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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I always told myself and everyone that I was so glad to not have a drug addiction. I don't do drugs I never have. I'm a social drinker. And I hate cigarettes. But to think I could...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 Feb 21

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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 Feb 20

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    My dad had some drug and alcohol problems. I don't want to end up like him, so I'm not letting myself take recreational drugs or drink alcohol on a regular basis (in fact, avoid it...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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 Feb 19

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    I don't think people who do drugs are "bad",it is just that I find it incredibly stupid.There is no way you can escape your problems,and more importantly your emotional problems...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been two and half years since I quit drinking alcohol & beer. Going on three years this coming July. I don;t do any drugs..but it still feels good to be sober and clean. I...
    FourEyedLad FourEyedLad 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    Haven't been able to share this with anyone in my life, especially not family because they would kill me. Two months straight of being on drugs everyday, and I finally stopped 3...
    Melcakes Melcakes 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 24

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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 Feb 23

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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 Feb 20

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    ...and I do regret it very much. I know addiction, physical or mental, is not a pleasant experience to go through, but I feel like I'm missing on something that just sort of is a...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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 a week ago

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    A needle in my arm, the thoughts in my head What's it matter anyways? By the morning, I'll be dead It'll all end quick, why not do it right now? Yeah, I'm dealing with some ****, I...
    jasminepeck jasminepeck 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    F*** all of u self-centered people that actually joined this for real! R u perfect?? Do u honestly think that an addict actually chooses to be an addict?? Wow! This topic...
    shaybaby26 shaybaby26 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am facing a real challenge, I know in reading this you may say well the choice is easy. But I find myself just thinking about it over and over. My husband is a drug user...
    cristina2169 cristina2169 31-35, F Feb 22

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    The needle is my last addiction to defeat... Needle an the damage done. Sucks how that lyric is so true. Every junkies like a setting sun. Neil young
    Debbiedebbie80907 Debbiedebbie80907 26-30 Feb 6

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    I struggle with an addiction that's pretty overwhelming yet embarrassing... I have tried to overcome it but unfortunately I can't
    yourxworstxblessing yourxworstxblessing 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Longing is such a wicked thing Wanting someone who drives you would walk to the en of the earth for You will do anything for that person Even if it breaks you You are my...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F Feb 20

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    if you've never struggled with an.addiction then **** off.and.don't judge.. we live.a pain full life
    bj7278 bj7278 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    This addiction isn't ok , it's not healthy . My scars are fading and it's making me want to cut more , I've been safe for about 4 months safe . I've been so proud . But when you're...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I don't have the addiction. My partner does and lately things have been hard. I just want to talk to someone who understands because I feel really alone.
    MedicineCabinet MedicineCabinet 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    As strange as this might seem, I think I have an addiction to tomatoes. I'm not even joking.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I have addictions and it eats me inside. I need to fight them and change my life.
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    My farce Mother's boyfriend's Father would drug me, but by needle... My farce Mother is a racist from India and a lot of white men fall for her. She is not my biological Mother...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 23

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    Today, at work of all places, I was offered a drug by one of my coworkers. It was a powdery green substance he claimed to be from an exotic plant that produced "calming" effects...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Attorney Defending Drug Possession Charges in the Twin Cities Area The severity of a drug charge depends on a number of factors including how much you were carrying and what your...
    jellypeers22 jellypeers22 22-25, F Feb 16

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