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I Am Emotionally Damaged From Drug Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    Rewired- probably my most regretted

    repercussion from my addiction. meth completely rewired my brain; so much that my friends noticed it before I did. at the beginning I was convinced everyone was against me or secretly hated me. this eventually pushed everyone away and made them lose hope of me ever giving meth...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2014

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    Well I Think I Am

    and using drugs is so far from kool,and I think it damaged in little ways but yea I think im emotionally damaged from drug abuse from before:) thanks for reading
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    My Mind

    I'm convinced that I have permanently altered my brain chemistry from drug abuse. First pot, then X, and a lot of other stimulants. No illegal drugs for probably 7-8 years, but the effects linger. I'm off illicit stuff, and others can do it too. I still have volatile demons...
    RadoJota RadoJota 31-35, M May 15, 2012

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    Foundation Of A New Life

    I'm passionate about helping individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental disorders begin a new healthy life in recovery. Foundations Recovery Network has facilities in Malibu & Palm Springs, CA, Atlanta, GA, & Memphis, TN. Call 866-872-6780 I'm passionate about helping...
    ChelseyRobinson ChelseyRobinson 36-40, F Jul 5, 2012

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    I'm Moving Forward and going To Fix This

    Last night I did something really stupid but it allowed me the first time in my life to recognize the peril and triviality of my drug abuse. I used some legal drug and felt I was dying; my heart was racing so fast I was sure I would die from a heart attack. My wife was thankfully...
    joes2001 joes2001 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    As someone who suffered from child abuse (from age 6-12), I will say the one thing it taught me is how not to act towards someone. I would never wish to inflict the pain I went...
    gerolf gerolf 18-21, M Jan 14

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    I was abused by my dad when I was younger. Now we have a very strained relationship and due to the abuse I am weary of other men. On top of that I was emotionally and physically...
    venessad17 venessad17 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I've been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH STROKES...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    It's funny how kids/teens these day say they were abused mentally/physically/emotionally over little things that are meaningless like a spank or their dad being an alcoholic, or...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm damaged.. I have a few scars and each one tells a story... I'm not broken... I pull myself up...dust myself off and move on. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 Dec 26, 2014

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    m moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I was...
    theydunnomyname theydunnomyname 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Theyre all I care about and think about. my family is very against them and we have a past with my brother being a druggie (he is 16 years older than me) and runnin away and bein...
    b7nnydr7gs b7nnydr7gs 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Earlier in 2014, I had purchased a hair removal system for the hair on my arms and legs. Usually when I'd have seizures, my Genocidal farce for a Mother would come in and molest me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    A few months ago, I completely cut off my ex. We had a long and complicated history that involved a lot of emotional and verbal abuse. On his part, a lot of it was underhanded and...
    MDubs MDubs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My boyfriend I live with food the last nine months emotionally abuses me. only when we fight though. He will call me names like idiot, stupid, crazy, say ****off or **** you...
    joyrich joyrich 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I am so relieved to finally put a name to this alternate universe that has existed in my mind for as long as i can remember. I have experienced these elaborate daydreams since...
    dunnitz dunnitz 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't need alcohol or drugs or girlfriends to enjoy life. I want family and friends to enjoy life.
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    This here is a picture of all of the bedbugs my fake Mother's second boyfriend's Father took from his insectaquariums (insect plagued aquariums) to place in all of my light...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    This here is a picture of all of the bedbugs my fake Mother's second boyfriend's Father took from his insectaquariums (insect plagued aquariums) to place in all of my light...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I had just turned 20 and I had been living with my first love for a year and a half, a handsome, charming man who abused me physically and emotionally. One day when he'd been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
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    Another horrible day. I sin to deal with my mother. Because The Lord doesn't come for me. She hurt me so bad. I wanted to commit suicide so badly today if I could. Why oh WHY is...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I am so glad to be away from you. For some reason when I write this, I'm scared you'll see it. I know you won't. I know I've left you far, far behind and the relief that gives me...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Jennabybel Jennabybel 22-25, F Jan 5

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    OrionO OrionO 16-17, T a week ago

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    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I've hurt and I've been hurt and I believe that both things have damaged me. I am not the same man that I once was, and I will probably not be the man that I am right now next year...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014