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I Am Straight Edge

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    I've been straight edge my whole life.

    I've never understood why humans poison their bodies for amusement. I know there are different definitions of straight edge these days, with a full spectrum of manifestations of the lifestyle. I just want to say I'm grateful to see there are groups of people out there who talk...
    aleahsays aleahsays 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    It's just one of those aspects in my life

    that I applaud myself on. It's easy and it keeps me out of trouble. I don't conform to the vices of society - they can't persuade me to drink or smoke. Just turned 21 and I don't know what the fuss is about. Just another year in the lonely life.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 25

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    There Are More Cons Than Pros...

    I'm straight edge because I don't think it's worth it. There are more cons than pros when it comes to drinking, drugs, smoking, and having sex. Drinking and drug abuse can get you in jail, ruin your life, and hurt the people that you love the most. And not to mention, I'm WAY too...
    NikkiJ211 NikkiJ211 18-21 Mar 31, 2013

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    I'm Straight Edge, But My Mind Wasn't

    My whole life I have been around Alcohol, Cigars/Cigarettes, and Drugs. As I was going through middle and high school, I wasn't stressed out or anything of the sort, I just was always around a way for people to relieve their stress and such. So about the end of my freshman year...
    Thegingerkid0928 Thegingerkid0928 18-21, M Nov 11, 2013

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    Rant.

    People don't understand reality; with drugs they escape it, temporarily. You can't escape whats real. You cant escape the truth. Drugs are lies, and a comfort blanket. Drugs are a way of lying to oneself, to be cooler, to be smarter, to be more understanding. People who can't...
    allyrs allyrs 22-25, F 21 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Life Of Hardships And Pain

    wen I was all too young I was made to take all these drugs by my so called friends. They gave me these paper tabs, called the super x-deviation counters. One of those legl high things they made cs acid and shrooms were banned. Worst. Mistake. Ever. It was all fine for lk 20 mins...
    xCURVYxxxEDGEx xCURVYxxxEDGEx 18-21, M Aug 12, 2012

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    I am Straight Edge and I'm married to a

    Straight Edge lady! I also plan to teach my kids about being straight edge. It's obviously their own choice, but I'd like them to know that they don't need drugs or alcohol to solve problems or fit in.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    Staying True

    I've had straight edge for 5 years, I am 18. I've lost my best friend because of my choice. And some of my friends tell me that straight edge is a phase that I'm going through.. They blow smoke at me and offer me alcohol and tell me to stop being a *****. I try to turn it around...
    VicxFirth VicxFirth 18-21, M Oct 20, 2013

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    I'm not necessarily considered to be the in

    whole "group" of straight edge people in my town but I don't do drugs, I don't drink, etc so I feel as if in way, I am considered straight edge. I never knew what the term was until a few years ago and it's been in the back of my mind to learn more about this. Back in High...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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    Straight Edge And Dating?

    I have always hated drinking, smoking, and drugs. So when it comes to dating I refuse to date someone who does these things. Which brings me to this guy who drinks to make him happy and to help with his depression and sadness. And he also chews nicotine gum. He tells me that...
    Napy666 Napy666 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    The Reason Why I'Am Straight Edge

    The reason is I want to become something in my life I don't want to destroy my life with drugs or by drinking like my family and I don't want to be a disappointment to anyone and an other reason is my favorite wrestler is Straight Edge Cm Punk I look up to him It's a shame I can...
    Leania Leania 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    Jealous of Those Beer Cans

    From my infant years, I can always remember beer cans. When I was three, every night my father drank himself silly and then forced himself on my Mother. When I was six, he forced me to drink, and then beat me when I said it tasted bad and that it was making him fat. When I was 12...
    LaLuce LaLuce 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    So, I've been straight edge all my life.

    I've grown up around family that drinks,smokes,do drugs, etc and that's a big reason why I don't do those things. Watching my family destroy themselves with those things is terrible, the point is I'm extremely uncomfortable around anyone who does drugs or drink. Even if they're...
    poisonfree poisonfree 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    My Chosen Path

    I have growing up with an crackhead an alcoholic father my parents divorced when I was 5 i have seen alcohol and drugs destroy people's lifes that's why I am so proud I have never touch drugs or alcohol nore have never smoked a cigarette I don't want to destroy my life the way...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Straight edge is my weapon of choice.

    No one will silence my voice!
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Straight Edge and Proud of It!

     i chose to not drink or do drugs because of the effects it has on people and how much it consumes their lives and how it ruins them, my mother went through doing drugs right after i was taken away and she was crushed and when i was 6 she got clean and shes been clean ever...
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    As a straight 16 year old guy,

    none of my friends understand my lack of desire to have sex. I'm an atheist so it isn't a religious thing. My 3 best friends don't get it but they respect me. They sometimes get pretty frustrated with me when girls straight up offer sex and I say no. The school crowd or those...
    frostypunk frostypunk 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Does anyone else have straight edge tattoos?

    :) I have my Xs on both arms.
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F Aug 24, 2014

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    Straight Edge Teacher

    My entire life I've been straight edge. I grew up with a father as a police officer and a mother as a health teacher, you don't get much more awareness and exposure than that. I learned at a very young age all of the negative side effects of drugs and alcohol. I also learned...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    The poison for everyone,

    they walk in line. I'll step aside. Straight X Edge until the day I die!. My blood runs cold and pure. I refuse to be victimized
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M Sep 5, 2014

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    Straight Edge Pride

    Im sick of people. Looking at me. Like there some thing wrong with me when i tell. Them i dont drink. It some times bugs me other times i just. Think its dumb let there stupity bug me. People today. Think. Drinking smoking and drugs are a way to fit in. Will. If thats...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    No Fear!

    I ride horses with no boundaries. I am talking about Hunter Jumping horses that take flight at over 4 feet obstacles. I have no fear. I will go through the jumps, over the jumps. Idc! I will ride any horse without a second thought. This aggresive way I take life is dangerous and...
    Neutrino38 Neutrino38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Straight Edge Dating

    How do I put this? Can I be picky in dating when it comes to living a straight edge life style? In other words, I'm in a tough spot and could really use some advice. I'm in a relationship and I have been for about 2 years. I'm happy, to an extent. The girl I'm with supports...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    My Journey Into Straight Edge

    Straight Edge is one of the best things to happen to me. I once smoked, did some weed, and drank now and then although I am not proud of it now. But I have indeed seen the way those things destroyed some of their lives and it is truly sad. Drugs and alcohol are a waste of time...
    vomitgrinddeath666 vomitgrinddeath666 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Newly So

    Well... practically new. I've been clean for about a year and a half now, and it's the best feeling I've ever had.  Drugs and alcohol consumed my life before, and while I'll admit they did feel good, the in-between times when I wasn't drunk or high were completely awful...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Jan 2, 2008

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    I never really have had no interest in drinking

    or getting high never seen the point of getting mess up in order to have a good time when I tell people I don't drink they look at me like I'm crazy and ask why or they say I'm sorry to hear that as if they are given me condolences which is ignorant just because they choose to...
    Meangirl35 Meangirl35 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    I've never liked the whole drinking scene,

    and doing drugs never really appealed to me. It was always just a choice that seemed right for me to remain clean from those things. Some of my best friends smoke and drink, and that is totally okay with me. It is their choice, and I'm not one to shove my opinions down their...
    xCHUMPx xCHUMPx 22-25, M Aug 7, 2014

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    Not For Meeee, Thanks

    i have never touched alcohol. ever. i've never touched a cigarette. ever. no drugs, nothing like that. i'm very proud of that. some people say that straight edge means you don't do drugs, smoke, drink, are vegan, and don't have sex. but i don't know what the true definition...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jun 24, 2008

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    It's really hard when you look around at all

    your friends getting high or drunk. It makes me feel worried for them because I don't know what will happen next or what they'll do.
    msvlogwars msvlogwars 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    My Xxx Story

    I becam straight edge almost 5 years ago it started because my family has had a history of alcohol abuse and drug problems and some of them never made much of their lives or they are gone...from then in I promised to never let that happen to me and that stuff will never enter my...
    bambamrulesz bambamrulesz 16-17 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    I am proud to be straight edge.

    XXX. I'll never do drugs or drink alcohol. I feel society has manipulated one another into believing that it's COOL to drink and smoke. I stay away from both alcoholics and smokers. Many people think I'm uptight but I know what drugs and alcohol can do to a person. I'll live my...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I Choose To Be Free...

    From seeing family and friends over the years succumb to the chains of alcohol and drugs, I made the choice to eliminate alcohol from my life completely and never do drugs. I also choose to remain celibate unless I marry.I even take things a few steps further by refusing to...
    SelfLove SelfLove 36-40, F Jun 17, 2012

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    Hanging In There

    I am 22 years old and have been straight edge since high school, when I decided I just did not like the effects on the people around me and vowed/have never done either. It was all good til University when people were very awful about my choice. It felt like whenever people...
    allure75 allure75 22-25 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    When I was younger I use to hang with the wrong

    crowd, even though I knew I never fit in I was able to fool everyone else pretty good. But that wasn't a life worth living, so around the age of 14 for one reason or another I decided to go to church and I finally found who I was suppose to be. My saying is, life doesn't get...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F Sep 20, 2014

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    Never Going To Change

    There's never been a time where I've ever done drugs, got wasted or smoked. I used to get made fun of for this because it was normal in high school. "Oh, it's just a part of growing up." I never bought that theory. I'm almost 21 and still a virgin, never gotten drunk, never...
    ThatHippieGirl ThatHippieGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    Control And Honesty

    I decided not to use drugs before I even knew what "straight edge" was. I just don't want to be under the influence of some substance that changes how I feel, think, or behave. I like being in control of myself. Being without drugs means you can better develop your own...
    evanash evanash 18-21 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    I don't do drugs, drink,

    smoke or have promiscuous sex. But to some people that's a negative thing? I just can't understand that. Our society is so ****** up simply because it is seen as "normal" to get ****** up all the time. Especially when you're my age. (I'm 20) I am proud to say I'm straight edge...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I never really claimed the label of straight

    edge, but i have never had an interest in drugs or alcohol. I'm almost 20 and i still haven't tried any of these things. I know that now all people need to be drunk or high to have fun, but it's hard to find someone who is happy being sober. It's hard to find people who don't...
    odetosleep odetosleep 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I was until 16 and made a few bad decisions.

    Got very much into drugs (mostly MDMA and pot but others too.) I can now say I'm 3 weeks clean from everything and I plan to keep it that way! I know it's a small time to brag about but it's 3 more weeks clean than I've been in the last year so I can say I'm making progress!
    Midnightchorus Midnightchorus 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    Counter-culture

    As long as I can remember, I've defined myself by doing the opposite of what most people of my age found "cool". That's what brought me to never smoke, drink or do drugs. That's also what aroused my interest for sociopolitical and environmental debates. Everywhere I go...
    Isua Isua 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Straightedge For Life

    I am straight edge, and I have been all my life. I was always straight edge before I even knew what straight edge was. I have NEVER smoked, drank, or done drugs. I never plan to. I don't like to hang out with people who do any of that either. It's all completely unnecessary...
    EmmicaAnonymous EmmicaAnonymous 16-17, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Straight Edge Support On Facebook...

    If you're into the Straight Edge lifestyle, have a look at Untoxicated on Facebook. Great community there with similar views. You're not alone! Stay Straight! xDredgex
    xdredgex xdredgex 46-50, M Aug 21, 2012

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    Quit Smokeing

    About 3weeks ago I started to smoke till I lost my self mom started to worry about me then I decided to come clean and I told dad at first he was up set at me but gave.me some advice so I ternd on the tv.i started.watching.raw. I saw cm punk an thed started to remimber the speach...
    A1p2r3i4l5 A1p2r3i4l5 22-25, F Jul 29, 2012

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    This is the most important aspect of my life.

    Drugs have screwed me over at every turn in my life and I've never even done them. I shouldn't have to fight for this. But I still do. Because the world isn't fair. But I'm not weak like all these junkies we see everywhere these days. I WILL fight even if I'm to die trying to...
    metaledged metaledged 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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