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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I haven't told the truth in a long time about my drug addiction. The last time I was clean was about 8 years ago and I'm not even sure that is true. My drug of choice has been meth...
    Goddess007 Goddess007 46-50 Dec 19

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    I write this with my own experience in mind, I do not judge anyone yet I will 'preach' about how addiction can ruin your quality of life. I have struggled with opiates, but...
    BackToTheCoitusSorry BackToTheCoitusSorry 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I am just now looking at my addiction. I have been clean for four years. After 10 years on the street, selling my body, 5 years in prison, and waking up one morning asking myself...
    fayeunold fayeunold 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I have an addiction , I shall not disclose what it is but to me its like alcohol, its my drug. I take a sip of the wine and it feels good , amazing , the adrenaline of doing it . I...
    NERDYGIRL101 NERDYGIRL101 18-21, F Dec 18

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    Well here we are, at a point in life where everything I hide shall arise to the surface. Everyone who takes drugs, doesn't see the devastating damage they are inflicting on others...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F Dec 16

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    You can always tell which people have an addict and which people have never done drugs or never been addicted the people who say just say no and it's ok it's easy you can do it, or...
    crazybeautiful26 crazybeautiful26 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My dad was a coke head / crack addict . So that's why I hate drugs . I'm not going to be hypocritical I have smoked pot before but liked it alittle to much which is why I stopped I...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    It's been four years and your timing couldn't be worse, but all I can do is think of you in the worst way possible. You're my ever desired addiction.
    catgeneral catgeneral 18-21, F Nov 30

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    It's been four years and your timing couldn't be worse, but all I can do is think of you in the worst way possible. You're my ever desired addiction.
    catgeneral catgeneral 18-21, F Nov 30

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    It's been four years and your timing couldn't be worse, but all I can do is think of you in the worst way possible. You're my ever desired addiction.
    catgeneral catgeneral 18-21, F Nov 30

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    My dad was addicted to every hard drug. My mother said she was leaving but he could be part of our lives if he got clean. Afterwards, he put a gun to mother's head on one occasion...
    anastasia99 anastasia99 18-21 Dec 10

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    when you start looking on the ground for little peices that fell, just to get high I'm disappointed in myself. #addiction
    calibuds calibuds 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have spent the last 9 years volunteering at both men's and women's prisons. The last two I have worked for an organization that runs transition houses for ex offenders. Most...
    mktonght mktonght 41-45, M Dec 12

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    Some of the older crowd on EP tend to encourage and even advise the use of narcotics to young and naive members, I find it absolutely disgusting. Sure, it can be fun, but addiction...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    Addiction is a large percent genetics and I have such a huge probability if getting addicted, it's not worth the risk for me. Besides, my mom says I'm crazy enough without them!
    lillolipop lillolipop 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    To you ;) My amazingly perfect boyfriend is my addiction. :P we talk all day every day all night every night :* I love you my sexy addiction <3
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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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 Nov 27

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    The moment you think you've got it, its spins around and bites you in the ***. I need to find someone living the same nightmare (preferably a woman) to talk it out with, share our...
    Mikeymlc Mikeymlc 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Prank texting is like an addiction...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Dec 18

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    You are my poison, I've been using you since I was 4. Every day I've used you. You pretty much just brought me misery. I've tried to quit on you but I always come back. What is it...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 18

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    I can't stop gambling.... my bank accout is damn near close to nothing because of my addiction. I think I need help.
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Yeah, it would be nice to (willingly) enslave him and make him sing everything to me. "May I use the bathroom?" "Can I wash your dishes?" Never sounded so good... Mmm, yeah, I so...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I have a addiction for plastic pants. I cant stop collecting them or wearing them. I just love the way they make me feel. The way they feel against my skin the way they cling to...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I've done drugs (I consider alcohol a drug) in the past, and I'll never do them again. They make my hallucinations worse and they have terrible side effects on me. I prefer video...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I am fed up, too, with people saying drugs give them the spiritual experience they strive for; that it is easier than doing the inner body work; that all the enlightened masters...
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F Dec 6

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    Nothing causes more harm to people than saying something is bad and not to do it. It gives this edge and based on human nature, we strive to surpass the limitations that have been...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I met my the most perfect guy in november 2013. I was 14 and a freshman at that time. He was a junior in a relationship with this girl. He was so cute and so funny, we always...
    mjglynn mjglynn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I've never used tobacco, or done drugs, unless you count prescription drugs. I don't drink alcohol, although I have tried it when I was younger. My friend has been pressuring me to...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    If you are a fan of the beat era, here is a movie you must not miss: A Bucket of Blood It's a horror comedy produced by Roger Corman It very accurately reflects the world and...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I am in a terrible situation and I could really use some emotional support. My husband is an addict. Alcohol, drugs, sex, you name it. It's like he has a hole inside that he...
    Rmhkp2 Rmhkp2 26-30, F Dec 14

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    I have smoked weed, done acid, shrooms, extacy, dmt, and many others. I don't think that drugs are necessarily bad, and can be used as tools for self realization and assessment. I...
    toomanythoughts20 toomanythoughts20 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope, and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
    atchetson2 atchetson2 16-17, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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