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I Am the Child of An Addict

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    So I've never been on any site like this before,

    but right about now I feeling like it might be my only source of comfort. I'm living with a heroin addicted father who abused my mother and will do anything to get high. I'm my Dad's best friend (so he says), but he doesn't seem to care much about me or what I have to say. Last...
    charlenewilson11 charlenewilson11 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2014

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    My Biological Parents

    My biological parents were teenagers. They were trying things out, and being children of the ninety's they of course went wild. They drank alot, and did drugs. But I think they were addicted to sex. Not drugs, sex. My mother would sneak out of the house when I was two years old...
    positively3negative positively3negative 18-21, F May 26, 2012

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    Addiction

    Both parents were alcoholics, don't have to mention all the bad things that go along with that.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    Mom has been clean for about a month now

    but she's been really stressed for a while now and I think she might relapse does anyone have some advice on what I can do to help her
    rockchick93 rockchick93 18-21, F Mar 27

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    It's Gotten Better...

    I had a very difficult childhood. My dad, and please understand that I love him dearly, was not an easy person to live with.My dad has been a drug addict since long before me and my siblings were born. Over the years, his drug addiction has been whatever he could get his hands on...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 18, 2012

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    My Story

    From when I could remember, my mom was addicted to prescription pills and cocaine. Over long term use she had dropped to a weight of 90lbs, which was severely underweight. It caused a lot of problems within our household, her and my dad would always get in fights when they...
    Anyone5 Anyone5 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    I am trying to be positive but it's hard. He keeps disappearing and won't answer my calls. He was supposed to go get help today but disappeared about 5 hours ago so he either...
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    well I went to the NYFA (New York Film Academy) and I have movie marathons all the time, so I guess I am addicted to movies, my dad has like all my favourites so he downloaded them...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Can honestly watch a movie after a movie and so on till I wake up in the morning and maybe the seventh movie is playing... Yes I am an addict. Love it and accept it.
    Honestyispolicy100 Honestyispolicy100 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    My food addiction has gotten stronger.
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    kwheeler0369 kwheeler0369 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am really addicted so much to it. Mostly for rp though. Lol
    tied2fate tied2fate 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have struggled with drug addiction for 32 years but today I am clean I have been clean for 3 years and 3 months I have never been in a detox or rehab I got clean off my own back...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I can't escape....even if I don't wanna do drugs...I still seem ta b surrounded by addicts. it's like they flock ta me even tho I have different feathers. go figure?
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 21

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    We are all surrounded by them. It's more common than people realize. I think in our society we dehumanize drug addicts. We all look down on them. We view them as losers but the...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    The invention of the internet has ruined lives... Made it easier for people to cheat Turned people into prn addicts Easier to manipulate people from behind a screen Made it easier...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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    yes, I sure am!!! I Hurd u should use coconut oil on yo lips, tho but I will always be addicted to lip balm
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 14

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    Sallster Sallster 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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