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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Anotherdayjay Anotherdayjay 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    With very good cause, I would never touch, or go near any drugs and I know the bad things that they can do to someone. I cherish my life and enjoy playing outside rather than as...
    WolfSweet WolfSweet 18-21 2 days ago

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    Ok. I will post this but kinda know what I'm gonna get. Karma. Sure. So my friends here know what I'm like. Cheater, *****, selfish. Well I've not been on here for a while as I've...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 34 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been with my husband for 15 years, after we lost our business 2 years ago he started hitting me. I'd give the entire world to leave him but I don't have 1 single family member...
    adultchildofasociopath adultchildofasociopath 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am really struggling right now, so I thought maybe writing about it might help. At least maybe distract me. Hopefully. I'm feeling incredibly hopeless and frustrated with regards...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 24 Responses a week ago

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    For over half my life I have been addicted to food. When I'm indulging in all my favorite foods it's like I'm in my own little world and everything is just perfect. Due to this...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M a week ago

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    Drugs are cool, take them, I love cocaine it's one of the best drugs
    dannyboy808 dannyboy808 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M a week ago

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    I am addicted to anything I start. I have been addicted to **** since I was 13 years old, I have been addicted to video games so much that for 5 years I only left my house to...
    Somonkey76 Somonkey76 36-40, M a week ago

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    I have been in a relationship with my partner for 6 years, we were engaged for 2 but I ended that due to his drug/anger issues. We have a 4 year old son together. This week his...
    danimm danimm 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not sure if this is normal or not but I'm going share. Theres a 3 year age gap between me and brother, this meant that he was always bigger and stronger than me. To add to...
    md199930 md199930 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I have a weird addiction with baby powder that I can't control every time I'm stressed or depressed even mad I eat it sometimes even snort it I'm trying to break it but it's so...
    blaackroses blaackroses 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    drug= possible death (depends on amount) alcohol= possible death (depends on amount) poison= possible death (depends on type and concentration) therefore drugs/alcohol= poison...
    twoinnerwolves twoinnerwolves 16-17, M Jun 22

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    Everyone always asked if I'm drunk or on drugs when I'm having fun ? Never been drunk, never done drugs. Lmao
    alicebelle alicebelle 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't need drugs or alcohol to have fun. We had to take a class on D.A.R.E. This class tells us to never take drugs and be against violence. All that drugs and alcohol does it...
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    My sister is 8 years older than me so one would think she's more mature than me right? And that she has everything figured out, living on her own and successful? That's not the...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I have never really said this out loud, my co workers know that I use to do it while my family never had a sense of clue. About a year and some time ago I got involved with some...
    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    people who do drugs need to find a way to stop Drugs are not the answer people
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 19

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    Great read. The real cause of addiction is no surprise. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I have a close relative who has dealt with drug addiction. He went to prison and was clean and doing well for 6 months. We were all so proud of him. Well.. He's using again. I'm so...
    kelsiex920 kelsiex920 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I have a few friends that do drugs. I know a few who have drank beer. One of my friends even came to school high. He didn't get caught. I have always wanted to try because they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 16

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    So... im dating a drug dealer how bad is that he also has a girlfriend
    DJames1990 DJames1990 22-25, T 1 Response Jun 15

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    I have a confession. I've become addicted to... EP. My bad. Yeah, I used to like EP somewhat... I went online sometimes for a while... Now, I'm here 24/7. WHAT HAPPENED TO ME...
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F Jun 15

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    A couple months ago I made a huge decision, I decided to get off drugs. The following is from my journal, this is day 1 of my journey. This entry is from 75 days ago... 10 weeks...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F Jun 15

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    I do not need to use illegal and legal substances to have fun in my life. I have seen first hand on how these substances effect others and their relationships with family members...
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F Jun 14

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    drugs can make you ill and drugs can make you kill am i right??
    tyra12 tyra12 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I'm a teen who doesn't need any drugs or alcohol to have fun. I'm not risking my health for that. Just give me popcorn & Netflix and I'm all good.
    LocoMocoKoko LocoMocoKoko 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Tacos good, drugs bad. Yes to tacos. Always yes to tacos
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Okay so I've had an opiate addiction for years. I took the plunge and decided to do the suboxone program. I started it today, and it's helped me an unreal amount. however I'm...
    millemme millemme 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12