I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

For all addictions... 106 People

    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

    I am in recovery from addiction to drugs

    and alcohol. I started drinking and using as a teen, and it took many years before addiction caught up with me. It was a long and slow progression with every aspect of my life continuing to get worse until addiction had taken over my whole life. It became the most important...
    bethanngirl bethanngirl
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2015


    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
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2014

    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
    6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 10, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

    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

    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine
    22-25, F
    39 Responses Jul 5, 2014

    On March 19th 2009, I entered a detoxification

    center voluntarily to start my recovery back to a chemically free life-style. For there was funded and placed in a sober housing facility for a year then funded for a six month out-patient c/d treatment center. While in my year of the rehabilitation process attended twelve steps...
    recoverysteve recoverysteve
    41-45, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    It's been two weeks and I'm completely clean

    and sober for the longest amount of time in 6 years. I used to have a problem with uppers and I havent used them in a year and a half. I thought because I wasn't using my Doc anymore, I didn't have a problem anymore. I realized last month that I have a very addictive personality...
    lightupmysky65 lightupmysky65
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I think I've finally realized this is a

    lifelong struggle. I had my head so deep in sobriety I didn't even see it coming and bam' right back to square one. ****. I'm so over this.
    ESORockets ESORockets
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    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
    Apr 12, 2011

    Any recovering addicts here,

    opiates and heroin in general. I was real proud of myself cuz im about to be 2 years clean off heroin but then my insurance ended and im on preventative drugs (suboxone) which is 9$ a pill. My psych has great trust in me and charges me 100$ for a visit once every 4 months and...
    braster25 braster25
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    "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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

    Ya Baby!

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

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    So I did it, one month completely clean

    and sober. (: This is the longest time I've been completely sober in probably over 6 years. I always thought that being clean off of "hard drugs" was all that really mattered. And neglected to realize that hard drugs weren't my only problem. I have had really bad depression for...
    lightupmysky65 lightupmysky65
    22-25, F
    Jan 13, 2016


    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

    Anyone here is recovering from love addiction?

    Care to form a support group following the 12 step? If you're not familiar with the term, here is a good website loveaddictionhelp.com
    deleted deleted
    Jul 15, 2015

    Today I went to a prison to share my experience

    strength and hope and carry the message of recovery I was well received and got good feedback and I feel I helped a couple of people it felt very rewarding
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon
    51-55, M
    Sep 30, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2014
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