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I Beat a Drug Addiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jun 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    1994-introduction to crack, 9 months into using: went to prison (manslaughter & robbery) Incarcerated for 14 years 11 months. Earned a BA degree while in prison, got involved in...
    johnqrich johnqrich 41-45, M May 13

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    Okay I don't know where else to go, and I'm kind of scared right now. I don't have a drug addiction. But my older brother does and he's been doing pain pills for years. He crushes...
    kyliereneaa kyliereneaa 16-17, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I'm the type to get attached to things I love and since that day all I do is pills. At first it was super cool and life was extra beautiful. Now it somehow ruined my life and it...
    Sheisinlove Sheisinlove 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 May 1

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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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    When I was in 6th grade we had the D.A.R.E program, but when I was in the 6th grade, drugs had already taken control of my life. I started drinking at a young age. I'm not gonna...
    Godheals0328 Godheals0328 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    It's been the hardest thing to deal with. I support him in recovery and I do not bother getting angry with him however I tell him it isn't right. It's ongoing- his addiction has...
    Gingerfab Gingerfab 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 May 1

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    Any synthetic compound cannot be metabolised by the body, so it will cause problems. I cannot understand some people's wish to distort reality - be happy with what you are. Always...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    However I will say maybe to drugged tacos.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not that big of a druggie pot, alcohol, and occasionally pills but I want to know some things people have done like trips good or bad something like that
    thatyoungmetalhead thatyoungmetalhead 16-17, M 29 mins ago

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    I never used drugs I grew up in a big city and saw first hand what crack had done to my neighborhood alcohol had killed my dad my high school friend lived on the streets due to...
    Daddyslovingarms Daddyslovingarms 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 May 4

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    Don't let the Beatles bother you. If you don't think about them, they will go away, and in a few more years they will probably be bald..... Boston Globe, feb 16, 1964
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 Apr 30

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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 May 1

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    It's official; I have been clean for 6 days so far. Tomorrow will be 7 days. I may have had a relapse with my addiction to alcohol on last week, but I am getting the help I need...
    anonymous112392 anonymous112392 22-25 11 Responses May 6

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    Any recovering addicts here, opiates and heroin in general. I was real proud of myself cuz im about to be 2 years clean off heroin but then my insurance ended and im on...
    braster25 braster25 26-30, M 2 Responses May 9

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    meth is a love hate relationship for me. i like the high i get off it, and i just enjoy being with people. but then the comedowns are terrible and i begin to doubt myself and...
    cocaineblues cocaineblues 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Almost after a half a year clean it got me again. I swore to myself I wouldn't. You can never leave the addiction behind. It consumes you
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am addicted to Gem...the best drug I ever tried and the only one im gonna keep consuming
    yairdjudas999 yairdjudas999 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Recently, ive quit a five year addiction, I had been swallowed up into this hole of no company, no friends, the people i knew? thieves, robbery and deceit were all these people...
    LifeChangedMe LifeChangedMe 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    If I had the money, I'd have a session with every psychic there is to see who was accurate and who was not. I think it's like a gambler's addiction though. I'm aware of not wasting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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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 6 Responses Apr 23

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    I think that hating ALL drugs is being close-minded and is a result of being underexposed to the vast array of sensations and experiences they can provide to their users. I'm...
    psychonautosorus psychonautosorus 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 1 Response May 4