I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    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

    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
    9 Responses Dec 12, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    Thank you EP and everyone who has listened, given support and advice. I came here initially to share my secret of looking outside my lousy marriage from my addict husband. My...
    tssunshine tssunshine
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    obe been with my now ex for only five month's if that. he from the start was very nean and controlling abusive and selfish. i knew what i was getting myself into and blame no one...
    jesslove5553 jesslove5553
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
    I started doing drugs because my crush introduced me. a few regrets...
    soul2squeez soul2squeez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I have been off Klonopin for almost 2 weeks now. I have been prescribed 1mg 3xs per day and have been on the prescription for about six years. Klonopin has ruled my life and I...
    srsargeant4 srsargeant4
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Here's my final postThe long and winding roadhttp://youtu.be/3A19HSowZp0
    AxeRoberts AxeRoberts
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 19
    that mean inner critic really loves night time. she comes out at night and details each mistake I've made and how all the pain I have is my fault. how I deserve it. to my mean...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19
    OMG!! A couple of months ago I put a story here about my boyfriend getting beat up in front of me, and how I felt about it; and how he felt about it (embarrassed). Well I got some...
    SignificantDebbie SignificantDebbie
    22-25, F
    Apr 18
    I've decided that I'm going to stop listening to my inner critic. The part of my brain that tells me lies like I'm gross, or worthless, that no one really ever cares. I will...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18
    I am a fake/phony who will never amount to anything. I am weak. I will never achieve any goals. I will never write what I want because I have nothing to write about that's worth...
    BernadetteAshley BernadetteAshley
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I don't NEED alcohol to have fun....but it sure helps lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 17
    I was a drug addict at a point ... where the average cannabis and CAT just didn't do it for me anymore so the guy who got me hooked in the first place gave me cocaine and crystal...
    carmenjass carmenjass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I love drugs but i dont take it
    MOHED007 MOHED007
    18-21, M
    Apr 16
    it's one of the hardest things to do, watching them slip away. seeing how distant they become with you. I know there is nothing I can do really, the only one that can stop her is...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    why do people even do drugs ? ...cuz it feels nice ? or is it to just run away from life problems ? if so that's stupid cuz by doing drugs you're fuckkking up your life even more...
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 16
    weird thought. I have a friend that has a husband who does stuff he's not supposed to. I have a proof recording of him. She won't speak to me ever again if I show her. this is...
    mammabee1 mammabee1
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I began to search the internet after a really bad pick session and came upon this website. It's nice to have a place where I can relate with all you guys. I'm 32 and have been...
    Jdski Jdski
    31-35, F
    Apr 15
    Got to stop doing that. Promised myself I wouldn't take anymore powder. It has to be the hardest thing to stop.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 14
    EVER REMEMBER THIS - - > JESUS LOVES YOU.
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 14
    EVER REMEMBER THIS - - > JESUS LOVES YOU.
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 14
    ♥ She loves me as I am. ♥ I can be myself with her (and only her). ♥ She loves me enough to tell me when I am wrong - be it a major sin or hurting someone's feelings...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I always dream of being under 100pounds I've tried everything dieting exercising fasting nothing seems to work I can't stick to it and the more depressed I get the more I eat every...
    JimiHendrix1970 JimiHendrix1970
    16-17, F
    Apr 14
    I can't stop eating every since I was 5 I started picking up a lot of weight I ate terribly at that age but now I don't eat sugar or any type of sweets like I use to and whatever I...
    JimiHendrix1970 JimiHendrix1970
    16-17, F
    Apr 14
    That ol' addiction | Whether I'm talking about here or a person or a drug ... gah why do I keep coming back? Why do I keep hurting myself? Why do I keep expecting change? A week...
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    Apr 13
    Not something you say out loud, eh? As addicts go, I've been lucky. Given alcohol, drugs & cigarettes a wide, wide berth. But I've had addictions, and I've had near-addictions...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 13
    On September 24 I was blindsided by my husband of almost 17 years (we have been together 19) He took me to marriage counseling to tell me he wanted out! Both the therapist and I...
    goforward19 goforward19
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    I recently broke up for probably the hundredth time with my boyfriend.We were in relationship for nearly six years. I want help in actually understanding what is actually going on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12
    ive been taking addictive pain killers for over 3 years on and off, and now im taking like 20 a day and just make any excuse to take them. i tried hard to stop yesterday and didnt...
    Lee1616 Lee1616
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    I inject 6-9 marijuanas every day. I need help. Plz.
    JakeFromStateFerm JakeFromStateFerm
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    I love to travel, it's like a addiction. It's like my drug, and release. Wish I had a partner in crime with the same passions. To share love, view happiness through someone else's...
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 9
    It just seems to me that if I'm around a group of people that are drunk or high, partying having a good time, I totally feel the same way I even start slurring my speech sometimes...
    Lilithlives Lilithlives
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    I lost my mom when I was 12. She had a seizure due to an OD, and then suffocated in the sofa. I was the one that found her. For the last 10 years, I have been dealing with...
    sportsE31 sportsE31
    22-25, F
    Apr 8
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION THE NEW CREATION IS A DIVINE PERSONALITY 1 Corinthians 15:47-48 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    Wow I can't believe that I'm even writing about this they say writing is therapeutic and I always used to write but haven't in 5 years when my life changed forever. I always knew...
    Danielleirisgene Danielleirisgene
    31-35, F
    Apr 7
    You see I have a natural high adding drugs and alcohol is just asking for trouble.
    prada1010 prada1010
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    1. I'm 15 2. I love animals 3. I play the piano 4. I draw portraits 5. I am a smoker 6. I'm recovering from depression, bpd and drug addiction 7. I can't handle people being mean...
    hannahgr hannahgr
    13-15, F
    Apr 7
    For all you haters out there............get a life. My god look at yourselves and wake up to your own faults before you ***** about others. I am a smoker and fed up with all the...
    cpguy cpguy
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 7
    After an 18 months long intense cocoa be addiction I have him an ultimatum. Me or drugs, I spent the next six months helping him through his withdrawal - I failed to attend school...
    DarkNightsBrightStars DarkNightsBrightStars
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    ....................and it sucks because every single time I eat it, it feels like I'm gonna puke. Whyyyyyyyyyyy? ;-; *eats chocolate* Darn it! Also there needs to be a...
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    man can I relate to this one.. I'm 34 divorced, have no car, no drivers license, no friends, a job that pays 8.00 an hour, i Live with family in a run down roach infested trailer...
    NugginFutz81 NugginFutz81
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 5
    I recently read the announcement of EP getting off indefinitely. I dont use EP anymore really. It has been a while. A long while. A friend told me about it. Where to start from...
    anuragch11 anuragch11
    18-21, M
    Apr 5
    I recently read the announcement of EP getting off indefinitely. I dont use EP anymore really. It has been a while. A long while. A friend told me about it. Where to start from...
    anuragch11 anuragch11
    18-21, M
    Apr 5
    I saw Gabor mate (a drug addiction specialist) say that the adverse childhood experiments show that people who have been through traumatic experiences in childhood are much more...
    tomtomison103 tomtomison103
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 5
    The one thing about being an addict is the way people respond to you when you tell them. Before I got this addiction i was pretty much a loner. I found happiness watching my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 4
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