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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    Not So Much Me, Although I Was Headed That Way, But Friends

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    potentiallywonderful potentiallywonderful 46-50, M Feb 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    Since early teenage years I have had problems. Trying to commit suicide many times, I needed love and affection, so I had few boyfriends, they all slept over with my friends. So I...
    neverneverknow neverneverknow 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've had my times with substance abuse from chocolate to cigarettes, from marijuana to LSD and a phew pharmaceutical and mazturbation (ahem). I believe that addictions can be...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Oct 6

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    I, like many people these days, have found myself caught up in p*rn. I didn't mean to do it, and I didn't realize what it was until it was too late and I was already in. I have...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    The one and only Beatles! By an exact quote from John Lennon himself: "Kids will always still be listening to the Beatles even till 2012". Well it really grinds my gears that...
    Alex033 Alex033 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My story is both simple and complicated at the same time, but I will try to explain it as best as I can. I claimed the title Straight Edge in 2012, but was drug and alcohol free...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyday is a new struggle. Everyday something new happens to make you want to RUN back. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. I've got multiple addictions I'm battling...
    PinkBalloon1 PinkBalloon1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Well, this is sad but true. When I was young, under 18, I smoked pot a few times but had never even seen cocaine, heroin, meth or any of the other hardcore stuff. With the...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M Oct 6

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    This is not ******* fair first off. I'm a very decent person and I have never had a physical addiction before. I am a full time worker along with being a full time college student...
    vermillion2333 vermillion2333 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Recently I've started working through a programme to beat procrastination. It's terrific! Part of it involves me monitoring how I am using my time. From that element of it, I have...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    Oh my... I was hanging out with my friend after school today for a little while. Given he isn't the best influence, I usually try to bring him up and help him out a little. I was a...
    lovealwayz lovealwayz 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I grew up with a family that has many addictions. Currently my step father is a meth addict and my little sister is addicted to Zanex
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    It's weird cause I've never really been addicted to anything ever. But I'm addicted to coffee and I'm getting addicted to drugs. And that scares me. Because one slows your heart...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Why are people so afraid of drugs? i wrote a question about if people would consider dating a person that uses rave drugs such as Ecstasy and LSD. I then understood just how much...
    Titancreator Titancreator 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    People that ask me what does heroin feel like, it's like asking someone how you feel after one beer. .. Actually this is an obvious question but it's not what you might think. Let...
    Faresshashem Faresshashem 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Casting for a new cable television show Struggling with a phobia or chronic affliction that is interfering with your daily life Do you have uncontrollable hand tremors a...
    AL8X AL8X 22-25, F Sep 25

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    hello, my name is Lindsey, i have an addiction to biting and picking at my finger nails and toenails... i dont understand, why do i do this to myself? its like i cant stop.. its...
    lindsleigh lindsleigh 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Well it's been over a year now & I'm still clean. Pregnant with our baby girl and due any day now! I still think about the past and grieve for the 2.5 years of my life I lost over...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I grew up with drug dealer since I was little. My neighbours, friends, family etc are drug dealers so I kept bumping into stranger people then found out that they are drug dealers...
    FebeBab3 FebeBab3 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I need somewhere to vent, so I figured this could be a good start.. So here it goes. I was in a relationship with an heroin addict. (Was- because I ended it today.) He has been...
    candykay23 candykay23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    So many people think it is cool or normal to drink and do drugs these days when they go out or have fun. It worries me how normal this has actually become. If you’re not into...
    chloeforever chloeforever 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I don't do illegal drugs. Never have and really hope I never will. I don't drink all that much either. I will on occasion but I don't like to get drunk I've seen people I love and...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    I'm never going to do drugs. I've seen people who smoke, how the drugs corrupt them from the inside out. I know all the risks of doing drugs. They can deteriorate your lungs and...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    My auntie's life and two of my cousins lives have been ruined because of drugs. my aunts husband was executed in Iran for drug dealing, and although drug dealing is a terrible...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Oct 13

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    The difficult real truth is that you are unable to locate your way back to sobriety by yourself. Only a few drug addicts can defeat the habit without signing up for some type of...
    Michael9785swb7 Michael9785swb7 31-35, M a week ago

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    Every since childhood I remember, they say oh drugs are bad for you stay away. I'm like, I wonder what it is like to take drugs? Seriously, how am I supposed to know if the...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I told myself I would never do illegal drugs, smoke, and I would wait to drink until I'm of legal age. I have expectations for my future significant other that their views on drugs...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    Every time most people hear that I have never smoked pot, smoked cigarettes, gotten drunk, or went to wild parties; it's like they can't believe what they're hearing. "How can you...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    I have never done any hard drugs, not even. I never even tried marijuana. My drugs consist of, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Coffee.
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I can't stand drugs or heavy one! I had try two time & I hate it bc I grew up around it! I will not tolerated who do drugs & just get high of of it!
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F a week ago

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    Its really funny, but the only time I remember this is when im high. Specially when im on alcohol. I find drugs and alcohol to be more of a nuisance, specially in the long run. I...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have never done drugs (aside from the very few prescription medications I've had over the years). Never had so much as a beer or even a cup of coffee, if you consider caffeine a...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone knows when you do drugs you end up looking like this loser. I know I don't want to be like her.  People who do drugs are STUPID!
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never in my life had I done drugs. EP is my drug <3
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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