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I Finally Overcame My Addiction to Crystal Meth, and I'm Sober

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    friendlyolejohn friendlyolejohn 41-45, M Aug 18

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    I'm 9 months sober now.

    I was 17 when I tried crystal meth.. And I was instantly hooked. I was also hooked to the lifestyle - gangs, driving drug dealers, staying in hotels every night - it was so different than a small town life.. ( I come from a town of 99 people ) It was the last day of grade 11...
    claritycherry94 claritycherry94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    My Story Starts The Same...

    I was 16 years old the first time I tried meth...By that point in my life I had already tried so many drugs..I was with my boyfriend at the time hanging out at the club, he took me outside, we walked to the parkaid and he brought out this stuff i hadnt seen before. That was the...
    stolenangel69 stolenangel69 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    From Meth to Marathons

    I'm a 29 yo HIV positive gay male.  Nine months ago I stopped doing Crystal Meth and started training for the AIDS Marathon here in Chicago.  I ran than marathon in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy Thanksgiving weekend 2007.  I used to smoke it, I used to...
    MarathonMan MarathonMan 26-30, M 27 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Just For Today...

    I just want to say that recovery is possible, I have been clean and sober for more than five years now and I can say that, at least for today, I don't need any drug, I used illegal drugs most of my life, but I don't do it anymopre, Thank GOD. :)
    venturachavez venturachavez 46-50 3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    My Angel Found Me And Took Me From The Meth

    Hi, I am a 32 year old father of 4 and a husband to the most sweet and beautiful woman in the world. The first time that I had tried meth I was about 17 and I used it once and did not touch it for years. Some years later I had been married to my ex wife for 4 years and we were at...
    hainline11 hainline11 31-35 Aug 10, 2012

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    I Too Know The Harm Of Drugs From My Life Experience.

    When I was 19 I moved to San Francisco and lived in an apartment with three other guys. We were what was called then "garbage heads" we would ingest anything that would make us high from cross tops to Methadrine to huffing freon. I don't know how I lived through those days but I...
    platyops platyops 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2011

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    19 Months Sober Here

     Still dealing with tingling skin and singed body hairs, blisters that never heal when i'm at home. The police just tell me to move but I don't have the energy. 19 months and still no light at the end of the tunnel...
    FREENICKnet FREENICKnet 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Meth Is Horrible...

    I started doing Meth when I was 15 years old...just occasionally..weekends and such...Life was tough..had a lot expected of me..work school help take care of siblings..etc..I began doing it more and more..I LOVED IT...never sleep..never eat..plenty of time to do stuff...My best...
    LadyLindsey LadyLindsey 26-30, F 13 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I grew up around addicts and started doing meth at 13. I was in rehab at 13 and again at 15. I continued using until I was 18 and got pregnant with my first child and swore never...
    Amanda2112 Amanda2112 31-35, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    We've known of and disliked each other for years..Eventually we let bygones be bygones. We seemed to fit together pretty well, but the relationship was really hot, intense and...
    Debro85 Debro85 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days 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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've just spent time catching up with an ep gf on skype and we were discussing the in's and out's of a ducks arsehole on life and the like as per usual.. so it comes up about...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    [Liam] Now that you can't have me You suddenly want me Now that I'm with somebody else You tell me you love me I slept on your doorstep Begging for one chance Now that I finally...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days 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 4 days ago

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    So incredible liberating to type this, I'm a Girl who Likes Girls. I have known since adolescents that I was attracted to girls, but as society dictated that wasn't acceptable. So...
    JadesFire89 JadesFire89 41-45, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm addicted to the show teen titans go... It's soooo funny lmao
    AlexPeanutW AlexPeanutW 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My marriage has finally lost the little passion there was left. After learning bout my frustrations towards our intimacy, my husband is now closing the curtains. Can we ever make...
    Peanuter Peanuter 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm casting the Emmy Award-winning series, "True Life" and am looking for people (male or female ages 16-26) to consider for the following episodes "I'm Supernatural" "I Have A...
    jrosales24 jrosales24 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I'm a recovering addict and my own mother won't stop drinking and using drugs while I'm under her roof. She makes me look dumb if I tell anyone about her use. Isn't that great...
    recovering97 recovering97 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Dear Mom and Dad, sometimes I wish I had different parents. People who would have made me a better, hardworking person. I feel bad about blaming you for everything because I know I...
    clementinechasseur clementinechasseur 22-25, F a week ago

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    I discovered I am a crystal child a while ago... But I'm struggling with the fact that my parents do not acknowledge it. My father does not believe in this kind of topics AT ALL...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I FINALLY got my first phone call this evening. I've never been so ready for Sunday to come! It was a short call, 11 minutes to be exact. But I'm thankful because some people don't...
    ebonynicole ebonynicole 18-21, F Aug 24

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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 Aug 23

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    After this terrible week, I'm finally feeling better. Well emotionally, physically not so much. Hopefully I'll soon be able to get up off my bed.
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F Aug 22

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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 Aug 22

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    I'll start from the beginning. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum met my first step dad. Early on we discovered he was an alcoholic. From then on a lot of days off were spent searching...
    Travellingmagnet Travellingmagnet 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Now it's just constant lying.... why?? Because no one gives a fck you just spend this time trying to get someone to listen but they don't care.... I've tried so many times to talk...
    GrandmamaTemptationCx GrandmamaTemptationCx 70+, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    He's back so many times I have wished for him to come back so many times I prayed for the second chance to love him so many times I cried for it will never gonna happen so many...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    He's my oldest brother. I haven't spoken to him in five years. I doubt I ever will again. I'm open to giving him another chance, if he got off meth and stops drinking. I have a...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm not sure how correct this is,,, but I heard 12% percent of the people that try meth 1 time quit or never do it again... 12%. = 5% of the men and 7% of the woman... my advice...
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    "Confused, Complain." 4.12.15 I'm 14. I'm always in situations where I'm always so close to something. Or so far from an opportunity I then wither out of control. What I'm...
    eztahhelp eztahhelp 18-21, F Aug 22

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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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    I'm impatiently waiting for Autumn to roll in so that I can finally slip back into my leather boots and partake of "pumpkin" everything.
    mermaidsushi mermaidsushi 41-45, F Aug 20

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    I never thought my shoes were a problem until recently when i decided to count how many pairs of shoes I have. Everyone told me that I had a problem, but i never believed it. I'm...
    Maggehmay1994 Maggehmay1994 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    It's something I always wanted to do, all my life I thought of ways that I might do it... be my own boss, and not go broke ;-D. Well, I finally did it, found a way to make it work...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M Aug 16

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    I've been married 14 years We have 2 kids ( 10&12) and have basically coexisted for the last 5-10 years. He has always put us on the back burner, I felt like I was chasing him...
    starr6345 starr6345 36-40, F 16 Responses Aug 15

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    Today i finally figured out what was worst then being lonely and unfortunately it's the current circumstances I'm in.. not only am i lonely.. but I'm also unwanted.. unneeded.. i...
    jaynm jaynm 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    "Don't Wake Me" I went to bed I was thinking about you Ain't the same since I'm living without you All the memories are getting colder All the things that I wanna do over Went to...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I'm addicted to ****. I always feel guilty after I watched it. It become more frequent and worse when I broke up few months ago. I lost someone that I love. To compensate and to...
    rosswakeman rosswakeman 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 14

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