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I Am Straight Edge

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    Update To My Entry Posted In 2010. - My first entry posted in "I Am Straight Edge" can be found here: EP Link I turned 21 on April 8th, and had my first drink on Saturday, April...
    trashandluxury trashandluxury 18-21, F Apr 29, 2012

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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...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jun 24, 2008

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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...
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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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...
    Neutrino38 Neutrino38 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Germany = Drinking - **Warning:  Contains complaining. I am just pissed and I feel stupid also for not figuring this out sooner, but a huge part of the group of friends that I...
    Ghost218 Ghost218 18-21, F Oct 20, 2011

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    Walking - My "brother" has been a straight edge since I've known him. My family is full of juggalos and juggalettes. I became a straight edge for me. When I was first starting to...
    RENOsXe RENOsXe 13-15 May 25, 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...
    Leania Leania 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    This Is Why Im Awesome - theres no need to do any drugs, im perfectly crazy and fun on my own :) ill never understand people that need drugs or alcohol to get by.
    overcastjin overcastjin 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Straight Edge, Noble Crucible - I am Straight Edge. I struggled with many kinds of substances beginning around age 10 or 11. Because I thought I could be a faster mystic or because...
    xjustjikaix xjustjikaix 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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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...
    allure75 allure75 22-25 1 Response Apr 5, 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...
    LaLuce LaLuce 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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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...
    evanash evanash 18-21 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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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...
    SelfLove SelfLove 36-40, F Jun 17, 2012

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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...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Watch Me Rise - I got into sXe around the end of high school after trying smoking and having never been drunk. But not but a year later I got heavily into drugs and began...
    xwoodyx xwoodyx 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    Filthy Mind, Pure Body - Yep I think the title pretty much says it all. I don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs. Before you ask, yes I've tried a few of those and didn't feel...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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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...
    A1p2r3i4l5 A1p2r3i4l5 22-25, F Jul 29, 2012

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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...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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...
    xdredgex xdredgex 46-50, M Aug 21, 2012

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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...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    To Hell With Drugs - I've been surrounded by drugs and alcohol my entire life. My dad was an alcoholic, but he still smokes a carton of cigarettes a day. That's part of why I chose...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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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...
    bambamrulesz bambamrulesz 16-17 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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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...
    vomitgrinddeath666 vomitgrinddeath666 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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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...
    Thegingerkid0928 Thegingerkid0928 18-21, M Nov 11, 2013

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    My Edge Story - a while ago i used to drink and smoke with my best friend. (he got me into it.) i used to do that stuff alto. and then my friend started getting into...
    folk folk 16-18, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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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...
    xCURVYxxxEDGEx xCURVYxxxEDGEx 18-21, M Aug 12, 2012

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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...
    Napy666 Napy666 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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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...
    allyrs allyrs 22-25, F 21 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Sxe Community? Wowie! - I won't share any of the sweet, sweet details of my edge-ness here. Rather, I'll merely express my joy at finding what appears to be a reasonably active...
    Kianek Kianek 18-21, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Straight Edge And Gothic... - ... are not necessarily mutually-exclusive scenes.  I sport eyeliner, frills and the X when I go out. It's all about poison-free and in...
    ZephyrSin ZephyrSin 41-45 2 Responses May 15, 2010

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    I'm 17 And Straight Edge - Im a Pesco vegetarian and have taken on a straight edge lifestyle, ive been bullied for many years and my fathers an Alcohlic and most Of my family...
    hiddenbabe hiddenbabe 18-21, F Aug 14, 2012

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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...
    ThatHippieGirl ThatHippieGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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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...
    aleahsays aleahsays 18-21, F Dec 6, 2013

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    Straight Edge Till Death - i have always hated the idea of you have to drink to have a good time and i have also hated the idea of you have to smoke if you want to be cool and dont...
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    Yep - I don't drink or do drugs, or smoke... anything. I'm very proud of myself for that because it's so out of the norm from most people. I did have five alcoholic beverages...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses May 14, 2012

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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...
    EmmicaAnonymous EmmicaAnonymous 16-17, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Facing College Life As A Straight Edge Person - First of all, I discovered straight edge when I was around in Junior Year High School when a WWE Superstar and current WWE Champion...
    IrwinNavarro IrwinNavarro 16-17 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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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...
    savage1106 savage1106 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Jan 2, 2008

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    I've been living this lifestyle for almost three years. I used to be a heavy drug user for stupid teenage reasons. I've realized that what I was doing was just crazy bad. My friend...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F Mar 3

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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...
    posinfree posinfree 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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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...
    VicxFirth VicxFirth 18-21, M Oct 20, 2013

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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...
    frostypunk frostypunk 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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...
    Isua Isua 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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...
    NikkiJ211 NikkiJ211 18-21 Mar 31, 2013

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    For so long I always felt like I was on the edge and that any small thing would send me over. But just recently I have realized that I have already fallen off that edge. I fell and...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F Apr 6

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    So, that kid I have in my circle commented on one of my stories here which reminded me of this old group I have forgotten! This group has reminded me of a conversation I had...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I’m a completely straight male however I believe that we in the heterosexual community may have something valuable to learn from homosexual community. There are certainly no...
    stetson69 stetson69 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I am straight. Straight up gay.! Haha I actually don't know. Sometimes I think I just start catching romantic feelings for any individual that I'm in close contact with often...
    Kasney Kasney 16-17, F Mar 25

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    What is wrong with me? It's like my brain focuses in on all the straight girls and leads me straight for them. For once, I'd like to be interested in a girl who actually likes...
    Maelia816 Maelia816 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I love people to talk straightaway not to revolve or makes a bigger story of it explain Ur point in short way love to b straight foreword ...
    usman1engnieer usman1engnieer 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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