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I Am In Recovery From An Addiction

For all addictions... 87 People

    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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    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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    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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    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'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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    Hi, my name is Kylie

    and I'm a recovering addict and 4 days clean (:
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 50 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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, 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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    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 am in recovery from self harm. I am 3 weeks clean and this is the longest I have gone. No one in my life knows. A few days ago I got triggered, so I called self harm support and...
    maddslol maddslol 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    There I said it, I'm addicted to food and I can't stop. When I try to kick the addiction sometimes it works for a few days, even maybe a week but then when I feel an overwhelming...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I always told myself and everyone that I was so glad to not have a drug addiction. I don't do drugs I never have. I'm a social drinker. And I hate cigarettes. But to think I could...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am in recovery. Not necessarily from drugs or alcohol. But I'm in recovery. My thoughts are evil and constant and refuse to leave my brain. Things have gotten incredibly better...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    In this post, I want to share why and how I have finally stopped my video game addiction. First of all let me introduce myself, I am a normal student in a state university and...
    rayx123 rayx123 18-21, M Feb 26

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    I know heroin is a very controversial topic. But I feel like more people should share their stories. A lot of people have a lot to say about heroin, but unless it's affected you or...
    whatsadrug whatsadrug 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I am in recovery for depression, self harm and eating disorder.. It's hard :(
    andreeaa andreeaa 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am recovering from depression from being hurt in the line of duty; several major surgeries that forced me into retirement from the injury, and on top of that a heart that was...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Feb 23

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    The needle is my last addiction to defeat... Needle an the damage done. Sucks how that lyric is so true. Every junkies like a setting sun. Neil young
    Debbiedebbie80907 Debbiedebbie80907 26-30 Feb 6

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    I struggle with an addiction that's pretty overwhelming yet embarrassing... I have tried to overcome it but unfortunately I can't
    yourxworstxblessing yourxworstxblessing 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Longing is such a wicked thing Wanting someone who drives you would walk to the en of the earth for You will do anything for that person Even if it breaks you You are my...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F Feb 20

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    if you've never struggled with an.addiction then **** off.and.don't judge.. we live.a pain full life
    bj7278 bj7278 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    This addiction isn't ok , it's not healthy . My scars are fading and it's making me want to cut more , I've been safe for about 4 months safe . I've been so proud . But when you're...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I don't have the addiction. My partner does and lately things have been hard. I just want to talk to someone who understands because I feel really alone.
    MedicineCabinet MedicineCabinet 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    As strange as this might seem, I think I have an addiction to tomatoes. I'm not even joking.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I have addictions and it eats me inside. I need to fight them and change my life.
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I wake up and nothing makes sense. I feel lost and somehow separated from myself. I've lost something. Will I find it if I traverse the unknown. Or will the unknown only emphasize...
    rustyskills rustyskills 41-45, M a week ago

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      Everything's so Fragile     A month ago it was discovered while I was in the emergency room that I had life-threatening clots in my lungs. Thankfully they...
    UnrestOnAzaleaPath UnrestOnAzaleaPath 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Cash in ur hand is a curse, it's a one way ticket to a hearse, after 20 yrs of grind tell you first on mind is that cash in my hand is a curse, You can hypnotise ******* n show...
    gingerstone gingerstone 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    From depression. It's odd. Weird. Sometimes exhilarating, sometimes awful, sometimes incredibly boring. I've had a long bout of depression that lasted for almost four years. A good...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I went through a break up months and months ago and lost a bit of weight. I was just put off by food and then the weigjt was falling off. I would weigh myself every morning to...
    Innerpeacexo Innerpeacexo 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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