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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

For all addictions... 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35 5 Responses Jun 25, 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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    "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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    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 22-25, 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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    Ya Baby!

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

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to talk about recovery. Being in recovery doesn't mean, you are always doing well. And that you don't think about your abortion. We can all have good days. Or we can have...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I am so done with bulimia. I want to eat normally. I want to be able to not think about food or when I'm eating next all day every day. But the addiction to food and caring a lot...
    Ehenry7 Ehenry7 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I had an abortion and is in recovery. Been in recovery for 2 years. But I still feel that emptiness. You know that emptiness? Like something is missing. I still feel a little...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Mar 30

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    An eating disorder is what I have, anorexia. know what your going threw, I am on my 2nd recovery. I started because my mom called me fat all the time and always made fun of me...
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I inhale the positive and exhale the negative. I ignore the ignorance. I take my experience and learn from it. I have found the positive and know that I can live life after my...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    First of all, I am not a cutter, I am not suicidal, and never have been, I don't want to die. I want to live. But I am not living. I have been stuck in a unwanted role for the...
    CameraForEyes CameraForEyes 22-25, M Mar 30

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    Well, im in recovery again. eating is a sometimes ok thing. Some days im hungry and give in, other days anna's in control. i cant wait to be rid of this eating disorder once and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I found out I was pregnant on April 1st. The irony. I had thought for a few weeks that I might of been pregnant and if I was I wouldn't be for much longer. I didn't make the...
    IMadeAChoice IMadeAChoice 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well here we are, I've been clean about 6 months and feel great. I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant & veryyy happy. The fiance' and my son are beyond excited about our new addition and...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Fok. Dang. Shyte. Am i a diva???? Cant be a spoiled brat. Was never spoiled. Want to be. Hate my luck. Have wanted to be murphy forever. His law haunts me...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My first post a couple months was my first step to recovery. I finally owned and admitted what happened and played around with ideas about how to move on. Its two month later, and...
    kaitc kaitc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Think I might have an addiction to social network sites and wanting to become friends, maybe more with lesbian women.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 23

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    Today tomorrow yesterday's addiction, just pure divine A selfish man - Francis lung
    MysteriousButterfly MysteriousButterfly 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I always say I won't do this anymore but when push comes to shove I give into my addiction. Everyday it's the same thing over and over.... I wait until my iPhone battery life is at...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I miss him sometimes, its been nearly a year without my boys father and ex husband. Im still depressed unable to function at times I just cant believe what has become of him. I...
    swtgemini swtgemini 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've gone five, almost six months since I last hurt myself. I'm so proud! I can't really say this to anyone because they usually ask "why did you do it to begin with" or "why would...
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Seeking advise from those who have had an abortion. I just found out I'm pregnant. I'm 25, no kids, finishing my first year back at college, living at my grandparents house. I work...
    SoTorn18 SoTorn18 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've recently been diagnosed with ocd. Finally everything is starting to make sense but I'm nowhere near recovery. Every day is a struggle. 'If I don't blink four times before that...
    Destrxctive Destrxctive 16-17, F Mar 23

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    3 weeks ago I made a step forward and entered the suboxone program. I didn't know what to expect but the other patients were encouraging, supportive and they knew how it was. I was...
    misslyn misslyn 22-25, F Mar 31

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    There is nothing too hard for God. Whatever you're going through he can deliver you from any addiction, sickness, mental illness, depression, anything. If you turn to God, turn...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 1 Response Apr 9

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    Oh [Son], you keep going further and further away, man, digging it deeper and deeper and deeper every day. Please don't you dare move enough of that terrible black earth get to six...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    Two days. That's only 48 hours. It may not seem like a long time for many people, but for someone with bulimia, its a lifetime. And in those two days, I haven't thrown up at all. I...
    mhharper mhharper 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was a child, the earliest memory of my daydreams was my dragon called Raptos. I believe I created him around five years old. He was small enough to lay on my child head but...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I guess I shouldn't have been suprised when he texted me at 3, then again at 7:30 this morning instead of calling to talk like he said he wanted to. If he's not an alcoholic, he...
    Homemaker1987 Homemaker1987 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    Aww, I'm really so sorry son. I hated to see you like this, I really did, man. Hated to see you, and could barely bear to look at you, standing there at the margin of my office and...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I am no longer with the person , it took me over two years to understand that she was brain damaged from years of cocaine use. Want to know if anyone else has seen people on Prozac...
    spaeth spaeth 41-45, M Apr 5

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    Hey I just wanna say about my experience. I have Trichotillomania which is a condition where you pull out your eyelashes. It was when I was in about year 4/5 of primary school and...
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Soda. Soda is my worst enemy. I think about drinking it all the time and it sounds so good but then I think of how bad it is for me. It doesn't help with my weight or with my body...
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