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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

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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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    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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    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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    Hi everyone, five years ago I met the love of my life. It was one of those times when I wasn´t looking to meet anyone and then this man, this wonderful, funny, intelligent man...
    littlemissworried littlemissworried 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    When my parents divorced I was sixteen... and then my father’s true colors started to show. For almost eight years, I was emotionally / mentally manipulated and abused by his...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    It bothers me to this day. i am 37 years old. it affects everything i do. I have not told anyone about this ever. My earliest memory of my life is blotchy and black out mostly i...
    jeramiah76 jeramiah76 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I am an Asian woman who grow up in a traditional and patriarchal family. My parents are divorced since I was very little. My mom was busy working trying to make ends meet, thus I...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    Aren't we all damaged to a lesser or greater extent, by our treatment from a parent, a lover, a spouse..... usually someone who we love, are meant to love or who should by rights...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My son is trying to take my grand daughter out of my life. I've mostly raised her while he drank, slept, used drugs and was suicidal/homicidal. He somehow got the support of a...
    Nunashamed Nunashamed 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My last story was 2011..........its 2014 and I'm literally dying inside, emotionally, physically and mentally from all the stress, emotional abuse, and mental abuse my son is...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Is this a support group for dyslexics or discarded produce? Because I'm more than broken and damaged, I'm slightly bruised. Like an apple. Because if I were broken, that would be...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Mary the victim was my predator. She tries to act like she never is at fault by making me the villain. The only reason she has to hate me is because I betrayed her a single time...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Oct 12

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    My mother abused me: During most of my childhood my mother didn't even really spank me or anything. However, once I hit my teens she started to become physically and verbally...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    My story is both simple and complicated at the same time, but I will try to explain it as best as I can. I claimed the title Straight Edge in 2012, but was drug and alcohol free...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25

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    My biological parents split when I was 3 years old. I still remember some things from back then. I then lived with my mother (because she gained custody of me after the divorce...
    Noqda Noqda 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Emotionally and physically. By many different people.. I do not have a father, I never have. And my mother has drunk alcohol all my life as well as sought affection from many...
    asdfnx asdfnx 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    My wife has been emotionally abusing me for about 9 months. It started when she abandoned our relationship completely when she began training for a figure competition in January...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I was emotionally abused, emotionally blackmailed, and thanks to my friends and family I left him. But I miss it. I want to be abused like that again. I want to be physically...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I really need to share/vent my story...my "mom" denies everything she has done to me. I wish I could stop calling her "mom", she doesn't deserve that title. Her name is Mary. I...
    OTexperience OTexperience 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mind is my biggest battlefield. Battling negative thoughts and happenings have been a struggle for almost a year, probably longer. The more distance I get from the fog of the...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am scarred. I have been abused and neglected. I have been deprived of many things as a child that every child should have. I use my experience to help people know they are not...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My mother has always said mean and very rude things to me all my life. We have just never had a good relationship at all but; however the farther away I am from the better our...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have never done drugs, alcohol or smoked. I do feel somewhat stupid not drinking alcohol when i am around friends but I am just not interested in drinking. I can live with out it...
    edward73e edward73e 36-40, M 17 hrs ago

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    The difficult real truth is that you are unable to locate your way back to sobriety by yourself. Only a few drug addicts can defeat the habit without signing up for some type of...
    Michael9785swb7 Michael9785swb7 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I was in a relationship with someone who is my teacher and also my superior at work. At first it was an extended honeymoon, but more and more she seemed to be intent on pushing me...
    brightflame brightflame 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Eh. This sucks.will I ever recover from his bs? And also bs other people have thrown at me too?
    amtired amtired 22-25 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I suffer bad anxiety about 13 years cos i was abused, dumped and ignored. I dont see any changes for me. How do u cope with anxiety? Without meds?
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Since i was young i never really had a family along with my fathers physical and sexual abuse he emotionally abused me. He'd yell and call me a worthless piece of **** ***** and a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I am a female and I have a former friend who emotionally abused her husband. That is why she is a FORMER friend. When she told me how sorry of a excuse for a man he was, I...
    crazycatlady79 crazycatlady79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My stupid psychological nasty abusive mother came to me in my room and said how she could be charged with man slaughter and neglect for me staying in my room. Oh. Is that what it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    :'( Omg what some ppl will do I just watched a video on this guy that had taken his son from the mom and when I say this I mean actually just took the son and disappeared with him...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 28

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    :'( Omg what some ppl will do I just watched a video on this guy that had taken his son from the mom and when I say this I mean actually just took the son and disappeared with him...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Last year was one of the worst for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I think it's time for everyone to know my FULL story. Most of you only know bits and pieces. I was adopted when I was 12mo, I have an older sister and a younger sister. I have a...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    Mom was emotionally abusive, mostly. The was very good at emotionally blackmailing me, shaming, invalidating, and belittling. Those were her specialties. She was pretty big into...
    thecellardoor thecellardoor 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have a question if this is abuse. Here is my story. When I was a child I always seemed to be in denial about anything relating to my father. The memories are just starting to...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    As a male victim of an emotionally & verbally abusive marriage, I had a hard time finding people who would listen and help, especially in the Christian church world. As the...
    bwDVOWRD bwDVOWRD 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 29

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    My house needs so much work, but I am feeling better..more grounded. I accept my marriage was abusive and I allowed someone to abuse me again through neglect and withholding...
    selfcompassion selfcompassion 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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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, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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    My brother emotionally and physically torments and abuses me. When I tell people they say its family but NO I've seen others families and its nothing like mine
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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