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I Am Emotionally Damaged From Drug Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    When i was bout 4 or 5, there was this teacher who came to my house to teach my sister mathematics. He used to sexually abuse me and my sister, he used to ask me to touch him...
    anonymousgirl2000 anonymousgirl2000 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    Sometimes I wonder about the future and if things in my past were meant to happen. The trials and tribulations - were they worth it? Sometimes I don't want to find out.
    AnonymousBacon AnonymousBacon 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    Well, in simple, people at school are bad.
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Proud to say I dont do drugs... in my teenage years I did dabble with a bit of this n that I never was addicted tho.. wouldnt dare do herion tho thats in a league all on its own...
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    OK, this is really long but it's my story. Hopefully this resonates with someone. It started a few weeks before I got married, and just escalated. The name-calling, intimidation...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    From the age 3-11 I was sexually abused by one of my cousins. In retrospect, I viewed him as a brother, because we were so close, but now.... I don't really know what to say. I...
    behavedmisfit behavedmisfit 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    When I was 22ish I was blessed to be trained as a dominate by an experienced mistress (she was 40ish). One piece of advice she gave me is that one must first understand what it...
    AutheSouls AutheSouls 31-35, M May 18

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    I MUST GET AWAY FROM DRUGS. I HAVE A 6YR. OLD AND IM DONE WITH FEELING THIS WAY. I DONT EVEN ENJOY IT ANYMORE
    natalienicole2015 natalienicole2015 31-35, F 2 Responses May 1

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    It started when I was 11 although at tht time I didn't know it was abuse I thought it was abit of fun. my cousin a year older then me started touching me in inappropriate places...
    zenii15 zenii15 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share personal experience that happen to me with my parents.When I was growing up I was emotionally abused and verbally abuse by my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 May 14

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    What Happened The Night My Little Girl Was Beat To Death By My Husband According To My Then 12 year old Son- "He grabbed her by the arm and picked her up by it and was hollering in...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm married to a drug addict. Heroin at that. I can't believe I just said that. It's disgusting. We've been together for 5 years, married for one. We have a 2 year old and...
    kjr19 kjr19 18-21 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Hi there, let's clarify something the main issue with drugs are not the drugs itself but the users. There is a huge list of people who developed a lot of theories by using certain...
    RodMozz RodMozz 31-35 2 hrs ago

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    Loving someone who struggles with an addiction is terrifying. If they're stupid enough to start then they're stupid enough to go back. You want them to be healthy but you have no...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    Many of you (especially the guys) get excited when I post stories about issues like doing the dishes shirtless or that I give my boyfriend bj or that my boyfriend and I in an open...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I am lost... I recently reliesed that I am being emotionally abused by my mother. I know that saying I only reliesed this at 18 sound crazy, but to me the way she spoke to me and...
    Anonymous055 Anonymous055 18-21, F May 17

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    I was an abused child growing up, all done by step-fathers. I don't hold anything against my mother, since she was mistreated along with me. My first step-father abused me and my...
    Sonicblu Sonicblu 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17

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    well....theres not much to say. i feel my story is inferior to those who have spent their entire lives being abused. mine was a short 2 months with a boyfriend. i didn't understand...
    Lizzy90242 Lizzy90242 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    At the age of 14 I think, my dad sexually abused me.. I don't remember it all, but the first time it happen, me and him was going to travel to another country to met his brother...
    Bekerkrkrk55 Bekerkrkrk55 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Such a sensitive topic with me....... I will never understand child abuse in a way...but I do in other ways.....I am a survivor myself of harsh child abuse for great deal of...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses May 3

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    How do I know if my Dad is truly emotionally abusing me? I just feel so confused....I've hated him since I was at least 9 or 10. Truly hated him, with a cold fury. The trouble is I...
    HappyKitty18 HappyKitty18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Probably a slightly different story from the usual. I come from a family obsessed with image and showing that they are better than others pretty much. It is something that has...
    Jothic Jothic 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think that hating ALL drugs is being close-minded and is a result of being underexposed to the vast array of sensations and experiences they can provide to their users. I'm...
    psychonautosorus psychonautosorus 16-17, M 5 Responses May 17

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    Well, it's more that I'm emotionally neglected by my mother- but neglect is a form of abuse. So yeah.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    They make me feel okay for awhile. I can be someone else, someone happy and carefree. I can escape myself, my mind, and get out of the very head that's trying to destroy me. At...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was emotionally abused for 4 years before he started to physically abuse me. It started with him being drunk and grabbing my arm at a bar until I almost screamed, I had a bruise...
    osafloja osafloja 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    when I was in high school my high school first love turned out be controlling, manipulative and verbally and emotionally, physically abusive, I was isolated from friends and family...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F May 6

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    I haven't seen my daughter in almost a year. We discovered she was doing drugs and was was being physically abused by her boyfriend. We panicked and tried to get her away from the...
    Baileymiamom Baileymiamom 51-55, F May 7

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    I love my Ma still. I really do. And nothing will ever change that. But at times I feel like dirt. Her and my brother call me fat all the time so my self-esteem is really low. She...
    EternityRoses EternityRoses 16-17, F May 11

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    I was abused by my parents physically and emotionally. mostly by my mother , and of course being bullied in school doesn't help. Anyway of course I'm against it , kids do not...
    MoonPrincessLuna MoonPrincessLuna 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I'm a 13 year old girl, I was born on 9/11/2001 the exact day and time the first plane hit the World Trade Center in NY city. When my parents found out I was born on the same day...
    Ellie1dale Ellie1dale 22-25, F 8 Responses May 16

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    I haven't done "hard" drugs (heroin, crack etc.)...but drugs are drugs. I've abused Soma (muscle relaxer), Vicodin, Xanax, Klonopin...I'm not proud to say that I still once in a...
    beautifulblessedchild beautifulblessedchild 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    How do I know if my Dad is truly emotionally abusing me? I just feel so confused....I've hated him since I was at least 9 or 10. Truly hated him, with a cold fury. The trouble is I...
    HappyKitty18 HappyKitty18 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Well I was abused by my brother,distant cousin,aunt and two older guys who lived next door. I said it for the first time am able to admit to it all
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F Apr 27