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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my

    updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it.) Hello family, my name is Kelly and I am a 52 year old addict that has lived a life of lies, deceit, manipulation and crime. Treated people with...
    CabbyKelly CabbyKelly 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I'm 17 years old, and I am recovering from an

    addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine. The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. My first step, was thinking about my family, I was hurting them, but I was killing myself. I didn't decide to get clean for the sake of my parents, I needed to get clean for the...
    angoscia angoscia 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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    "broken Down In Agony And Just Try'n To Find A Fan."-sober By Pink

    Story of my addiction, and Class A Team would be my anthem.. 16 days today.. Feel a depression going on, but not to fear; no dope man 'round here. Well, probably I just refuse to sniff him out. I haven't really concentrated on "recovery" more just my relationship with my higher...
    he8myheart he8myheart 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 53 Responses Jul 5

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    ME

    my name is trina, and i have been clean from meth for 4years and counting. i had a very hard life, but through god grace i am alive and sober.
    trinabinkley trinabinkley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Hoping To Find Support

    I'm new to recovery I have had a few slips but I've been addicted to marijuana for 6 years and I finally made the decision to stop last year. I didn't hit a bottom and I think that is why I slipped because I never had any long lasting consequences for my actions.  But I am...
    Lilacprincess295 Lilacprincess295 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    My Gramz

    My gramz raised me i had no father no brother no sister my mother was never around i never really new what the world was like until i turned 18 thats wen my gramz was diagnosed with cancer and 28 days later passed away. I had no home no food nothing when she passed i had to try...
    LaLa712 LaLa712 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    Hi Everyone

    I am an addict my name is Joym , and by the infinte grace of a HP , the 12x12 program , I am clean for 2 yrs n 10 months.I go to meetings reguarly ,i have a sponsor & I seek help in order to stay in recovery .Love n Hugs
    domking domking 46-50, M Nov 18, 2009

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    I'm a heroin meth user.

    I mostly shoot it cause I crossed that liNE at 18 and fell in love... I'm 2 months into a relapse after being clean for a year and some change.... I'm trying to get clean but have no power to move in that direction . I feel hopeless right now because I'm a functioning working...
    Ayegee1503 Ayegee1503 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Addiction Is In The Mind I Think

    When I was 17 I lost my first love. It was like losing everything I had. But then from there on I kept thinking about that person when I was in college and when I got into profession. Eventually It caused depression which I fought in my own sweet way and finally am overcoming. I...
    Tyrannor Tyrannor 36-40 4 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I'm really struggling in my recovery.

    My drug on choice is alcohol. I get these major cravings and start trembling. The anxiety is sky rocketing! My family n friends don't understand anything about my illness. I lost a lot of ppl due to my drinking. I just feel like giving up. I thought about suicide and questioned...
    kissmeimlonely kissmeimlonely 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and Im a recovering drug addict officially 1 week clean from cocaine, heroin, and prescription medication. Hardest week of my life but every day gets a little bit easier, and now that I have support I feel like I can do anything. Drugs have nothing on me
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    I alms it relapsed today.

    I found my doc and have it on me. Idk what to do. My mentor wants me to give it to her to throw away. And part of me wants to, but part of me wants to keep it. :'( ughhhhh
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 13-15, F 1 Response May 21

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    Three Years Back

                Some three years back , on this date a member of NA(Narcotics Anonymous) went to another member’s house.The latter had relapsed , and was coming to meetings loaded and was not able to share the relapse. He...
    domking domking 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    Nicotine!

    Yes, I'm currently struggling with staying smoke-free. A friend of mine offered for me to smoke cigarettes, to help my anxiety, when I was 23. I had said no to her then, but later, thought I would give it a try... So, I asked my oldest brother to get me a pack. He did, thinking I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    This guy I know told me

    that he would let me fix for free, no strings attached. He told me that all I would have to do would be to show up. I went over to his house and he had lots of balloons, and I turned away and ran out of his apartment. I didn’t even go to my car, I just ran down the street. I...
    rpdbyblk rpdbyblk 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Opiates Finally Took Me Down

    I have just over 3 years at the time of this writing. I used in some shape or fashion, first recreationally, then abusing and finally landing in full blown addiction from the time I was 12 until I was 36 and went away to rehab. Sometimes as I look back, I don't know how I managed...
    flybutterflyD flybutterflyD 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Ya Baby!

    clean for 4 yrs, and gratefull.
    savannahkutkat savannahkutkat 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2010

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    I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

    Finally after fighting this addiction for yrs now i found a place that has given me the tools to build a life. I would say that they have given me a life bac but thats not tru b/c i never had a real life. So i must thank the ppl and the program im working for giving me a life. im...
    rachelmarie1 rachelmarie1 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Clean....but Havin A Hard Time.

    most people stop because they hit bottom,emotional,financial,legal.iam trying to stop before that.wow the demons are following me around these pasy few days.ive gone two 7 meetings in the past 4 days,it helps but those 3-4 oclock in the mourning drug dreams and nightmares are...
    rickybny rickybny 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    I have had an alcohol problem since I was 11. Now I'm 18 and just starting college. I got an addiction counselor 3 weeks ago and I have been sober for 9 days now.im going to start...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 Oct 6

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    I, like many people these days, have found myself caught up in p*rn. I didn't mean to do it, and I didn't realize what it was until it was too late and I was already in. I have...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Or at least lessen them. They are intense. My body hurts. Due to fictinal possibilities. Fears creating fictional debates. Staying in the now rarely lasts. That...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Casting for a new cable television show Struggling with a phobia or chronic affliction that is interfering with your daily life Do you have uncontrollable hand tremors a...
    AL8X AL8X 22-25, F Sep 25

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    Everyday is a new struggle. Everyday something new happens to make you want to RUN back. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. I've got multiple addictions I'm battling...
    PinkBalloon1 PinkBalloon1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    This is not ******* fair first off. I'm a very decent person and I have never had a physical addiction before. I am a full time worker along with being a full time college student...
    vermillion2333 vermillion2333 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Recently I've started working through a programme to beat procrastination. It's terrific! Part of it involves me monitoring how I am using my time. From that element of it, I have...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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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 3 days ago

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    Moving forward is a process ..... defintely not an easy road. I try not to live my life with too many regrets. So in actual fact this whole experience was my pain to bare.I am a...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    You know you are getting somewhere in recovery when you can laugh about all the silly irrational ED rules you had a year ago. Like seriously I was so silly!
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F Oct 9

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    We shouldn't have to give a 4 page essay on why we chose our abortions. Why? Because it is nobody's business. And we shouldn't have to explain ourselves to anybody. We are going to...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Oct 11

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    Hi I'm madz, short for maddie and also my street name. This is my story, pretty much my life so far...so far I've done a good job of messing my life up. I'm currently 14...when I...
    madzbitch madzbitch 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    hello, my name is Lindsey, i have an addiction to biting and picking at my finger nails and toenails... i dont understand, why do i do this to myself? its like i cant stop.. its...
    lindsleigh lindsleigh 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Well it's been over a year now & I'm still clean. Pregnant with our baby girl and due any day now! I still think about the past and grieve for the 2.5 years of my life I lost over...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Hello everyone, it's my first post here....and here it is: Few years ago I had stroke. Strong one, followed by NDE. I recovered completely....they said I am OK now. While still on...
    XanaxBabe XanaxBabe 26-30, F Sep 30

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    I guess it started when I was 4/5 years old, my parents bought me a trampoline and I just made up a character in my head a that point she was the lilac power ranger (i was obsessed...
    Theinfernalphoenix2 Theinfernalphoenix2 16-17, F Oct 5

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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 1 day ago

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    I have no money. I spent a few days not smoking and I finally got one from a friend and I got such a nicotine high, my body was tingling and my head felt funny, I had to put it out...
    platypanda platypanda 18-21, F Oct 14

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    My husband and I have been together for 2 years now (married for almost a year and a half). My husband and I are a great team and have built a great life with each other so far...
    anonyguhrl anonyguhrl 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I hope you all know that I love you so much but you are killing me with so much pain and illness. When I feel you and all your pain it brings me to my knees with the intensity of...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 55 mins ago

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia, I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as...
    cbear89 cbear89 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    West side, not too far from the big lake. Born there, raised there, and even own the shirt! I love the state despite the economic issues! Sad :(
    L84Play L84Play 56-60, M 7 hrs ago

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    I can't stand living in this hell called "Home" everyone steals **** from me even my own mother my friends don't want to send me gifts because they're scared she'll steal it! All...
    MomijiSohma1999 MomijiSohma1999 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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