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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

For all addictions... 81 People

    "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 5 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 52 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am new here. I have read a few posts and seems people on here are pretty young. In sharing, I am in my 50s. I want to share that I just lost my mother a few years ago and...
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    I write this with my own experience in mind, I do not judge anyone yet I will 'preach' about how addiction can ruin your quality of life. I have struggled with opiates, but...
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    I have an addiction , I shall not disclose what it is but to me its like alcohol, its my drug. I take a sip of the wine and it feels good , amazing , the adrenaline of doing it . I...
    NERDYGIRL101 NERDYGIRL101 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    To you ;) My amazingly perfect boyfriend is my addiction. :P we talk all day every day all night every night :* I love you my sexy addiction <3
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Okay, so I've been in eating disorder and selfharm recovery for about a year now.. But relapse had been on my mind a lot lately.. Does anyone have any advice as to how to deal with...
    belleplz belleplz 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    i am in recovery for my major depression and eating disorder. my depression started in grade 5. i hated everything and wanted to die often. it became better in middle school. i...
    parahmore parahmore 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I hate addiction, I've seen it destroy a lot of good people but I've also seen people that where able to put their lives back together. My best friend since I was 11 started...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I have an addiction with nicotine and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    The best article I've read about depression yet!!! What I Wish People Knew about Depression By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor robin-williamsSomeone recently asked me to...
    heavenlyskyflower heavenlyskyflower 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    The moment you think you've got it, its spins around and bites you in the ***. I need to find someone living the same nightmare (preferably a woman) to talk it out with, share our...
    Mikeymlc Mikeymlc 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Prank texting is like an addiction...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    You are my poison, I've been using you since I was 4. Every day I've used you. You pretty much just brought me misery. I've tried to quit on you but I always come back. What is it...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    October 5, 2013 was the day I made the most difficult decision of my life. I could give you excuses, I have plenty, but I've come to realize I don't owe you or anyone an...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Dec 7

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    When I came into college I was grinning and wide eyed and I had the world at my finger tips. 2 and a half years and one suicide attempt and later I don't recognize the skeleton...
    hightoforgot hightoforgot 18-21, F Nov 21

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    Well... It's time to let go of your past. Learn from your mistakes. Pick up the pieces and move on. There will be new experiences , new obstacles and new challenges. Keep holding...
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    For most of my adult life I've suffered from alcoholism. For years I lived under the illusion of control, 'I got this, I can handle this, I know what I'm doing' were my standard...
    Allysoninaz Allysoninaz 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    It's so endless, baby boy, and now you're in jail. They'll give you a number, soon enough, and that's the one I'll count down from, sure, you bet. Right now, though, my heart...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Nov 21

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    It was a delusion, an addiction. I sought out something in an attempt to alleviate my lack of connection with people and to occupy my fascination with misfits. The thing I walked...
    Boatrocker71 Boatrocker71 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    My picture is from an RPG called mother 3, which i think is perfect. It has AMAZING music, great graphics(imo one of the best if not THE best from 16 bit games up there with DKC...
    MrUncreative MrUncreative 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where it will go" I'm so confused about being confused....
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