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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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 Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I went through a drug addiction during my 'sophomore becoming a junior in high school' summer. It first started when a this older guy I knew from SF introduced me into meth the...
    nuggetschicken8961 nuggetschicken8961 16-17, M Dec 6

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    Hello I'm going to be studying counselling and addictions.I want to work in rehab facilities.Can you tell me What do you find helps you not to use? What changes would you like to...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F Dec 2

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    I am six months clean from crystal. I STILL think about.. almost daily. Before the crystal I was strung out on Adderall. My mother ratted me to my Dr. and the pharmacy, told them I...
    craqueline craqueline 26-30, F Dec 16

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    Started just over a year ago. Became addicted without even realizing it. Within 6 months a daily smoker. I'm imprisoned and enslaved by the hold it has over me. I will survive this...
    SlaveToMeth SlaveToMeth 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Infamous Internet Weirdo - I've got a bit of a reputation for being a bit of a weirdo online but it's a reputation i've grown rather used to. Yes, I do stories about people...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Dec 4

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    So this message is really long... And If you actually finish it... I hope that you feel the same way I do... And that is that the next generation should be kinder to our people...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Now about my sister. I always chat with her about my problem, she's mature, understand and can read other's personality. But she reject me now if I ask to guess my friend's...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F Nov 25

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    Me and my girlfriend met in a mobile phone game 2 years ago. Then we kept talking via Twitter and Whatsapp, and finally we decided to see each other in Cancun. One night, while we...
    andoni13 andoni13 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I'm still struggling with being married to someone I'm not even sure I love. I get so sad and depressed most of the time but I'm hiding it all in. I can't talk to anyone they all...
    moulton19 moulton19 26-30 3 days ago

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    Hi everyone. I used to be depressed because I felt like I was alone, but not anymore. I used to feel pressure in high school that I needed to cling on to someone, whether it be a...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Dec 10

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    As a warlock of weird I am a whiz at making new pets! After losing my 4th hand to this lil guys brother I finally made a feral pet gas dragon/alleycat: the strushling! Behold it's...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 26

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    I didn't sleep last night, have had a full day of lifting and moving heavy objects. I can feel it in my body! It's 2am and finally getting tired!!! WoohooBc
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I always felt weird being a Male i even told my BFF's/Sister. and they tried their best ta help me feel like Myself. It sorta Helped but Then I now have a Crush/in LOVE with my...
    aldereo212 aldereo212 16-17 2 Responses Nov 26

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    You really never know if it's love or infatuation till you come to a point in your life that you're comfortable being single. It's like a stone hitting your head and you realize...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F Nov 27

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    I didn't feel attractive even though a lot of people told me I was. Almost 19 years and I finally started to feel attractive and confident then my ex ruined it all by giving me an...
    CaliArs CaliArs 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I betrayed my best friend.I have an issue I have been trying to cope with for about 6 months. I have been friends with my best friend for about 18 years, since second grade. She...
    Vettech1 Vettech1 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I am surrounded by a million different shades of grey, each darker than the one before. My stinging, tear-filled eyes strain as I search desperately for color. A scream fills the...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2 13-15 2 Responses Dec 6

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    So I finally got up the nerve to say it, And you wanna know how he responded? Well, he said "I know" apparently I can't hide something for crap. After I asked how he knew he then...
    BriJC BriJC 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I've never considered myself perfect... my life as it is and as it has been for these last 31 years I've lived, has been a continuous struggle, search and learning... I was born...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 13

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    I haven't told the truth in a long time about my drug addiction. The last time I was clean was about 8 years ago and I'm not even sure that is true. My drug of choice has been meth...
    Goddess007 Goddess007 46-50 5 days ago

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    "I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate feeling like this! I begin to think I'm a nearly emotionally balanced human being. That I've achieved something wonderful. That I'm above letting things I can't change get...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F 20 hrs ago

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    If I was too sit here and write every bad thing that happened....we'd be here for a while, in fact I should write a memoir. so I'm just going to tell the story of the girl that had...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    It was at the lowest point of life... He was toooooo busy with his life and he basically treat the home like a hotel.. I accidentally found the weChat function to chat... Well...
    JustDontMindMe JustDontMindMe 31-35, F Dec 9

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    I write this with my own experience in mind, I do not judge anyone yet I will 'preach' about how addiction can ruin your quality of life. I have struggled with opiates, but...
    SingToTheSiren SingToTheSiren 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I have an addiction with nicotine and alcohol... I refuse to see a counselor because when I'm there I'll deny till the death of me
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I have come across some troubles in my life with a drug addiction and everything that goes along with a drug addiction, I've made some bad choices in men and have made mistakes. I...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm afraid my boyfriend is lying to me. He deletes his texts from other girls and tries to hide his alcohol addiction from me.
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So here's my life. seriously, get ready to read. I'm 18, almost 19, and I'm graduated from highschool. I did well, stayed away from the party scene till late senior year. I did...
    xbooow59 xbooow59 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    I'm tired of life right now. I can't win it seems. I'm addicted to pain killers (which il be coming off next year), my boyfriend never really seems clear about our future.. It's...
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Well, I appreciated all the responses from others in the same situation. It helped a bit and there was some good advice. I wish I could say I was cured on my unrequited love, but...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    It was a delusion, an addiction. I sought out something in an attempt to alleviate my lack of connection with people and to occupy my fascination with misfits. The thing I walked...
    Boatrocker71 Boatrocker71 41-45, F Dec 15

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    It took 8 years but I can proudly say that I am finally happy with who I am and I can finally say that I love myself. I am constantly staying positive and constantly reminding...
    Fifimeow Fifimeow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    The first cut is the deepest, which is why it took me several stupid days of crying and trying to get back with the person i'm so not fit to be with. It took 3 months for me to...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F Dec 10

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Taking risks is normally something that I wouldn't do...but with all the events that occurred to me during this past year, I realize now....that its NECESSARY to take those risks...
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend actually texted me first, I wasn't even expecting a text from him. It's complicated but he actually started the conversation. That lets me know that he was thinking...
    Brokenheart06 Brokenheart06 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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