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I Beat a Drug Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 People

    Just For Today

    I don't consider myself to have beaten addiction but more like granted a daily reprieve for so long as I make the decision not to use. One day at a time.
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 11 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    This Is Tough

    Addiction, what a battle some days i can make it through my 24 hours without the thought of drugs passing through my mind. other days it is almost the only thing i can think about. my drug of choice was meth what a seductive drug! About 2-3 years ago when i was in jail (for a...
    charmed88101 charmed88101 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Three Years Back

                Some three years back , on this date a member of NA(Narcotics Anonymous) went to another member’s house.The latter had relapsed , and was coming to meetings loaded and was not able to share the relapse. He...
    domking domking 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    TO Hell and Back!!!!!

    MY NAME IS ANONYMOUS AND I AM A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC DRUG ADDICT. MY EXPERIENCE WITH DRUGS BEGAN OVER SOME TWENTY YEARS AGO AT THE RIPE AGE OF 18. AT THAT AGE YOU ARE SUPPOSE T0 BE OUT ENJOYING YOUR LIFE, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT THAT I WAS DOING. YOU SEE, IT WAS GUY...
    goodnightsleep goodnightsleep 36-40 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    Since I was 15, I have been on drugs.

    I was known as "that kid" in highschool - The one who would probably dropout, have a kid at an early age, and be a nobody. Over the years, I tried to ignore what people said, I also tried getting hell for my problem, but I never tried long enough or hard enough to make a change...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 20

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    Im On My Own

    I am 36 years old and i have been taking drugs of one form or another since i as 7 years old and through progression i moved on to taking class a drugs for nearly 18 years after 5 failed attempts at rehab i decided to move away from london and essex and move up north with my...
    cockneyjay75 cockneyjay75 36-40 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Not So Much Me, Although I Was Headed That Way, But Friends

    click on the names on the LHS: http://re-acts.com/convention2011.htm
    potentiallywonderful potentiallywonderful 46-50, M Feb 29, 2012

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    Addiction

    : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful that is a slap...
    charmed88101 charmed88101 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    TO Hell and Back!!!!!

    MY NAME IS ANONYMOUS AND I AM A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC DRUG ADDICT. MY EXPERIENCE WITH DRUGS BEGAN OVER SOME TWENTY YEARS AGO AT THE RIPE AGE OF 18. AT THAT AGE YOU ARE SUPPOSE T0 BE OUT ENJOYING YOUR LIFE, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT THAT I WAS DOING. YOU SEE, IT WAS GUY...
    goodnightsleep goodnightsleep 36-40 2 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Problems

    I have an eating disorder BED,it's like a horrible awful addiction That you can never stop,I'm not really gonna talk about the eating disorder To much but my family won't help me get help, so it is going to be a life long struggle! My miracle from god happens last year when I...
    LuckyNuts LuckyNuts 13-15 Dec 29, 2011

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    Battleing Depression And Addiction Which One Came First

    I am a recovering addict who has just celebrated 90 days clean. 4 months ago I thought this could never happen. I was in the psych ward recovering from an attempted suicide. I started using to feel numb. I have been told my addiction started long before I even picked up that...
    Jagzz Jagzz 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    Good Girl Gone Bad And Back To Good - I Hope!

    This whole story started back in 1984 when I was 17, and very naive. I wanted to move out and live with a man,  but this man he was so cute, and all the girls liked him, but he had picked me... He wasn't a nice man, but I realized too late, and then I was in love with him...
    REC0VERED REC0VERED 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    My Story From Prison

    This may seem a little crazy being that I'm in prison but I've started a blog to help others through my experiences. It would be cool if you could check it out and if you like it, I would appreciate if you follow it & pass it on to others. http://mypersonalatonement.wordpress...
    israelsolomonpureheart israelsolomonpureheart 31-35, M Sep 28, 2012

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    TO Hell and Back!!!!!

    MY NAME IS ANONYMOUS AND I AM A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC DRUG ADDICT. MY EXPERIENCE WITH DRUGS BEGAN OVER SOME TWENTY YEARS AGO AT THE RIPE AGE OF 18. AT THAT AGE YOU ARE SUPPOSE T0 BE OUT ENJOYING YOUR LIFE, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT THAT I WAS DOING. YOU SEE, IT WAS GUY...
    goodnightsleep goodnightsleep 36-40 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am new here. I have read a few posts and seems people on here are pretty young. In sharing, I am in my 50s. I want to share that I just lost my mother a few years ago and...
    southsioux7 southsioux7 56-60, F Nov 19

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    I am a man of addiction, and I was raised to be more of a loner, so I luckily I haven't met friends who get me into some bad stuff... But I have found my way into some. I have...
    lordbuttfucker lordbuttfucker 16-17, M Nov 16

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    I need some advice and would like to hear from people who have some experience with this topic.Its quite a long story so bear with me. I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. He...
    PeppermintLove21 PeppermintLove21 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Drugs like weed, cocaine, and other heavy addiction prone drugs scare the life out of me. I use to have friends which began with pot, and now one just wrote me about his heroine...
    pchela pchela 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Be it drugs, booze, cigarettes, po..rn, se.x, cleaning, gossiping, stealing or even working out. Addiction will interfere with everyday life and eventually destroy us. I have an...
    pchela pchela 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    But soon I will be a recovering addict, today is my first day drug free 24 hrs and it's been a hell of a day. I threw everything drug related away and admitted the truth of my...
    crazybeautiful26 crazybeautiful26 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 7

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    I hate addiction, I've seen it destroy a lot of good people but I've also seen people that where able to put their lives back together. My best friend since I was 11 started...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Who loves the beatles here!!!!
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I can't seem to control myself. I take pills and don't even remember doing it most of the time. I never had a problem with drugs until I got sick in February of 2013; and being...
    SupernaturalCyanide SupernaturalCyanide 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    The lying is the hardest part for me. I always tell my husband that I can deal with a horrible truth better than I can a simple lie. When I catch him and know he has relapsed, I...
    jessie620 jessie620 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I don't believe in addiction, I believe in willpower. I could quit if I wanted, I don't want to.
    CrystalBR CrystalBR 16-17, F Oct 31

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    There was a time 5 years ago, when I couldn't live without weed for more than a day. This addiction went on for about 1.5 years until I finally overcame the urge.
    kmkm88 kmkm88 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Well that's not true. I have one. And when I don't get a fix. I go through deep with drawls. My drug of choice ? Is you!! I miss you so very much sweetheart !!!!!! :-)) :-((
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    175 days clean and sober today! im 20 and been using since 15 and though its hard i never thought it was possible. To anyone struggling with addiction in any field stay positive...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    when i was small at the age of 10 i decided not to do any smoking or any other bad things But when i reached teenage and was very socialize.Most of my friends were smokers ,they...
    vicky1995xx vicky1995xx 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    lol I'm not addict to drugs or anything but I loveeeeee corn starch
    GoldenJay GoldenJay 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Lost my ex to drugs. She was the sweetest girl in the world until her friend got her to try drugs. At first she'd just get high occasionally, and although I hated it and how she...
    toby2325 toby2325 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    It is Happy We Killed Native Americans For America day again! Let's have some tofurkey. Gluten free. Peaceably, before I slaughter you with my advanced weaponry. And so it begins...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It feels like my life was a neverending and one sided fist fight. My teachers at school would whack the children. The neighbour was quick at unslipping his belt. The priests would...
    Asherix Asherix 36-40, M Oct 29

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    I do not want to hang out with people who do drugs nor that I want to be seen talking to them. A girl who decided to suddenly become my friend (which I did not mind at all, I like...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    My addiction is my phone. I'm always on my phone. It's my baby. I take it everywhere with me. It's good to take your phone everywhere just In case
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I have an addiction with nicotine and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At 45 and having smoked cigs since I was 16, I'm now feeling the effects of smoking. I can't deny my lungs freedom from smoke any more and the addiction will be the hardest thing I...
    Fiddleswtit Fiddleswtit 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I've been depressed since age 16 and was tempted to take drugs like weeds etc many times but didn't. I took a drugs course to protect my son and it was eye opening. And that was...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Nov 16

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    For me, Drugs mimic the feeling of being in love, & being loved in return. It is not something I do recreationally to "get stupid" it is to fill a void in my heart. You see when...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    The war has to end. . . with drugs being the winner. Screw you people who hate drugs and people who do drugs.
    CrystalBR CrystalBR 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I highly recommend staying away from opiates such as heroin, pain killers (vicodin, oxycodone, morphine, etc.) as they are highly addictive and the physical pain you experience...
    oooitzalex oooitzalex 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I have been sober from alcohol abuse for almost 3 years not and drugs a year and a half which I am very content with and proud of myself for such effort and accomplishment into...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 19 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a friend who is only 12& they have gotten involved with drugs & alcohol already. They started doing drugs, sniffing paint stealing because they felt unhappy with their life...
    alice2001 alice2001 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    so ive brrn using since 13 years old on and off till today i say i can stop whenever i want to but thats simply just not true i keep getting high on paydays ,weekends , and...
    NewMexicoSchizo NewMexicoSchizo 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I LOVE DRUGS DRUGS ARE AWESOME but don't be stupid and get addicted. they're not that great. have priorities.
    br00k3y br00k3y 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    When will the powers that be finally accept that Prohibition simply does not work? The "War on Drugs" is a joke. A hypocritical joke in light of the fact that alcohol is far more...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Growing up my parents did dope for 4 years. After they got clean my dad was still drinking and was abusive. So I started doing pills and drinking at 11. When I turned 13 I smoked...
    B3autifulLittl3Fool B3autifulLittl3Fool 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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