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I Am the Child of An Addict

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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...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 18, 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...
    charlenewilson11 charlenewilson11 22-25, F Feb 6

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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...
    positively3negative positively3negative 16-17, F May 26, 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...
    Anyone5 Anyone5 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8, 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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    Addicted is a strong word, but I don't know if this qualifies so here: Since this post is anonymous, I'll be honest and say that I have a problem. I think it's like.. I used to be...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've taken Adderall for nearly eight years. I want to quit so badly. I used to be fun and creative. I used to have friends. I used to love socializing. Adderall was a miracle when...
    Alanameyers89 Alanameyers89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I met my now bf our freshmen year of college. I didn’t gain the courage to talk to him until the last day of class because I just thought he was so cool and cute, but I talked to...
    MDS88 MDS88 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    15 years ago I met my husband, senior year of high school. I became pregnant with our oldest son 3 short months after we started dating (just after graduation). He was a raver...
    karieanne karieanne 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm not even sure how to put into words how I'm feeling at the moment. I have been with Ryan for 6 years and have been friends with him for 10 years. He injects meth multiple times...
    AudieM13 AudieM13 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I know, everyone thinks this, right? So let me explain... I have fallen completely in love with this wonderful man. He is the sweetest, kindest, most giving man I have ever met...
    lovehimdeeply lovehimdeeply 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    We've been married for almost a year. I love this man with all my heart its been like a yo-yo all of our relationship after we got married he stopped caring about anything I've...
    thankgodimloved thankgodimloved 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    i do can relate my situation right now and i don't know what to do.. it's almost 3weeks when he stepped out on our own house without even saying any words with our childrens...
    angelkish angelkish 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    March 26. Gifts, Not Burdens. "Children are gifts, if we accept them." —Kathleen Turner Crilly Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 26

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    Where do I even start? First and foremost, I would like to just point out how similar these stories are: Started off as the answer to all problems... and then steadily destroyed...
    midasnemi midasnemi 18-21, F Apr 4

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    My ex husband of 15 years was a drug addict. Very hard to live with and love. I finally had to leave him ......in hope that he would get help and change for our children and myself...
    dawwnrenee dawwnrenee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I miss him sometimes, its been nearly a year without my boys father and ex husband. Im still depressed unable to function at times I just cant believe what has become of him. I...
    swtgemini swtgemini 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My own childhood included a drug addict for a father who was later sent to prison, a controlling racist grandmother, time in orphanage, and pure misery most days. I refuse to be...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Hi everyone, I decided to share my story on here to perhaps get some support, and to put my story out in the universe. I have quite recently fallen quite hard for a girl who I've...
    whiskeytangofoxtrot530 whiskeytangofoxtrot530 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I am 22 years old but for 2 years now i have been addicted to alcohol. A year ago I started doing a simple upper ( drug ) and didnt realize how addicted i had become. Last month I...
    IndependentGrl IndependentGrl 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Hello, I'm Sarah. I'm fourteen and addicted to prescription and over-the-counter pills. It all kind of seems like a blur. It seems like yesterday I was your typical American...
    sarah81199 sarah81199 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Im cali, im 16 years old, and i am a drug addict, i am addicted to the life style and i dont see myself ever getting out. Im trapped. It makes me feel so good, but at times it...
    Calihoffmanxd Calihoffmanxd 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have an addictive personality and I think I even got addicted to a person, please don't judge. I have quit smoking around the same time I quit a destructive relationship- around...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 Apr 2

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    Completely addicted and if the cure is to break that addiction there is no way I am taking it. Someday she will come be with me and the addiction will grow stronger but for now I...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 3

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    lisen to all of those on this site, saying how they are addicted. You don't know addicted until you've gone through $500 worth of Starbucks in one day. Some people on this site who...
    Jward18 Jward18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am 51 and mother of 2 that never thought I woulad become addicted to drugs, I was prescribed xanax 20 years ago, started out 2 . 5 a day and gradually was raised to 1ml 2xday...
    sheila5862 sheila5862 51-55, F Mar 18

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    Honestly, I think it is almost impossible not to get addicted to Adderall. It's the perfect drug: motivation, weight loss, better grades, increased dopamine, and it's much easier...
    xmer831x xmer831x 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I am so addicted to the internet and to my computer in general. I first started to do online shopping. All of a sudden I was doing lots of research for others and personal...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    March 18. Safety. One of the long-term effects of living in a dysfunctional family - as children or adults - is that we don't feel safe. Much of what we call codependency happens...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 18

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    I do not know whether to write this long story or finish my homework..but I feel like expressing myself since I honestly have nobody else at the moment. OK.. here goes nothing. So...
    juliebean4 juliebean4 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Ok stop sending me pics of your dicks! That is sick, I'm a child who doesn't need to see grown men dicks
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 30

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    My partner of 20yrs has been through alcohol and marijuana dependencies, he now discovered synthetic marijuana and has become worse, although he believes it's better than alcohol...
    beebop01 beebop01 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    We have 6 children 1 grandchild and a 2nd grandchild on the way, the bills are swamping more and more each week, trying to talk to him is horrible, it gets worse week by week. I...
    beebop01 beebop01 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's been affecting my life since I was only 11 .my father owned a massive collection off **** and never really did much to keep it away from me . It partly ruined my childhood as...
    Dannyace Dannyace 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    April 5. Detaching in Love. Detachment is a key to recovery from codependency. It strengthens our healthy relationships - the ones that we want to grow and flourish. It benefits...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 5

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    i was molested by my moms friend and it has made me into so many bad things.. Sexually confused .. addicted to violent sex... confused with who iam
    Strippedaway Strippedaway 26-30, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    im addicted to the internet i dont know why i love internet so much,before when i was in college i use to sleep at 11 pm and after i started using internet i use to sleep at 3 am...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 16

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    Hello my name is Sarah and I have a serious addiction to chocolate! I don't buy the little bits of chocolate I buy the 5 pound bag of M&Ms. I also just spent $71.00 on Godiva...
    Sarahrw Sarahrw 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I'm on 0.4,mg subtex 7 a day want to come off them alltogetter.iv been a addict for 10years.thats just gear. Started my. Drugs soft like weed xtc coke and every thing elce as most...
    sk00 sk00 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Yes heroin has consumed me, I don't remember letting that happen it just kinda of happened. All I did was answer the knock at the door. Heroin did the rest. And while I was...
    HookedHannah HookedHannah 41-45 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Addicted? Yes Crazy? Yes Bored? Yes Lonely? Yes Sexy? Yes Hurt? Yes Hungry? Yes Horny? Yes Yummy? Yes Curious? Yes Nosy? Yes Happy? Yes Yes yes yes I'm an ep addict!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I love to help addicted people and their families to live a new life. I am living proof, that someone can change their life around to live a respectable, responsible, happy, joyous...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 27

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    I have a 2 year old with the love of my life. This is my first encounter with drug addiction of any kind. His choice is Rx pills, but I'm convinced it's progressed to heroin. We...
    AlmostWhole AlmostWhole 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Ok, addict isn't the word really. I do like it tho. Those days when paralysis hits or some other reason I can't get out of bed I'm on mobile grid or in my chair on SL. I'm just...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Well here we are, I've been clean about 6 months and feel great. I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant & veryyy happy. The fiance' and my son are beyond excited about our new addition and...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I am a meth addict. I've been to rehab twice. This second time was only a week ago. I am 30 days sober today. Before I relapsed I was clean for 8 months. I have been on dope since...
    morgannmckenna morgannmckenna 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    Started another quarter at school. Was feeling pretty awkward because I missed my first day. Its not that I feel out of place or missed anything more than another teacher making us...
    yote2552 yote2552 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Ok in October 2013 I purchased minecraft and became TOTALLY ADDICTED. I barely did anything else than play hunger games and skyblock and factions and survival. My parents hate that...
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago