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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have a 2 year old with the love of my life. This is my first encounter with drug addiction of any kind. His choice is Rx pills, but I'm convinced it's progressed to heroin. We...
    AlmostWhole AlmostWhole 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for about a year now. I knew from the beginning he struggled with a drug addiction, but I had no idea what I was getting into. We were only...
    Shelllbywilssson Shelllbywilssson 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I guess I shouldn't have been suprised when he texted me at 3, then again at 7:30 this morning instead of calling to talk like he said he wanted to. If he's not an alcoholic, he...
    Homemaker1987 Homemaker1987 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I've been battling a meth addiction for awhile now I don't know what it is maybe it's the way it lifts me up makes me confident I don't even know anymore I started using 2 and a...
    nnawata nnawata 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am 22 years old but for 2 years now i have been addicted to alcohol. A year ago I started doing a simple upper ( drug ) and didnt realize how addicted i had become. Last month I...
    IndependentGrl IndependentGrl 18-21, F Apr 7

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    i used to have addictions... but my ocd issues and i stopped pulling my hair out when i was high or intoxicated. im over my drug/alcohol addiction. but my ocd issues have come back...
    ArcusRain ArcusRain 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Im cali, im 16 years old, and i am a drug addict, i am addicted to the life style and i dont see myself ever getting out. Im trapped. It makes me feel so good, but at times it...
    Calihoffmanxd Calihoffmanxd 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Around my early time as a 16 year old I lost my best friend. I met him when I was 15 during summer camp and we bonded ever since. He didn't die though, my parents thought that he...
    HeyRainbow HeyRainbow 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    15 years ago I met my husband, senior year of high school. I became pregnant with our oldest son 3 short months after we started dating (just after graduation). He was a raver...
    karieanne karieanne 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My Husband is addicted to Cocaine. He's 12 years younger then me and we've been married since 1996, it was a happy marriage and we loved eachother up until a couple of years ago...
    VioletWatts61 VioletWatts61 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I miss him sometimes, its been nearly a year without my boys father and ex husband. Im still depressed unable to function at times I just cant believe what has become of him. I...
    swtgemini swtgemini 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    In complete denial....... Hello all. I have read many posts of yalls dealing with this issue. I came searching for answers and help/support because I feel very alone and scared. I...
    ashoryb ashoryb 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    No, not really. Just because alcohol is on the shelves, does not mean we need more obnoxious chemicals. Imagine shelves of heroin, Opiates, chemists pumping out new drugs, adding...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Aww, I'm really so sorry son. I hated to see you like this, I really did, man. Hated to see you, and could barely bear to look at you, standing there at the margin of my office and...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    God I love being high. I love to snort, do pills, smoke. Ahh and sex on drugs is incomparable to anything else. <3 I wanna find someone to just have sex with and travel with...
    Cravingcock Cravingcock 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    questions. I was a witness of my mother abusing when I was 5, of my mother beating when she was pregnant. I was under constant stress of "what will happen next". I was constantly...
    schyzo schyzo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am a meth addict. I've been to rehab twice. This second time was only a week ago. I am 30 days sober today. Before I relapsed I was clean for 8 months. I have been on dope since...
    morgannmckenna morgannmckenna 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    When I was born I wasn't aloud to live with my parents, both were druggies. I met my mom once but she lives in New Mexico with my half brother. Anyways my dad always lives a block...
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Well here we are, I've been clean about 6 months and feel great. I'm almost 12 weeks pregnant & veryyy happy. The fiance' and my son are beyond excited about our new addition and...
    StephanieBri StephanieBri 22-25, F Apr 3

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    There are so many things I could say about this that it's difficult to organize my thoughts, but I'll do my best.First of all, before we even talk about the common sense reasons...
    greatgig91 greatgig91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I used to take meth. It started out as an experiment, to enhance sex. I took it for a period of 10 months. I wasn't a heavy user, buying a gram that could last me 2 weeks, but it...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Let me be clear about this. I ABSOLUTELY despise any sort of drug. Especially weed because everyone seems to think it's not bad, it won't affect you. It does. No one ever reads the...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Think I might have an addiction to social network sites and wanting to become friends, maybe more with lesbian women.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 23

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    Today tomorrow yesterday's addiction, just pure divine A selfish man - Francis lung
    MysteriousButterfly MysteriousButterfly 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I always say I won't do this anymore but when push comes to shove I give into my addiction. Everyday it's the same thing over and over.... I wait until my iPhone battery life is at...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Mr Pill - There is no such thing as a good drug of any kind, especially recreational drugs. Drugs are specifically there to use you and manipulate you and drive you to do...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I've gone five, almost six months since I last hurt myself. I'm so proud! I can't really say this to anyone because they usually ask "why did you do it to begin with" or "why would...
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Mr Pill is NOT for me - Allow me to elaborate, I never have done nor will I ever will use drugs. Recreational or not, nothing good can come from using drugs unless it's for...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Don't judge but I own my **** and can say I use illicit and Rx drugs recreationally like Xanax and Crystal Meth and my life is amazing, drugs or not. I like the rush and feel that...
    JRyanNYC JRyanNYC 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    A challenge for you... If you have a group of friends and your connection is doing drugs together. Try abstaining from drugs for a bit. Don't tell them you hate drugs don't tell...
    Dracena Dracena 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I have been do all types of drugs since I was 14. First harder drug I did was ecstasy was amazing did it every week in the summer then the hallucinogenics shrooms and LSD wasn't a...
    Danny278 Danny278 22-25, M Apr 1

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    My boyfriend used to be a drug addict. He said he used every drug in the books for a while and was addicted to heroine, but got clean a year ago. I know couple of days ago his...
    isobeljune isobeljune 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I apologize in advance for grammar, i typed this on my phone. i have loved a drug addict for 5 years now. his drug of choice? the 30 mg roxycodone painkillers and now heroin.. we...
    tinkerbell1200 tinkerbell1200 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My sister completed a 60 day stint in rehab and was just released this past Monday. She has had a long history with prescription pills but has never had the right treatment to deal...
    Anec233 Anec233 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I used snort cocaine, snort crystal meth and smoke marijuana. It got so bad that I used to help run drugs and I caught with two ounces of cocaine and another time I was caught with...
    badgirl03 badgirl03 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I did meth and tried other drugs and have been clean now 3 years. I only did it to lose weight, I lost 72 pounds in 6 weeks I was happy and very energetic. Doing that kept me awake...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My ex husband of 15 years was a drug addict. Very hard to live with and love. I finally had to leave him ......in hope that he would get help and change for our children and myself...
    dawwnrenee dawwnrenee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8