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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 2

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    I wrote something out for this, but it was so long I didn't think anyone would read it. It's so hard to summarize a drug addiction story, but I'll try. I had done most drugs...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Before anyone says a thing let me ask you something. Do you know about the Prohibition of Alcohol in the US? Basically it was a law put in place that banned the production...
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M Mar 13

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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 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I am the spouse of a drug addict. I have been married to my husband for two years, together for three. we have a beautiful baby together. When I first met my husband (summer of...
    toreybella toreybella 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Any type of prescription drugs. I'm Getting better though
    hhannahhbabe hhannahhbabe 13-15, F Mar 15

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    I first posted this story back in 2011 when I first joined EP.Zinaxin appears to be no longer available so I'd recommend the strongest possible root ginger extract in capsule form...
    RodneyTrotter RodneyTrotter 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I have done a lot of drugs and I have been clean but I would go back to it in a heart beat. It took all the pain away no feeling left.. I know it's not the way to do it but I just...
    QueenB14 QueenB14 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    i find it hard to distinguish between non-addiction life and my addiction behaviours. I'm trying to be good. I feel like my addictions fill a void in me
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Mar 10

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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 Mar 2

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    I have an addiction to cereal. It isn't the sugary types im talking about rather the healthy ones Ya know like Kashi. I could go through a whole box by myself. It is a...
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I've been a drug addict for three years almost four. I only smoke pot but I smoke it to the extreme, at my worst I was smoking more than ten times a day. I smoked through my...
    toreybella toreybella 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I remember when I got to my breaking point. With your addiction at its worst I broke. You didn't know it..but I was so sick about your "habits" that I just couldn't handle it. I...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F Mar 13

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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 Mar 1

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    So i have been in a relationship with my husband for 11 years and recently married. He has been to prison. Stolen. Lied. Cheated...the whole shabang! Hes been using since he was 12...
    bmfc5525 bmfc5525 36-40 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Hi. So my sister has been addicted to drugs since a teen. Mainly pain meds has dabbled in heroine n the like. She was a functioning drug addict for ever u couldn't really tell...
    Punkin7788 Punkin7788 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    drugs are bad. drugs are yuck . drugs are bad
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've never had any alcohol, drugs, and never smoked. I don't need or want it either. I've seen the results. Smoking makes you stink. Alcohol can make a person act stupid. Drugs can...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I am addicted to psychadelics. too many to list, but I've done em all. I ******* LOVE hallucinogenic drugs. some really do not impact your mind or body in a negative way at all...
    cabsarehere cabsarehere 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I'm talkin head drugs, not hard drugs...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M Mar 4

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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 Mar 5

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    I wouldn't do hallucinogenic drugs partially because I use my mental facilities to control a temper that scares me and partially because of the effect drugs have on the brain. I...
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I am bored day 2 withdrawling after 2 week binge. I'd like to be able to say the binge was awful....but really it wasn't it was super fun except for the part that the $ I used I...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Twice. Both times I was hospitalised. I've been getting bullied for the past couple of years now and I hate it. Last year one day at school we had athletics last period. We were in...
    tombrokenbones tombrokenbones 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I for sure so do not wanna hear about your drug use... I'm busy doing my own drugs right now! Ssssssh! Have some respect dude.
    time2bjill time2bjill 26-30, F Mar 12

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    I have gone through hard dark times throughout my childhood. even now I have bad days where I want to end it all. I have tried suicide by drinking and taking drugs. when I have bad...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 14 Responses Mar 16

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    I have never taken any illegal drugs. I only take a very small amount of prescribed drugs by my physician. I do not touch alcohol either. I had one of my best friends killed in...
    southcarolinafemale southcarolinafemale 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I basically don't do drugs or alcohol because I don't wanna die early. I really don't recommend in to kids. For example, if a kid at the age of 9 does drugs or alcohol they might...
    TurnAroundBarbra TurnAroundBarbra 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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