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I Beat a Drug Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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 3 Responses 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 8 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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 2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    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 10 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    My whole life flashed before my eyes in one night. I started crying on the drop of a dime for 3 hours straight. It felt like my whole world was turned upside down. And I got a rush...
    brandonhaas2 brandonhaas2 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I was an addict and have been clean 4 years. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please feel free to contact me if you want to talk, need advice, support, or...
    alwaysfaithful13 alwaysfaithful13 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    So I have been addicted for about five years now, to the game, lifestlye, drugs, euphoric feelings, people and misery. Isn't it funny how it all starts off fun and games and...
    samanthasavagee samanthasavagee 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I'm not an addict, but I do love some good drugs now and then. When I've got lots of work to do I pop a vyvanse and that keeps me focused and energized for the entire day...
    mikowee mikowee 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    She is like an addiction. So infectious. So delicious...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I've never been drunk. I have never done drugs. My father is very strict. Growing up, I was legitimately scared of him. I still am. He is particularly sensitive about alcohol...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Growing up being a product of a drug addict is hard. It's not that I chose to be alive so why put a child on the earth if you can't raise it, nor do you want to. Well let's start...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do people say drugs and alcohol when alcohol IS a drug? It's like saying fruit and pears,
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Defeat of me I am obviously a male, only few months ago I was beaten by a girl in arm wrestling. At the time i was a Junior and she (Robin) was a freshman.I proven to have the...
    Padresfan Padresfan 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My 2nd favorite band. Just comparing the different Beatles writing contributions. I think Paul was the most naturally gifted at writing good sounding music, and that becomes even...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I have been married to my husband going on 3 years however we have been together for 6. We have a 4 year old daughter together and the last 9 or so months have been complete...
    magsssmae magsssmae 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I gotta tell how my life is today I did Drugs for 8 years, started at 15. Now I've kicked the drugz and I'm dealing with the consequenses. I have no independent thought, have no...
    hugeblank hugeblank 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Back in the day, there was a young boy, he had a decent upbringing, both parents worked and we spent quality time together as a family, fun vacations to Cape Cod, Boston and New...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    When I was in elementary school I used to get beat up a lot by some of the other kids. It was both boys and girls who beat me up. It was kind of a tough inner city school and there...
    allisonhashope allisonhashope 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I am addicted to one particular computer game, called Football Manager (known as Worldwide Soccer Manager in the American countries). I just can't stop playing it. On the latest...
    AirForce687 AirForce687 26-30, M Jul 19

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    So this is it. I've been near clean for a week. What next? So what? I'm free. What do I do with this gift of "freedom". There is no pot of gold here waiting for me. I'm not...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I hate prescription drugs, and I hate psychiatrists. There! I said it! Let's start with the first part of the hell that is trying to get yourself medicated. First of all, you...
    CigaretteEater CigaretteEater 18-21 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I am an addict, I doctor shopping, ER hopping drug addict. I have been clean 95 days. I havent been to the ER or to the Doc to obtain narcotic prescriptions in 95 days. Pretty good...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F Jul 17

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    Started taking Opiates when I was 14 and was never addicted just did drugs occasionally to unwind. Few years later and I've struggled with opiate addiction ever since. A few years...
    AyeJay6 AyeJay6 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I've done coke four times and I feel addicted to it. I keep having dreams and getting cravings so bad I can't sleep. I think about it all the time. Only reason I haven't done it is...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Lots of drugs, every kind of drug ever made. I want to get low on heroin and I want to get high on ecstasy and then I want to get mellow with tons of weed. I want to do Ayahuasca...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I was depressed and suicidal most of my life. I was planning to commit suicide after I managed to get access to certain drugs. I wanted to overdose on something and get life over...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M Jul 17

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    Never in my life have I had a sip of alcohol or touched any kind of drug but yet I have enjoyed my life I'm happy and proud
    maj32 maj32 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Anyone here is recovering from love addiction? Care to form a support group following the 12 step? If you're not familiar with the term, here is a good website loveaddictionhelp...
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Addiction goes hand in hand with depression and mental illness. I fight the need for chemical dependency every day of my life and my heart goes out to others in the same boat and...
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F Jul 14

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    I find women smoking the sexist thing in the world. Love being used as a human ashtray by a smoking women having her flick her ash in my mouth and then making me eat her cigarette...
    spiderman666 spiderman666 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've never done drugs but I have eaten 13 tacos in 15 minutes. Gotta say, one of my biggest accomplishments.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    It's actually been a few days, i don't remember how many. seems like one never ending nightmare. maybe 3 days? I'm supposed to go to work today. I have called in sick last couple...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have a few friends that do drugs. I don't do them but they do. Great friends, poor choices.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13