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

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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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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    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 28 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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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

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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 14 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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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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    It's impossible to write my story, because I know that no one will ever believe me... When you're in love, it's hard not to do anything for the person you care about... No one...
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    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 44 mins ago

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    I haven't seen him since April. He is my life. My only child. This is a miserable existence. I have no happiness while he struggles. I'm just waiting for him to live or die.
    mck13 mck13 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm getting lpi certified soon so my job will be my hobby. Andmaybe I can finally get my addiction satisfied.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14

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    My addiction isn't ordinary but its very common. My addiction effects my life and other peoples lives negatively. There is no rehab for my addiction and many people question the...
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