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I Am a Second Life Addict

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    Serious Addiction

    I'm a 23 year old woman, I have a wonderful fiance who loves me and I almost ruined it between us. I was on a RP sim ((old west)) and I felt ALIVE! I felt real I guess you could say. I mean I was an outlaw and I was getting good at the fighting and I have skill in rp, so I...
    Hatemewithasmile Hatemewithasmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    Oh No

    I had to leave Second Life, Sims. and WOW behind because it is very addictive to me. argh.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    I Sure Miss You Dad

      Well, my story begins with a call from my brothers, calling me at my fiance"s home at around 5:30-6 am   to tell me that something was wrong with dad, and that I needed to get home.   I hurried up and got ready , we both flew into his truck and...
    pleeska19 pleeska19 41-45, F Sep 12, 2010

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    4 Years And Going Strong :))

    Well my SL story and addiction started 4 years ago, when my now ex bf joined SL to make money on the stock market, he became addicted to it and i had to join just to talk to him  and ask him what he wanted  for his  dinner, did he want a  cuppa, this got on my nerves and as...
    DommeFeeder DommeFeeder 36-40, F Sep 7, 2011

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    My SL... And How Much Chaos It Keeps Bringing To My RL.

    I started playing SL back when i was 17 years old in 2007. I had a baby already and my RL was too messy. My baby daddy would beat me up every day and SL provided an escape from my reality. I never had a decent childhood either being molested as a kid by family members. Sl gave me...
    Keyshlalevis Keyshlalevis 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    Recovering From Second Life

    Honstly I am a recovering Second Life addict. For about a year that program swallowed my life and a good chunk of my wallet till certain things forced me to come to the decision to leave SL. I've always been the kind of person who, when I make a decision, I move forward and I don...
    Cennedi Cennedi 18-21 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Ok, addict isn't the word really.

    I do like it tho. Those days when paralysis hits or some other reason I can't get out of bed I'm on mobile grid or in my chair on SL. I'm just addicted to playing Barbie!
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F Apr 1

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    Can You Fly?

    Second life is real life. But with lower resolution.. You hear this when you join of course you don't believe it, then you make some freinds. At first they are  superfical and you stumble from one place to another. Then you meet soemone you connect with.  Before you...
    deepheat deepheat 41-45 4 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Me Too

    I was introduced to Second Life by my sister.This is a truly amazing and relaxing hobby.It can become rathar addicting if you are not careful. I found myself playing when I should have been studying and this of course was a huge problem. I had to come back to reality and get on...
    diamond33 diamond33 31-35 1 Response Mar 30, 2010

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    Ok, addict isn't the word really.

    I do like it tho. Those days when paralysis hits or some other reason I can't get out of bed I'm on mobile grid or in my chair on SL. I'm just addicted to playing Barbie!
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F Feb 23

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    I guess not addicted.

    I do love it. I like to spend time with my partner because he can feel more himself (he is trans) plus we can go on adventures :)
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F Jul 26

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    Addicted

    Hello everyone. My name is Zakk, and I have been and still am a secondlife addict going on 8 years now. I started back when I was 13 and I am now 20 years old. Along with dealing with growing up, school, people, depression, and having to deal with my father getting MS. I sought...
    ZakkProphenatic93 ZakkProphenatic93 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    A total time and money suck!
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I love my life and who I am. I am mostly unflappable and deal with crises quickly and efficiently. But *******. You know that feeling where you're doing everything you are...
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    Hey so I'm 18 fresh out of high school and I just began college, a little over 2 years ago I met a guy I fell for almost instantly. This relationship began when I was a Junior in...
    mg1418 mg1418 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been dating him for about two years now. I was 19 when we met. When we first started dating I had no clue he had a problem until 3 or 4 months in. We were sitting in his...
    KP127127 KP127127 18-21 Oct 7

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    I wish I had an online friend to talk to about diet and sugar addiction. I have one, but she is usually busy and distracted when talking to her. Addictions are so hard. People don...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I've had my times with substance abuse from chocolate to cigarettes, from marijuana to LSD and a phew pharmaceutical and mazturbation (ahem). I believe that addictions can be...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm sorry to whoever may read this that I made it so long, but its late and I'm tired of writing in my journal, at least here there's a possibility of a response and I need to let...
    littlebitoflucky littlebitoflucky 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    My addiction to psychics has made an absolute mess of my life. It started in the mid 2000’s with the occasional call, then it really blew up for me when I was going through my...
    gsrider gsrider 46-50, M Oct 10

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    Never been a person unsure of how to proceed... married to a highly functioning cocaine addict. Uses to "calm his brain and relax" - has adhd. and cocaine is self medicating to...
    me12641 me12641 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I met my husband 10 years ago, he is divorced and so am I. He has 2 children from a previous marriage and I had none. We then had our daughter now 8. My step daughter is 21 and...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    People that ask me what does heroin feel like, it's like asking someone how you feel after one beer. .. Actually this is an obvious question but it's not what you might think. Let...
    Faresshashem Faresshashem 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    It's amazing how the mind works. I've been dealing with many addictions though out my life and after dealing with one I think I'm done. Then another appears, it's like I can only...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    It's 2:00 am. I have a quiz at 10am. Here I am(second day), already addicted to ep.
    nopathnogoalnolife nopathnogoalnolife 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Once again I successfully fooled myself into thinking I could get high once in a while. How could I seriously expect to only indulge in something so lovely and easy on occasion...
    shibbq shibbq 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    I'm not really sure where to start but I'm 25 with 4 children. My oldest adopted because his mother (my sister) was a heroin addict. My middle children are twins I had with my ex...
    nicolepazder nicolepazder 22-25, F Oct 20

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    I am no longer addicted :) but I used to be addicted to prescription painkillers. I was 15. I would steal pills from parents, siblings, grandparents, basically anyone who had any...
    francake16 francake16 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I need somewhere to vent, so I figured this could be a good start.. So here it goes. I was in a relationship with an heroin addict. (Was- because I ended it today.) He has been...
    candykay23 candykay23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Since early teenage years I have had problems. Trying to commit suicide many times, I needed love and affection, so I had few boyfriends, they all slept over with my friends. So I...
    neverneverknow neverneverknow 18-21, F Oct 19

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    Let's start by getting a few things clear: I don't believe in spending my life stuck in an endless routine of going to work day after day just to pay the lousy bills. I believe...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Dr prescribed Rx arent always the way to go- if you have read my other experiences you know i started using drugs at a young age. age11 when i started experimenting in OTC...
    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F Oct 15

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    October 21. Financial Responsibility. "When I began recovery from chemical dependency, I had to face my money mess stone cold sober, and I really had a mess," said one woman. "I...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 21

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    This is my ongoing life , unfolding on EP . My son was released from jail yesterday , after family and friends did what they could to help . Instead of coming to our house to be...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    My first time taking an adderall was when I was 13 years old. I loved the feeling more than I could explain. Luckily for me, my parents AND my sisters were prescribed Adderall, so...
    juicylucey17 juicylucey17 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I grew up with a family that has many addictions. Currently my step father is a meth addict and my little sister is addicted to Zanex
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I'm terrible with expressing myself through words, thankfully I've got a visual diary! longest-second.tumblr.com
    sincerelybritty sincerelybritty 22-25, F Oct 12

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    My older sister was addicted to heroin when I was a teenager. It all started when she got married and moved out. Both her and her husband became addicts and from there it was a...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M Oct 13

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    Good evening! I just joined because I recently have become more determined to overcome my addiction to fanfiction and this website came up in Google when I was looking for support...
    RainydayReading RainydayReading 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    It's weird cause I've never really been addicted to anything ever. But I'm addicted to coffee and I'm getting addicted to drugs. And that scares me. Because one slows your heart...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F Oct 21

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    It's little **** like this that keeps me motivated and moving forward!! My fastest by 0.08 seconds now tomrw I wanna beat that record LoL Some say motivation never lasts but hey...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    We were talking about addiction in one of my classes today and people were saying that if you are an addict just stop. As an addict I don't understand how people think it is that...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was looking at flats for rent, because I didn't know where the area was I got a taxi ride to the place. I ended up next door where I was meant to be and the taxi driver said...
    paragra paragra 18-21 1 day ago

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    I have the crazy obsession with socks! Socks are life! My mind mostly thinks about socks! Especially in school when I see girls socks :D I love seeing different style socks and...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Oct 1