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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

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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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    "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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    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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    Ya Baby!

    clean for 4 yrs, and gratefull.
    savannahkutkat savannahkutkat 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 56 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    Ugh I said that this site would be the one I'd be true to myself since I can't really get myself into that in real life so I guess its time for me to get over with this topic... I...
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    It's difficult to overcome I agree but not impossible. With the right support for the right people everything gets a bit better and easier!
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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 3 days ago

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    My mum was an alcoholic all her life basically, it use to infuriate me that she would constantly be drunk because she would turn in to this nasty person I hated. As I grew older I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I'm currently 7weeks and 5 days clean from my addiction. Addiction runs in my family and so does alcoholism, abuse, and depression. I have depression and I think I might be an...
    StargirlWarrior StargirlWarrior 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My addiction isn't ordinary but its very common. My addiction effects my life and other peoples lives negatively. There is no rehab for my addiction and many people question the...
    DottyUhura DottyUhura 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I've been in recovery for three months now since my suicide attempt. I've been doing much better, but it seems like everyone is trying to control my recovery. Nobody asks me what I...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have an addiction to lemon juice... Idk i like how sour it is. I'll drink a whole bottle if I could. In fact i just finished half a bottle right now. Its sorta a good addiction...
    gabi0010 gabi0010 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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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 days ago

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    I don't know what to do about it. Things I used to enjoy now seem like a drag. I've gotten REALLY lazy. I can't sleep at night because my smart phone is a distraction. Several...
    erinkatee erinkatee 18-21 Jul 16

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    Since I was 15, I have been on drugs. I was known as "that kid" in highschool - The one who would probably dropout, have a kid at an early age, and be a nobody. Over the years, I...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    In recovery, I learned that cutting over what others have done to you is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    So guys I realized that I have a shopping addiction. I can't control myself and I enjoy buying things. Unlike some people, generally I don't feel guilty after buying things. I've...
    Sempiternaldark Sempiternaldark 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Sex addiction... 😳😔😒☺️
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm getting lpi certified soon so my job will be my hobby. Andmaybe I can finally get my addiction satisfied.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14

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    I have a really bad sex addiction,and have a really big daddy kink.
    macycatmeow macycatmeow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I heard of an organization that helps with food addiction, I saw a documentary about the subject and I think it is the only way to help me.. Unfortunately, I've been calling them...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Now in taking steps into recovering ,it's been a rough hard road.im being honest to myself and honest to all on EP.my experiance.in recovering .with all the help from my genuine EP...
    ladydove20 ladydove20 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Symptoms of my panic attack wont leave its been 4 years. Anybody out there been through this to?? Whats the recovery process? Ill list all my symptoms and prior to this I was 100...
    Adrank24 Adrank24 22-25, M Jul 15

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    Hey friends. I just wanted to share with you the liberation I feel from taking steps towards a healthy life. I have been through emotionally traumatic instances in my life, and it...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I've only recently found out what was wrong with me, and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my life that there are other people who do this as much as I do. However...
    quilladin quilladin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    So I'm 19, and married with a 1 year old son. My husband works two jobs and I work full time. We don't make that much. In May I purchased a phone case online. It was only $2! It...
    RaccoonInDaRoom RaccoonInDaRoom 18-21, F Jul 1

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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 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Many battles lost but the war is far from over.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi guys :) I am having such a great day and I hope that I'm not going to jinx it by posting this.. I just wanted to share my good news and stuff. So, yesterday was a horrible day...
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F 2 Responses 29 mins ago

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