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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

For all addictions... 93 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 6, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 48 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    recovery is hard. sometimes I want to give up. the pain takes over my heart and soul and I just want to say **** it!! I've had a hard 4 months...a sponsee went out, I'm struggling...
    max513 max513 26-30, F 4 Responses May 16

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    I want to give people hope!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I basically fully recovered:) I recovered after a five year battle with anorexia nervosa...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    Recently, ive quit a five year addiction, I had been swallowed up into this hole of no company, no friends, the people i knew? thieves, robbery and deceit were all these people...
    LifeChangedMe LifeChangedMe 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    If I had the money, I'd have a session with every psychic there is to see who was accurate and who was not. I think it's like a gambler's addiction though. I'm aware of not wasting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15

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    My friends hear me i am The leader of the Ep Recovery group a group to stand against all the people who seek to ruin this once great site. just recently we have encountered a new...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M May 11

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    I hate going to recovery meetings, as I can't stand that everyone can accept their eating disorder. I'm not well, but I can't accept it... it's like accepting defeat for me.
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    How does one go about revealing an addiction? I want to reveal mine, and get help. But I don't know how to reach out. I'm a lost soul. I want and need friends who will support me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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    I reeaaaallllly need to get rid of an addiction but cant, someone PLEASE help me???
    gracebxox gracebxox 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    1994-introduction to crack, 9 months into using: went to prison (manslaughter & robbery) Incarcerated for 14 years 11 months. Earned a BA degree while in prison, got involved in...
    johnqrich johnqrich 41-45, M May 13

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    Okay I don't know where else to go, and I'm kind of scared right now. I don't have a drug addiction. But my older brother does and he's been doing pain pills for years. He crushes...
    kyliereneaa kyliereneaa 16-17, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I wish I could break my addiction
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I have an addiction to pantyhose, and it is a very strong one, I simply CAN NOT get enough of them, the way they make me feel when I wear them gives me an uncontrollably high, now...
    wtbwoman wtbwoman 41-45, T 5 Responses May 20

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    I know, it sounds stupid, but I do. And I'm being serious, I think we all do. Let me explain. The idea kinda just hit me when my friend (who is literally half my size, he's...
    Madgiddypig Madgiddypig 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    For my lovely daughter see how far we have come since I made the hardest decision of my life. Mom: single and loving it, moving across the united states, got accepted to college...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 May 3

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    Just started counseling and I have to say that it's improving my mental state already. I'm not a monster and even though the things I've done haunt me I've learned that it...
    Niavati23 Niavati23 18-21, F May 6

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    Mother's Day isn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, but then again it's only 7am. It's crazy that I would almost be 6 months pregnant, probably getting a Mother's Day card...
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F May 10

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    I got an aunty who always calls cfs on everyone, she'll believe anything she thinks, and shes very convincing, so it makes it worse. I got another aunty who cries herself at night...
    CurvyJ420 CurvyJ420 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I just wanna tell u guys that u r strong and that ur on the right path. U can do this! I admire people recovering from eatingdisorders and depression and so on, it's so incredibly...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 11

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    seven months S.H clean:-) i don't usually broadcast it on social media but i'm pretty proud for going from not being able to stay a week clean to now!
    alltimeaddie alltimeaddie 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago