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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I realized that my problem is that i beat myself up too much. but how do i stop something like that?
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    Whoever says that self-harm cannot be an addiction, I want to look them all in the eyes and tell them my story. 6 years on and off, after many times of trying and failing to quit...
    sqirshyfuzzball sqirshyfuzzball 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Hi everybody I have been addicted to uppers and triple cs for half my ******* life and I really need help and I would appreciate any tips on how to kick the triple c addiction. I...
    brandonhaas2 brandonhaas2 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    This is how opiate addiction really works:
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel bad for some drug dealers because I know it's their fault for living the way they do but still people don't have to look down on them and treat them like crap? I mean if...
    lushesho lushesho 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a very addictive personality. I have had many struggles with drugs and alcohol and have always replaced addictions rather than recover. The first drug I took was ecstacy at...
    Facethedemons Facethedemons 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Ive had several drugs tests for various jobs in the past. I don't know why companies/agencies drug test. Either you do a good job at work or not. If you're not doing a good job you...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    laying in bed, got 90 days clean and should be happy. through my addiction, I burned a lot of bridges and am left by myself in a new environment getting sober. I haven't seen any...
    kwheeler0369 kwheeler0369 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I saw Paul McCartney live a year ago, and a man, probably in his late 60's sitting next to me said "your too young to know who the beatles are, you don't deserve to be here." I...
    Roxylovesit Roxylovesit 22-25, F 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sure do. I'm in recovery from addiction and alcoholism, so happiness without these poisons is the plan.
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I feel like the closer I get to finding my true inner balance, the more any drug (even light weight drugs like pot and alcohol) pulls me from my inner balance. It's just...
    villaliving villaliving 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm a drinker and "junk-head" in recovery. I've been clean and sober eight dozen days on 26 August 2015. Recovery is about learning how to love life without booze or joints or...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i struggle with a K2/spice/legal high addiction. for around 2 years i use everyday. from waking up, to passing out, I would be totally out of it. I have no been clean for around 2...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am in the process of putting a book together about myself and my history of alcoholism and drug addiction, many parts of this book may bring you to tears, put a smile on your...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M a week ago

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    I get beaten up a lot because that's what I love, I go out start lots of fight so I can stand there and get beaten up, I love it when things get really bad and they leave me for...
    girlwithallsortsoffetishes girlwithallsortsoffetishes 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have struggled with drug addiction for 32 years but today I am clean I have been clean for 3 years and 3 months I have never been in a detox or rehab I got clean off my own back...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I Don't Smoke, Drink, Do Drugs, and I Am Not Religious That is so me. Note the sex, drugs, smoking, and religion all involve the same part of the brain. I do ********** a lot. I...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M a week ago

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    I've been on suboxone for two years
    LG3434 LG3434 31-35, M Aug 22

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    Maybe. I don't think so, I can quit any time I want. But why should I?
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    A friend of mine has been through drug addiction and is now in medical school. She gave me this poem and I would like to share it with as many people as possible Cocaine Hi...
    SouthernBelle2 SouthernBelle2 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I can't escape....even if I don't wanna do drugs...I still seem ta b surrounded by addicts. it's like they flock ta me even tho I have different feathers. go figure?
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 1 Response Aug 21

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    I try and I try so hard to get right with god and fix myself but no matter how hard I try and how motivated I may be to quite I just seem to fall into the same dark hole and...
    hinatahyuga809 hinatahyuga809 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    We are all surrounded by them. It's more common than people realize. I think in our society we dehumanize drug addicts. We all look down on them. We view them as losers but the...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My name is John, I struggled with over 8 years and now I can proudly say that I am in recovery! Throughout the years I struggled I went to many different treatment centers and...
    Kickaddiction Kickaddiction 26-30, M Aug 19

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    I recently started to think that my problem may be a food addiction/ food obsession. During the last weekend I been having a lot of cravings to the point that I have stopped doing...
    CupcakeVenom CupcakeVenom 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    They don't have a category for "I was married to a drug addict, bipolar, alcoholic, hypocritical, abuse, manipulative sociopath" The hardest time is just before I fall asleep and...
    auroraunicorn auroraunicorn 36-40, F Aug 19

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    I am definitely losing the battle with food addiction. I eat way too much and not because I am hungry. In fact, I can't remember the last time I experienced real hunger. I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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