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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 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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

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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 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 9

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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 45 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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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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    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

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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 18-21 2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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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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    Ya Baby!

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

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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, 2014

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    A few months ago I decided to lose 5 pounds. I know now that I was already at a perfect weight, but at the time, I felt fat all the time. I downloaded a calorie counting app...
    cloudytuesday cloudytuesday 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Trigger Warning: My post may have sensitive subject issues, please read with caution. I have suffered from sexual abuse from when I was young to the present day. It first...
    kaylabear252 kaylabear252 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    CPS took my sister and I from my mother. I was 10 months old. We were left at home alone with no caregiver. She was out doing heroine. Statistics say that children between the ages...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses. So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were...
    SackersonTheBear SackersonTheBear 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I can't go 24 hours without taking my sleeping pills, weather I am going to sleep or not, its like I need them to get through the day, and its really hard, when I go so long...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to cut and I stopped. I started again and I'm putting the new ones over the old. I was emotionally and verbally abused in a relationship and I'm tired of feeling so useless...
    sorrygirl97 sorrygirl97 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    A predator and his prey: Ladies and Gents, please beware or be aware that there are SOME men/women on this website and all over the world who try and prey upon females or males...
    MarieLucie MarieLucie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well, I think I do suffer from this and I really need some advice.. It's like a different place like a story and I don't know why I have or might have this. I guess since I read...
    Elizabeth1123 Elizabeth1123 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    round brush to curl hair How to Howto curl hair with a round brush to achieve soft, sexy, glamorous hair with a wave. Richard Ashforth is the International Creative Director from...
    lhbonoutlets lhbonoutlets 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I day dream to the point where it intrudes on my life. I have conversations with people and am only half there. I have trouble with tasks and relationships. I feel depressed all...
    Stephenwashere92 Stephenwashere92 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It's so surreal to be here in the States. I wake up every day and pinch myself. Both insecure. Both running for it. Together we do this well but every time he leaves to carry...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    addiction to failure and pain
    Anotherdayjay Anotherdayjay 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am really struggling right now, so I thought maybe writing about it might help. At least maybe distract me. Hopefully. I'm feeling incredibly hopeless and frustrated with regards...
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    For over half my life I have been addicted to food. When I'm indulging in all my favorite foods it's like I'm in my own little world and everything is just perfect. Due to this...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Jun 25

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M Jun 25

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M Jun 25

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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