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I Beat a Drug Addiction

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I despise drugs, but ultimately it's the people who do them that are to blame for the consequences. I have had so many reasons and chances to fall into the drug life but chose not...
    karebearxoxo karebearxoxo 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Dear Mommy, I'm sorry that I don't remember that your sick, just like me, just like all addict's are. I have to remember that it's your addiction that I hate, not you. I must...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's a real shame. Drugs have caused hell for my life, alcohol and pills particularly. No, not me using them, I learned my lesson from the unfortunate hell that my mother went...
    themingowman themingowman 36-40, M Apr 7

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    First things first. Take this brief quiz to see if you are likely a love addict. 1. Did you once think that if only someone loved you in that "special way" you would be happy for...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Words cannot describe how much a drug or drugs can ruin your life. It literally destroys your entire life. I may not know how addiction is or how drugs make you feel since I'm...
    autum25 autum25 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    In April of 2014 I lost my mother to brain cancer. I am sixteen years old, and it was extremely depressing and hard on both my sister and I. My sister is twenty, so she takes care...
    aarondisney aarondisney 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Haven't been on here in five months alot had changed ive been sober for five months ive moved from cali to phoenix az and have a home and i am so blesses to be 14 weeks pregnant my...
    crazybeautiful26 crazybeautiful26 22-25, F Apr 22

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    I am your Disease. I hate meetings. I hate your higher power. I hate anyone who has a program. To all who come in contact with me, I wish you suffering and death. Allow me to...
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 25

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    Today is my 3 year anniversary with the boy I love. I knew I loved him since I was 13. I'm 20 now. This morning I found out he took percocets. He has a history of doing xanax...
    livelaughlove08642 livelaughlove08642 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Idk what to do. I've put on about 40 pounds from binge eating. My mind goes so fast when it comes to food so some times I eat before I realize I even ate anything. I'm not as...
    pawsandclaws pawsandclaws 22-25 Apr 14

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    I am a recovering drug addict. I got addicted to pain pills when I injured my back. Coming off them was one of the hardest things I have done. I have been told I have an addictive...
    SissyJazmin SissyJazmin 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    My son kicked his addiction to heroine 6 years ago. My heart breaks today knowing he's back using. I thought love cured everything but my son needs strength now. All my love won't...
    1with101 1with101 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    ....but I have an addiction to heels, and the warmer weather means the cute strappy ones get to come out!
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Like they said, "All You Need is Love", and a second later they say "Happiness is a Warm Gun", go figure right? And like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds isn't about the drug LSD. SGT...
    wetsec1 wetsec1 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    I did. It is true. And some people only get that part. I either cannot or will not elaborate. The entire statement is: I used to do drugs. I still do....do drugs. But I used to do...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    my addiction is too strong. i can't control it. and worse...it feels so good part of me don't want to stop. i need help
    jojape1995 jojape1995 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My addiction is FOOD. It controls my mood, emotions, anxiety etc lol. If I go to a restaurant & the food isn't good, it literally puts me in the worst mood ever. And if I'm ever in...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F Apr 25

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    How does one go about revealing an addiction? I want to reveal mine, and get help. But I don't know how to reach out. I'm a lost soul. I want and need friends who will support me...
    justranae justranae 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I reeaaaallllly need to get rid of an addiction but cant, someone PLEASE help me???
    gracebxox gracebxox 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My sons father has been on drugs for almost 20 years. 2/3 of it was pills and now for almost a year he has been bouncing from subs to heroin. Smoking not shooting. We've been...
    karebearxoxo karebearxoxo 31-35, F Apr 7

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    ok so my cousin asked to move in with my husband, my son and myself because he lost his job in Michigan and got into much trouble with drugs in his home town in Alabama. Before I...
    batmansangel batmansangel 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    it changed me it happened in 2000.. i was 20 years old all my life i have been a laugh stock by my family. my parents wouldn't do anything about it only say i am just...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    my previous post was not favoured by many but I'd like to tell you guys a story. my family once knew a boy aged 5 who lost his mother due to drugs. evidently this woman killed...
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    drugs are a life style if someone offers me any mind altering chemical i will do it without hesitation but the only drugs i spend my money on is the ganja and maybe a xanax bar...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M Apr 24

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    16 years together, one beautiful 3yr. old daughter and I think I've finally accepted it may be the time to let go and move on....... My boyfriend is a drug addict, his drug of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago