
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2014

    I'm not a Heroin Addict,

    I'm just the Father of beautiful single Mother of 3 children. May she RIP. She passed away from drugs March 2015. ...A Love Note from your Disease Hello... just in case you forgot me... I am your disease... I hate meetings... I hate Higher Powers... I hate...
    actionjake actionjake
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    Subutex 8mg 4078831692

    so hit me up if your hurt
    Thedoughboidown Thedoughboidown
    22-25, M
    Mar 31, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2013

    So I am a recovering heroin addict.

    I am in Cancun right now to get away from all the crap I was surrounding myself with and get a change of scenery. I'm weening off of subutex right now and I feel AMAZING! It's a great feeling to be sober and to have the opportunity to come to Cancun. How long I am going to stay...
    oooitzalex oooitzalex
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    I'm 16 and currently trying to overcome my

    heroin addiction! I was always the daring one out of all my brothers and sisters, I started drinking alcohol when I was 13 then I started smoking weed at 14 and partying a lot I would take a Xanax every now an then but me and my friends always said we would never get Into any...
    SwimB123 SwimB123
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2015
    MissCadyAnn MissCadyAnn
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    So I started using pain pills

    when I was about 17. My girlfriends dad sold them, and she would steal them from him. I did heroin around that sametime, but it was too much for me so I stuck with the pills. In January of 03' my gf left me and it killed me. The only thing that stopped the pain was opiates. I...
    Benny412 Benny412
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 10, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2014
    raeSremmurd raeSremmurd
    26-30, M
    Aug 8, 2015
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