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I Am the Child of An Addict

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F May 26, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    Not really an addiction .. Addictions can do you harm . Alcohol addiction for example .. EP does you good ... :) If it doesn't you know what you can do..
    Me2david Me2david 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am addicted to the exquisite pain of loving you.
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I just moved to a new city in a new state and in with my boyfriend. I don't know anyone here and its really bothersome. I've never had many friends, I have two now and they have...
    kelleykingless kelleykingless 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    My parents got a divorce before I turned one. My mom wanted to stay sober and my dad relapsed. I lived with my grandmother and father consistently until I was five years old. My...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 21 Responses a week ago

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    I'm addicted to everything. When I was 4 my grandpa taught me how to play chess. I then proceeded to play at every available opportunity. When I turned 7 I got my first couple...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I read that 10% of marijuana users become addicted. Some people are just predisposed to getting addicted to things. It can be genetic or environmental or just the person's...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    My grand daughter was taken last yr from my daughter. My daughter had left the father but since he hadn't seen her in 3 weeks she met with him and his mother to let them have he...
    scahoon2010 scahoon2010 46-50, F Feb 12

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    Benzodiazepines /ˌbɛnzɵdaɪˈæzɨpiːn/ (sometimes colloquially "benzos"; often abbreviated "BZD") are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response a week ago

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    Which is why I act the way I act today.. My father was a drug addict, he used to come home and just beat on me for no reason. While my mom just sat there and watched. She wouldn't...
    idfwuu idfwuu 13-15, M Feb 18

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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 5 days ago

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    I am writing this simply because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    As a child i have always had problems with attention and hyperactivity which to this day are my curse. I have come to realize if i don't release the exessive energy that comes from...
    DamienBiomorph DamienBiomorph 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    My husband is addicted to pain killers. We have to kids together. The past couple have been insane. At least to me. I don't even know where to begin on how I feel about this. Last...
    hm3mac hm3mac 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    This is an journal entry I wrote back in September of 2014 but I felt I should share it on here. Day 1 12 September 2014 Today is day 1 of my journey to overcome...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I never understood why my parents told me "drugs are bad" until I experienced Adderall withdrawal. When you're prescribed it, it's easy to justify the addiction in your head, but...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 22-25, F Feb 13

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    So I was reading psychology blogs for borderline and I found this for love addiction.I scored YES on all 40 hahaha.Oh dear.Where do I get therapy for this. Check out the links...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why can I not keep myself sober. All the time I think to myself, "why am I not able to stay sober, what makes me want and crave that escape so bad?" There are so many thoughts out...
    Kneehouse Kneehouse 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    If I could go back in time and tell myself just one thing...I would SCREAM stop fighting for the love of an addict!! be a child, let go and learn to love yourself and life. it...
    lisamarie80 lisamarie80 31-35, F Jan 29

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    When I was a baby until I was 3 I was in fostercare with my brother. My parents were both heroin addicts and child services came over and my mum was shooting up and my dad was in...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Feb 1

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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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    when I was a small child about the age of 2 I was beaten, I was beaten to the age of 10. im 14 now but I still remember some of the beatings like it was yesterday. my father is a...
    justneedshope justneedshope 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have come to realize that my shopping addiction comes from my mom. We have similar mindset. When we want something and we just to have it and can't live without it and there is a...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    If you could think of the absolute silliest thing to develop an addiction to I would say being addicted to Second life. I am one of these people that are really addicted to this...
    WastedtomatoJuice WastedtomatoJuice 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 1

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    I don't know just how it happened, I let down my guard Swore I'd never fall in love again but I fell hard Guess I should have seen it coming; caught me by surprise I wasn't looking...
    Rowanness Rowanness 13-15, F Feb 14

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    I hate it. I've been a smoker since I was 13. I started smoking weed when I was 14 then traded that addiction for alcohol when I was 17. I've been drinking almost every day since...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict. We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I just spent a few hours building a 6 bedroom 6 bathroom mansion in the sims 3 with 4 floors, a gym, movie theatre, library and art studio for a couple with 5 children. (Thanks to...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F Feb 12

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    So. My estranged, psychically and emotionally abusive mother is dying of cancer. She got breast cancer in 2010 and blamed me for causing the stress which enhanced her chances of...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Yes it sucks ever touching the stuff. I'm 29 now and have been on and off since I was 22. I have seen so many horrible things all associated to it and have met so many other...
    kavikaswoos kavikaswoos 26-30, M Jan 29

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    I have a very addictive personality and have found that I have become addicted to sex. I have done many things I am not proud of with multiple partners. I have a very low opinion...
    leex1234 leex1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Today is a good day with my husband. He's sober. He's going to talk to a psych doctor tomorrow. I hope it helps in some way. His friend of 25 years came over last night to show his...
    hm3mac hm3mac 26-30, F Feb 5

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    I've made sure 100% to keep my tickling addiction from everyone. I didn't want anyone to know. Even I didn't accept it for some time. Eventually, it got the better of me. In my...
    uw0tm90 uw0tm90 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    6 years 15-21 i been plagued with addiction hit rock bottom 3 times and didnt have enough i hate the word hope it implies there is doubt i have no doubt this time around i will...
    rootzyz rootzyz 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am beyond addiction and in a whole new stage... on that note anyone want to share the addiction and play together? there should totally be an EP faction on a server somewhere!
    quirkysquirt9 quirkysquirt9 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It started with weed & and alcohol at 14, now I'm 27, and done all the drugs I can name. I've come to the realization that I'm addicted to heroin and I'm going to need help to stop...
    TimboSlice01 TimboSlice01 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I am addicted to **** and its ruining my life.....deep down inside; I know I don't want to watch it. I feel disgusted with myself every time I do it. I lose a meal sometimes, I...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    My husband and I have been together for 13 years. He was Mr. Perfect and I fell for him instantly, and he for me. The special thing about our relationship is that I have a severe...
    HurtingNAZ HurtingNAZ 41-45, F Jan 29

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    Addicted to the new show on fox tv EMPIRE can't get enough of it!
    kym34 kym34 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I am addicted to pronography. I love to watch all types. Do girls too like to watch?
    kulkarnitejas52 kulkarnitejas52 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 30