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I Am a Recovering Heroin Addict

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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 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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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 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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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 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 3 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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    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

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    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

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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 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    PaulaDancer PaulaDancer 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    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 2 Responses Jun 1

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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 3 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    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 26-30 May 5

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    Apparently I almost died after my first heroin injection. I watched it go in, sweet brown liquid, and then just fell back. Couldn't hold myself up as I felt the rush to my head...
    therainberry therainberry 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    6/28/15 💉My first sweet needle.💉 Hush now. Quiet down. Can you hear my heart racing? Falling to my knees because I've been chasing a lie. Love life? I don't know what I was...
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    Hopeless Cigarette Addict: When I grew up I ate to much. That was all. When I was overweight as a little girl my mother would strongly urge me to loose weight. That saddened me...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hopeless Food Addict: When I grew up I just ate to much. That was all. When I was overweight as a little girl my mother would strongly urge me to loose weight. That saddened me...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I am really struggling right now, so I thought maybe writing about it might help. At least maybe distract me. Hopefully. I'm feeling incredibly hopeless and frustrated with regards...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 24 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anyone from around Pittsburgh know where i can get some good h? Ive never been addicted but i used to use ocassionly. stopped over a year ago. would like to use again but im new to...
    occasionalfun1 occasionalfun1 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    For over half my life I have been addicted to food. When I'm indulging in all my favorite foods it's like I'm in my own little world and everything is just perfect. Due to this...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I know I am a danger to myself because I can go from interested to obsessed in seconds! I think I'm addicted to not being addicted to something because I am always watching what I...
    echog echog 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Will be in Jax Florida for the next few weeks looking for hook up
    pearbear89 pearbear89 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I have been in a relationship with my partner for 6 years, we were engaged for 2 but I ended that due to his drug/anger issues. We have a 4 year old son together. This week his...
    danimm danimm 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sooooo, I get it, I Have an addictive personality. When I like something A LOT, I am allll in.....mind, body, and soul. COMPLETELY obsessed without even realizing it... But.....I...
    09TiskTisk 09TiskTisk 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I have heroin instead of blood. 💉😘
    therainberry therainberry 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I have never really said this out loud, my co workers know that I use to do it while my family never had a sense of clue. About a year and some time ago I got involved with some...
    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Hello everyone out there reading. I am a 28 yr old female, with a 9 yr old son from one relationship. I married my highschool sweetheart 8 months ago, we started talking a year and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Started smoking at 10. Discovered heroin at 14 and finally gave into temptation to try crack cocaine at 16
    HollieHeroin HollieHeroin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I have a confession. I've become addicted to... EP. My bad. Yeah, I used to like EP somewhat... I went online sometimes for a while... Now, I'm here 24/7. WHAT HAPPENED TO ME...
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F Jun 15

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    A couple months ago I made a huge decision, I decided to get off drugs. The following is from my journal, this is day 1 of my journey. This entry is from 75 days ago... 10 weeks...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F Jun 15

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    I have been using meth for over 20 years. About 2 years ago I realized that I am powerless against my addiction when my 2 then teenage children found my glass pipe. I love my...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Im pregnant to a man who is a recovering ICE addict. He doesnt no im pregnant yet. I want an abortion, however he is very anti abortion. Im concerned to tell him im pregnant as i...
    noonoo91 noonoo91 22-25, F Jun 14

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    I'm a teen and I'm addicted to *********** and I HATE IT! I want to be a true Christian, but I feel like this is the only thing that's stopping me from getting closer to God, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12

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    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    I gave up all of my addictions alcohol, ciggerettes good food. The only addiction at the moment I can have is artichokes. It's been 15 days without a drink, 4 months no cig and...
    Katnap411 Katnap411 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    My mother has been addicted to all sorts of drugs for as long as I remember and she got all three of her daughters hooked as well. She was always trying to hide it from us but gave...
    sophiesg sophiesg 13-15, F Jun 10

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    sophiesg sophiesg 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 10