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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

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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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    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 2 Responses 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 55 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ya Baby!

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

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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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    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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    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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    A whole year and a half and I've come so close today... what the hell is wrong with me? I just lost my positivity and everything I've worked hard to develop...
    appleof5 appleof5 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I just flushed my blades and I plan to tell my therapist when I see her in a few days. I really want to recover and I hope I can.
    waffles0113 waffles0113 13-15 Jul 29

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    Or the concept I would like my two glasses of wine every single night for my coronary heart ailment...(most of this is genuine, but it's not a physiological coronary heart problem...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    New York Point out's contingency cost cap procedures typically Restrict These service fees to 33 1/3% of the overall recovery. Therefore, the Business's costs may be drastically...
    Aiden260r0pd4 Aiden260r0pd4 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    NIDA-funded scientists have discovered that the human liver brings together cocaine and alcohol and manufactures a 3rd compound, cocaethylene, that intensifies cocaine's euphoric...
    Michael749y5lj9 Michael749y5lj9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Dear Crystal Meth, I knew two years when i set the pipe down that you weren't finished with me yet! It's true, in recovery you're never safe. The minute you think your safe...
    love2tryalot love2tryalot 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    If your walls could talk what would they say? The walls of my childhood bedrooms would tell a story of a seemingly normal boy, regular life, loving family, but he partook in an odd...
    drpepper666 drpepper666 26-30, M Aug 4

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    I don't know what to do... I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years and until 2 days ago I had no idea he was a compulsive gambler. He is a really lovely person who treats me...
    randomrach363 randomrach363 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am a recovering Alcoholic and currently in a program. It is basically a place where you rent an apartment with other people in recovery and attend groups and meetings. The men in...
    allenhinton allenhinton 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend's gambling addiction is really putting a tear into our relationship. He has now been in Las Vegas for over a week now, and admitted to bringing $40k for gambling...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I joined this experience group long ago, but my addiction is growing! In the last year I have read the entire Ante-Nicene library. It was terribly addictive as it changed my...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F Aug 12

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    EPola - Is a new disease spreading amongst EP members and we all need to be careful. Its main symptom is unrealistic addiction to EP. One might wonder, what is considered...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M Jul 23

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    I may have an addiction to caffeine. I'm always buying those terrible energy drinks. They don't even taste good or provide any hydration but I keep buying them! It's like I can't...
    TravTru TravTru 18-21, M Jul 28

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    My 22year old son snorted heroin for 10 months last year. I found out on Jan 31and got him into am outpatient program in early Feb. he stayed clean for 5 months and then relapsed...
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F Aug 4

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    I have an addiction... MUSIC Cannot function without it... Has to be on all the time... It is my only religion... It is my constant... It clears my mind of all my demons... It is...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I am in desperate need of help to break an addiction. I dont want to say what it is (not smoking or drugs, or nothing rude) but i reallllllllllyyyy need help to break it. Ive been...
    gracebxox gracebxox 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    It's a weird addiction, one I haven't heard of before so I don't think there's any medical treatment or counselling or anything like that so i'm gunna have too ride it out :O I...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My addiction is human imperfection and suffering. I always have to find the pain in others, their secrets and feelings. I want to be able to depend on someone through a promise of...
    JonathanCTVirgo JonathanCTVirgo 18-21, M Aug 11

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    Ok so I've been best friends for 5 years and almost 3 years together. His been battling with his gambling for years. He never thought it was an issue until it started to affect our...
    Tara322 Tara322 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have a terrible gambling addiction and am losing everything
    terry19 terry19 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    This is horrid :( I get the summer off to spend time with the kids and I break my ankle in a mountain (on a trip too) and now I am on my 3 rd week of recovery. The kids are bored...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 Aug 8

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    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    There's not something wrong with me, just something a little different. If you look on the bright side, I can see things in a different perspective. Life would be boring if I...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    If you've seen any of my posts, you'd know that I haven't been the most positive person lately. I'm ready now to accept the fact that I'm going to be hated by a lot of people and I...
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    The bra shouldn't have an underwire for the six weeks post surgery, as it may well cause wound stop working or discomfort of the skin overlying the implant.Deciding on a health...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For quite a few several years, smokers don’t have the slightest strategy how you can Give up. They know the bad consequences of tobacco smoking, but nevertheless, it...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm at work and there's a fridge in the office with chocolate and cake in it. Right now I'm alone, and it's really hard to resist the temptation to eat. But I'm tryinggggg I haven...
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F Jul 28

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    Many battles lost but the war is far from over.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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